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Why participate in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)?

CSA Organic Vegetables

  • By joining our CSA, you can be confident of receiving the freshest, most nutritious, organic produce possible.
  • You can be certain that your vegetables are grown without toxic chemical herbicides and pesticides.
  • You will receive heirloom varieties of vegetables through the season that are chosen for their excellent flavor and nutrition, instead of for their ease of harvest and shipping. 
  • You will be supporting a local farm that is operated in harmony with the environment. 
  • You can conveniently do a week’s worth of vegetable shopping simply by picking up your share in one convenient stop.

Heirloom Varieties
Many of the varieties that we grow happen to be what are known as heirloom varieties. Heirloom varieties are not hybrids, and their seed can be saved from year to year to produce the same plant each time. Hybrid seeds are special crosses developed for certain traits and cannot reproduce themselves. We grow heirloom vegetables for their excellent flavor. The hybrids have been developed to capitalize on certain traits such as resistance to certain diseases, fruit uniformity, or longer storage capabilities. Unfortunately, with this selection, sacrifices in flavor are often made. Because we don’t have to worry about many of the problems that hybrids address, we can use the better-flavored heirlooms instead. We are not exaggerating when we say that you can really taste the difference. Some of our members will comment that they have not tasted a tomato like ours since they were kids picking veggies in their Grandparent’s garden.

How Big Is A Share?
Potential members of our CSA always ask the important and obvious question, “How big is a share?” This can be a very difficult question to answer for the quantity of produce distributed will vary as the season progresses. The initial boxes of the season typically contain less, since this is the start of the harvest and few things have reached picking size, but at the season progresses more items ripen. In August and September the boxes are the fullest as most items are at peak production.

Another consideration is that people consume vegetables in varying quantities depending on their own personal tastes and life style. Conservatively, a Family Share will feed a family of four for a week. A Half share will be more appropriate for one or two people since it is a bi-weekly distribution of fresh picked veggies that will easily keep for 2 weeks. Members should plan on bringing a tote of some sort to transport their share back home. Laundry baskets work well as do bushel boxes and cloth shopping bags. We estimate that Full Share members will receive about 450 pounds of produce in a season. Distribution runs from  June and continues until October, for a season of about 16 weeks.

How Do I Join?Submit Your CSA Application
If you’d like to participate in this years harvest of fresh, locally grown organic produce from our garden fill out an enrollment application by clicking here.


CSA’s present an excellent opportunity to ‘know your food and know your farmer’!

RC Organic Farms - 37400 30 Mile Road Lenox, MI 48050 | Office: (989) 550-5223