Crossroads Community Farm is a CSA (meaning Community Supported Agriculture farm). Each season, members pay an annual fee to join our farm. This entitles them to a weekly (or bi-weekly, depending on membership type) box of fresh, locally produced, certified organic fruits and vegetables. Members share in both the risk and bounty of growing food.
The CSA model is very important to us! Not only does it help us keep our family farm financially viable, it helps us do what we care about most: connecting our community to food that is produced in a sustainable manner.
Growing food sustainably means many things to us:
- It means producing food organically - without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
- It means growing food in a way that nurtures and sustains the soil. We build our soil; we don’t deplete it.
- It means building local economies and local relationships.
- It means providing ourselves and our employees safe, fun work environments and living wages.
How are we doing meeting this mission? Since 2009, Crossroads Community Farm has been certified organic. Soil tests show we have successfully improved the quality of our soil. Each year, with the help of employees, babysitters, and worker shares, we feed over 350 families through our Summer CSA and Winter CSA shares. We host a strawberry pick, corn boil, and harvest party for our CSA members. We sell our vegetables at the Westside Community Market and also sell to various local restaurants. We also donate food to local pantries. And guess what? We never drive over 20 miles to deliver our food anywhere! Local, organic, sustainable. It’s what we do.