Dynamite Harvest’s CSA (community-supported agriculture) and Food Security Programs

$300.00$700.00

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) lets consumers buy shares of a farm’s harvest in advance. Consumers pay an agreed amount at the beginning of the growing season, either in one lump sum or in installments. This upfront payment helps buy the seed and other inputs needed for the season and provides the farmer an immediate income to begin the season. This allows the farmer to concentrate on good land stewardship and growing high quality food.  Dynamite Harvest employs a “market-style’ CSA.  See below.

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What is a CSA?  According to this site:

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a production and marketing model whereby consumers buy shares of a farm’s harvest in advance. Consumers become CSA members by paying an agreed amount at the beginning of the growing season, either in one lump sum or in installments. The annual cost, generally ranging from $400-$700, depends on the length of the harvest season and the variety and quantity of products provided. This upfront payment helps buy the seed and other inputs needed for the season and provides the farmer an immediate income to begin the season. By paying at the beginning of the season, CSA members share in the risk of production and relieve the farmer of much of the time needed for marketing. This allows the farmer to concentrate on good land stewardship and growing high quality food.

Dynamite Harvest will have a ‘market-style’ CSA.  In this model, the pre-payment serves as a credit towards the purchase of our produce.  Rather than just getting a box of randomly selected produce every week or so, CSA members will be told in advance what produce is available, and they will be able to decide precisely what they want, and we will try to accommodate their schedule for pick-ups and deliveries.

In addition to the CSA, Dynamite Harvest offers a ‘food security’ program Participants in this program are first in line.  They get notified about our available produce first and they have the opportunity to purchase it first (or have it deducted from their CSA, if they have also purchased that).  You can learn more about this program, here.   If you purchase the CSA and the Food Security option, you receive $100 off of the Food Security program.  Select that option from the drop-down.  The Food Security Program can be purchased independently from the CSA.

Note:  These are annual plans.  They expire as of Dec. 31st of the year following.  (The 2023 CSA/FS program runs from Jan 1st thru Dec 31, 2023.  Credits do not carry over to the following year.)

  • CSA only price:  $500.  Of this $500, $450 is a credit towards purchasing the produce and $50 is for administrative expenses.
  • Food Security Membership only: $300.
  • CSA plus Food Security membership:  $700 ($500 + $300 $200 = $700)
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