CSA Info and Registration

Possible early spring share including carrots, chard, kale and more.

 

 

2017 CSA Registration now available. Information and links for registering below.

 

Community Supported Agriculture is a farming model based on a relationship between the farmer and the patrons of the farm.  Individuals and households can buy a "share" of the farm produce, becoming members or share-holders in the CSA. 

Why have a CSA?  Farming is an inherently risky business.  In our typical food system, farmers bear all the risks of adverse weather and crop failure, while consumers enjoy the perennial summer of the grocery store.  This leaves farmers exposed and at risk, and leaves consumers disconnected from the source of their food, feeling powerless to avert the crisis of the loss of our nation's farmers and farmland. 

With CSA, farmers and the people they feed are in it together. The farmer makes the promise to provide a (typically) weekly box or bag of whatever is in season.  The member or share-holder promises to get their vegetables from that farmer every week, often paying for the entire season's worth of vegetables in advance.  Farmers get added security, a fair price, cash flow at the beginning of the season when they need it most, and a real relationship with their members. 

Share-holders also get many benefits, essentially, they get a family farm!  Not too long ago, most Americans were connected to a farm in their own family, but this is not so anymore.  Share-holders get the satisfaction of supporting a local farm family, a better value for their money, the security of know where their food comes from and how it is produced, and the enjoyment of visiting the farm and having a personal relationship with their farmers.

Want to be sure that CSA is right for you before making the commitment?  This simple test may help you decide.

There are thousands of CSA farms across the country, and they all do it a little differently.  Here's the skinny on Tubby Creek Farm's CSA:

Our 2017 CSA

Special Announcement! Our 2017 CSA will be starting May 3rd instead of early April. Why? Because we are expecting. Josephine’s due date is March 28. We decided to push our start date to the first week in May.

We will be teaming up with Loch Holland Farm to offer broiler chickens to our CSA Members as we will no longer be raising our own broilers. See below for details.

We will be accepting 100 CSA membership in 2017.  Small shares cost $15.45 per week, and are good for households of two people, or even a sinlge vegetable maniac.  Full shares ($25.75 per week) are ideal for households of two or three, or families with a couple small children.  We offer multiple paying options and discounts. You will find specifics on the registration page.

We have divided our CSA into three seasons, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Spring Share:  May 3 through July 1 Full Share $231.75 or Small Share $139.05

Our spring CSA runs 9 weeks.   Over the course of the spring, you can expect head lettuce, salad mix, spring onions, cabbage, kohlrabi, kale, turnip roots, beets, changing over to potatoes, cabbage, squash, eggplants, cucumber carrots and more. 

Summer Share:  July 5 through September 2 Full Share $231.75 or Small Share $139.05

Our summer CSA runs 9 weeks.  Over the course of the summer, you can expect potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, squash, okra, onions, tomatoes, sweet pepper, eggplant, melons, garlic and more.

Fall Share:  September 6 through November 18 Full Share $283.25 or Small Share $169.95

Our fall CSA runs 11 weeks.  Over the course of the fall, you can expect cucumbers, squash, okra, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, root vegetables, salad mix, lettuce, various greens, snow and snap peas, cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, and winter squash.  

Pasture Raised Meat and Eggs

Members of our 2017 vegetable CSA can choose to add our farm fresh eggs to their shares and/or Loch Holland Farm whole broilers. These add ons are only available to members who commit to all three seasons.

(Eggs SOLD OUT for 2017) Egg Shares for 2017: Full Egg Share $139.05 or Half Egg Share $69.50

Our laying flock lives in a mobile chicken coop that we move around so that they always have access to plenty of insects, grass seeds and other snacks. As the number of eggs that our chickens lay varies continuously throughout the year, egg share members will receive a proportion of all the eggs laid in a given week.  There will be extra eggs in spring, and fewer eggs in October and November as the hens start preparing for winter.  We expect that to average out to one dozen per week over the course of the season for Full Egg Share members, and a half dozen per week for Half Egg Share members.         

Whole Broilers for 2017:  May through November $144.20

We also offer pasture raised Freedom Ranger broiler chickens to our CSA members.  Loch Holland Farm raises the same breed from the same hatchery we did previously. Their broilers are never given antibiotics, have constant access to pasture from 2 or 3 weeks old, and are even processed right on their farm.  A Broiler Chicken share includes one whole, frozen chicken per month (4.0 to 4.5 lbs chicken, $20.60/month), delivered on the first week of each month.

Pick up

Shares are available for pick up:

SOLD OUT Saturdays 8:00am to noon at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market at 1000 S. Cooper

Wednesdays 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship at 3618 Walker

Wednesdays Noon to 7:00PM at Wholesale Nutrition 2130 W. Popular Suite #102 Collierville, TN 38107

NEW! Wednesdays 9:00am to 2:00pm near the interesection of Cooper & Central. This pick up will be at a members home and the actual address will only be shared with members that have selected this location.

Wednesdays shares are also available for pick up at Tubby Creek Farm in Ashland Mississippi

Registration

Regstration is nearly full if interested in a CSA share please email Randy, randy@tubbycreekfarm.com