To support and encourage access for Northern Berkshire residents across all income levels to sustainably-raised, locally grown food.
The mission of Hoosac Harvest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is to support and encourage access for Northern Berkshire residents across all income levels to sustainably-raised, locally grown food produced through community supported agriculture while building respect for the relationships between the land, each other, and our food.
CSA is a relationship between a farm and a community. Community, Farmer, and Land all benefit from this arrangement. Community members purchase a share before the growing season starts and share the risks and rewards of farming. With the resources available at the beginning of the season, the farmer can concentrate on farming with sustainable methods, which contributes to the long term health and viability of the land, creating richer harvests as soil fertility improves over time. Local food security is also enhanced, and the local community is strengthened.
Hoosac Harvest CSA is an effort to help support and develop local agriculture. The first expression of this is a partnership with Farmer Michael Gallagher and his new farm, Square Roots Farm, on Daniels Road in Clarksburg, Massachusetts.
Hoosac Harvest CSA is a local initiative focused on increasing food security in the seven communities that make up the Northern Berkshires. We are facilitated by a core group of volunteer community members who are working to impact the local food system by developing this model of community support.