Bright Spot Farms CSA Program

Winter CSA Sign Up is NOW OPEN! Spaces are limited so don't wait!

Worried it will be too much produce? No worries! We will sell weekly produce bags throughout the season filled with seasonal veggies for only $15 (# of bags available each week will depend on produce availability) - check out our online store to order your bag!

What is Community Supported Agriculture?

A CSA is a farm membership in which members share in the bounty (and risk) of the farm. When we have a great season, you have a great season! 

Members support the farm by paying for their share upfront at the beginning of the season. In return, each week they get to make their share from a selection of seasonal vegetables harvested by the farmers!

 

Each week's share contains a variety of seasonal veggies grown on the farm and includes a recipe sheet!

Why become a member of Bright Spot's CSA?

Bright Spot Farms is a program of the West End Neighborhood House. We provide work-study agricultural training to young adults 14-24 at our 2-acre farm on the Delaware State Hospital Herman Holloway Campus in New Castle, DE.

We believe in the power of farming to transform people through building confidence and fostering leadership. Our objective is to heal and empower the young people in our program by rooting our farming in an ethic of community service.

Your support as a member of our CSA will allow us to put more time and resources into our youth leadership programs. As a member of our "farmily" you will also be invited to our annual harvest potluck, which is a great opportunity to meet the farmers. And you will always be welcome to come visit the farm and see where and how your food is grown!

How does it work?

Every week farm members receive a pre-packed box of seasonal vegetables at their pick-up location. We currently offer the following options for receiving your weekly share:

PICK UP : Herman Holloway (farm): Tuesdays 1-5 PM  *Preferred*

DELIVERY : New Castle County Only : Tuesdays 

In addition, farm members receive a weekly e-mail letting them know what will be in their share, updates from the farm, and a suggested recipe that uses vegetables from their share!

How much does it cost?

2020 Winter CSA:

  • Shares cost $125 for 5 weeks of produce (5-6 types of veggies/week). This works out to $25/week!

  • Shares will be distributed EVERY OTHER WEEK on the following dates:

    • November 10​

    • November 24

    • December 8

    • December 22

    • January 5

All payments are due by November 1, 2020. Payments can be made 2 ways:

1) Payment in full by November 1, 2020
2) Payment in 2 installments: 1st installment by October 1, 2020, and 2nd installment by November 1, 2020

We can also create customized payment plans if needed - please let us know if you want to discuss a customized payment plan!

We accept payment by check (preferred) or by card.

Checks should be made out to Bright Spot Ventures and mailed to 710 N. Lincoln St. Wilmington, DE 19805 with the Memo Line "2020 Winter CSA Payment". Please include a copy of this form with your payment for reference.

Share from November 2019:

Collards, Romaine Lettuce, Sweet Potatoes, Acorn Squash, Carrots, Caraflex Cabbage, Parsley, and Turnip Greens

HOW TO SIGN UP

Interested in supporting our program?

Sign up and pay through our online membership form!

2020 WINTER CSA SIGN UP

Interested in having shares delivered to your workplace or community? Have other questions?  Please e-mail brightspotventures@gmail.com with the subject "2020 Summer CSA". We'd love to hear you from you!

Bright Spot Farms is a program of the West End Neighborhood House