How Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Works

CWFshare of bounty basket illCommunity Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food subscription service where you pay the farmer before the season begins for a share in the upcoming harvest. As a CSA member you share in the risk and the bounty of the season.

In return, from mid-June through mid-October, you are provided with a weekly variety of high-quality, locally grown, seasonally fresh food at an affordable price. You know where your food comes from, you know who grows it. We are GAP certified (Good Agricultural Practices).

Along with enjoying good food, you:

  • Nurture the environment by purchasing from a farm that uses organic practices which protect natural resources.
  • Support the local economy and preserve open space by keeping agricultural dollars in Ohio and keeping a local farm in business.
  • Your participation in our CSA helps aid in the survival of local agriculture and you are a direct part of the success of the farm. This gives local farmers important early season support for seeds, greenhouse or farm supplies, heat, and labor in the production of your food.

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    Eggplants & peppers at Carousel Watergardens Farm
  • CSA’s help connect you with the people who produce your food.
  • Reduce the number of miles your food travels and the amount (by 50%) of fossil fuels used: that conserves energy and promotes local sustainable agriculture.

Carousel Watergardens Farm is offering our Summer vegetable CSA and our egg CSA share’s for 2016. The vegetable CSA will be 16 weeks starting the week of June 25 and ends the week of  October 8. The egg  CSA will be for 16 weeks starting the week of June 25 and ending the week of  October 8.

CSA’s offered by Carousel Watergardens Farm –Taste The Difference!

1. Vegetable CSA share $550.00 16 weeks starts the week of June 25 ends the week of October 8, 2015

The vegetable share will include the delicious and nutritious bounty of summer as it ripens. You will receive a weekly bag of fresh produce that will vary with seasonal availability of vegetables including many heirloom varieties. Some of the vegetables we will be growing include  zucchini, squash, tomatoes, sweet & hot peppers, cucumbers,  kale, onions, garlic, eggplant, green onion, radish, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, beets, carrots, turnips, as well as some greens, and fall squash. Being a shareholder is a powerful way to connect to your local food source and eat healthy fresh wholesome & nutritious food seasonally. If paid by March 1, 2016 the fee is $525.00, after March 1, 2016 the fee is $550.00

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a typical harvest from CWFarm fields

1b. Fruit –can be added to a vegetable CSA for an additional $100.00. Fruit will be available when in season. We have blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, apples, and some grapes. Fruit is available depending on the spring freezes and the weather through out the growing season. Fruit is not available each week.

2. Egg CSA share $60.00  16 weeks starts the week of June 25 and ends the week of October 8, 2016

This consists of 1 dozen eggs weekly for 19 weeks. You will be assigned 2 egg cartons with your paid CSA; you will be responsible for bringing your empty egg carton  clean and in good condition back each week and exchange your empty carton for a full carton of one dozen farm fresh eggs. If you forget to bring your carton you will be charged $.75 cents for a new carton. Our hens are spoiled rotten and free range in lush pastures they are also supplemented with lots of produce, and their grains. All our animals are humanely raised and are antibiotic and hormone free.

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“Our girls lay their hearts out for you” at Carousel Watergardens Farm!

 3.)   1/2 share Vegetable CSA $300.00 for 16 wks. starting the week of June 25 and ending the week of Oct. 8, 2015 This would be a half share of vegetables enough for 1-2 people.

You can select the share option that is right for you or you can purchase any or all of the CSA shares.

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Where to pick up your CSA shares

Pick up for CSA’s will be at one of the following

  1.) Marion, Ohio pick up in parking lot in front of NTB,  1622 Marion Mt Gilead Rd. Marion, Ohio 43302 Sat. 9am-Noon.

2.) All Life Center for Integrative Well Being, 123 Hyatts Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015,  CSA drop off day & time to be announced.

 

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Customer picking up CSA at the winter market

How to Join Carousel Watergardens Farm CSA

To join our CSA, click here Summer 2016 CSA order form, to print and complete the order form and make your check payable to Cathy Krist and mail to:

Cathy Krist
c/o Carousel Watergardens Farm
1970 Marion Marysville Rd.
Marion, Ohio 43302

For further questions please call 740-387-3580 or email.

Farmers are instruments of good health!CWFbuylocallogo

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