There are no more shares available for the 2011 season. Thank you for your interest.
Thank you for you interest in joining our Urban CSA. Please read over the following few paragraphs to learn about the details of our new program.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is becoming a more and more popular way to get your fresh vegetables during the growing season. The way it works, is that a person, or family, buys a share of the Farm's crop at the beginning of the season. The farmer then provides a share of each weeks harvest to the shareholders. A normal CSA program runs anywhere from 20 ~ 28 weeks.
Tenth Acre Farms Urban CSA program will be run open ended until we are done harvesting the last of the fall vegetables. The Program will begin May 1st, 2011 and will end when we are finished harvesting the last of the lettuce, spinach, herbs, onions, squash, and fall carrots. (Last year I had fresh salad for the Thanksgiving table). This will make our Urban CSA run from 25 ~ 29 weeks!
How will the Urban CSA Work?
The number of shares available this year will be 20. These can be purchased in either half or full shares. A half share is suitable for an individual and each week they will receive a bag of 3 to 6 pounds of vegetables. A full share is more for individuals who eat a lot of vegetables or couples and families. Each full share will receive a bag of 6 to 12 pounds of veggies every week.
To ensure that everyone gets the freshest vegetables possible, we will have a few different pick up days throughout the week. Vegetables will be available to be picked up any time during posted hours on your day. For example, if your share is to be picked up on Tuesdays, you will be able to get your vegetables any time during operating hours that day, usually from about 8am to 7pm. Spreading the shares throughout the week makes sure that everyone gets vegetables that have been off the vine no more than 24 hours. We feel that the biggest advantage to growing food in this urban environment is ultra fresh, nutritious veggies that taste the way they are supposed to.
What if I'm allergic to Broccoli?
Even though we love vegetables at Tenth Acre Farms, we understand that it is not an unconditional love. Some people just don't like Brussels sprouts and some people are allergic to broccoli. So there is no need for you to get 2lbs of something you're not going to use. We will do our best to have a selection available from which shareholders can chose. This way you can get what you like or try something new. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables and over 60 different herbs throughout the season. A typical Pick-Up might say something like: Chose the allotted amount of 6 of these 12 vegetables.
Example CSA Availabilities:
How much does a share cost?
A half share is $295 for the season. If paid by March 1st.
A full share is $495 for the season. If paid by March 1st.
To sign up for the Urban CSA click HERE.
Please be aware that you DO NOT need a credit card to hold your spot. However, if payment is not received by March 1st, the price of shares goes up, and you will only have a limited time to pay or we must give your spot away. All payments will be guaranteed through pay pal and any major credit card will be accepted for payment.
Thank you so much for your interest in Tenth Acre Farms Urban CSA program. Please be aware that we will still be selling vegetables at our market and you will be able to find us at Brooklyn Kitchen as well as the Standard Deli throughout the 2011 season.
Bennett, Jordan, and Adam
All members of Tenth Acre Farms Urban CSA Program understand that they are buying a share of the harvest and therefore a share of the risks. While Tenth Acre Farms does everything in our power to protect our crops and grow the healthiest plants possible, we can not be held accountable for acts of vandalism, infestations of insects, drought, disease, or acts of weather. CSA members understand that not everything grown at the farms will always be available to the CSA, some things we grow only for market sale.