2019 FARM MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!
by Vincent Frary
February 24, 2017
Prior to heading inside to write today's blog post I glanced at the thermometer at the farm and it read 50 degrees! At 7:00 am! In February! Although the warmer winter weather can mean a myriad of problems for farmers in the coming season, today we're choosing to view the unseasonable temperatures as a harbinger of the forthcoming spring. And that means that it's time to sign up for your local CSA or Farm Share program! We know that our Farm Share program has been a critical factor in our farm's ability to survive the difficult first years, and the support shown by our farm share members continues to motivate and inspire us. We're especially excited to roll out our farm share program this year, as we've made some changes that we hope will go a long way in improving the affordability of becoming a member and flexibility in redeeming your share throughout the farm season.
For those of you that are prior farm share members, we hope that you'll visit our farm share page and sign back up! For those of you that have not been members of a local CSA or farm share, we thought we'd provide some details about what exactly a farm share or CSA program is, and why you might want to consider joining.
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or Farm Share program is one in which a "member" purchases a "share" of a farm prior to the growing season, and picks up their share as the farm harvests their products. These programs are critical for many farms, as they provide a means for raising capital in the spring when it is most needed and the farmer doesn't yet have anything to sell. The reasons that consumers choose to join a CSA or farm share are numerous, but here are a few of the most important:
Seems like a no-brainer, eh? So go out and find a CSA or Farm Share today. Please stop by and see if Copicut Farms' Share Program may be for you, or contact another of our favorite CSA farms to see what they have to offer.
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