Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between farmers and the families who eat the food they grow.
The Japanese name for Community Supported Agriculture means "Food with the farmer's face on it"
Each family commits to buying a box of mixed produce each week, while as farmers, we commit to providing a generous box of absolutely fresh, high quality produce to each family each week.
Here at Symara Organic Farm we operate a successful CSA scheme from our property near Stanthorpe in Queensland's Granite Belt.
Our CSA subscribers :
pick up a box of ultra-fresh produce each week, picked to order (most of what's in each box was picked just a few hours before!)
may choose a 'mystery box' of our best fresh produce
get to eat many heirloom varieties of vegetables, bred and grown for maximum flavour
have an opportunity to sample unusual varieties of vegetables
are offered opportunities to visit the farm and see their food being grown
can have a friendly chat every pick-up day with the farmers who grew their food.
As farmers we:
are paid in advance for our produce, helping us financially early in the growing season and reducing one of the many risks in farming
know what we will be paid for our produce
have a meaningful relationship with the people who eat our food
Are you a farmer who is fed up with being mistreated by wholesalers, feeling isolated and unconnected with the people who eat the food you grow? Would you like to change to a much more rewarding farming system?
Are you not a farmer but are someone who yearns to re-engage with your farming roots but are scared off by doom and gloom farmer stories or feel you lack experience and knowledge?
We have a service available to assist with the daunting task of setting up your own Community Supported Agriculture project, finding subscribers and managing production, harvesting, packing, and produce distribution. To find out more, click here, contact us by or call the homestead on 07 4683 2332.