What is a CSA?

A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program allows consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from the farmer. Buying local produce is fresher than anything you’ll find in the supermarket, thus offering a tastier and more nutritious product while also supporting the local economy. 

 How does the program work?

Shares cost $100 and right now we are offering a 10% bonus on each share.  Our program is managed like a gift card.  The CSA membership card stays in our CSA accounts box.  Every time you shop in our store we deduct your purchase amount from your CSA account.  You choose when you want to shop and what you would like to purchase.  The money on your account may be used to pay for anything that is sold in our store including; plants, flowers, pick your own items, and donuts.  If you have a remaining balance as of December 31st, then the balance rolls over to the following year.  You may purchase additional shares at any time.

How does our program differ from other CSA programs?

Other CSA programs that we've studied offer $500-$600 shares and the farmer decides what produce the CSA members receive and the day and time for pickup of the produce.  

Our program was built for flexibly.  We sell $100 shares.  You choose when you would like to shop and what you would like to purchase.  Additional shares are available at any time throughout the year.  Balances roll over from year to year.

What can you purchase with your CSA account?

You can purchase anything that we have available for sale in our store with your CSA account including; plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables, donuts and pick your own items.  We are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Mid April thur December 31st.

What are the advantages of becoming a CSA member?

By becoming a CSA member you are supporting local agriculture as well as the local economy and you receive a 10% discount with the purchase of every $100 share.  By advancing us this money, we are able to pay operating costs.  In turn, we provide you with fresh produce grown locally.  You are also supporting the local economy by putting your money back into your community.  In addition, we hope that you find our program convenient  and the fresh produce delicious & beneficial to your family. 

Stop by the stand to sign up, Or mail a check for $100 with a note that includes your full name, address, phone number and e-mail address to:

Karen Scott
CSA Program
436 Boston Post Road
East Lyme, CT 06333