Shortages in produce can sometimes be filled by tapping other local growers, Crane said.
But she and Hudson promise the same quality and standards in whatever they deliver.
That means everything is grown using sustainable and organic practices.
They point out that's "organic" with a small "o," meaning neither has certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
"I was organic way before the government made us pay for it," said Hudson, 56.
Some farmers opt to eschew the process toward U.S.D.A. certification, which can be prohibitively expensive and time consuming for the small farmer.
Instead, Hudson and Crane grow without using chemical pesticides. They hand pull weeds. They encourage beneficial insects. They compost. Hudson enriches soil with manure from friends who raise goats (grass-fed) and cattle.
They seek to farm by methods that are kindest to the land for the long term. "Sustainable" is the term most often used.
"There is no official definition for 'sustainable,'" Crane said. "When I use it, it means the ability to keep doing it this way."
When Hudson says customers are welcome to visit his farm, he means it. He believes consumers should connect with the food they eat. Each week's delivery includes recipes and updates on the farms; Facebook also serves as a way to connect the farms with customers.
His small farm is as much laboratory as anything else, with little projects everywhere. He's currently growing bok choy hydroponically in raised PVC pipe fitted with a closed-loop irrigation system. The raised tubes are easy on his bad back.
He has recycled Styrofoam tubs that he's stacked on vertical pipes - another raised growing method - that he figures would easily grow cucumbers, strawberries, herbs and more.
Both Hudson and Crane also are committed to encouraging other local growers. Hudson has worked with West Virginia State University and the Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action to develop opportunities for improving crop production and teaching lower-income people the benefits of growing produce for sale.
One of his projects has been finding cost-effective ways to build high tunnels - think small greenhouses - that extend the growing season up to two months. A typical high tunnel can cost up to $12,000; Hudson has developed a smaller-scale version that costs just $1,000.
Crane has worked with the Charleston Area Alliance's SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs) program, an economic development initiative that teaches people how to grow food and how it can be an economic opportunity.
"You can be a farmer even if you don't have 40 acres and a tractor," Crane said.
For more information on the Kanawha Valley CSA, visit sites.google.com/site/kanawhavalleycsa/home.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.