CSA Produce Pick-up now available at Frontera

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Frontera Audubon will be a pick-up location for the Yahweh All Natural Farm & Garden’s Food to U Basket Program CSA. Read on to see how you can sign up to pick up fresh produce weekly for your family. Everything is handled through Yahweh, therefore questions may be directed to Diana at 956-412-4916. Sign ups are a month in advance, and space is limited. Give them a call today!

Please click here if you would like a copy of the agreement form. Yahweh CSA Agreement Form

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19741 Morris Rd
Harlingen, TX 78552
956-412-4916

Know your farmer Know your food!

Let us grow your vegetables

Food to U Basket Program CSA 2016-17

Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden is owned by Saul and Diana Padilla. A 35 acre diversified Urban Certified Organic farm located in the city of Harlingen TX.

Join the Community Supported Agriculture memberships “CSA” Food to U Basket Program and secure your share of our farm vegetables for 30 weeks.

What is CSA?

Community Support Agriculture know as CSA originated in Japan in 1960’S and Europe in 1970’s and began in the United States in the 1980’s. This “movement” provides a direct link between consumers and farmers. The goal of this relationship is to provide solutions to the problems of small farm survival, food quality, nutrition, community building, sustainably and quality of life. This direct marketing method can benefit both farmer and consumer in many ways.

CSA is sometimes known as “subscription farming,” and the two terms have been used on occasion to convey the basic principles. In others cases, however, use of the latter term is intended to convey philosophic and practical differences in a given farm operation. Subscription farming (or marketing) arrangements tend to emphasize the economic benefits, for the farmer as well as the consumer, of a guaranteed, direct market for farm products, rather than the concept of community—building that is the basis of a true CSA. Growers typically contract directly with customers, who are called “members” and who have agreed in advance to buy a minimum amount of produce at a fixed price, but have little or no investment in the farm itself. A grower could maintain small farm profits by selling low cost memberships to customers who then were allowed to harvest crops at below market prices.

How it Works

CSA arrangements are based on a contractual agreement between a farmer and a consumer. This not only provides the farmer with capital to start their business, but who ensures a guaranteed market for their product. Members can rely on fresh, local produce throughout the season.

Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables; interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week or every other week throughout the farming season.

As each crop comes in, throughout the growing season, members receive their share once a week. The size of shares varies in quantity and variety.

6-8 different vegetables, harvested and packaged and delivered weekly (Example: a bunch of carrots, some squash, beets, radish, lettuce cucumbers and tomatoes) they become ready to harvest.

Crop list

Beet (Table) Cilantro Fruit/ when available
Broccoli Celery Bananas
Cabbage Mustard greens Oranges
Kohlrabi Okra Grapefruit
Carrots Onions  
Cauliflower Radishes  
Eggplant Peas  
Cucumber Squash  
Collard Zucchini  
Kale Turnips  
Lettuce    
Tomatoes    
Sweet peppers    
Hot peppers    
     
     

 

How much does it cost to become a member?

The share cost is $25 per week delivered to a community pickup site.
15 weeks (6months bi weekly) 375.00
30 weeks (6months) 750.00

*Price Conditions: Vegetable share cost is $25 per week delivered to our community pickup site.

Additional fees
 10.00 deposits for insulated bags, refunded at end of season upon return of bag
 $5- 10.00 dollars per delivery for Home / office deliveries, price depending on location ( home and office deliveries have mileage limitations )
 Monthly fee payment option has an additional charge one time charge of 50.00 dollars.

Why is CSA better than grocery store produce?

CSA is great for the farmer, who gets a secure income from CSA, and it is great for the consumer who gets fresh seasonal produce. Provides a fair priced: Certified Organic, fresh produce at its optimal flavor.

Benefits of CSA Memberships

Regular deliveries of fresh, Certified organic local produce.
Pre-purchasing locks in your food cost ahead of time.
Farm-to-Table delivers guarantee produce at its peck flavor.
You Know Your farmer behind your food.
Don’t have to guess what the farm practices are when you know your farmer.
Increased variety, not available in grocery stores.

Our Pledge

We, Saul and Diana, at Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden commit to provide our members with locally grown, Certified Organic produce. We understand that as a member, you are investing in advance to our farm. On occasion we may add produce from another Certified Organic Farmer. We cannot guarantee eggs sales because it depends only on chicken to supply. Our chickens are free ranch chickens; they are free to roam our farm to find their own protein.

 Membership

Members consist of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers, and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members of “share-holder” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated casts of the farm operation and farmer’s salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. Members also share in the risk of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. By direct sales to community members who have provided the farmer with working capital advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing

How do I Sign-up?

Read Agreement, Completed forms and sign; mail signed form and payment to.
Please click here if you would like a copy of the agreement form. Yahweh CSA Agreement Form

Mailing address

Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden

19741 Morris Rd Harlingen TX 78552

956-412-4916

 

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