Community Supported Agriculture at its root is the reconnection of people to their food, and to the farms that grow it. Through the direct support of a local farm, the shareholder enters into a relationship with the farmer of their food that provides profound stability for the farmer, and the freshest possible local, seasonal eating for the shareholder.
The CSA Model
As a model for the future of sustainable agriculture, CSA serves to develop regional food sources and a strong local economy; to encourage healthy land stewardship; to create and maintain a stable and balanced relationship between rural and urban communities; and to re-cultivate the sustainable scale of small family farms. The relationship that is created between farmer and shareholder grants the farmer a fair & appreciative market, and simultaneously provides the consumer with the the highest quality, freshest produce available, along with a personal connection to the land where it is grown and the people who grow it.
How it Works
When you become a shareholder, you are committing to supporting Swallowtail Farm for a full season of growing. In return, each week you’ll receive a bountiful bag of herbs, flowers and vegetables fresh-picked from our fields. Each bag will hold enough food to feed a household of 2-4.
What are the benefits:
- the freshest, most nutritious food available
- weekly recipes to make eating seasonally fun and delicious
- farm news and notes from one of your farmers
- an open invitation to visit and/or work on the farm
- a community of like-minded food-conscious folks, and
- the uplifting knowledge that you are supporting local agriculture and contributing to the sustainable stewardship of local farmland.
The 2018 - 2019 Season is here with more fresh local food, pick-up locations, and shares than ever before. Sign up today!
Our goal, every week is to provide our shareholders with the freshest, most nutritious food available. Using biodynamic farming methods we deliver healthy produce with no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals in our fields or on our plants.
We will be sharing the following vegetables, herbs and cut flowers from our fields: