Is Goat Lady CSA a good “fit” for you?
The Goat Lady CSA is a good choice if you:
- enjoy or want to try new foods and new recipes and like many kinds of vegetables
- love cooking and have the time to prepare several meals each week from scratch
- have the desire and the time to commit to an exciting project that will deepen your family’s connection to the land and the farmers producing your food
Shopping at the local farmers market is best choice if you:
- are a family of selective or less-than-adventurous eaters or aren’t vegetable lovers
- lead a life that’s just too busy to frequently cook from scratch or take on new commitments
How does membership in the Goat Lady CSA work?
When you are chosen to become a member of our CSA, here is what you can expect:
• You will receive a Family Share (or a Share that feeds 1-2 people) of sustainably produced vegetables each week for our 26-week season.
• You can purchase pre-ordered sustainably raised meats, eggs, and dairy from our farm and nearby NC partner farms.
• You will learn how to prepare, preserve and enjoy local, seasonal food.
• You will have the choice to volunteer for important work that will make our CSA a success for all. (Including helping with harvests, bagging produce/packing Share boxes, planting, community outreach, events or whatever your talents and interests might be that meet the needs of our CSA community.) NO ONE WILL KEEP TRACK OF HOW MUCH VOLUNTEER WORK YOU DO.
• You will nurture your family’s relationship to the community, the food and the land through workshops, festivals, newsletters, outreach activities and annual evaluations.
• You will sign an annual contract, and pay an annual fee early in the season.
• You will choose your preferred site for vegetable distribution. These sites are at the homes of CSA members throughout the areas of the Triad where most of our members live. Once you have submitted your application we will give you a list to choose from.
Family Share: $780/yr, enough for 3-4 people
Share: $400/yr, enough for 1-2 people
This fee covers all costs incurred for the CSA year including, farm costs/maintenance, seeds/plants, tools, salaries, harvest help, etc.
Can’t afford a membership, but truly want to join us?
We are one of the only CSA’s that offers a committed subsidized membership fund. Up to 10% of our membership are those in need who want to participate in our CSA but, for whatever reason, can’t afford to pay the entire fee. Our membership generously donates the extra amount needed for these subsidized shares. Email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Green Ops?
An elite corps of farm workers who have flexible schedules and a desire to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of sustainable farming techniques. These special volunteer farm workers will be asked to come to the farm when we need extra help with jobs like transplanting tomatoes or to supplement our regular harvesters during especially busy weeks.
What’s a Crop Mob?
Crop Mobs developed to help CSAs when truly an all-hands-on-deck group was needed to plant, harvest, or do other work on the Farm in a more rush manner because of weather circumstances or other immediate issues. These crop mobs are made up of anybody and everybody in the community, not just CSA members. We use Crop Mobs about 4 times a year or so.