[Market-farming] How many CSA shares per acre?
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Mon Aug 26 21:36:43 EDT 2013
Depends on what your shares are. I have two sizes, 5 and 10 items, an item
being a bunch of carrots, bag of salad mix, one large or two medium heads of
lettuce, etc. Over half are the small shares. I can do probably 100 on one
acre. I have 2 ½ acres in production, and was going to farmers market but
just built farmstand. I have never sold even half of what I grow. We also
do a winter farmers market off that 2 ½ acres. Small mind you. Gross sales
have been in the $75,000 for veggies and flowers.
Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
"How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used." -
"Without power over our food, any notion of democracy is empty." - Frances
It's not that nice guys finish last. They have a whole different notion
where the finish line is. - unknown
From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of John Ehrlich
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 5:28 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] How many CSA shares per acre?
about 40 per/acre intensively, ie less fallow
On 2013-08-26, at 12:39 PM, quarter acre farm wrote:
How many CSA shares can 1 acre provide?
I'm trying to figure out for future expansion plans.
Right now I'm growing on 1/2 acre and I have a 10 member 25 week CSA with 2
sizes of shares a $20 Couple Share and $26 Family Share.
I also sell at 1 farmers market and to 2 restaurants.
I'm looking to increase to 1 acre and drop the farmers market, so I'm trying
to figure out how many shares I could do then.
My original assumption was 20 members to an acre but I have been hearing
from other farmers that its more???
Thanks in advance for all your words of wisdom,
Quarter Acre Farm <https://www.facebook.com/quarteracrefarm>
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