What is a CSA ?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In a CSA, individuals and families become members of a farm and share in the support of that farm in exchange for fresh, seasonal, locally-produced food. Many CSAs provide multiple "share" types, from vegetables to fruit to milk, honey, or meat, and these shares are typically offered on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Members benefit by their access to farm fresh food that is normally harvested a day or two before it is given to members. As a direct supporter of a farm and its farmers, members usually experience a heightened sense of social and economic involvement by coming together to invest in the growth of their food and their community farm.
As a member of Turtle Creek Gardens CSA, you will receive a diverse range of vegetables and fruits that are organic and biodynamic, high-quality, and nutrient-dense. We personally grow the majority of the food items you receive each week, using growing practices, such as composting, cover-cropping, intensive weeding, and rotation, that care for the health of the soil. Beautiful soil produces healthy plants that can better withstand harsh climatic conditions and destructive pests without harmful additives. We never use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or GMO seed, and we work hard to create habitat for beneficial insects that pollinate crop plants and prey on harmful insects. Our priority is providing you with the best food you can buy, while acting as thoughtful care-takers of the land.
Besides access to the healthiest and freshest food, Turtle Creek Gardens CSA also provides its members with weekly newsletters containing news of the farm, recipes, nutritional information, storage tips, and photos. We offer free cooking, preservation, and nutritional workshops throughout the year, and organize potlucks and family farm events.