CSA

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is a rapidly growing trends for buying local food.  Farms sell a share of their annual production to community members which they deliver in the form of a box of produce throughout the growing season.

Thatchmore Farm CSA Program Basics

We operate on a value basis instead of a volume basis. Each week we ensure that our members receive at least 10% more value than the amount they paid for that week. We also ensure that members receive the first blueberries, first tomatoes, etc.

Our CSA runs for 25 weeks, beginning mid April and running through mid October 15. Pickup is at the West Asheville Tailgate Market (on Tuesdays 3:30-6:30).

  • A full share is $500; a half share is $250. The weekly rate for a full share is $20 if you divide 25 into $500. The value of the produce received during the year will exceed the membership cost, baring exceptional events like hail storms.
  • The $500 membership fee is due by March 15 each year.
  • A $150 nonrefundable deposit will hold one of our ten CSA memberships.
  • Members may share their box or transfer their membership to others.
Tomatoes in May

Member benefits –  fresh organic food, discount prices, easy access to  special items like blueberries and early tomatoes

Farmer Benefits –  regular customers, early season cash to plant crops, customer feedback

Community Benefits –  local food, family farms,  local jobs, open space environmental quality,  farm heritage protection, scenic rural areas

Shitake mushrooms

Contact  Tom, Karen, or Liz at (828) 683-1180 or thatchmore@main.nc.us for more information or to reserve your CSA share for the coming season.

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