“The benefits of supporting local, organic agriculture are numerous, from various sustainability metrics, to the overall nutrition content of the food. As full time residents of Summit County, we are impressed and inspired by HC3’s ability to produce such amazing, local produce and are excited to participate in this program again.” – Jason, CSA shareholder
What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between local farmers and members of the community. The farmers agree to provide high-quality produce for members, who in turn agree to support the farmer by purchasing a farm share for the entire growing season. The mutual commitment is the core to this sustainable food model: the farm feeds the people, and the people support the farm.
The CSA requires full payment for a participant’s share at the beginning of the season to help with upfront operating costs of the farm. In certain instances a payment-plan option can be worked out for the season. It’s important for us to be able to offer exceptional, local produce that is affordable for all income levels.
How does it work?
2018 Pricing Structure
“The Share” $325
Feeds approximately 3-4 people
The 2018 Summit CSA will run for 16 weeks from late June through October. Each week members receive a box of organic produce, including heirloom varieties of common vegetables grown here in Summit County. CSA members do not choose what is in their weekly shares; we will provide you with an assortment of what is available throughout the season on the farm. Shares will also include recipes and information about the produce you receive. We encourage shareholders to share their personal recipes with us and with other members.
Benefits of Joining a CSA
When you become a member of our CSA, you will know who grows your food and where it comes from. Each week you’ll receive the freshest organic produce straight from our gardens to your kitchen. The Summit CSA helps to strengthen our community by creating a local and sustainable food system in the high country. Through our weekly newsletter, you’ll receive updates on local events, volunteer options, and home-gardening tips. You will also learn about rare and spectacular heirloom vegetable varieties as they become available throughout the season. Your membership is an active vote for the support and protection of small businesses and local agriculture. Be local, eat local.
What They're Saying About CSA
"I love supporting local farming, eating with the seasons, and need as many organic & sustainable options as possible. Thank you for making this available to me. I tell people all the time that they had better get on the waitlist!"
“The benefits of supporting local, organic agriculture are numerous, from various sustainability metrics, to the overall nutrition content of the food. As full time residents of Summit County, we are impressed and inspired by HC3’s ability to produce such amazing, local produce and are excited to participate in this program again.”
"I want to make the world a better place by supporting a good organization and local organic food!"
"I appreciate the locally grown, organic produce and want to support the program for the benefit of others."
"I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! The veggies and variety are amazing. 🙂 They do such a wonderful job cultivating some amazing foods, and I love supporting our local vendor!
"As a long time vegan I truly appreciate the fresh, organic, locally grown produce that this program makes possible. I wish I had more time to participate in the growing activity myself. Thank you for making this possible..."
"We are Vegans and truly embrace the idea of getting clean fresh vegetables without any modifications or pesticides."
"We love supporting our local farmers and getting heirloom veggies!"
"I am an avid conservationist and I work in the climate change environmental field. I believe strongly in local food production and I love veggies!"