Become a Gateway Organic Farm Community Supported
Agriculture (CSA) program member and receive fresh,
healthy USDA-certified organic herbs and vegetables every
Full payment upon enrollment is customary. We
will make every effort to work with you to arrange a
payment schedule that works for your family.
You have the option of paying your membership fee with
“PAYPAL”. Otherwise, you may pay with check or cash:
please download the pdf file, complete, and return it with
your payment. You are welcome to come to the farm to make
Our mailing address is:
Gateway Organic Farm
6000 150th Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33760
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for the
public to buy locally grown food, create a relationship
with a farm, and help to keep small farms in their
community. Members make a financial commitment to the farm
by buying shares, which provides the farm with the funds
needed to grow and harvest the crops including the cost
for seed, organic fertilizers, equipment, labor, etc. The
shareholders share the bounty with the farmer when the
harvest is plentiful the shares are large. However, just
as when you buy stock in any company, CSA shareholders
also take risks. If a natural disaster (such as hurricane
or other weather-related condition or a major pest
problem) destroys a crop, the shareholders bear the burden
along with the farmer. When you buy a subscription or a
membership in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
program, you are supporting or subscribing to a farmer --
in this case to Pamela and Hank at Gateway Organic Farm.
What You'll Receive
Members will receive at least 6 to 8 different types of
vegetables and herbs each week during the growing season.
Our farm grows over 50+ varieties with a focus on unique
heirloom vegetables. Every family is different, but your
share will supplement your grocery store purchases,
bringing up to the gourmet level, and provides enough food
for a vegetarian couple or an average family of four. Our
purpose is to provide the freshest, chemical-free produce
harvested within hours of pick up! Our produce will be
fresh, nutritious and taste like veggies should!
There will be, as farming goes, times of greater varietal
choice in what you will be receiving than at other times.
The vegetable selection in a weekly share is determined by
what’s in-season and available for harvest on the farm.
There is no choice, by the consumer, of what goes in the
share. This is called ‘eating in season’. We want you to
be pleasantly surprised each week when you receive good
tasting, healthy and nutritious foods grown just for you.
We will also include recipes to give you new ideas on how
to prepare vegetables you know and those you’ve never
tried! Please let us know if you will pick up on Wednesday
or Saturday each week. We want to harvest for just the
correct number of members each pick up to avoid anything
going to waste as the garden matures. Please be flexible
as we perfect this system! As always, we will harvest
right before your pick up time so everything will be as
fresh as possible! Bring your own bag!
Full Share members - $1,000 (Nov. -
Full share members come to the farm EVERY week for pick
up on Wednesday or Saturday. Let us know which day you
Half Share members- $550 (Nov.- May)
Half share members come to the farm every OTHER week.
There is no difference in the amount of produce, just the
number of times you visit the farm. Half share members
will be scheduled to come on alternative weeks if
necessary. Beginning next week, 11/24 and 11/27, we will
break into our A or B week schedule for half members (see
chart below). The A/B week schedule allows us to harvest
evenly throughout the season instead of all half members
coming every two weeks. It is still very flexible and we
will not be concerned if you need to make a change
occasionally. Half-share members will be divided into
Group A Week, serving A-L and Group B Week serving M-Z.
Harvest will continue to June until the farmer is ready to
plow the fields and plant cover crops.
CSA Member Responsibilities
• As a CSA member, you share in the bounty as well as the
risks that accompany farming. CSA membership allows you to
forge a connection with your food, the farm where it is
produced, and the people who grow the crops. As such,
Gateway Organic Farm CSA membership is a season long
commitment. If you can’t finish out the season as members,
for whatever reason, you are welcome to reassign your
share to another household, but we don’t issue refunds for
• Try new things! Be a good example to your children and
eat your greens, take pleasure in the familiar as well as
the unfamiliar. Challenge your culinary skills with new
recipes, new combinations, and new ingredients.
• It is your responsibility to know when your share will
be available to pick it up during our farm’s open hours (
Wed –3-6 or Sat 12-4.) The farm will not issue credit for
unclaimed or forgotten shares. If you miss a pick up –
your share will be donated to the local High Point
• If you are unable to pick up your share on delivery day,
make alternate arrangements for your produce ahead of
time. You can ask someone else to pick up your share for
you, you can ask the farm not to harvest for you that week