Farm Membership – Enrollment open for 2019-2020!
Planning to join at a later date? Sign up to receive a reminder before we sell out.
Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct relationship between a community and their farmer, which involves an upfront commitment of the consumer to purchase goods and a commitment of the farmer to grow for that community. This upfront payment allows for a portion of the farm’s start-of-season operating costs to be shared by the farm members (i.e. seeds, compost, farm crew salaries, etc.). In return for their early commitment to our farm, our members receive a discounted Farm Card and the complete flexibility to shop for whatever they want anytime during the 33 week harvest season.
Farm members receive a Farm Card, loaded at the start of the season with your CSA funds plus an additional 10% spending credit for your commitment. Farm Cards can be used at our weekly farmers market in St. Petersburg, the Saturday Morning Market, from October 2019 through May 2020 (a total of 35 weeks). Farm Cards are valid through the growing season only, and funds will not carry into the next season, just like a traditional CSA box model.
The Farm Card can be used on all goods at our farmer’s market – including all of our organic vegetables, flowers, and swag (reusable bags, etc). The Farm Card membership costs $500 for the full season, and is loaded with $550. You may choose to reload your card in increments of $100 at any time during the season, with the 10% bonus credit applied ($110 will be loaded).
We enroll a limited number of new Farm Members for the season. Enrollment for Farm Membership begins mid-April and ends September 1st, or when we sell out. No new members are accepted following that date, until the next season. Market season begins Saturday, October 5th, at which point you will pick up your farm card and begin the harvest season (or anytime thereafter)!
By purchasing a Farm Card you agree to the terms.
What’s in Season?
Fall – cucumbers, sweet and hot peppers, melons, summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes, kale, collard greens, scallions, lettuce, radishes, roselle, arugula, basil, mustard greens, bok choy, beans, ginger, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and more.
Winter – broccoli, kohlrabi, strawberries, arugula, radishes, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, beets, scallions, onions, turnips, kale, collard greens, tomatoes, sweet peppers, dandelion greens, daikon, salad mix, ginger, turmeric and a lot more greens and herbs.
Spring – potatoes, sugar snap peas, onions, strawberries, okra, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, greens, beets, carrots, radishes, sweet and hot peppers, herbs, ginger, turmeric, and more.
“As a Mom and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, it is extremely important that I feed my family the very best food we can. Little Pond Farm is that blessing for our family, and our community. They have shown respect in growing organically in a way that requires no pesticides. Consequentially, the produce is rich in nutrients and flavor. The variety is amazing, so we never get bored. We love Little Pond Farm!” -Mandy and Jim Blume
“Little Pond has simply been a joy for me over the last 4 years! I started off as just a shopper, but am now on my 3rd year of being a CSA member. Cole and Ellen simply bring us the best produce each week. The variety of the options is incredible. And they continue to get better year over year. This year’s heirloom tomatoes were simply divine – and to quote a dear friend of mine, “These tomatoes taste like tomatoes are supposed to taste!” When I asked Ellen how she created such an incredible product, her answer was “A little science and a little magic.” I’m so lucky to get to experience the joy of Little Pond’s magic each year.” -Ingrid Lindberg
“Joining the Little Pond Farm CSA program has literally revolutionized the way we eat and enjoy food, and knowing that we’re supporting incredible local farmers is just the strawberry (so to speak) on top. Thanks to Little Pond’s CSA, my family has gotten out of our veggie buying rut and we’ve been exposed to a wide variety of veggies. Joining the CSA program has also allowed our family to enjoy organic produce on a regular basis, something that has become a priority for us but can be difficult to make work on a budget. Since the produce is so incredibly fresh, it stays fresh in my fridge for much longer– making our dollar go even further.” -Kristin Marr