Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are different for every farm and community. At The Farmers’ Daughter, we provide our CSA members with the freshest strawberries and vegetables that we can grow, along with other locally grown seasonal fruits. The definition of “Local” for our farm is simple, within the borders of Alexander County; where our farm is located. That way, our CSA truly helps our local economy. Alexander County borders Wilkes, Iredell, Catawba, and Caldwell Counties. It is nestled at the foot of the Brushy Mountains and north of the Catawba River and Lake Hickory. This location allows us and our local growers to produce a diverse selection of fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. So, “What is a share?”, you might ask. A share is a weekly portion of farm fresh produce for your family. We offer two different sizes of shares. By joining our CSA program you will become part of our family farm community.
Our Commitment to Each Other
When you become a member, you are dedicating yourself to being our customer for the growing season – therefore providing us with a secure market for our produce. Likewise, we dedicate ourselves to being your farmers. We do all the work for you! All you have to do is visit the farm weekly to pick up your bounty!
What is a share?
CSA Members will receive a “Farmer’s Choice” share of seasonal, fresh picked fruits and vegetables from our farm and local orchards in Alexander County. We try to have at least one local fruit included per week, along with several different vegetables. Members also will receive a weekly newsletter, detailing the contents of their boxes, a farm update, and tailored recipes for that week.
Is a CSA Subscription the right choice for you?
Our CSA Program is not a good fit for everyone and we are okay with that! That is why our farm stand is open to the public AND we offer our Farm Loyalty Program. CSA share contents will change weekly thought the growing season. You should ask yourself the following questions, when considering the CSA Program.
- Do I cook or want to cook using fresh produce?
- Can I make a commitment to pick up my share on-time weekly?
- Do I want to try new recipes and vegetables each week?
- Do I like and appreciate to eat most types of vegetables?
- Do I want to know my farmer and my farm?
Know Your Food, Know Your Farmers
The majority of our crops are grown on our farm in Taylorsville, NC. We are not an organic certified farm. However, we believe in being open and honest with our customers and building relationships that last; based on faith and trust. Please read our Good Agriculture Practices page to learn more about our growing practices.
How You Get Your Share
The majority of our shares are picked up at our farm on Thursdays, between 1pm and 6pm. Customers just like coming out to the farm. They enjoy the sights and sounds of farm life; and sometimes the smells! We are also wanting to add two Satellite Locations in 2017. CSA pickup will be available at these locations as well. More information will follow as the particulars get ironed out. You choose the most convenient location and pickup at the same day and time each week. You have at least a 4 hour window, during which you can pick up your box.