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2024 CSA shares are
available now!

CSA -What is Community Supported Agriculture?

CSA refers to a mutually beneficial arrangement between a farm and its customers: 

 

Customers pay upfront, providing the farm with vital capital before the growing season gets going. In exchange, you receive a regular and diverse share of the harvest, usually every week, until the end of the growing season at a price that is better than retail. When you purchase a CSA share, you are securing the freshest the season has to offer while supporting the viability of a local farm.

 

Farms growing for CSAs generally diversify their crops so that a failure of one or a few crops doesn't impact their bottom line as drastically as a farm growing a single crop. Customers who support a farm by purchasing a CSA share acknowledge this risk of potential crop failure.  Generally, diversity is an agricultural safety net that ensures there will be plenty of food on the table!

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2024 projected produce list:

Vegetables: 

mixed baby greens, head lettuce, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, red and green cabbage, napa cabbage, Brussels' sprouts, red, yellow and sweet onions, leeks, scallions, chives, garlic, snap and snow peas, string beans, carrots, radishes, beets, summer squash, winter squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers,  eggplant, potatoes, turnip, tomatillos, fennel, celery, rhubarb and radicchio

Herbs: 

chives, parsley, cilantro, dill, sage, basil, oregano, thyme, lovage, mint, anise hyssop, horseradish, lemongrass, rosemary, edible flowers and other herbs used for teas

Fruits

plums, raspberries, blueberries, melons, apples and pears

Add-Ons when available:

beef, lamb, eggs

cut flowers

locally baked bread

prepared seasonal foods

Testimonials from our customers:

 

"This was our first time being members of a CSA and we were so happy with the experience from beginning to end. Our favorite part was being able to choose what we wanted in our CSA each week we picked up food. The variety was unbelievable- herbs, fruits, vegetables, storage crops, and even watermelons. Evan and Emily were great at consistently communicating with us about the offerings and when our food was ready to pick up. The food itself was fresh and delicious, with lots of heirloom varieties."

"This was our first year having a CSA from Fledgling Farmstead and it will not be our last. We loved going up to the farm every other week to pick up our bag of fresh fruits and veggies; there was an element of surprise that we both found very exciting and the selection would help dictate our meal choices for the week. Evan and Emily certainly know how to grow incredible veggies. that's for sure, but they also know how create a very comfortable and clean customer experience."

 

A Farm Share from Fledgling Farmstead

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Our CSA provides a diverse and generous offering of vegetables, culinary herbs, and seasonal fruit. We also offer eggs, grass-fed beef and lamb raised on our farm and other local offerings such as bread, mushrooms, and other fruits as CSA add-ons as available.

Expect a full share to feed a family of four moderate veggie eaters or two veggie-loving adults. If you are a single person or a couple who eats fewer veggies, consider the bi-weekly share, which provides a pickup every other week.

A share will include 6-8 different produce items from early June to mid-July and then 8-10 items mid-July through the fall. Each week, we will send out an email with the week's offerings and you can select what you like. For example, you could get 6 different items in early June or double-up on a particular piece of produce that you really like!

'Add-ons' will be available each week as supplies last. These add-ons can be chosen in your weekly selection form and paid for at pick-up. 

** We are now accepting membership in the 2024 CSA season!! Scroll down to fill out a CSA submission form. **

Full Share: $500

  • 20 weekly shares from early June through early October

Half Share: $250

  • 10 shares (picked up every other week) from approx. early June through early October​​

CSA Pick-Up Locations in 2024:

  • Fledgling Farmstead farm store, Wednesdays or Fridays, 3-6 PM; Saturdays 10-6 PM; Saturdays

  • Chelsea Farmer's Market, Fridays from 3-6 pm

  • Other potential locations TBD 

Payment Plans:

A minimum of 25% is due as a deposit upon signing up.

Another 25% payment is due by your first pickup, or you can pay the entire remaining balance at that time. 

We offer several options to cover the remaining balance:

  1. Monthly payment: Pay 25% in July and 25% in August

  2. Pay-as-you-go: Starting on your second week of pick up, pay a portion of your remaining 50% at each pickup

 

NOFA-VT Farm Share Program

We are thrilled to be participating in this program for the 2024 season. The Farm Share Program provides fresh, local foods to Vermonters in need of financial assistance via reduced-price CSA shares. 

If you or someone you know is interested in our CSA program but is struggling to afford it, the Farm Share Program might be able to help! NOFA-VT typically subsidizes 50% of your share cost, up to $350 off. 

Applications are open February 1 through March 31 (or until the program runs out of funds). Apply today!

Join Our CSA Program

Choose the package that fits your needs. We will send you a more detailed registration form once you submit here

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