Community members become shareholders of the farm by purchasing a share of the harvest each spring. This cost supports growing a diverse selection of fruit and veggies each year that are then distributed back to the shareholders. Summer shareholders come to the farm once per week June through October. Thanksgiving and December Holiday shareholders come once during each month of November and December. Winter shareholders pick up food once per month January through April.
The produce is fresh and seasonal, meaning the vegetables are often picked the morning of your pick up and will be as diverse as possible for the time of year. We work our hardest to produce the highest quality of food each year, however due to weather, wild animals and other pests, some years the harvest may be more bountiful than others. Every season is different, yet we always plant excess to ensure a bounty of weekly food.
By becoming a shareholder at Little Ridge Farm, you have the opportunity to build a relationship between your food, the land it was grown on and the people who grew it. This marketing method is called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Community Supported Agriculture translated means “food with a farmer’s face on it”. The concept began in Japan in the 1960’s and has since spread through Europe and the United States.
Summer Shareholders choose from a diverse selection of fresh produce each week during the growing season (June-October). This list provides an idea of when and what items are available. Enjoy farm products for purchase all Summer long, free access to a PYO garden for herbs and flowers, PYO berries for sale by weight, and plenty of sunny days to tour the farm and visit with the animals.
The summer share weight varies throughout the season. Full shares may receive between 3 and 24 pounds, the average being around 11#/week; half share 5.5#/week. (Average is the total weight distributed, over the entire season, divided by the total number of pick-ups, at least 21 weeks.) Recipes and preservation tips are provided each week via the Happy Farmer Farm Blog and Facebook.
Shareholders have free access to a PYO garden with flowers and herbs. We also have PYO strawberries and raspberries for sale exclusively for shareholders.
Summer Pick-up days are either Tuesday or Friday from 3-7pm. If you can’t make your pick-up day you may
We offer a work share opportunity that allows one to get a more hands on experience with the farm in exchange for a discount on their share price. Please contact us if you are interested!
This share is a one time pick-up the week before Thanksgiving. All of the food can be easily stored or frozen so even if you aren’t hosting a holiday meal you can enjoy the food all month long.
Your choice of about 30# of produce from the following list (actual produce may vary from year to year):
This share is a one time pick-up the week before Christmas. All of the food can be easily stored or frozen so even if you aren’t hosting a holiday meal you can enjoy the food all month long.
This share is designed to promote truly seasonal eating! The pick-up is once per month January-April.
I have made the winter share a small size so that as your family becomes more accustomed to seasonal eating, you may want to purchase two winter shares.
Your choice of about 15# of produce from the following list (actual produce may vary from year to year):