The CSA

The ReFarmery is a two acre semi-urban farm in the northwest end of Sacramento County. We provide a wide selection of eggs, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers to our families, friends and community every week.

Welcome.

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA members invest in their local farm at the beginning of the year and receive a weekly share of the produce for the length of the growing season. CSA membership fosters a strong connection with your food, the soil where it is grown, and the people who tend it.

Decades of mechanization and corporatization of farming has changed the way small farms survive in the market. CSA farms and farmers markets are springing up in every corner of the country as in response to the deafening call for local food.

Our CSA members receive a weekly share of foods that are exceptionally fresh, bursting with flavor, nutrient-dense, ethically-produced, and less expensive than at the farmers market. In return, the CSA farm is insulated from risk and loss by the strength of support from its members; if a crop struggles or fails the loss is absorbed among the larger community, and the farm survives to grow again the following season. Likewise, when crops are plentiful, we all share in the bounty.

In addition, working as a group allows a CSA to diversify a garden in a manner unavailable to most home gardeners and conventional farmers; we grow smaller amounts of more diverse crops. This not only ensures that there is a variety of tasty produce, but also promotes biodiversity on the farm.

Past shares have included:

  • Lettuce, Kale, Chard, Mustard, Green Onions

  • Heirloom Tomatoes, Hot and Sweet Peppers, Eggplants, Cucumbers, Zucchini

  • Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, Lemon Verbena, Basil, Fennel, Lavender, Savory

  • Pumpkins, Squashes, Melons

  • Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Rutabagas, Shallots, Potatoes

  • Grapes, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Pomegranates, Mulberries, Grapefruits, Lemons, Figs, Olives

 

All shares include an invitation for the whole family to our Annual Summer Solstice party. Please  join us for homemade food, drinks, and farm tours on the longest day of the year to thank our members and supporters. Activities vary year to year, but past functions have included arts and crafts for the kiddos, and live music for all.