Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
2020 Mixed Fruit CSA
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? CSA brings together community members, farmers, and agricultural land in a relationship based on an annual commitment to one another.
Here, at McDougal Orchards, CSA means that you (the community member) pay us (the farmers) a share of the costs associated with growing this year’s crop prior to the growing season. In return, we share with you the best we have to offer: a continuous weekly supply of fresh, locally grown, fruit picked at the peak of flavor, from early-August through October.
In August and September the share will contain a possible mixture of peaches, nectarines, plums, pears and apples. Starting in October the share will most likely consist of apples only, as the stone fruit and pears will have gone by or are picked out.
We reserve the right to limit the amount of shares we sell. No shares will be sold after we open for the season.
Our Mixed Fruit CSA runs for 12 weeks, mid-August through October. The shares will consist of apples, peaches, nectarines, plums and/or pears. Each week we choose the most flavorful fruits to go into your share.
There are two share sizes, a 1/2 peck bag containing around 5 pounds of fruit. and a 1/4 peck bag containing around 2.5 pounds of fruit.
Share pick up is on Friday at the farm after 10:00 am and through the weekend.
Each share member receives a 10% discount card good on any extra fruit (hand picked or PYO), donuts or cider.
We’ll remind you each week to pick up your share via the CSA E-Newsletter to tell you what fruits you will find in your bag. If you cannot make a pick up time, we ask that you make other arrangements with us in advance. Monday morning any remaining shares will be donated to a local food pantry.
The success (or failure) of our crop hinges on the weather. Frost, hail, dry or wet conditions are a few of the weather events than can affect the out come of the crop. Weather related events are beyond our control.
We will notify you in advance if anything affects our crops.