CSA, Community-Supported Agriculture- is a way for people to interact directly with a farm: to know their farmer, to eat food harvested mere hours before delivery, and to secure farm viability in their community. People partaking in a CSA become share members, they form an agriculture-supporting community: a community which keeps its food production local, organic, and delicious. This is a mutually beneficial relationship between the farmer and the Millsap Farm Share holders.
As agriculture in our country becomes dominated by multinational corporations, small-scale diversified farms, with their commitment to place and community, dwindle each year. As a result, consumers are increasingly distanced from their food sources and, in turn, from awareness of the vital connections between food and health, local communities and the environment.
The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model is simply this: members sign up for a share of the harvest, and pay at least a portion in advance of the season, which provides the farm timely working capital. This membership relationship provides farmers a secure market for their produce and minimizes the marketing risks normally involved in farming. And members, besides receiving a season’s supply of fresh organic produce, have the satisfaction of knowing where and how their food is grown, of having a tangible connection to the land through their farm (and farmers), and of contributing to the health of their local community.
Millsap Farm CSA, started out with 20 customers our first season. Since then we have grown to 75 members, and continue to limit membership to ensure the kind of personal attention to detail that we strive for. We have amassed a group of folks who care about community, the environment, quality, honesty, and service. This summer you have 4 delivery options, Tuesdays you can pick it up here at the farm, Homegrown Foods, or have it delivered directly to your door. Or on Wednesdays you can pick up your share at the south side YMCA. We hope you’ll join us for the upcoming season! To find out more information just click on Join our Summer CSA. If you still have questions feel free to call Curtis 839-0847