What Is A CSA?
(according to us!)
The concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is simple: Each year, you buy a "share" of the harvest and become a "shareholder" of the farm. Being a shareholder at Brookfield means entering into a partnership with the farm. Your yearly share price reflects the actual cost of running this farm. In return, we will grow food for you in a sustainable way - leaving our land as good (or better) than we found it. In this way, we all share the risks and rewards associated with farming sustainably.
It's More Than Just VEGETABLES
We're committed to the original concept of CSA, the mutually supportive partnership between our farm and our supportive community. This is not a subscription delivery service, or the same as ordering groceries online from a store. Here's why....
We're Committed To
We believe that you and your family deserve the highest quality food and that's why we use environmentally sustainable growing techniques. We use no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers of any kind. We see our farm as a living system, where its elements work together to build and maintain soil fertility. Through a balanced crop rotation and a generous composting and cover cropping system, we leave our land better than we found it.
Our prices are based solely on the costs of production which are kept to a minimum (since we deal directly with you). We are committed to ensuring that farms are economically sustainable. We pay our farmers a living wage and provide you with the highest quality vegetables available at the lowest price around. We are happy to share our operating budget with you. Or discuss any of our operating decisions. We accept SNAP payments.
Become a shareholder in Brookfield Farm and help promote our local economy, support local employment, and preserve local agriculture. Our farm provides a practical step towards realizing a vibrant and healthy local food system.
A Family's Farm
Besides getting fresh local produce, you can also take a relaxing walk through our woodland trails and open fields, have an exhilarating afternoon throwing hay bales into the barn, or give your children the thrill of a lifetime watching a calf being born. Brookfield Farm becomes more than just your source of food, it can truly become your family's farm.
A Family of Families
Seasonal festivals, social events, and educational opportunities for children and adults provide shareholders with a unique opportunity to create a community of people connected to each other through their connection to the earth.
A Learning Center for All
Brookfield Farm is owned by the non-profit Biodynamic Farmland Conservation Trust, which is dedicated to promoting biodynamic agriculture through farmer training and educational programs. Brookfield Farm is a living learning center through which we improve our understanding and care of the earth.
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