We're now entering the first week of June and that means that we’re less than a month away from our first CSA pickup day! The staff and volunteers here at Highfield feel so lucky to have the opportunity to grow fresh vegetables and engage with our local community. And with our first CSA coming up, we have some exciting features coming up to get you familiar with who is bringing your locally grown produce to you and what to expect every week.
So what exactly is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture is a farming model that allows the community to support farmers' operations and allows farmers to get a leg up on the growing season. CSA members share the risks and benefits of crop production by providing farmers capital before the growing season starts to ensure farmers are able to cover costs for day-to-day operations. This offers the farmers the ability to accurately plan out their season by knowing how much money they will be making that season. In return, the CSA supporters get fresh, locally grown produce every week. What's wonderful about Community Supported Agriculture, and what we are always striving for here at Highfield Farm, is that it builds on the foundation that this is a community farm. It relies on mutual support that we have, and continue to receive, from our grower members and volunteers which has made our farm’s existence possible.
Why Join Our CSA?
Gain access to fresh, pesticide-free produce
Get produce that has been grown with sustainability in mind and follows a zero-waste model
Get involved in the process of growing your own food
Receive produce that’s not readily available in traditional grocery stores
How does the Highfield Regenerative Farm CSA operate?
There are a few different ways that farmers can choose to run their CSA from having the CSA members not be involved in the growing process, all the way to requiring each member to provide a large portion of labor to participate in the CSA and receive produce. While we don’t require CSA members to provide a certain amount of volunteer hours, we highly encourage each member to come out and get involved. Being a CSA member is a huge learning opportunity for everyone and strengthens our bond both in and out of the garden.
How can I get more involved in the CSA?
If you’re wanting to get more involved in the CSA, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the opportunities we have for you, or drop by the farm during farm hours to
If you’d like to focus on the garden and provide all the wonderful people here at Highfield Farm with some support in growing delicious food, our volunteer days are Fridays from 1-4 pm, Saturdays from 11 am-2 pm, Mondays from 10 am-12 pm, and our Compost Club runs Tuesdays from 4-6 pm.
If you haven’t signed up for our CSA yet, follow this link here. But hurry, we have a limited amount of subscriptions and they’re running out fast!