2012 CSA registration

We are very excited to begin registration for our 2012 CSA.  I pulled this simple definition of a CSA from the USDA website as defined by Susan Demuth.

In basic terms, CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members or “share-holders” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer’s salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. Members also share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. By direct sales to community members, who have provided the farmer with working capital in advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing.

We have big plans for 2012. These plans include adding a community garden with rows for the hungry, offering work opportunities to local youth and nourishing the land on which we grow.

We are offering a 10% discount on all memberships PAID by February 1, 2012. Thanks for your support!

Click on link below to download our member Agreement.

Oakleaf Mennonite Farm 2012 CSA

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