Community Supported Agriculture
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, CSA is a unique partnership of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members. Members pay a fee to help cover initial farm costs and in turn receive a weekly share of harvest during the growing season. Through membership in our CSA you will also have the opportunity to come to know and understand life on the farm as well as support our efforts to grow healthy, nutritious food in a sustainable way.
The rewards of a CSA membership are numerous. Learning to eat seasonally, cooking and preserving new and interesting vegetables, celebrating the growing season through special membership events at the Orchard and coming to feel a sense of connection with your local farmers, Jimmy and Becky Morath, are all result of a lively participation in our CSA.
Membership can be as involved as you would like it to be depending on the experience you are looking for. CSA is not like shopping at the supermarket. Your weekly share will be comprised of fruits and vegetables that are in season, so you may have to wait for a peach or tomato until high summer months. But, you will learn to enjoy a variety of fresh produce from the geographical area in which you live. Doing so will allow you to come into a closer connection with the climate and nature of North Texas.
What do I get?
Fruit & Vegetable Share:
Includes a variety of all available fruit and vegetables harvested and packaged in a reusable container exchanged each week.
Share - (pick up every week): At least a $20 value of fresh fruits and vegetables currently available on the farm.
Added Benefits to CSA Members
Opportunity to share in the farming experience.
Attend a farm tour at the beginning of the season (April 28, 2018) to discover the excitement behind where and how your food is produced.
Receive recipes to create delicious and wholesome meals from your weekly shares.
Have priority status in receiving the current fruits and vegetables being harvested.
When and where do I pick up my share?
Once a week you will pick up your fruits and vegetables. Produce will vary depending on harvest and growing conditions.
Wichita Falls Farmer's Market
Morath Orchard || Charlie, Texas
Vernon Market (Saturday Only)
Last year’s winter market was a huge success. We have already began planting lots of delicious fall vegetables in preparation for the fall through spring season.
The winter CSA will begin on October 20, 2018 and run through April 20, 2019. You will be able to pick up your box on the first and third Saturday of the month at the Farmer’s Market. It will be open from 10am to 1pm. Many of the Saturday vendors will also be there.
The winter CSA will be 13 weeks and cost $195.00. If you are interested in participating, please pay $100 by Saturday, October 13th, and the remaining $95 by November 17th.
Here is a list of what we will have planted for fall, winter, and early spring:
Tatsoi, Pak Choi, Broccoli, Carrots, Beets, Lettuce, Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Spinach, Collard Greens, Kale, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Brussel Sprouts, Strawberries, Mustard Greens, Turnips, and Greens.