Penick Farms 2018 CSA Programs
What is a CSA?
We would like to take this time to ask our customers and hopefully future customers if they would be interested in a program called Community Supported Agriculture or CSA. This program is a way for you as a customer to get fresh locally grown produce every week at greatly discounted prices. You can find more information about CSA programs at Kentucky Dept of Ag. http://www.kyagr.com/marketing/CSA.html .
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This idea is relatively new to the US and came about in the 1980′s. The concept of a CSA is that members of the “community” commit their support to the farmer for the duration of the growing season and in return, the farmer provides those members of the community with the products grown to the best of his/her ability.
Members will pay a certain amount up front, and will then receive a weekly basket/share containing a variety of produce. Members should understand that the growing season in Kentucky is ever changing; therefore, the products may change weekly as well. By becoming a CSA member, the customer will be reaping the benefits of the growing season, but will also have risk, as the farmer does, due to weather and any other obstacles that may occur. The CSA allows people to feel a real connection to their local farmers and the land they operate on. Therefore, CSA members will be receiving healthy, fresh, and local farm products weekly, while also knowing the people and the farm they are supporting.
Local Harvest is also a great place to learn about CSA http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
Are You a Good Candidate for our CSA?
- Cook Most Meals at Home
- Willing to Try New Vegetables
- Willing to Try New Recipes to Use Vegetables in Creative Ways
- Desire to Learn about How Food is Grown
Reasons NOT to join a CSA
- CSA’s are not a way to get cheap groceries.
- CSA’s are not for people that do not like trying new foods.
- If you eat out a lot a CSA may not be for you.
- If you only like a few kinds of produce a CSA may not be for you.
- If you expect produce to look like it is perfect a CSA may not be for you.
So what do you get?
Baskets will vary week to week with produce that is in season at the time. But you will always have few staples like tomatoes , peppers, squash , etc. We will update member of up coming items on facebook .
Tell Me about Penick Farms?
Penick Farms has been at the same location since January of 1941 in Christian County Kentucky. A few years ago we switched from raising hay and cattle to growing fresh farm raised produce using the same basic methods learned over the past 75 plus years to grow our own garden fresh food, so you will always know that you are getting fresh, healthy, TRUE home grown produce when you buy from us.