Open: 2017 Farm Shares

 

For the fourth year, Project GROWS is offering farm shares to individuals and families in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Email jenna[at]projectgrows[dot]org for more information and a registration form. Spaces are limited.

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct connection among farmers, community members and the land.  CSA members purchase a share of the anticipated harvest that will be grown during the upcoming growing season (June 6 to October 10), and they receive a weekly basket of vegetables. Paying farms at the beginning of the season helps cover initial start-up costs like purchasing seeds, starter plants, equipment, baskets and a portion of the labor required to grow ecological, hand-crafted produce without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Members also get the opportunity to come out to the farm for events and a “thank you” farm dinner, and get weekly recipes and cooking tips along with their veggies.

What is in each CSA basket?

At least one item from the following categories, with more during the summer months:

Leafy greens: salad mix, heads of lettuce, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, mustard greens, Asian cooking greens like tatsoi and bok choy, and more

Roots: beets, carrots, potatoes, radishes, turnips, sweet potatoes

Fruits of the season: heirloom tomatoes, peppers, summer/winter squash, eggplant, melons, cucumbers, green beans, peas, and more

Alliums: garlic, onions, leeks

Herbs & cut flowers: rosemary, parsley, cilantro, basil, oregano, sage, sunflowers and more!