Cheers to Year 3
We are heading into our 3rd season of CSA. CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Orr’s CSA is a weekly subscription program that runs from the last Tuesday in May through the end of September. Customers will receive a produce box once a week called a “share.” The share will be filled with fresh produce from our farm as well as other local farms within a 50-mile radius. There is an option for a half share which feeds 1 to 2 people produce for a week or a whole share which feeds 3 to 4 people.
When a customer signs up for the season, they will select to be on the home delivery schedule or the market pick-up schedule. When we started this program 3 years ago, we could have never imagined it would have been as popular as it is. We started off year one, with only 1 delivery route, servicing only 3 zip codes. Year 2, we expanded to two delivery routes, reaching up to 5 zip codes. Each year, we try to reach more customers than the year before. CSA runs May 30th-September 28th, 2023.
Every week, we look at the incoming crops, and hand select the best of the best for our CSA members. We try to include a variety of fruits and vegetables, and mix it up each week. Once the boxes are packed, it’s delivery time! We load up our CSA van and keep temperature sensitive items in coolers. We then start our route, dropping off containers at door steps all day long, across the surrounding counties. Most things in your box will be grown here on the farm, but some items do come from other local farmers. Cedar Ridge Hydroponics is one of our favorite farmers to support. They are located in Martinsburg, and provides us with lettuce, and other greens.
To become a member, simply signup on our website here. You’ll need to select a half share or whole share and depending on your zip code, delivery days fall on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You also have the option of skipping delivery and picking up your box here at the farm market. Once you choose your share size, you also have the option to add on local dairy, coffee, meat, or eggs. Need some of our famous apple butter? You can add that on, as well as any of our Orr’s jarred goods and mixes.
Being a member of our CSA has other perks besides getting weekly deliveries of fresh, local produce. We host CSA members many times throughout the season for after-hours picking events. These are exclusive to CSA members and their families only and are nice because you don’t have to deal with the crowds during store hours. We also have a weekly newsletter that we send out with recipe ideas, storage tips and what to expect in your upcoming share. Once you sign up, make sure to join our CSA Facebook page. We encourage members to share photos, and recipes there for inspiration.
Why choose our CSA program over another farm? You get us! That’s right, we guarantee you will get the best customer service out there. From packing your order with care to delivering it with a smile, you can’t beat it! You’ll also be a part of a new club, that will feel like family. Join today!