What is a csa?
CSA is community supported agriculture. A way for 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.
Your share will be a generous basket filled with whichever varieties are fresh that week at Beech Cove Farm. 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.
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.
Is your farm ORGANIC?
We do not use pesticides or herbicides, and manage the farm in a natural and sustainable manner. We have not gone through an “ORGANIC” certification process, and believe that our “certification” comes from our relationship with our customers and their ability to come and see how we grow.
If you have specific questions about how we deal with pests, feel free to ask.
Do you have meat for sale?
Our meat sales will start in 2018. We hope to have pastured chicken beginning in late summer, and beef in the fall.