Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes allow people to support local farmers in a very significant way. Buying from the farmers market is wonderful, and is an amazing experience, but can leave a farmer with a lot of unsold produce at the end of the day. By committing to a CSA box, you are ensuring the farmer with a sale and allowing that farmer to plan the amounts of each crop to grow and process each week. CSA boxes help to reduce food waste, as all of the produce harvested is a guarantee sale. CSA boxes also allow the farmer to financially plan for the year as the income is steady and guaranteed from the farmer’s committed and supportive CSA family. These weekly boxes give you a little slice of farm life, sampling each of the wonderful things that are available on the farm at that time.
Our CSA boxes are extremely diverse because we started our farm as a homestead. We have greens year-round due to our cool mountain farm, mushrooms flushing after the rain, and seasonal fruits appearing in a lovely sequence as the growing season progresses. We also include all the favorite veggies from tomatoes to peppers to squash. We also have herbs, edible flowers, and foraged treats that I find in the forest around the farm.
We are working to expand our terrace system, and add new growing spaces, allowing us to grow our CSA each year.
We do have a waiting list and a back-up list for times when our clients go on vacations. You can give us a shout if you are interested in being on that list.
In the meantime, our CSA is usually full. Our clients tend to stick with us from year to year due to our personalized customer service and gorgeous organic produce, and they are never shy with letting us know about their love and appreciation!
"We're huge fans of Sustainabillies. We subscribe to a CSA box every summer and appreciate the quality of the produce and the fact that we get an email every week with recipe ideas and other info about the week's CSA."
-- Marlowe & MeaganBlue Ridge Beer Hub
"Thanks to Sustainabillies for their weekly CSA offering, for the past few years, we have received a wide range of fresh food items as well as advice on storage and recipes to make the most of the harvest. The quality of the produce is unmatched, but equally satisfying is the knowledge that it is grown by people that are dedicated and responsible stewards of the land."
-- Charles and Jenny GibsonThe Ginn Project, Waynesville NC