Winter 2018 Enrollment is now OPEN!
Deliveries begin November 29th
Enrollment forms for the Columbus area or the Athens area are below under “How Do I Enroll?”
What is a CSA?
In the Community Supported Agriculture or CSA traditional model, people pay for a season’s “share” of produce (a membership), ahead of the delivery season. The CSA member then receives a bag of vegetables weekly or bi-weekly throughout the harvesting season. This is great for farmers because they get the revenue when they most need it to cover up-front expenses for the growing season. It is a unique collaboration between farmer, land and community members. Shareholders have the joy of knowing where, when and how their food is being grown and supporting a local, small business.
The Athens Hills CSA offers two seasonal Community Supported Agriculture programs. The Summer CSA is a twenty-week season, beginning in early June and running through mid-October. The Winter CSA, which is an eighteen-week season, begins in early December and continues through mid-April (with a two-week break at the holidays). Each season offers a bounty of vegetables delivered to several designated pick-up location in Athens, Columbus, or Marietta.
The Farm Share
When you become a CSA member you will receive a weekly share of 7-9 vegetables. The vegetables available from week to week change as the growing season progresses. This will give you a chance to experience the whole range of produce we harvest throughout the winter and summer seasons.
We offer certified organic vegetables freshly picked, rinsed and packed for easy pick-up. Each share member is provided a wide assortment of produce from our bountiful harvest.
All of the vegetables, herbs and mushrooms that we grow are certified organic.
How do I enroll?
Deliveries for the Winter 2018 CSA will begin on Wednesday November 29, 2017. Enrollment form links are below.
If you are a past member you will notice some changes as the farm adjusts to changing demands on markets. As always we seek to give our customers the best quality and value. We appreciate your support of our farm. Here are the major changes for this winter;
1.) Host sites in Columbus are reduced to Clintonville and Bexley.
2.) There remain three site choices for the Athens area.
3.) We are offering veggies only this winter. There are no weekly partner items, and there is no ‘Combo’ choice.
We are reducing the number of available shares again this season and we will close enrollment when we reach our goal. So, be sure to get your enrollment in for your winter veggie needs. If you have any questions please send and e-mail or call to speak with Becky. Thank you for your interest!
Our winter deliveries will begin November 29th this year. We deliver to 4 pick-up sites in Athens and Columbus. You can also come to the farm to pick up your share. We encourage you to contact us with any questions.
Athens Brochure; W18 Enrollment brochure Athens
Columbus Brochure; W18 Enrollment brochure Columbus
The Share Options
The only difference between the Full and Half Shares in our CSA program is that the Full Shares come EVERY week, while the Half Shares come EVERY OTHER week; each share contains the same amount of food. That means 18 pick-ups for Full Share Members and 9 pick-ups for Half Share Members.
We are not offering Partner items this season.
You can find out what veggies you may expect to see during the Summer and Winter CSA Seasons by following these links:
We post these items, as well as updated photos of the farm, on our Facebook Page. You can “Like” us now to see what’s “growing on” at the farm by following this link: Green Edge on Facebook. Many members have commented that the newsletters and Facebook page are important tools in not only maximizing the benefits of their share, but also in developing a relationship with the farm that is producing their food.
We celebrate and further strengthen that relationship through periodic Open Farm Days, where everyone is invited to the farm to meet the farm crew and take a tour of the farm to see how and why we grow your food the way we do. It is an opportunity for our members to ask any questions they have about our CSA program and Green Edge Gardens. One of the highlights from our last farm day in 2016 was a canning overview and refresher and a yoga session.
We drop off our CSA shares at our various pickup locations in Athens and Columbus on Wednesdays. Each site has its own set of hours for pick-up, but in general they go from early afternoon through dinnertime.
Columbus members pick up their shares on Wednesday at one of two locations: Bexley and Clintonville.
Athens members pick up their shares on Wednesday at the farm or in town at the Athens Community Center, and Hyacinth Bean Florist.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Call us at 740-448-4021 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.