[Market-farming] CSA start-up
learning at selfmadefarmer.com
Mon Nov 26 11:54:47 EST 2007
Here are a few numbers that I've gathered from having worked on and
visited a few CSA farms:
Southern NM - 1.5 acres, 34 week distribution, average 5lbs per full
share, approx. $500 per full share. Labor is the limiting factor.
Southern CO - ? acres, 20 week distribution, ? lbs per full share,
includes meat and baked goods (since veggies are difficult to grow at
a high elevation), approx. $1000 per full share. Being near a very
wealthy ski resort area helps.
Ohio - ? acres, 20 week distribution, ? lbs per full share, approx.
$600 per full share. Read about this one in the NY Times.
Hope this helps!
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On Nov 25, 2007 10:17 AM, <frshstrt at baldwin-telecom.net> wrote:
> Hi Everyone, I'm toying with the thought of starting a small CSA. For
> those of you who do this- I need to know how many weeks, how much cost
> per share and about how much per week in that share. Any hints are
> helpful. Thanks, Lu in Wisconsin
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