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About our CSAHere at Eastport Organics we grow a wide variety of vegetables, and our CSA is the preferred way for our regular customers to ensure they have a fresh supply of organic, pesticide-free, local vegetables. The CSA subscriptions also help us financially through the first part of our season.
We are the only farm (organic or otherwise) that offers this service in central Newfoundland, and we may be the only farm outside the avalon peninsula to offer a CSA option. We offer the service in the Gander, Clarenville & Grand Falls-Windsor areas with some variance each year depending on clients for that season. As farmers markets are introduced to each of these areas it will make our system much more efficient and viable.
CSA is a system that sees the customer pay up front for produce that will be delivered over the growing season, and was developed primarily to assist small farms in the distribution of income throughout the year. By paying up front the customer is entering into a contract with the farmer, and taking on some of the risk. The customer trusts the farmer that the food will be there throughout season, and is helping out with early season cash flow. As with all forms of farming, there are inherent risks involved in small-scale market farming. Poor weather, insect outbreaks and labour issues can all contribute to a poor harvest just as good weather, healthy crops and willing helpers can lead to a bountiful harvest. The CSA helps the farmer mitigate the risks of a poor year, as well as share the benefits of the good years.