Community Supported Agriculture

Our CSA program is for meat and eggs. Our CSA is not a vegetable-based CSA, like most farms, read on to see how we manage our CSA differently than most!


Why CSA?
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. A typical CSA involves produce and interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. We're changing the model up a little bit, since we aren't as good at growing fruits and veggies as we are at raising meat!

This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer. In brief... 

Advantages for farmers: 

  • Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin

  • Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow

  • Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they raise

  • Get to plan for how much food to raise

Advantages for consumers: 

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits

  • Get exposed to new products and new ways of cooking

  • Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season

  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown

  • Shared Risk


Long Shadow Farm is doing it a BIT differently:
So... we didn't feel like the standard CSA models worked for us. In most models, you pay up front for a set number of weeks, and pick up a box of stuff every week. That works great for farms that produce a lot of veggies. But we aren't so good at that. We are good at growing meat!

We figure, we can't force you to take X pounds of chicken and lamb each week, or even each month. You know what you want and when you want it, so we wanted a system that was flexible.

We also wanted a system that was scalable. Some of our customers buy a LOT of meat, some of them don't. We wanted to be able to work with each of your individual needs.

Here is how it is different:

  • You select the products: Only you know what you and your family need. So you get to select what you want from our meats, canned items, or eggs.

  • No set season: You can buy a share whenever you would like, and redeem it whenever you would like, for however long it takes. You determine when you want more products.

  • Benefits for our CSA members:

  • You get reduced pricing on all our products (please note that poultry processing and equipment rentals are not part of the CSA program)

  • You get first announcements at fresh product availability, and first chance at purchasing them, before we take them to market.

  • You don't need to put a deposit down on a holiday turkey, if you want one, just let us know you want it, and we'll save one for you.


Here is how it works:

  • Essentially, this is like a farm debit account: You purchase a "share" based on the size that works for you.  A minimum of $200 to start, and can increase in increments of $50 to any size you would like. A $25 farm share fee is deducted from the balance the FIRST time a share is purchased, this makes you a share holder on the farm and part owner of our animals.

  • Then, you can come to the farm anytime you like and purchase products at reduced CSA member pricing, based on the balance you have left.

  • When your balance gets close to being empty, we will email you to remind you to buy another "share" if you'd like to refill your farm balance. You can also close out your account when the balance gets to zero, or top it up anytime.

  • The CSA share is non-refundable once you purchase products against your balance. 

  • If your account has gone unused for 2 years, we will deactivate the account and remove you from the mailing list. There are no refunds for unused portions of your account if you have stopped using the account. (We will contact you via email before doing this)

  •  That's it, we're ready to give it a try, are you?

CSA Prices

CSA members get discounted prices on all products. 2019 prices are listed below:

Lamb 

$7.50/lb (this is a discount of 6% to over 50% off list price)

Chicken

Conventional - $4.00/lb (​11% discount)

Organic - $7.00/lb (6% discount)

Stew Hens - $2.00/lb (33% discount)

Organic Stew hens - $3.00/lb (40% discount)

Turkey

Conventional - $4.00/lb (​11% discount)

Organic - $7.00/lb (6%  discount)

Duck

Organic Duck - $7.00 (7% discount)

Eggs

Conventional Chicken - $4.00/doz (11% discount)

Organic Chickens - $7.00/doz (6% discount)

Duck Eggs - $7.00/doz (16% discount)

 

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