When you join our Community Supported Agriculture project:
- you receive a weekly supply of ultra-fresh, vitamin-rich produce that is grown using organic standards
- you enjoy a variety of produce that is chosen and harvested for its vitality and flavor
- your produce comes directly to you from your farmer
- you help sustain local organic farms
- you practice environmental stewardship, reduce food miles, and support bio-diversity
There are still shares available for our 2015 season. To purchase a share in the harvest, print the membership commitment form included in the FACSAP 2015 Prospectus, and mail it with your payment.
Our CSA was started nearly twenty years ago with the purpose of establishing and supporting local organic farms. Before we entered the picture, there was no “local organic scene.” Our founder, a mother of two young children at the time, was perplexed at the reality that the organic produce on her table came from California, while her family lived in the midst of an agricultural area of Stafford County. She learned about the CSA concept and worked for two years in establishing the Fredericksburg Area Community Supported Agriculture Project (FACSAP), the first in the region and the eleventh in Virginia.
Members who support FACSAP growers are directly involved in keeping our local organic farms economically viable.
Over the past several years, nearly a dozen local CSA projects have emerged, however, almost all of them grow without using organic practices–applying synthetic inputs to crops and soils, using genetically modified seed, etc. Folks sometimes get confused—just because something is grown by a local farmer does NOT mean it is grown using organic methods.