I have been looking back at records and receipts. Several of our farm inputs have increased over 20% in recent years. And our two special potato seeds have gone up 240%—YES—I said 240%. As a small family farm we are always adapting, reorganizing and readjusting to real life. You might guess where this is going . . .
We have not increased the price of our every-other-week CSA Veggie Boxes since 2017. Therefore, the 2022 Harvest Season will have a 20% price increase to $60 per box. We trust our CSA Members understand the need for this price increase if we are to remain an economically sustainable family farm business.
We realize that time and place are important for integrating wholesome, local vegetables into our CSA Members diets and lifestyles. We will continue to harvest and prepare boxes daily in order to provide the freshest and most nutritious veggies possible to each and every member. We will follow our CSA ONLY marketing model—meaning we do not go to tailgate markets or have a roadside stand.
I will notify directly each 2021 CSA Member of this increase as I realize not everyone reads the Blog! Then as I have done in past years, I will email each member to get a firm commitment for the 2022 Harvest Season.
Robert and I are grateful for everyone who has ever purchased a farm share from us! You understand the importance of keeping green spaces in Buncombe County with agriculture and food production thriving in our shared community.
Happy New Year! Here’s to Health and a bountiful local food system in 2022!!