CSA Starting Up

Lori’s Market Basket is pleased to announce that they have officially started their CSA Program for the 2014 season.  If you are interested in being a shareholder, there are a number of ways of signing up. They are offering 100 shares for this years’ crop season with a full share priced at $550 and a half share at $300.  Each full share consists of a large box (about the size of a bushel) of seasonal produce, while half shares are a half box to be picked up every week for …twenty three weeks, between the second week of June and the third week of November. After contacting Lori, they provide you with an information / customization sheet, where you can tell them the type of produce you would like (or not like) as well as contact information and program details.  For additional information visit their http://www.localharvest.org/loris-market-basket-M62612. To join the program, contact them at 585-638-8940; via  email at LorisMarketBskt@aol.com, or simply reply to them on Facebook.  Also check out her flyer on Pinterest. Your inquiries are quickly answered, and they hope to hear from you soon!

Interested in joining a CSA?

Lori’s Market Basket is thinking about starting a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program here in Holley this spring and is looking for your comments and feedback about this program.

What exactly is a CSA? In existence for over twenty five years, CSA’s have gained popularity in recent years as it is a great way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer.

How does a CSA work?  Typically, the farmer offers produce to the public in “shares”. Consumers purchase a membership (or share) and in exchange receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. Typically, each box contains produce currently in harvest. So for example, a box may include among other items strawberries in June, raspberries in July, and peaches in August.

Why join a CSA? There are many advantages to participating in a CSA. One benefit is the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables you might not purchase otherwise. This allows you to try new tastes, textures, and varieties. What’s more, by supporting a CSA, you are more involved with the people who grow your food and are supporting your local farmers. This in turn supports your local economy. Farmers are there to answer your questions and to show you what goes into growing what you eat.

Lori’s Market Basket is thinking of setting up three separate locations for CSA pickups. The primary one would be one at their main location in Holley at 51 State Street. In addition, there would be one at their stand at the Greece Ridge Farmers Market, and possibly a mobile pickup one from their trailer in between the two locations. This would allow for more convenient pickup within a 50 mile radius.

Is this something you would be interested in? Do you have friends or relatives who are already involved in a CSA Program? Lori is interested in hearing from you and may be reached at passarellfarms@aol.com.

Lori’s Market Basket is a family run farm and grow the largest variety of specialty items in the Holley area. In business for over thirty years, Lori’s Market Basket carries a large selection of the freshest produce available. What they do not grow, they purchase from neighboring farms. Lori strives for the best selection at the lowest possible price! Why pay more at the grocery store? Support your local economy and save at the same time. Like Lori’s on Facebook.