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Grow Your Own CSA Details

We want you to succeed! To help you navigate the complexity of CSA farming we provide a small farm business plan system that includes more than a dozen, easy-to-use and integrated, Financial and Production Planning Tools in our Grow Your Own CSA Program.

Even if you don't operate a CSA but need a market garden planner or market farm planner you could greatly benefit from this tool suite. 

  • 7-year Financial Projections worksheet (input projected income and expenses into this farm business plan tool to see when your operation will become financially sustainable). View a screenshot here.
  • Fantastic Farm Calculator planning spreadsheet (a farm planning tool that produces the crop succession planting information you need to carry out your unique production goals, for both CSA and market farming, click here for more details). Try a demo here.
  • Production plan Template Protocol (a series of templates that helps you translate your farm plan to on-the-ground implementation. The protocol includes a Crop Rotation, a Planting Overview, Planting and Harvest Guides (5 ft scale and 50 ft scale) and a Variety List). View the protocol here.
  • CSA Quick Start Module (pre-filled production plans to get you up and running quickly, takes the guesswork out of what to provide in your weekly CSA box. It includes a pre-filled Fantastic Farm Calculator plan and a pre-filled Box Value Template).
  • CSA Box Value Template (calculate how much your unique CSA share membership is worth so you know what to charge your members).
  • Daily and Weekly Harvest Weight Tracking worksheets (keep track of your yields).
  • CSA Agreement Template (an agreement between you and your shareholders in Word doc form so you can customize it to your needs)
  • Daily and Weekly Tasks Checklist (Keep track of everything you need to do).
  • Compost Temperature Monitoring worksheet (track compost temperature so you know when it's ready to use).
  • Intercropping module (find appropriate companion crop pairings and avoid growing incompatible plants together. This module also tracks the amount of space saved by intercropping and can be used with the Fantastic Farm Calculator). View a screenshot here.
  • All of the above tools can be used together or individually and include complete instructions for their use. Get started today!

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