We would love to have you be a part of our first CSA!
Your share will be a generous basket filled with whichever varieties are fresh that week at Beech Cove Farm. This year we plan on growing:
Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Carrots, Parsnips, Cabbage, Various Asian Greens, Fall Squash and Pumpkins, Spinach, Bunching Onions, Leeks, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Late Season Tomatoes, Radishes, Herbs, and our Specialty Salad Mix.
The plan is to begin delivering shares the week of Thanksgiving. You will receive 6-12 varieties every week for 16 weeks. The price for a share is $250 for the entire season, due by October 1st. You are always welcome to come to the farm to collect your share or you can pick it up at one of our pickup locations. This fall we will have pickup locations in McMinnville, Sparta, and Cookeville.
What is a CSA?
CSA, community supported agriculture, allows the community to come together around the farmer and the land, giving every family ownership in the food growing process. CSA members, or subscribers, pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of produce.
As a subscriber, you also share in the farmer’s risks and rewards. Weather, pests, and other variables can affect the harvest. Sometimes, this means we may have a bumper crop of tomatoes and you will receive extra. Other times a new pest or heavy flooding may wipe out an entire crop. We always plant extra and spend the off season studying our successes and failures from the previous season to help us choose appropriate varieties for our climate.