C - Community
S - Supported
A - Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture
(CSA) is a localized food system that directly links farmer and
consumer. It is a relationship which benefits everyone. Farmers
share the risks of weather and “varmints” with shareholders,
and the shareholders enjoy the freshest natural products possible.
The land is carefully managed with consideration for future generations
moving us all a step closer to a more sustainable form of agriculture.
In exchange for their financial support, shareholders receive a
bag of freshly harvested and frozen beef of their share choice every
month. Pick-up locations are at TJ Meats in Albany.
Community supported agriculture
is a new idea in farming, one that has been gaining momentum since
its introduction to the United States from Europe in the mid-1980s.
The CSA concept originated in the 1960s in Switzerland and Japan,
where consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable
markets for their crops joined together in economic partnerships.
Today, there are more than 400 CSAs in the U.S.
Hills Traeger Ranch CSA Program
Hills CSA Program, you have the opportunity to purchase a larger
quantity of Beef or Pork, such as a Whole, Half or Quarter Beef
or Pork and have it delivered to a local site in smaller quantities
we call shares. Each whole beef or pork portion is shared amongst
Rolling Hills CSA customers, assuring that each monthly share is
fresh, rather than sitting in your freezer for up to six months
or sometimes even a year. Purchasing of CSA shares locks in pricing
so you don't have to worry about fluctuating markets.
advantages to CSAs are:
Beef or Pork each month
to your local site or
pick up at Rolling Hills Traeger Ranch
freezer space is required by you
placed on our White Traditions site.
for the confusion as we create the identity of our CSA program!