A CSA or Community Supported Agriculture honors a commitment between the farmer and the share holders. The members pay the grower in advance for a weekly share of the harvest. The share holder receives a crate of fresh, local, naturally grown produce from a source they know and love.
2017 membership agreement
In the community supported farm structure, every member of the relationship benefits, the share-holders, the farmers, the farms (the earth), and the greater community.
This season we are offering crop share memberships. Each member will receive a weekly share of organically grown gourmet produce, that varies throughout the growing season. The product is expected to be available by mid May and end in October. We farm with all natural organic methods and strive to fortify our soils to create nutrient dense vegetables. We are committed to farming approaches that emphasize soil health and prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Our vegetable selections are for the most part based on taste and experience with various varieties, as well as trying new varieties all the time. This year we ordered organic seeds from five different companies: Johnny's Fedco, Osborne Seed, Territorrial, and Harris. Our crop plan for 2017 can be found on the next page. We are planning to accompany the vegetables with some of our favorite recipes to assist members in eating seasonally.
Our plan is to start small and develop a core group of members that buy into our philosophy and quality. We are looking for families who have a high vegetable intake, culinary skills, and the time to prepare the food and eat within the season. The pick up day will be on Wednesdays at our farm, located at 6089 100th street SE Caledonia, MI. The 2017 share price is $550 or $375 for a half share, for 20 weeks. Memberships are limited. All shareholders assume the risks and benefits from the bounties of farming.
To reserve a membership mail a check to Schuler Farms along with with your contact information to
Schuler Farms 6089 100th SE Caledonia, MI 49316. questions or comments, please call 616-890-3701