Bright Spot Farms CSA Program
Sign up today for Winter 2019!
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 6-8 veggies 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?
Our CSA will have pick-up at our farm site and will allow you to choose what you take home. We may have limits on certain items as they first become available; however, our goal is to offer as much flexibility and choice as possible. In addition, while you're at the farm you can walk around the fields, talk to the friendly farmers, and take some time to smell the flowers (literally!)
Our Winter CSA pick-up hours will be:
Herman Holloway (farm): Wednesdays 12-4 PM
West End Neighborhood House: 12-4 PM
The winter season will run from November 4th to January 6th with 5 biweekly pickups on the following dates: 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, and 1/6.
How much does it cost?
2019 Winter CSA:
Only one share size available with biweekly pick-up (6-8 veggies/2 weeks).
Shares cost $125 for the winter season (5 shares).
All payments are due by October 25th, 2019.
2020 Summer CSA:
Full shares cost $750 for 24 weeks of produce (6-8 veggies/week). This works out to $31.25/week!
Half shares cost $4oo for 24 weeks of produce (4-5 veggies/week). This works out to $16.67/week!
All payments are due by May 1st, 2020. Payments can be made 2 ways:
1) Payment in full by May 3rd, 2020
2) Payment in 2 installments: 1st installment by April 1st, 2020, and 2nd installment by May 1st, 2020
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 "CSA Payment". Please include a copy of this form with your payment for reference.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Interested in supporting our program?
Sign up through our Google Form online:
Or download our PDF Member Form and mail or e-mail it back to us! Please be sure to mail forms to 710 N. Lincoln St. Wilmington, DE 19805.
Interested in having shares delivered to your workplace or community? Have other questions? Please e-mail with the subject "2019 CSA". We'd love to hear you from you!