How our CSA operates:
Members purchase a “Share in the Harvest” before the season begins. The share price reflects the cost of producing and distributing the harvest using environmentally sound practices. A variety of produce is harvested, divided into shares, and distributed each week to members throughout the 20-week harvest season. This year, 65 shares will be delivered to our distribution site at Downtown Greens in historic downtown Fredericksburg on Thursday evenings, 6-7 p.m., beginning May 25, 2017 and ending October 5, 2017, with a Late Harvest pick-up for all members on October 26, 2017.
FACSAP growers follow the guidelines established by the Certified Naturally Grown organization (CNG). This program follows the standards set by the USDA National Organic Program. “Certified Naturally Grown farmers reflect a commitment to work within the natural biological cycles that are necessary for a truly sustainable farming system—a system that works in harmony with micro-organisms, soil flora and fauna, plants and animals—to maintain and increase the long-term fertility of soil, leaving it even more vibrant and alive for the next generation of farmers.” More information can be found the organization’s website: www.naturallygrown.org.
For further information, or to be added to our email list for the 2018 season, please feel free to contact us any time!