In Alaska, food travels an average of 1500 miles before it reaches the consumer and by the time it reaches you it is depleted of its vital nutrients. Think of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as a partnership between us, the local farmer, and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of locally grown food.
Members cover a portion of the farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. Becoming a member of our CSA creates a responsible relationship between you and the food you eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it.
How does a CSA work?
Each week for 13 weeks you receive a share (box) of as much variety and quantity as conditions allow. By purchasing a share from the Sunny Slope Farm’s CSA your food dollar is going directly to the people who plant, tend and harvest your food. You are supporting organic growing methods that protect soil resources and water quality and assure you of the most healthful, nutritious produce possible.
Sunny Slope Farm members pick up their share once a week June through early August at our farm. Members can arrange to have someone else pick up their share if they are out of town. Any shares that are not picked up will be donated to our local food bank unless prior arrangements are made before the pick up day.
What’s in a share?
Given an average harvest, a share provides enough vegetables to feed your household. Each week you will receive 5 -10 different varieties of herbs and vegetables that change throughout the growing season. In the early summer there will be luscious salad and stir fry greens, chives, green onions, spinach and radishes, mid-summer rich flavored cucumbers, delicious juicy tomatoes, green beans, raspberries, blueberries, garlic scapes, broccoli and cauliflower and into the cool days of fall with hearty root vegetables like potatoes, turnips, carrots, cabbage, beets, leeks, and fresh garlic.