Organic Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advantages for consumers:

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits

  • Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking

  • Get to visit the farm weekly

  • Kids typically favor food from "their" farm – even veggies

     they've never been known to eat

  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn

     more about how food is grown

 

It's a simple enough idea, but its impact has been profound. Tens of thousands

of families have joined CSAs, and in some areas of the country there is more

demand than there are CSA farms to fill it. Our very existence is primarily

dependent on farming, yet we entrust this essential activity solely

to the farming population - just 2% of Americans. As large scale farming becomes

more and more regulated and pressured to increase production, it becomes less

and less able to provide us with clean, healthy, life-giving food or a clean, healthy,

life-giving environment. More and more people are coming to recognize this and

they are becoming ready to share agricultural responsibilities with the active

farmers through CSA programs.

 

Where did Communtiy Supported Agriculture come from?

The CSA concept originated in the 1960s in Switzerland and Japan, where

consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable markets for

their crops joined together in economic partnerships. In basic terms, CSA

consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation

providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.

In return, they receive shares in the farm's bounty throughout the growing season.

Although CSAs take many forms, all have at their center a shared commitment to

building a more local and equitable agricultural system, one that allows growers

to focus on land stewardship and still maintain productive and profitable small

farms.

 

 

MisFit Farm CSA

 

MisFit Farm is a proud member of the Snoqualmie Valley COOP, which feeds families

and corporate clients throughout the Pacific Northwest with fresh produce, eggs,

and protein from our member farms. For more information and membership

applictions, please visit http://www.snovalleycoop.com/

 
 

 

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

In 2013, MisFit Farm dedicated over 1 acre of land to building our

first CSA garden. Two green houses were built and additional land was set aside for raised garden beds and the installation of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries was completed. The MisFit Farm Orchard was expanded to include additional apple varieties, pear and peach trees. Our production goal is to produce 900 pounds of produce for our CSA in its first year with future growth to exceed 1500 pounds by 2016. For over 25 years Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

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