The farm is structured as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Members purchase a share at the beginning of the season and are provided with an equal portion of the produce weekly throughout the season. Gamble Creek Farm grows over 30 varieties of crops using a combination of conventional hydroponics and certified organic field production. The farm also offers pick-your-own opportunities throughout the season and a limited farm stand open to non-members. In addition to providing fresh, local produce to members and community residents, Gamble Creek Farm also provides regular donations to local food banks and hosts farm tours upon request.
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) structure is an innovative way to connect local consumers with local farmers. At the beginning of each season “members” invest financially in the farm (much like a shareholder of a company). This investment pays for seeds, equipment, labor, compost, etc. Members essentially partner with the farm, sharing in both the bountiful harvest and the risk of crop failure.
You can find a detailed overview of Community Supported Agriculture at Local Harvest.org.