Our main focus here at Circle M is a very old-school CSA program. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) traditionally involves members buying shares in a farm enterprise which provides farm goods as dividends. The mission of CSA is primarily to provide a way for people to directly support a farm that will grow them healthy food in a way that is also healthy for the land. We think this sort of farm is also healthy for the whole community.
In our particular model, members buy annual shares in Circle M then we provide a generous supply of fresh, delicious, organic heirloom vegetables every other week June thru October. Our produce comes directly from our certified organic farm, with the exception of some specialty forage items we glean from hikes in neighboring woods and fields - we do not buy and sell from other sources. Members come to our Farmers Market stands at either Blancharville or Argyle and assemble their own shares, large or small, either weekly or bi-weekly. Though our homestead is diversified – we raise steers, hogs, sheep, goats, ducks and chickens in addition to vegetables – our share dividends are in vegetables because that is the biggest, most steadily available part of our operation. However, members can order our pastured pork, beef, lamb, eggs and wool when in season. Members can come and see their food growing here, and the methods with which it is grown, at any time. As valuable partners in this homestead, our members are privy to the complicated and beautiful life of the farm: the rambunctious antics of our animals, the robust work ethic of our farm crew, the ever-changing landscape and gardens, the conservation borders and pollinator prairies, as well as the peaceful, restorative atmosphere of the pastures, paddocks, ponds and paths. New this year - members also get a 10 percent discount on Bed and Breakfast Stays for family and friends.
The Circle M Mission is to care well for this beautiful little piece of earth and share that beauty with others in the form of both food and farm life, feeding body and soul.
See our FAQ page for more information about what, why and how we do what we do.