Hay Creek Heritage Farms CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture)
WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Community members support the farm by paying in advance for a membership and in return, receive weekly shares of the harvest.
Members partner with the farmers by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, disease, crop failure, etc.) along with the rewards of a good harvest. We will do our best to manage the crops so you receive a variety of produce, however there is no guarantee of quantities or contents of weekly shares.
WHY JOIN THE CSA?
Aside from receiving farm fresh produce each week, membership in the Hay Creek Heritage Farms CSA allows you to:
- know your farmers
- support sustainable, humane farming
- eat seasonally
- buy locally
- help preserve heirloom vegetable varieties
- help conserve heritage livestock breeds
WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN SHARES?
A variety of fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit. Full shares receive 10-12 pounds of produce/wk; half shares receive 5-7 lbs/week, however, size and weight of shares will vary with the season. See flyer below for a list of what is typically grown for members each season.
A limited number of cut flower shares will be available for an additional charge. Duck and chicken eggs are sold a la carte at share pickup locations.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY SHARE?
Members select a primary pick up location at checkout. Our 2017 pickup locations and times are listed below.
- Ypsilanti - Downtown Farmer’s Market:
Tuesdays between 3-7p
- Joust Strength + Fitness (must be a gym member)
Wednesdays after 9:30a
- Ypsilanti - Depot Town Farmer’s Market *new location for 2017:
Saturdays between 9a-1p
- Pinckney - Hay Creek Heritage Farms (2201 Swarthout) *new time for 2017:
Saturdays after 9a
- Wixom - Drafting Table *new location for 2017:
Sundays between 2:30-4:00p
- Milford - River’s Edge:
Sundays between 5:00-6:30p
New for 2017! We're partnering with Steinhauser Farms to deliver meat shares (pork and beef) to our CSA members who pick up in South Lyon, Milford or Wixom. You must purchase a produce CSA share along with the meat CSA share. Purchase the meat share through Steinhauser Farms and we'll coordinate the delivery to you with your produce share.
We’ll provide updates to members weekly so you'll have an idea of what to expect in your share. We also provide recipe ideas.
We are not certified organic; however, our produce is grown and managed using natural, organic methods. Meat and eggs come from our pasture-raised heritage breed poultry. Our ducks, geese, and chickens have access to pasture, wooded areas and a pond for foraging.