The Cates Corner Farm CSA Program for the 2018 growing season is now open. With more than 40 varieties of fresh produce, the Cates Corner Farm CSA enables you to have a taste of all things growing here at the farm. All produce is grown using all natural practices without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a production and marketing model where consumers buy shares of a farm’s harvest in advance. Consumers become CSA members by paying an agreed amount at the beginning of the growing season. This upfront payment helps buy the seed and other inputs needed for the season and provides the farmer an immediate income to begin the season.
By paying at the beginning of the season, CSA members share in the risk of production and relieve the farmer of much of the time needed for marketing. This allows the farmer to concentrate on good land stewardship and growing high-quality food. In return for their membership fee, consumers receive a variety of freshly picked vegetables every week. Consumer members eat healthy, sustainably produced food and have the satisfaction of knowing where it came from and how it was grown. Cates Corner Farm’s CSA will offer on-farm social and educational activities a few times during the growing season for members, further strengthening their connection to the land and with the farmers who feed them.
If you want to hold a share in our CSA this 2018 season email cates [dot] corner [dot] farm@gmail [dot] com with your:
- Phone number
- Mailing address
- Pick-up date (Tuesday or Thursday at Cates Corner Farm or Wednesday pick up at Carrboro Farmers Market)
- Payment information (I will mail/drop-off a check OR I have paid via Paypal)
Following your email inquiry, you will receive a welcome email and confirmation of payment. Full payment may be made by check or credit card via Paypal. Payment deadlines are listed next to share options below. If you cannot pay via check/Paypal, please email or call us to work out a payment option.
Thank you for your 2018 CSA interest! We hope you join the Cates Corner Farm family this upcoming season.
Cost & Timeline
CSA pick up will be Tuesday or Thursday at Cates Corner Farm or Wednesday pick up at Carrboro Farmers Market.
We offer a spring/summer share that will be for 18 weeks (May-September) and a fall share that will be for 8 weeks (Mid September-November):
Spring/Summer Share contains produce valued at $25 each week: SPRING/SUMMER 2018 CSA SIGN-UP IS NOW CLOSED.
- $450: balance due April 22, 2018.
Fall Share contains produce valued at $25 each week: 2018 Fall Shares available, email us and complete payment below
- $200: DEADLINE, balance due August 26, 2018
- The first pick-up is scheduled for the week of September 19, 2018