Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a small-scale farming model designed to create a direct connection between you and our farm. Stout Oak Farm CSA members are the heart of our farm community, and we work hard knowing we are feeding our community delicious, nourishing food.
CSA members make a commitment to the farm by purchasing a “share” of the harvest in advance of the growing season. This upfront commitment from you provides our farm with the capital we need early in the year – to buy seeds and supplies, and get our fields planted in the spring. In return, members receive a “share” of the farm’s harvest — fresh, in-season, high quality, organic vegetables grown and harvested right here on our farm.
You Won’t Have To Go It Alone
Enjoy the vegetables in your CSA Share with supports from your farmers.
For us, CSA is about community. Our CSA members are the individuals we picture in our minds when we’re planning our crops, seeding trays, worrying about wind and water, kneeling to harvest lettuce, pulling up sweet turnips, hoeing in all the weather. We love growing your food.
We also love this work and the food we grow. We grow the vegetables we do because these are the vegetables we love to fill our own plates with. We grow the varieties we do because we think they taste the best and these are the vegetables we love to eat. We know we feel our best when we eat tons of leafy greens and so we grow tons of leafy greens that are really really tasty, too.
We’re excited to share our veggie love and knowledge with our CSA Community.
One of the primary ways we do this is through our CSA email newsletter. This is the email our CSA members get every week – chock full of everything going on on the farm, what we’re eating, information on the vegetables in your share this week, how to store and cook them, photos, recipe links, and more. Here’s a sampling for you of two of our weekly CSA emails from 2021, Week 7, early July and Week 16, September. Please take a peek and read on for more about our CSA shares.
Additional Benefits for All Members
Weekly email from your farmers. This is the email our CSA members get every week – chock full of everything going on on the farm, what we’re eating, information on the vegetables in your share this week, how to store and cook them, photos, recipe links, and more.
Tip Sheets with food storage tips, kitchen tricks, menu planning strategies, and more.
Access to our private CSA Facebook Group where we swap recipes, food preservation ideas, and other fun stuff.
Pick Up Your Share At Our Farm in Brentwood
Vegetable Share and Greens Box Members can choose from two pickup option times when you sign up for your share. We have a limited number of shares available for each of these pickup times: Tuesdays, 2:00 – 6:00pm or Saturdays, 9:00am – 12:00.
Early Spring Microgreens Shares can be picked up Tuesdays 2:00 – 6:00pm.
Vegetable Mini Share and Foodie Adventure Share pickup will be Thursdays Tuesdays 2:00 – 6:00pm.
Farm Store Credit Members may shop for their share in-person at our Farm Store all the hours we are open, as well as by placing orders via our Online Store.
Our Farm Store will be open during your CSA Pickup (once it opens for the season in late May). We offer a selection of local foods we don’t grow on our farm to complement your CSA share vegetables. On Saturday mornings we have fresh bread from Juniper Cottage Bake Shop and fresh baked treats like scones, cookies, and whoopie pies from 45 Market St Bakery and Cafe. We have local eggs, meats, cheeses, tofu, tempeh, beans, bread, ice cream, and more. Many Weekly Share Members also purchase a Farm Store Membership for quick and easy shopping in the Farm Store.