What is a CSA?
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the community to form a relationship with a local farm.
How does it work?
Shareholders take a risk along with the farmer on the crop. Farming is a risky business. Becoming a member creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it. By making a financial commitment to the farm, people pay for the season up-front.
Members help pay for seeds, fertilizer, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc.
In return, the farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season.
Know your Farmer
Know your Food
How is Legare Farms unique?
Now in its 17th year, Legare Farms’ CSA is unique because it is not a drop and go type CSA.
A member of the Legare family or staff is at the pick up location to meet each member and share what is going on at the farm. A CSA is to form a relationship between the farmers and the members and the only way to do this is to get to know each other better each week.
Legare Farms' staff will share tips for preparing vegetables and members are encouraged to share tips as well as recipes in a weekly email and in person. In order to form a community, the farmers must know their members and the members must know their farmer.
Legare Farms’ CSA Program regular season provides a bag with 6-7 vegetables for a total of 15 weeks. Twelve weeks in the Spring/Summer and 3 weeks in the fall with a mid-summer break. A half share is also available. There is also a Winter season of 6 weeks starting in January and running through February.
There is an assortment of vegetables every week. The basket of produce may include tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn, squash, cucumbers, brussel sprouts, zuccini, peppers, and green onions. Early spring and fall may include winter crops such as collards, turnips, beets, onions, arugula, acorn squash, butternut squash, and lettuce. The produce baskets are packed with whatever is ready to be picked that week.
An egg share may be added to your weekly pick up. You may received eggs weekly and purchase more than 1 dozen per week. Ask for more details.
Delivery is available for an additional fee if you are located within our delivery area. Ask for more info on deliveries.
Once you have decided to join the CSA program, you will need to
1) Choose your veggie share size-full or half shares are available (a full share is usually for a family of 4 or more, a half share is usually for a couple)
2) complete the application and choose your pick up location (see the green Sign Up button below)
3) Pay the membership fee
4) Enjoy cooking great fresh vegetables
Where are Pick-up Locations?
The Pour House
1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412
Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 2:30-3:30 pm
2620 Hanscombe Point Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455
Tuesdays from 1:00-6:00
Autumn Chase/Magnolia pool at Grand Oaks Plantation
Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30
Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church parking lot. Corner of Live Oak Dr.and Whilden St. Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Thursdays from 4:30-6:00