What is a CSA?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”. CSA is a simple idea in which a “Member” buys a “Share” of a farmer’s harvest at the beginning of the growing season as a way to help financially support the farm. In return, the members are guaranteed a source of food for the season at no further cost.
The principle is that farms are strapped for cash in the spring and fall of the year as investments are made for that season’s production. Seed, transplants, soil amendments, fertilizer, greenhouse, tractor fuel, potting soil, and labor are costly expenses, yet income from the harvest is still months away.
Our customers vary. Most are very interested in fresh, locally-grown, nutritious and flavorful food. Joining one of our CSA options will herald a whole new way of cooking, eating and sharing food. Members soon find a deeper connection to their nourishment, making more dishes and meals “from scratch” and a renewed interest in trying new foods and different ways of preparing them.
CSA deliveries are made on Saturday, within a 10 mile radius of our farm or may be picked up at our farm store: The Parlor at Little Bent Farm that is located at 495 Rapids Road, Franklin, KY.
Several CSA members have given our CSA shares as holiday or birthday gifts or as housewarming presents for someone new to the area. Others have purchased multiple CSA shares as a donation to a local food pantry that the CSA members pick up and deliver the food themselves. If you are interested in doing any of these, talk to us about the details.
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