Floyd EcoVillage Farm Shares

Community Supported Agriculture

Participating in a farm share or CSA is a type of “cooperative,” where an individual financially commits to a full season of produce months in advance of the start of the growing season.  As a farm share member, from May to October, you will enjoy the freshest, most nutritious produce available each week – harvested daily for you and your family by the farm staff.   The amount of produce may vary from week to week as the rewards and risks are inherent in agriculture and are shared by the farm community.  This means that in times of pleasant seasonal weather or severe weather, members may receive an abundance of some vegetables and at times less of another.

 

By participating in the Floyd Eco Village Farm Share you will benefit in a partnership with farmers and community members sharing in the appreciation of vegetables grown without the use of chemical pesticides and herbicide and the positive stewardship it provides for the farm and our environment.

 

The Farm Share

 

How long is the season?  The farm share season is a 24-week period from mid-May to late October.  You will receive vegetables once a week for 22 weeks and have two weeks built in as vacation days.  You will be paying for 22 weeks of vegetables.

 

What will I receive in my share?  Each share will contain 5 or more different items.  Each share will contain a different variety of seasonal vegetables, but it will also have a structure that is consistent and will always contain (weather permitting) along with those seasonal vegetables:

    A salad green (salad mix, head lettuce or mixed baby greens)

    A cooking green (Kale, chard, collards, spinach or bok choi)

    An allium (scallions, garlic, onions or leeks)

    Usually a root (radish, beets, carrots, turnips or potatoes)

 

Where can I pick up my farm share?  In Floyd - Pick up will be at the Floyd Eco Village Farm on Wednesdays from 10 am to 6 pm.  (With some flexibility in pick up time if you need it)

In Blacksburg – To Be Determined

 

What if I go on vacation?

Have a friend or neighbor pick up in your absence

Let us know 48 hours before your pick-up day that you will be gone so we won’t harvest your share.  You will be able to make up your share in the last two weeks of the 24-week farm share season.

After the pick-up time expires if the vegetables have not been picked up they will be donated to Plenty’s food pantry. Your optional vacation day will be forfeited.

 

What is the cost of a Floyd Eco Village Farm Share?

A farm share is $550 for 22 weeks out of the 24-week growing season. Sign up with a $200. deposit.

 

What if I can’t afford the $550, but I want to participate in the CSA?

We believe everyone should have access to fresh vegetables.  We will be happy to talk to you about payment options.

 

Can I share a share?  Yes, this is a great option if you are concerned you won’t be able to eat the abundance of vegetables in a share.  It’s also a great way to reduce the cost of a share.

 

How do I purchase a share?  Please click HERE for your membership form, fill out the form and send it back via email or snail mail.  If you are paying with a check, please send it along with your form.  If you are sending your form in by email, please indicate you are either mailing in your check or paying with PayPal.

 

Email your form to: floydecovillagefarm@gmail.com

Mail your check to:  FEV Farm, 188 Eco Village Trail, Floyd VA 24091

Click the PAYPAL button to pay with debt or credit card

 

 

 

 

 

If you need more information, please contact:

Adam Bresa – Farm Manager –  804-677-4408        floydecovillagefarm@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

540.745.4434

188 EcoVillage Trail  ~  Floyd, Va  24091

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