What Is A CSA?
CSAs are about as seasonal as produce can get – we walk the farms the day before each CSA delivery to see what is available for harvesting. For this reason, you’ll get similar types of produce each week throughout a particular season- but we do know how important variety is to keeping healthy eating interesting, so we try our best to change up our produce as much as the season will allow.
Traditionally, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) was a pre-season subscription model that allowed farmers the means to plant another season and in return offered subscriber’s a weekly allotment of amazing farm fresh produce throughout a season. The model has changed some across the board since the inception of the traditional CSA. Most CSAs are modified at this point.
Dig Deep Farms also sources pesticide-free produce from small farmers in the Central Valley for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, which is then delivered to several locations in the East Bay, including your home. Our customers can order a weekly or bi-weekly bag of fresh, seasonal produce online.
The CSA concept is based on a direct relationship between farmers and subscribers. The farm provides folks with consistent deliveries of fresh, locally-grown produce, while subscribers directly support local farming by providing a steady income to farmers for their crops. This is a holistic and sustainable approach to farming that challenges our current large-scale and unsustainable agricultural system, which doesn’t benefit local communities, small farmers or the environment. Let’s make the switch to localized, sustainable agriculture together! Check out our partner farms to see who we source our produce from!
Dig Deep Farms works with residents from Ashland and Cherryland for whom healthy food access has been historically limited. Dig Deep Farms makes produce affordable to all residents to ensure that everybody has access to the freshest, healthiest fruits and vegetables. This is the essence of food justice.