CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The participants invest in their produce at the beginning of the season, ensuring they receive a certain amount of veggies throughout the season. These CSA shares are delivered or picked up on a weekly basis. The season runs from November to May.
There are plenty of reasons to join a CSA, which range from simply enjoying fresh organic food, or wanting to minimize your impact on the environment.
Magic City Gardens offers two options, along with a variety of delivery or pick-up options.
Option one: CSA Tiny Share
A traditional weekly CSA Share, where you get a minimum 3 different types of vegetables per week, based on what is available on the farm. You won't know what you're getting until you receive the box. Some vegetables will repeat from week to week (i.e. kale, though it might be different types of kale every week). It is a Tiny Share because of the variety you will get weekly, not because of the volume! The share is enough for 1-2 people. This is the easiest option for people who want to incorporate eating more veggies on the regular, and who don't want to go through the hassle of choosing veggies on a weekly basis!
A starting investment of at least $200 is required, and the whole season (30 weeks) costs $450. This is $15 x week. No shows for pickups/deliveries are not refunded.
Payment plans are available.
Option two: Market Style CSA
The second is a custom weekly veggie share, based on what is available at the farm. You will receive a text on a weekly basis, and you can tell us what to harvest for you. This is the better option for pickier eaters, or people who are more available for choosing veggies weekly!
Be aware that this option is first come first served, and you are not guaranteed the veggies you request. So make sure to answer quickly, once you receive the notification!
You can think of this as buying a gift card for a certain amount. You can purchase different amounts, which will all be valid throughout the season. The amount on your "giftcard" will change based on your weekly orders, and you will only be charged for what you receive. All orders are non-refundable.