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Welcome to Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a contractual agreement between
a farmer and a consumer.
These consumers, known as shareholders, purchase a share of the farmer's harvest, prior to the growing season.
Each week during the growing season, each shareholder receives a CSA box filled with fresh, locally grown produce.
Each share will contain several different products each week throughout that month (specific quantites or products will vary with weather conditions).
Each shareholder establishes a close connection to the production of their own food.
The CSA Program is a win-win situation for both the consumer and the farmer for several reasons:
- Consumers receive fresh, local produce each week
- Farmers receive capital when it is needed most for planting
- Farmers have a guaranteed market which reduces waste
- All money stays within the local economy
Partnering with Farmers & Families
Rob Glover is a native of Bailey, NC who has worked on his family farm raising tobacco, sweet potatoes, soy beans, and cotton since a very young age. Rob decided to diversify his operation in 2003 by raising and selling fresh produce and working with Community Supported Agriculture.
Rob is an alumnus of Southern Nash High School where he was an officer in the FFA chapter and continues to support FFA. In 2007, Rob was awarded the FFA National Agri-Entrepreneurship Award for being one of the most successful agricultural entrepreneurs in the nation.
In 2008, He was awarded the highest FFA award obtainable, the American FFA Degree. He now serves on the Nash County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers committee which assists in making vital decisions that affect local farmers and consumers.
Rob has a passion to provide the community with safe, fresh, and local produce.
Andrew Strickland is proud to call Spring Hope, NC home. He graduated from Southern Nash High School in 2006 where he was an officer in the FFA Chapter. In 2006, Andrew won second place at the national level for his Agricultural Proficiency Application. Also, in 2007 he was awarded the American FFA Degree, which is the highest award given out by the FFA.
After high school, Andrew continued on and graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business Management.
Andrew has a passion for agriculture which shines through the CSA program as well as at the family agribusiness at Strickland Bros. Enterprises.
Andrew is also a member with the Nash County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers.