CSA (community supported agriculture) is a way for people to receive a delivery of fresh produce direct from the farm each week. Our CSA usually runs six months out of the year (May through December). The support of new and renewing members each year is vital to the farm to help purchase seed and plant for spring.
We are looking for new CSA members for 2017 right now! Help us reach our goal of 150 members. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or contact CSA manager Natalie Ashker by phone at (901) 626-7760 and by email at Natalie.email@example.com if you are interested. Her address to send checks to is 595 Yancey Lane, Pleasant Shade TN 37145.
When you support us, our farm is your farm. We encourage you to participate in farm activities: hikes, picnics, swimming, camping and planting potatoes. It’s a beautiful place with un-logged forests and a clear creek winding past bluffs and a cave. About one third of the farm’s 200+ acres are rolling meadows and hay fields which, with our herd of cattle, sustain the fertility of the farm.
Through CSAs small organic farms thrive, and city folks get the freshest food possible. Our CSA members enjoy:
- Biodynamic food, at competitive organic prices, direct from the farm
- More than 80 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers grown here each year
- Sharing vegetables and recipes with friends and neighbors
- Belonging to a community of people who also care about quality produce and supporting local organic agriculture
- And a connection with the farm and farmers who grow your food
Vendors who set up their goods at our drop-off include:
- Ousley Ouch salsa
- Angel Radiance candles
- Murari soaps
- Honey from Monet apiary
- eggs from a farm in Franklin
- Blueberries when in season from a farm in Hohenwald
To join our CSA you must pay a membership fee of $50. This fee secures your place and demonstrates your commitment. This is a one-time fee, and gives you a lifetime membership in the farm. So if you take a year or two off from the program, and then choose to come back, you will not be charged again, (but you may have to get in the queue).
For more information or if you are ready to join, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
595 Yancey Lane
Pleasant Shade, TN 37145
Share a Share The goal of this grass roots campaign is to provide Nashville residents living in food insecure areas with access to local farm fresh produce and to increase the demand for local food that is grown using sustainable farming methods. We are asking our members to support the program again by adding a small amount to their CSA purchase. Your contribution helps us bring our locally grown, organic vegetables to food insecure areas like the Nashville Bordeaux neighborhood and share our farm veggies to neighbors who would otherwise not be able to purchase. Donation amounts from $10 to $100 are on the CSA signup section to add to your purchase. This donation will be used to deliver CSA shares directly to families into those neighborhoods that really need access to fresh, organic, healthy vegetables.
Thank you in advance, for helping us make this a reality to those in need.
** To weekly payers: Please remember that joining a CSA is a commitment to support the farm, and that randomly not showing up and expecting to carry no financial obligation for weeks you miss has cut deeply into our ability to make our budget. We aren’t trying to penalize you in any way, but weekly payments mean more accounting work, and more organizational activities that cost us time and money, so it will cost you a bit more to pay weekly than monthly or yearly. If you don’t show up, you will still be responsible for paying half for that week ($10). Remember, you can always have a friend, neighbor, or relative pick up in your place.
Pickup Time and Place
The weekly deliveries begin after Memorial Day and last until December. Pickup is on Mondays from 4-7 PM in the Melrose/Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville. The address is 2610 Westwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 (map).
Special Payment Requests
We want to be flexible and accommodating. If you are committed to eating the highest quality local food, but just can’t afford our prices, talk to us. We are willing to listen, and we want you to have access to this incredible food. If you want to get creative, there are a number of things you could do in trade for part or all of your share cost. Please contact Natalie at Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org for for special payment requests.