Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) began as a reaction to the gradual loss of quality in produce as farms grew farther away from the center of their own communities.
In America food travels an average of 1500 miles before it reaches the consumer. Community Supported Agriculture, is a partnership between a local farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of locally grown food.
Members of a CSA cover a portion of the farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. Becoming a member of a CSA creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it.
How does it work?
Rosie Creek Farm members pick up a share once a week from early-June through mid-September at a central distribution point. Currently, Rosie Creek Farm currently has distribution sites in Fairbanks and in the Denali Park/Healy area.
Members can arrange to have someone else pick up their share if they are out of town. Any shares left at the distribution sites will be donated to local food banks unless prior arrangements are made before the pick up day.
What’s in a share?
Given an average harvest, a share provides enough vegetables to feed a family of 4. Each week you will receive 7-12 different varieties of vegetables. that change with the growing season. From early summer with luscious salad and stir fry greens, scallions and radishes, through the peak of the summer with rich flavored tomatoes, freshly picked peas, green beans, and broccoli and into the cool days of fall with hearty root vegetables like Yukon Gold potatoes, carrots, winter squash, beets, and garlic.
In addition to high quality organic produce, your share will include a weekly newsletter with recipes, cooking tips, and farm news and events.
If you would like to purchase a half share, we ask that you find someone to split the share with. We request that you indicate on your enrollment form one primary shareholder, who will be responsible for making the payments to the farm. The share must be picked up all at once-you cannot swing in and pick up only your half of the vegetables. Some people divide their share by picking up on alternate weeks.
Rosie Creek Farm has always taken great pride in growing and arranging organic specialty cut flowers. Although we will not be offering flower shares in 2013, we almost always bring bouquets to our pick-up sites for purchase.
Interested in Joining?
There are limited shares available for the 2013 growing season. We have openings for pickup still available at the farm which is at the end of Cripple Creek Road or in the Denali/Healy area or at Beaver Sports. If you are interested in joining our farm for a CSA share this summer, please follow this link. If you want more information or have other questions please contact us at 479-3642 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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