What is a CSA?
Updated: Apr 6, 2021
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a subscription-based program that allows
community members to directly fund small farms. By it, we aim to bring fresh inspiration to peoples' journey towards real, lasting health. Here’s how it works:
1. Community Members Purchase CSA Memberships - these are essentially shares that
define our farming season’s operational budget. We offer 3 levels: Gold, Silver and
Bronze. Each tier is priced according to the amount of vegetables, herbs and craft food
products we will provide in our weekly CSA boxes for you. By purchasing a CSA
membership before the growing season begins you fund the farm’s yearly operations.
2. Community Members Pick Up Weekly Boxes - every week for our 18 week farming
season beginning in May, CSA boxes will be available for pickup in Bend. Community
members who have invested in Gold, Silver, and Bronze memberships receive an
allocated amount of veggies according to the level of investment into the farm. We’ll also
toss in local craft food products and adapt boxes to what’s really fresh and tasty that
week, allowing you to eat with the seasons.
The CSA is the core of our business model and sustains our daily work, allowing us to branch
into markets and expand our production sustainably. What really excites us, though, is helping you connect more deeply to your food and the land. We believe that this deeper connection is an necessary step towards a healthier world and without it, our understanding of how to be healthy will continue to decline. We’re so thankful to have so many people join us in this work, and would not be able to do it without you all!
Here’s to another successful farming season!
Alker Family Farm
Please spread the word about our CSA offerings, as the membership application is still open. We’re looking to fill 10 to 20 more spots by the season’s kickoff!
Alker Family Farm