Community Supported Agriculture

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model of food production and distribution that focuses on the relationship between producer and consumer. Producers plan for the needs of the consumer and the consumer supports the producer in this effort by purchasing a share of the harvest in advance. Through this model consumers become invested in and connected to the food they will eat while producers become encouraged and supported by the very folks they are working to provide food for.

 

Why join our CSA?

  • You will have the convenience of a large selection of pasture-raised meat products at your fingertips; all tucked in the freezer and restocked each month.

  • You will be assured that the meat and eggs you eat are from animals that were raised in sustainable, humane, and natural ways.

  • You will be spending your food dollar to support a local farm that raises animals in a way that aligns with your own convictions.

  • Members receive 10% off available products offered at market.

  • Through our egg share option we will reserve eggs just for you from our limited supply.

 

What does the CSA share include?

A share weighs 15 lbs. (+ or – ½ lb.) and is delivered monthly. We offer a chicken, beef, and pork share as well as a chicken and beef share. Shares are packed prior to delivery. Members do not know in advance of delivery what will be included.

Members may not specify which products they would like their share to include, however, we ensure that each share has a wide variety of products. Visit our product page for a list of products.

Distribution Schedule
Shares are distributed to CSA members on a predetermined date at a set location. Members are welcome to send someone in their place to receive their share if they are unable to be there. Any share not picked up within the designated time will be forfeited without refund or credit.
 
     Bloomington-
     Schacht Farm from 3-4 p.m. on the following dates: June 14, July 12, Aug 16, Sept 13, Oct 4, Nov 8
      Indianapolis-
      Broad Ripple Market from 8-12 on the following dates: June 13, July 11, Aug 15, Sept 12, Oct 3, Nov 7
    Broad Ripple Winter Market from 9-12 on the following: 

Payment

Our shares run on a three month cycle beginning  in March, June, September, and December. Deadlines for new members are as follows- February 15 for spring share, May 15 for summer share, August 15 for fall share and November 15 for winter share. We are happy to accommodate late comers as we are able, so feel free to ask. If we are not able to get you in, you are welcome to sign up anytime so that you are ready when the next share cycle begins.

 

Members pay a one time fee of $20 for two insulated totes for delivering shares. An empty tote should be returned at each pick up to be used the following month. Totes are the property of the member.

 

If a member wishes to no longer participate in the remainder of a three month share, a refund for shares will not be issued directly from us, however, if a member wishes to transfer/sell the remainder of their share, we are happy to honor the transfer.

 

How do I get started?

Sample chicken, beef, and pork share-

4 lb. chicken
1 lb. bacon
2 lb. boneless loin chops
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 lb. sliced sandwich ham
3 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. ribeye
2 lb. chuck roast
Sample chicken and beef share-
2 4 lb. chickens
3 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. stew meat
1 lb. NY strip
2 lb. chuck roast