MARINI FARM CSA
We will try to answer your questions about this opportunity for you to share in our bounty and we hope that you will join us as we continue to invest in the best of local agriculture.
Our 2017 CSA was fully subscribed. If you would be interested in participating in 2018, please join our waiting list.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a financial model of running a farm where customers pay for their «share of the harvest» upfront, then receive produce «dividends» as it becomes available. We, the farmer, benefit by receiving payments at the beginning of the growing season, when we need them the most, to buy seeds and supplies to produce food. This reduces the interest costs of loans to begin the season. The CSA partnership is good for you, good for the farm, and good for our earth.
WHY JOIN MARINI FARM'S CSA?
You receive fresh locally grown delicious vegetables and fruit.
Connect with your local grower. By investing you are helping to preserve the largest growing vegetable farm on the Northshore that has been your local farm for more than 80 years.
Allow you to try a full variety of fruit and vegetables.
Reduce your carbon footprint. Local produce travels far less than grocery store produce (an average of 1,500 miles less!)
To buy the same quality product received in the CSA, you would have to spend 20-50% more money than the cost of the share.
DOES CSA MEAN ORGANIC?
No. All of the fruits and vegetables that are grown on our farm are IPM (Integrated Pest Management). We have practiced IPM on our farm for more than 3 decades and consider it the safest method of producing crops. We were one of the first farms in the nation to adopt this method and now it is used throughout the world. IPM ensures the consumer safe produce while also protecting the environment. We have also introduced biological controls, which uses beneficial insects to control unwanted pests, reducing the use of pesticide.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Fill out the wait list form. Upon receiving your information we will add you to our e-mail list and send you an application as membership slots become available. This is how you will receive up to date information regarding your investment in the farm.
Additional Information: marinifarm.com/csa.html