Market Share CSA
What is CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal, fruits and vegetables directly from a farmer. Consumer Supported Agriculture is a direct connection between local farmers (which is us) and consumers who care (that’s you). Keeping farms viable is one way to assure there will be agricultural land, green space and fresh-from-the-field, locally-grown foods for years to come. C.S.A’s allow consumers to come face-to-face with the farmers who grow the produce and know the produce.
How does “Market Share CSA” work? Prepaid Market Share helps our farm with annual start up costs (such as seeds, plants, fertilizers, supplies, etc.) and allows us to provide you with fresh, local produce from mid-April through mid-November).
Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. has developed a “Market Share” CSA program, a unique type of CSA, which lets the customer pick and choose the items they want from our farm. Your CSA shares will allow you a credit to the farm that you can use on produce and gifts from the market, pick-your-own fields, our ice cream shop and admission to Pappaw Carl’s Playground in the fall. This is a way to customize your share and shop for as little, or as much as you need anytime we’re open.
What can Patterson Farm Market Share CSA members expect? Market Share CSA members can choose what they want, as much as they want, and when they want it from Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. We will do the financial tracking for you and email/mail you monthly statements of your balance. The biggest benefit is that you save on all your fresh produce, items, and events at Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. all through the season or until your credit balance is exhausted.
Patterson Farm offers two Market Share CSA programs: Large Share: for $450 you will receive a $500 credit at Patterson Farm
Small Share: for $225 you will receive a $250 credit at Patterson Farm
Members will also receive:
- Special notifications of fresh-from-the-field produce and events
- A special Patterson Farm gift
- Recipes and menu suggestions for in season produce
It’s easy to join the Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 704-797-0013, or download our Member Grower Agreement Form 2017 We look forward to having you on the farm and truly appreciate your support of our farm!