CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) at Cecarelli Farms
Community Supported Agriculture, commonly known as a CSA or Community Shared Agriculture, is a program enabling the consumer access to fresh produce directly from the farmer for a cost. By the beginning of the growing season, the consumer commits to purchase a “share” of the farms produce, thus becoming a CSA member or shareholder. Payment to secure a share is required in full by May 31, 2017. This also enables the farmer to offset any costs of operation incurred at the start of the spring planting season, when it’s needed the most .
Cecarelli Farms is committed to supply its CSA members with a diverse selection of fresh picked produce on a weekly basis. Our CSA season runs from mid June to mid October, for 18 weeks. We offer 2 pick-up days at the farm for our members convenience to obtain their shares.
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Share Size and Cost:
Cecarelli Farms offers 2 share sizes as follows:
Full Share – Provides fresh produce, enough for a family of 4.
Cost: $480.00 ($26.67/wk).
2/3 Share – Provides fresh produce, enough for a family of 2-3.
Cost: $320.00 ($17.78/wk).
A Share usually consists of 7(2/3) to 9(full) items that are currently in season. Some select items will be offered by the LB., i.e.: potatoes and onions, 1.25LB for a 2/3 Share and 2LB. for a Full Share. Our early season offerings can include several varieties of lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach and Swiss chard. Mid season brings eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and squash. While late season offers winter squash, collards, kale, broccoli and cauliflower. You can visit our Produce Calendar Page to view our extensive and diverse list of produce that we grow.
Special Shares Offered
- Cecarelli Farms own Crushed Tomatoes in 32oz.jars and our Salsa in 16oz. jars.
- Sword into Plowshares locally produced honey available in 1Lb jar or 2.5Lb. jars.
- Bishops Orchards native fruits, such as peaches, nectarines and apples.
Our CSA Season:
Our season runs for 18 weeks, from mid June to mid October. Due to the effects of weather conditions on crop development, we are unable to predict the exact start and/or closing dates of the CSA program. Shareholders will be notified via phone and/or email in advance.
Cecarelli Farms offers 2 pick-up days at the farm for our members. The days and times are as follows;
Mondays from 2pm to 6pm and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm.
You will be required to choose a pickup time upon sign-up. Anyone can pick-up the share, if the shareholder is unable to. If an unplanned event/emergency happens, please notify us, so we can arrange a different day/time for your convenience. If a share is not picked up or if arraingments are not made, your share will be donated to the local food pantry.
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