Community Supported Agriculture
We have the ability and the desire to grow beautiful things here at Faith Acres Farm. We have a faith in the land and a knowledge from lifelong farming to produce vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, meats, eggs, and other natural resources in a healthy way, giving back to the environment and extending a culture of agriculture. We are proud of our efforts and feel as if it is a gift that we were meant to share. Our grandparents, parents, and children have all grown up in a farming culture that depended on the land to provide. Our experiences allow us to share our talents and assist in the education of the community in good food, nutrition, preparation, and preservation. We look forward to having you be a part of something beautiful and are excited to meet your families and grow together.
Click on the button below to access the CSA agreement
What is a CSA and what can I expect?
Our CSA allows you to purchase a share of the products grown on the farm. The shares range in size, cost and content. Our shares run in 10 week intervals. You are assured, at a minimum, 10 weekly shares throughout peak season which is typically the end of May through mid-October. After the 10 week season is accomplished, you have the ability to view our weekly, seasonable items available on our Available Produce tab and place your order for delivery directly from that page. Weekly orders are payable upon delivery, but the ability to select your grocery list items is a great advantage to provide the freshest produce available to your family.
We also have farm fresh eggs available.
We do have limitations, and constraints of nature can be a challenge, so we want you to be aware that as seasons ebb and flow, the proper circumstances for growing certain items may be a challenge. Our crops will be selected for productivity, usefulness and sustainability. The products are seasonal and this may present a challenge for some. Don't worry, we are here to guide you. We will provide you with recipes, preservation tips, and ideas to make the best benefit of your share. This will be new for some as these products are picked and available fresh. We will be providing periodical newsletters and posts on Facebook to provide you with a multitude of resources, not to mention, we're pretty easy to find in the gardens where you can usually spot us. Although, I will be a phone call or email away in those tense "What do I do with this?!" moments.
Shares and the cost....
Shares are broken down according to the following size and cost:
Full Share (accommodates family of four): $400 for 10 weekly shares
Half Share (accommodates family of two): $250 for 10 weekly shares
Eggs $3/dozen unless purchasing a CSA, then $2.50/dozen.
*All CSA shares require a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold share and is payable upon signed agreement, remaining balance of share must be paid by April 30, 2018.
You may find that nice neighbor that may want to split a share if you are a single person.
We will have set days and times for pick up on the farm, and upon filling all our shares, we will provide delivery days and times to specified locations in neighboring counties and communities. Please bear in mind, our time is valuable, and the expense of deliveries may not be beneficial, therefore we ask that you spread the word in your local area to allow for several shares to be part of that delivery location.
Share boxes will be provided and expected to be rotated with weekly deliveries. Damaged or lost boxes will require a replacement cost. (We make our boxes from cedar harvested from the farm, they are very pretty).
You may click on the .pdf file of our CSA application at the bottom left of our page, print, complete and mail or email back to us to reserve your share or go to our "Visit Us" page to contact us to reserve your share.
Perks and Plus...
Specials will be offered at the farm which may range from our very own maple syrup, honey, egg shares, occasional meats, value-added products, cut flowers, gourds, decorative corn, and other gifts that we may come across for your pleasure. You may even find some of these items meander their way into your weekly share on occasion.
We will be hosting a few events on the farm this year and encourage you to come and visit and enjoy a beautiful day at the farm.
The first event of the year occurs annually on the first Saturday in March. Sugar Day will be an opportunity for visitors to come and see how we harvest for our Maple Syrup. The event is from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be demonstrations on tree tapping and evaporation from sap to syrup. Samples will be available.
Faith Acres always takes place in the Farmer's Feast, a fine dining event in a farm setting. The food is provided by the local farmers and prepared by our chef and table served to the diners. Faith Acres hosted the event at the farm in 2015 and 2018, but are involved with every annual feast at another local farm in the region. All proceeds go to the Pendleton County Farmer's Market.
Other events at the farm may take the form of a Summer Picnic and a Fall family gathering, further plans will be announced soon.
Our farm video blog will be starting soon and will soon be posted to this site. The Faith Acres Favorites will provide insight into farm activities, recipes and other interesting "how to" projects, and as well, we will be having visitors to our blog showing us some of their great Kentucky Proud items. An occasional visit to one of our neighboring farms may also occur as the year progresses.
Lots of fun at Faith Acres, we hope you enjoy being another part of our blessings.