Community Supported Agriculture
CSA is a direct, cooperative relationship between farm producers and community members. The CSA concept is a product of the turbulent ’60s — in Japan. As the country faced a loss of farmland due to development, a growing infiltration of imported foods, and the resulting exodus of farmers to cities, a group of Japanese homemakers approached a local farmer with the idea of making a financial commitment to the farm in exchange for fruits and vegetables. They entered into a contract, or teikei, literally “partnership,” but philosophically “food with the farmer’s face on it.” The concept took root and eventually spread.
How does this work?
You subscribe for a weekly fixed box of fresh produce from our organic farm, located at Moshav Kfar Bin Nun, near Latrun. In exchange, we grow quality vegetables and herbs just for you. Every week we pick the produce and deliver it to you (all of our clients receive basically the same box). All the crops are grown organically, healthier for the customer, the farmer, the animals and the soil. The farm is supervised and certified by “Agrior”, the Israel organic inspection agency. This relationship facilitates financial income for a small farm and provides members with fresh, unique and delicious produce.
The farm’s CSA delivers fresh seasonal produce weekly throughout the year. The contents of the box reflect the seasonal availability of the Ayalon Valley and vary from week to week. Each CSA box is accompanied by our weekly newsletter, offering news of the farm and information about featured produce. The newsletter is sent via email and also published on our website.