Bear Butte Gardens
Bear Butte Gardens' Community Supported Aggriculture (CSA) Model
Definition of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):
A system that connects producers and consumers within the food system closer by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms. It is an alternative socioeconomic model of agriculture and food distribution that allows the producer and consumer to share the risks and bounty of farming. The model is a subcategory of civic agriculture that has an overarching goal of strengthening a sense of community through local markets. In return for subscribing to a harvest, subscribers receive either a weekly or bi-weekly box of produce or other farm goods.
Our goal at Bear Butte Gardens is to provide fresh, nutritious, flavorful, certified organic produce for families in our geographic area. This year we are providing a limited number of full shares (weekly) as well as a limited number of bi-weekly shares (every other week). All produce included in this CSA is from our USDA Organic Certified farm.
As a CSA subscriber you will receive a share of freshly harvested vegetables either weekly or bi-weekly during the designated timeframe. With this CSA model you will be accepting the risks involved in farming as well as the bounty. We have no control over nature and there is the possibility of some crop failure; however, when we have success you will be partaking in the bounty of the farm as a CSA member. A full share will usually feed a family of 3-4, or two people who eat a lot of vegetables and cook often or are vegetarians. A bi-weekly share will feed a single person or couple who eat a fair amount of vegetables. Occasionally during the summer season we MAY choose to skip a week when garden production is very low and we will notify customers..