What is Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA)
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in the harvest.
In a CSA, a community is created between a local farmer and consumers.
The consumers purchase a "share" of the upcoming harvest produced on
the farm. The cost of a share is based on the true costs of production.
By purchasing a share, the consumers obtain farm-fresh, organic produce
on a weekly basis while helping to keep a local family farm
economically and environmentally viable.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
began in this country in 1985 in New England as a way of supporting
social and ecological responsibility in the local community. Of the
more than four hundred CSA's in the United States, a majority adhere to
the principles of sustainable agriculture by using organic farming
of the Be Wise Ranch CSA, for
example, not only enjoy
farm-fresh certified organic produce, they also support the use of
ecologically-responsible farming methods which improve the mineral and
nutrient content of the soil, and recycle local green waste into
compost. Organic farming helps preserve the water
and air quality of their community by not using or encouraging the
manufacture and use of chemical fertilizers, or dangerous chemical
pesticides and herbicides.
brings the consumer and the farmer together - enhancing ecological
diversity, facilitating the recycling of important nutrients and waste
products, and maximizing the self-sufficiency of family farms.
Would you like weekly deliveries of vine- ripened tomatoes and
vegetables, and sweet juicy oranges at a
you like to eat vitamin- and nutrient-rich produce grown organically,
without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides?
you like to encourage responsible, sustainable stewardship of a local,
organic family farm right here in San Diego?
wise" and join 2500 other families in San Diego who are members of the
Be Wise Ranch Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project, started in
reasons for joining Be Wise Ranch CSA:
You and your family will be able to eat tasty and nutritious farm-fresh
produce year-round, delivered weekly (or every other week) to a
location convenient to your home.
will enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown organically,
without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
will encourage sustainable stewardship of a local family farm right
here in San Diego.
will join a community of over 2500 families in San Diego who are
social and ecological responsibility in the local community.
you can do all this at a lower cost than buying the same produce at a
fresh produce year round at a reasonable cost.
Be Wise Ranch grows a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables.
Here in San Diego, we are blessed with a long growing season and we are
usually able to supply you with farm-fresh produce year round. We
specialize in growing organic fruits and vegetables whose farm-fresh
flavor cannot be bought in a supermarket, such as fresh sweet corn and
vine-ripened tomatoes. And, as a member of our CSA, you receive all of
this fresh, nutritious, organically grown produce, grown locally on a
family farm, delivered weekly to a convenient location to you - for
less than what you'd pay in a supermarket.
Use the links
below to learn more about the Be Wise Ranch CSA project. We
deliver boxes of produce to our members on a weekly or every-other-week
basis to many pick-up
locations in San
For more information, see our
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