What is a CSA?

Fresh Vegetables

Whether you are a farmer or a consumer, a CSA is all about the community. Community Supported Agriculture is a way for consumers to buy locally grown seasonal produce directly from the farmer. Each member of a CSA pays the farmer for their produce upfront in the beginning of the season when the direct expenses of farm inputs, seeds, compost, feed, etc. are the highest and income the lowest. In return the consumer receives a weekly share of the farm’s production at a reduced price. Both the farmer and the consumer agree to share in the risks and rewards of the farming enterprise.

Rising Vitality Farm will begin offering CSA shares this fall for the 2016 season and we are looking forward to meeting our neighbors and working for them to produce fresh certified organic produce, eggs, chicken and turkey for their table. Details will be posted in the future so stay tuned, but know this I will prioritize my CSA reserving my very best for the members, because this is the direction my heart is sending me. I want a closer connection to you, the ones who want to eat the very best quality produce available. Here’s to your health!

Welcome to Rising Vitality Farm

...and down she goes!

Finally, its here, our website! I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk “The new phone book is here, the new phone book is here! I’m somebody now!” I will be so happy when you are finally reading this, it means I got one more big thing crossed off my list.  But the next season plan is well underway and I can take a few minutes to try and get this site up and running prior to the start of the new season.

February is almost here and seeding will begin soon. The days are already getting longer and we are getting up earlier each day. Tomorrow we finish setting up the germination chamber. Spinach, kale, chard and melon seed have already arrived in anticipation of servicing our new wholesale account with JHouse juice. Trays, tools and equipment lay at the ready lonely for use. Come on spring! The spinach in the hoop house survived the cold snap and tastes better then ever and I am becoming eager to get my hands in the dirt again. Enjoy these last few nippy days spring will be here before you know it.