Community Supported Agriculture
For the last 20 years community supported agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal, and foods from farmers in their own region. Joining a CSA is a great way to get the freshest and healthiest foods for your family as well as support local farmers.
Walnut Creek Farms is not certified by the government as Organic, however we work diligently to use similar standards.
The definition of: Organic farming: a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured (synthetic) fertilizers, pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestock antibiotics, food additives, genetically modified organisms, human sewage sludge and nano materials.
This is our goal at our farm, as well as partnering with other local farmers that use the same or similar practices so we can bring our clients a greater selection of produce, all-natural Angus beef, and free range poultry. Here is how it works:
- We offer shares of our (and our partner’s) harvests to the public
- Customers sign up to receive a ‘share’ of food every two weeks
- We deliver a box of fresh produce every two weeks to a location near you
- Optionally: Some customers opt-in to receive free range meats and other foods with their shipments
- Get to more easily market their food off season when they have the most time available to do so
- Receive steady and regular payments for their food which helps their cash flow
- They get to know the people that are purchasing their food
- Get to eat ultra-fresh and foods that are high in nutritional value
- Get exposure to different types of vegetables and add variety to their meals
- Can visit the farm where their food is grown
- Children usually like foods from ‘their farm’ which they normally would not eat
- Get to learn where their food came from and know the person that grows it
- Reduces the risk of getting contaminated foods from commercial farms in other states or countries
How much does our CSA/Co-op cost?
There are two great choices available:
- $50.00 per 30 pounds of product delivered.
- $30.00 per 15 pounds of produce delivered.
* A yearly membership fee of $50.00 dollars for administration fee is charged as well as a one time charge of $14.00 for the produce baskets provided.
or call 817 295-3488
How much food is in the Co-op basket?
The amount of food will vary somewhere between 15 and 30 pounds. The amount of items are fairly general, three pounds or so of each fruit, and one or two of the vegetable items, such as lettuce. Vegetable and fruit amounts may vary, as the weights could be different, depending on what we receive for your particular basket.
When will the food be delivered? And how is it delivered?
Food will be delivered every other week. As for the location, once you submit your email address, you will be contacted (between two to three days) about the specific drop-off point nearest you that your food will be delivered to. On the day you pick up your food, you will go to the location, sign in, stating you received your food. If you would like to know exactly what produce you will be receiving, you can sign up on our email list for a weekly email.
Are there other products I can get in my basket besides fruits and vegetables?
Yes! Besides produce, you can also get certified Angus beef, chicken, and local honey.
Needing more than you’re getting?
You may order directly from us by emailing a week prior to the date of delivery. We need a week so we will have time to assemble your personal basket. You can also order either a fruit or vegetable share, in which you will get more of the particular type of food. Fruit shares are $30 and vegetable shares are $16.
So, how can I join?
To join, you will need to make a six week commitment which will give you three orders. Three orders gives you the opportunity to test this co-op out and decide whether you like this or not. Fill out and submit the form, and someone will be in contact with you between two and three days.
or call 817 295-3488
What if I am not available to pick up my basket?
You will need to find someone who can pick up your basket for you. Contact us beforehand, and tell us the name and phone number of the person who will be picking up your basket. Each member is only allowed to skip a basket two times a year. No exceptions! Please note that membership and basket fees are non-refundable and we ask that all baskets be returned.
What if it’s not for me?
Our standard recommendation is that you come to either the farm store or Burleson Farmers Market and purchase a sample CSA basket before you make the decision to join the program. This way you will know which size of basket is best for you and your family. If for some reason after you’ve signed up you feel that the program is not for you, you may drop out by giving us two weeks notice.