Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A Relationship With Your Farmer
Agrarian Rhythm will be offering a very small CSA program (10-12 members) to people living in Toronto. When you sign up to become a member you'll receive a box of fresh and seasonal veggies and herbs each week for the entire 2012 farm season (22-26 weeks depending on weather). We are aiming to make the first CSA deliveries the week of May 6th-12th and have the season continue until mid-to-late October.
How it works: members pay the farmer up front for a share of the harvest, valued at $25-30 a week, and then a box of goodies is delivered to your door, or picked up by members at a pre-determined location.
Pricing: If paid in full by March 5th, you will get a discounted price of $450 (that's about $17-22 a week for $25-30 worth of produce). If you want to pay in stages, $250 is due March 5th, and the balance, another $250 is due April 5th, for a full share cost of $500.
Why being a CSA member is good for you:
Why a CSA is good for a farmer: