Thompson Produce

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

What is a CSA? First of all it stands for Community Supported Agriculture; where you the customer purchases a share in the farmer's harvest for the season. You then, become a shareholder, will receive a weekly box of fresh produce grown right on our farm here in Nowthen. The upfront payment helps to support us (your farmer) so that way we can pay for our seeds and the farm operating cost during the off season.  

We plant a large variety of seasonal vegetables to offer you fresh, healthy and local foods for a fun eating adventure. We aim for or about 8-12 different varieties each week. We put the staples in your boxes every week and try to put something new or different to try each week as well. It keeps each week interesting and exciting without being too overwhelming. 

 

What are the benefits?

  • Grown locally
  • Fresh right off the farm
  • Can't beat the taste-homegrown vs. the store
  • Freshly picked produce is more nutritious
  • Get to try new foods
  • Try new recipes
  • Eat healthier
  • Will receive a weekly newsletter with recipes, storage tips, news from the farm, etc.
  • Supporting your local farmer

 

A CSA could be right for you, IF:

  • You enjoy cooking
  • You like the challenges of seasonal eating
  • Most of your meals you make at home
  • You want fresh vegetables without having to take the time to do your own garden
  • You want to make a commitment to your local farmer
  • You like a large variety of vegetables, or want to try new ones

 

If you don't like to cook very often, or have a busy lifestyle where you can't cook meals very often. Then a CSA just might not be for you. 

Keep in mind that being a part of a CSA, there is also a shared risk between the Farmer and the CSA shareholder-we share the risks and also the rewards. For example, if we were to get a hail storm and it takes out the green beans, you might not receive that in your boxes. But, if we have an abundance of tomatoes that year, you might receive extra tomatoes instead. With our nine years of vegetable farming, we have had a great turnout with our crops.