Community Supported Agriculture – CSA
Pear Tree Hill Farm Produce Shares
First off, what is a CSA?
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a collaboration between the farmer(s) and the community through which an individual financially commits to purchasing produce ahead of the growing season. Buying a PTHF Produce Share enters members into a partnership with us, the farmers, to help further our farm’s mission to grow high quality vegetables naturally without the use of chemicals. This partnership enhances the stewardship of our land and environment (so thanks)!
The Nitty Gritty – The Share
Our produce share season lasts 20 weeks: from May to October. Share members will receive vegetables once a week. Each share will contain a sampling of the seasonal vegetables, eggs, and other goodies (e.g. fresh chicken from Southern Fork Farm) available at the time. Our shares are fully customizable! An email will be sent to share members the Sunday before distribution day, listing available produce. Each share member replies with choices from the list as to what is wanted in that week’s share. This way you are in control of your share’s content and amounts!
The Distribution Discussion
Produce Shares will be distributed in three locations (other locations may be added):
- Tuesdays – Pulaski Marketplace (4-7PM), Train Depot 20 S Washington Ave, Pulaski, VA 24301
- TBD – Blacksburg, VA
- Saturdays – Radford Farmer’s Market
- Pickup at the farm is always available. Just message ahead so we can corral the dogs!
Produce Shares can be picked up by another person should you be away. Just shoot us an email (email@example.com) and let us know 48 hours before your pick-up day that you’ll be gone and someone else is picking up. Shares can be donated to another person or family and shares can be carried over and added on to the end of the season.
Getting Down to the Dirt – The Cost
We offer multiple payment options: pay for the full 20 weeks (and receive a discount of 15+%), pay weekly, or pay by the month. Here’s the breakdown:
Full Season: The entire 20 week season is $350 (a 15+% discount). Paid-in-full members also receive first choice of limited crops (e.g. asparagus) and two holiday bonus distributions (Thanksgiving and Christmas).
CSA 20 week Full Produce Share
Enjoy freshly harvested, high quality seasonal produce each week for 20 weeks. Pay for a full share and receive a 15% discount! Pickup in Pulaski and Blacksburg.
By the Month: Monthly shares cost the following:
May 2020 – 2 week share
Week of May 19 and May 26 with three pickup locations: the Marketplace Pulaski, the Radford Farmer's Market (TBD) and Blacksburg, VA (TBD)
June 2020 – 5 weeks at $100
Weeks of June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 with three pickup locations: Tuesdays at the Marketplace Pulaski, the Radford Farmer's Market (TBD) and Blacksburg (TBD)
July 2020 – 4 weeks at $80
Weeks of July 7, 14, 21, and 28 with three pickup locations: Tuesdays at the Marketplace Pulaski, the Radford Farmer's Market (TBD) and Blacksburg (TBD)
August 2020 – 4 weeks at $80
Weeks of August 4, 11, 18 and 25 with three pickup locations: Tuesdays at the Marketplace Pulaski, the Radford Farmer's Market (TBD) and Blacksburg (TBD)
September 2020 – 5 weeks at $100
Weeks of September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 with three pickup locations: Tuesdays at the Marketplace Pulaski, the Radford Farmer's Market (TBD) and Blacksburg (TBD)
October 2020 – 2 weeks at $40
Weeks of October 6 and 13 with three pickup locations: Tuesdays at the Marketplace Pulaski, the Radford Farmer's Market (TBD) and Blacksburg (TBD)
By the Week: A weekly farm share is $20. Pay at the market for the following week. For example, at the May opening Pulaski market, you would pay $20 to buy the next Tuesday’s share. On the following Tuesday, you would pickup your share at the Pulaski market and pay for the next week or be done.
Weekly Pre-Purchase Produce Share
Don’t want to purchase a full 20 weeks or by the month? Another option is to buy by the week!
Thank you so much for supporting locally grown, locally sold vegetables. Choose your option and pay with cash, check, or debit/credit card. Make checks payable to Pear Tree Hill Farm and mail to 7470 Little River Dam Road Radford, VA 24141.
Submit your contact information to get on the CSA email list: