About Our Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal, organic foods from farmers in their own region in the USA.
Joining a CSA is a great way to get the freshest and healthiest foods
for your family as well as support local organic farmers.
Elizabeth Anna’s owns and operates an urban farm and we go a step further by partnering with other local organic farmers
in the area so we can bring our clients a greater selection of produce,
all-natural Angus beef, free range poultry, and free range eggs.
Here is how it works:
We offer shares of ours (and our partners’) harvests to the public.
Customers sign up to receive a ‘share’ of food every week.
We have your box of fresh produce available for you to pick up at our urban farm and garden store
every week on Friday and Saturday during store hours.
Customers can enjoy access to these delicious and healthy foods for as long as they like.
If they ever want to cancel or put deliveries on hold the can do so easily.
Here are just some of the advantages to our CSA:
Get to eat locally grown, ultra-fresh organic foods that are high in nutritional value.
Get exposure to different types of vegetables and add variety to their meals.
Can visit our urban farm where some of the food is grown.
Children usually like foods from “their farm” which they normally would not eat.
Get to learn where their food came from and know the person that grows it.
Reduce the risk of getting contaminated foods from commercial farms in other states or countries.
Your membership helps keep our family farms contributing to a vibrant local economy.
Save shopping time because your produce is already gathered and ready to pick-up.
Feel a closer connection to nature as you see the progression of the seasons in your Harvest Boxes
Because we have a walk-in cooler and a retail establishment you can pick up your food on a weekday (Friday) or Saturday.
This makes it much more convenient for our CSA participants
Each box comes with a newsletter with recipes and news from the farm.
We will also continue to have our Collaborative Farm Market on Saturdays,
so if you need additional produce you can purchase it when you pick up your CSA basket.
Ability to easily market their food off season when they have the most time available to do so.
Receive steady and regular payments for their food which helps their cash flow.
They get to know the people that are purchasing their food.
ADDED BENEFITS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ELIZABETH ANNA’S CSA MEMBERS
All of our food will be grown naturally using organic methods in North Texas. At least 80 % is grown in a 40 mile radius of our Fort Worth shop at 2825 8th Ave! Elizabeth Anna’s will endeavor to make tasty recipes available to our members to make their meals more enjoyable. We will work to provide your basket no matter what the weather might be through the use of hoop houses and other methods.
If for some reason, we can’t supply an adequate amount of local food during inclement weather we will notify you well in advance of pick-up days. We will periodically have cooking classes as well as preserving classes available for our members either for free or for a small investment.
Free range chickens and eggs, grass fed beef and whole wheat bread can be pre-ordered and added to your order for pick-up. If we find an occasional treat that is grown farther away than this you will be notified as to where it came from -- This is our way of reducing our carbon footprint and being more environmentally friendly!
The exceptions to this will be fair trade items such as coffee and chocolate, and other goods that most of us use but are not grown locally, which can be purchased separately when you pick up your CSA basket.