Thank you for your interest in purchasing a CSA share from APU’s Spring Creek Farm.
CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, a concept conceived in order to support small farms that wish to market their products locally and directly to customers in their communities. Customers purchase CSA shares at the beginning of the season and receive a distribution of vegetables each week throughout the farm season.
By paying upfront, CSA members support small farms by sharing the risk of growing vegetables. The idea has helped support local food production around the country and the world and encourages customers to get to know their farmers directly, shortening the food chain and giving people access to information about how their food is grown.
For more information about our CSA program, please read our CSA Brochure.
Pricing and Accessibility
At Spring Creek Farm, we strive to produce healthy, local produce that is also affordable and accessible. We also understand the deep connection that our CSA members have to the farm, their produce, and this community. As in other industries, the costs of farm production have increased significantly in the last year, and these costs are reflected in our CSA share and vegetable prices. This is why, in an effort to increase equitable access to the food we grow, we are implementing a sliding-scale payment for our CSA shares this year.
For each size of the share, there will be three payment options: “standard price,” “discount price,” and “supporter price.” The standard price option reflects the true cost of production and considers market value compared to other local CSAs. Please consider choosing a higher payment option if you have higher earning power due to your age, education, gender, racial privilege, or class, own your own home, have retirement accounts or investments, or don’t have trouble paying for groceries. Consider choosing a lower payment option if you are impacted by structural inequality, experience a lack of employment or income, support dependents, have high medical expenses not covered by insurance, or have significant non-mortgage debt. When you register, please select the payment amount that you feel is right for your household. The same amount of produce goes into each box no matter the price. Higher cost shares help subsidize production for lower cost shares and donations to local non-profits addressing food security needs.
2023 Share Pricing
Standard Price: $400, $22.22/week
Discount Price (-15%): $340, $18.88/week
Supporter Price (+15%): $460, $25.55/week
Standard Price: $720, ($40/week)
Discount Price (-15%): $612, ($34/week)
Supporter Price (+15%): $828, ($46/ week)
Please register using the link below: