What you should know before you join a CSA

City Commons CSA membership helps you to share in the risks and the rewards of the farm.

Sharing the rewards means a huge array of sizes, shapes, and colors of produce, some you may have never tried before. A weekly newsletter will accompany your share, including recipes, information, and suggestions to get your creative juices flowing and help you enjoy your farm wealth to the maximum. CSA members will be first in line for produce as it comes ripe and with six farms there should be plenty of variety.

Sharing the risks means that the diversity (and, for some vegetables, quantity) of your weekly share may vary depending on growing conditions. If we get an infestation of squash bugs, there may not be as much zucchini as we’d like, or an early frost may mean a shortened tomato season. Because we grow a large variety of vegetables and flowers, a bad pepper year can be a fantastic cucumber year – and a boring July can easily give way to a blockbuster August.