Nuke City Community Supported Agriculture program
In a C.S.A. the shareholder, or the consumer, shares in the risks of the farmer and has the opportunity to directly take part in the production of their own food. Shareholders proactively purchase the produce before it is even growing, helping the farmer pay for many of the costs involved in food production. The farmer therefore invests the cost back into the farm. In return, shareholders gain access to the freshest, most nutritious produce available. This direct producer to consumer relationship is more popular in today’s industrialized food system. We enjoy and find it extremely important to grow food for our local communities, neighborhoods, restaurants, and hopefully you!
IS IT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN BUYING AT YOUR STORE?
Our Produce is competitively priced with naturally grown local produce you might find elsewhere. With our produce you know who grew it, how it was grown, and where it came from. All funds, again, are put back into maintaining our farms operations. C.S.A. is not about cheap food; which is usually neither nourishing nor grown with care for the environment in mind. C.S.A. is about each of us eating fresh for our health and for the health of our planet.
THE FOOD BOX
The contents of your box depend on the season and the elements. As available, your box will have our Gourmet Salad Mix, Spring Mix, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, and Collard Greens, along with radishes and carrots. We will also include some herbs in your box like Cilantro, Dill, and Basil. As spring progresses into summer and fall, we will have patty pan squash, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Check out our Menu page to see pictures and links to possible recipes.
What are the risks?
Just like any farming enterprise, there are some risks. The most prominent risks we have in Amarillo for growing produce is drought/heat, weather, and insects. We do our best to mitigate as much risk for you as possible. During the hotter months of the year, we adjust our watering schedule and use shade cloth on the crops that can be easily damaged by heat. Hail is an issue for us here but we will do our best to keep crops covered during inclement weather to protect them from hail and damaging winds. Insects can be a real pest, but we will use insect netting and DE (diatomaceous earth) to reduce insect pressure. We cannot foresee all risks but when things happen to crops that we can't control, we will add extra amounts of available produce to ensure you have plenty of delicious veggies in your box.
How long will the 2018 CSA run?
This year we will run from April 29th to October 14th or 25 weeks.
What are the advantages of signing up?
You will receive farm fresh produce direct from the farm. They are fresher and tastier. Also, they will not be in transit for 3-5 days so most of the nutrients will be intact when you receive the produce. You will be able to get your fresh greens consistently through the entire season.
What are my options?
We will have 2 options again this year. A full share where you will receive 25 boxes of produce every week and a half share where you will receive 13 boxes of produce every other week.
How much does it cost?
The total cost of the full share is $625 and the total cost of the half share is $400. We know that is alot to put down up front so we will have two payment options. You will be able to purchase a share either by paying for it in full with a $75 discount or by placing a $75 deposit to hold your share and then $25 for each weekly/biweekly box until you reach the total cost of your share.
How will I get my box of produce?
We will be setup at Square Mile Farm Saturday afternoons from 3 to 5 with your box ready to be picked up. The address is 3908 SW 6th, Amarillo, TX 79106. If you are unable to pickup your box, we will deliver to your house, Sunday afternoons starting at 2 for a small fee.
How do I sign up?
We have closed our sign-up for this year's growing season. Follow us on social media to see updates during this season. You can also get our produce at the Amarillo Community Market, which starts June 9th.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.