by June Portnoy
For the past 10 years, Snipes Farm has offered Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to the public. Its traditional CSA enables people from the community to prepay $700 for a full farm share, and in exchange every week CSA members pick up whatever produce has been harvested that week.
“These members typically receive a healthy supply of eight to 10 fresh, seasonable vegetables,” says Snipes Vegetable Grower, Toria Harr.
The prepayments from CSA members pays for the farm’s operational costs and gives Snipes farmers an idea of how much to harvest in order for each member to receive a fair share throughout the growing season. In contrast to purchasing a full farm share, for the first time, Snipes Farm is offering you the option of buying a prepaid Market Share for vegetables.