CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farming operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members or "share-holders" of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer's salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm's bounty throughout the growing season.
Norman’s Farm Market launched its CSA program in spring of 2007 and members are raving about the selection, quality, and flexibility found in our shares. To read some of the reviews about our CSA click here!
Selection. Perhaps what sets Norman’s CSA shares apart from other CSA’s is the selection we offer to our members. By having such an expansive selection of product it is impossible to fit everything into our shares. We remedy this by allowing our members to choose. Perhaps the toughest challenge our members face is with so much to choose from, what to pick?
Our CSA Program allows us to custom plan the growing season around our member’s tastes. With our farmer’s experience in growing and Norman’s twenty-five plus years of experience selling local produce at our roadside stands, we work together to achieve an amazing selection of product for the season.
Quality. Our Pickup Schedule dictates when crops should be harvested and brought to our members. This helps us guarantee only the highest and freshest quality in our shares. By knowing specifically how much to bring to a location and unpacking as needed, it is the closest thing to having your own backyard garden, but without the all the work.
Splitting Shares. If you would like to split a share with a friend, Norman's recommends alternating weeks rather than splitting your share at pickup to avoid confusion.