CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture
Food producers ( the local farmer ) + Food Consumers (people who eat)
Make an annual commitment to each other ($$$)
Farmers commit to growing the food and food consumers commit to the farm by providing financial supports the farmer in advance of the growing season. How it works is food consumers become a member of a CSA by purchasing a ¢¯¿½?¢ï¿½?¦¢¯¿½?
Then each week members receive a ¢¯¿½?¢ï¿½?¦¢¯¿½?
âÂ?of the harvest as a return on their investment they made in the farm before the growing season.
At Humble Hill Farm we offer CSA shares that work like a prepaid debit card. Each week you can custom craft your share to suit your tastes and needs of the week. For each $100 that is invested in a CSA share your get an extra 15% return, for example $100=$115. To pick up your share you can stop by our booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market on Saturday,Sunday or Tuesday or pick up on the farm. Each time you pick up produce the total of your selection gets taken off your balance.
Do You Find Yourself Spending lots of Time and Money sourcing Clean Food?
Humble Hill Farm Can Be Your Clean Food Connection!
Feeding your family healthy, local,clean foods shouldn¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢t be a part time job! Unfortunately that¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢s the way it can feel. Shopping at three different stores, traveling the hills and backroads to different farms tracking down clean food can be exhausting! To keep joyful about it I¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢ve named it the Real Food Hustle!
We wanted to offer people who travel out to our farm more than just produce, so we¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢ve become coordinator¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢s for a Wholeshare Group.Here¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢s a bit more about how it all works off Wholeshare¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
What is Wholeshare?
Wholeshare is a website that helps you get access to good quality, affordable local food by organizing group purchases. Consumers face two main problems when it comes to local and sustainable food. The first is that good quality food is often hard to find. Large areas of the country dont have good access to local foods. The second problem is that when you do find it, it¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢s often at premium prices. That pricing discrepancy often encourages people to go with more conventional options.
Wholeshare solves both these problems by allowing people to order food online as part of a group. By shopping as a group, everyone increases their purchasing power. Your group places larger orders than you could on your own and as a result, it becomes worthwhile for farmers and other local food produces to come delivery directly to you and your group. Also, because you¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢re able to go direct to the source you cut out costly portions of your supply chain, which means you save money without shortchanging the producers.
What kinds of products are available on Wholeshare?
There are thousands of products available on Wholeshare. Depending on where your group is located, we¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢ll connect you with local and regional sellers in your area. Sellers on Wholeshare range from local farms to small fisheries to regional food distributors. You decide who you want to order from and what items you want to order. Not all the products available on Wholeshare are local and not all the products are organic but we do our best to give you as much information about the products as possible so you can decide what to buy based on what¢¯¿½?¢¢¯¿½?
¾¢s important to you.
June through October
|# of Shares:||20|
|1/2 Share:||$250/ year|
Pick Up/Drop Off Points:
Members pick up their shares between 5-7 pm Wednesdays in the town of Spencer.
|Contact:||Courtney Sullivan |
Humble Hill Farm
390 Tallow Hill Rd|
Spencer, NY 14883