Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) is a way for local farmers and their communities to support each other throughout the growing season. It’s a direct connection between your plate and our fields, allowing you to be intimately involved in the way your food is grown. Traditionally, the CSA allows farmers to buy the supplies needed to start the season, and lets them know who will be buying the food before it’s even grown! In exchange for signing up for a CSA, the farmer shares the weekly harvest with their CSA members. When you sign up for a CSA with Ashbourne Farms, you not only get a harvest of organically grown vegetables picked fresh for you each week, but you become part of our farm. Our CSA members are at the ROOT of our vegetable garden, and we’re looking forward to a bountiful 2017 CSA season!!
This year, we are adding a new size to our shares – the TINY Share!! What’s in a share varies week to week, and throughout the season, but in the new TINY Share, you will receive 5-6 vegetables each week — 1/2 bushel. In our traditional sized, FULL Share, you can expect 8-10 vegetables each week— 3/4 bushel. In times of plenty you will get more (think of preserving) and in times of scarcity there will be less. Sometimes we trade with other local farmers who use practices consistent with our farming methods in order to provide you with a more well rounded basket, and sometimes your baskets will just be smaller. In any case, over the course of the season, the value of produce received, will exceed the cost of your share.
In the spring we grow lots of fresh greens for cooking and salads, carrots, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and more. The summer brings us peppers, green beans, melons, potatoes, onions, and of course tomatoes. Then comes the fall, with its winter squashes, garlic, onions, cooking greens, Brussels sprouts, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower… the list goes on!
|FULL Share||TINY Share|
|Full Season (28 Weeks)||May 1 – November 18||$840 ($30/week)||$504 ($18/week)|
|Spring Share (5 weeks):||May 1 – June 1||$150||N/A|
|Summer Share (10 Weeks):||June 7 – August 12||$300||N/A|
|Fall Share (13 Weeks):||Aug 22 -November 18||$390||N/A|
St. Francis School: Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 pm (Location 11000 W. Hwy 42, Goshen)
Phoenix Hill NULU Farmers Market: Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 pm (Location 1000 E. Jefferson St., Louisville)
Ashbourne Farms: Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 pm (Location 3801 Old Westport Rd., La Grange)
Walnut Grove Nursery: Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm (Location 16200 Eastwood Cut Off Rd., Louisville)
Virginia Chance School: Friday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (Location 4200 Lime Kiln Ln, Louisville)
St. Matthew Farmer Market: Saturday from 8:00 – Noon (Location 4100 Shelbyville Road, Louisville)
To sign up for a share, call us at (502)222-0602, or fax, or print and mail your application to Ashbourne Farms at 3801 Old Westport Road, La Grange KY 40031.