CSA

What is CSA?

CSA is a mutually beneficial arrangement between you (our co-producers) & us, your farmers. We have the skills, the know-how & the land to grow your food. You have your knowledge & skills & the economic capital investment. While we know not everyone is into knowing where their food comes from & who grows it, if you’re in our CSA, not only do we hope you get to know us, but we want to get to know you!

We offer a number of different CSA share sizes to accommodate different lifestyles/households. We do not pre-box our shares, but rather we offer them to members market style. That means we have them out for y’all to choose from. So, not only do you get to choose which tomatoes or cucumbers you want, you also get to swap items out for others, using our member-suggested swap box. We know we can’t compete with the big box guys & gals when it comes to convenience, but we do think we have a good handle on diversity, product freshness & flavor, as well as numerous others that aren’t easily put into words. Join our CSA & you’ll see what we mean. You can read more about what our members think about their CSA experiences at our Local Harvest listing here.

What do members receive?

  • weekly emails with farm updates, photos, recipes & other ideas
  • invitations to on-farm events such as our annual Spring & Autumn potluck parties
  • invitations to on-farm pick-your-own events, particularly with our blueberries, but also possibly with our strawberries, sugar snaps, pole beans, etc. (the latter are open to CSA members only & CSA members get first dibs on the blueberries come picking time)
  • convenient pick up locations through out the week, including on-farm pick up
  • opportunities to establish a work share relationship (do you want to work for your veggies & learn more about farming – email us!)
  • super fresh, delicious & nutritious food
  • the chance to influence what & how we grow – we send out yearly surveys to our members for suggestions in ways we can make the experience even better!

Below you can see what members received in their shares for the 14 week 2017 Spring CSA season:

CSA Week #1 – 4/15/17

  • lettuce
  • arugula (these are delicious added to salad or cooked)
  • spring onion (use these like green onions or scallions)
  • French breakfast radish (you can add the greens to any of the other greens you’re cooking – don’t throw them away!)
  • pick one: chard or kale
  • pick one: Tokyo bekana, tatsoi, or bok choy (these are all Asian greens & they’re great in Asian dishes, obviously, but they’re also great raw in salad or cooked with another mess of greens as a side dish or part of a rice bowl.)
  • pick one: cilantro, dill, Chinese garlic, or oregano

Large shares will additionally receive extra lettuce & two more farmer’s picks.

CSA Week #2 – 4/23/17

  • arugula
  • lettuce
  • spring onion
  • strawberries
  • pick one: hakurei salad turnips or spring radishes
  • pick one: chard, kale, or broccoli raab
  • pick one: Asian green (likely to be a choice between tatsoi, bok choy, mizuna, & tokyo bekanna)
  • pick one herb: likely to be a choice between cilantro, dill, oregnao, thyme, garlic chives/Chines garlic & parsley

Larges will additionally receive:

  • lettuce
  • flowers
  • farmer’s choice

CSA Week #2 (we had to cancel the prior week due to the whole family getting the stomach bug) 4/30/17

  • strawberries
  • spring onions
  • pick one herbs: cilantro, parsley, oregano, thyme, Chinese garlic, mint
  • pick one Asian green: Tokyo bekana, tatsoi, bok choy, mizuna
  • pick one tender green: kale, chard, broccoli raab
  • pick one root veggie: radish, Hakurei turnip
  • lettuce

Large shares will also receive:

  • broccoli
  • beets
  • farmer’s choice

CSA Week #3 – 5/7/17

  • strawberries
  • lettuce
  • beets
  • pick one: kohlrabi or arugula
  • pick one: radish or salad turnip (hakurei turnip)
  • pick one: mizuna, bok choy, tatsoi, toyko bekana
  • pick one: chard, kale, or broccoli raab

Larges will also receive:

  • zephyr squash
  • broccoli
  • scallions
  • garlic scapes

CSA Week 4 – 5/14/17

  • strawberries
  • lettuce
  • pick one: fennel or kohlrabi
  • pick one: broccoli raab, chard, or kale
  • pick one: squash or broccoli (or farmer’s choice)
  • pick one: bok choy, tatsoi, mizuna, or Tokyo bekana
  • pick one: beets, arugula, or scallions

Large shares will also receive: 

  • garlic scapes
  • herb
  • baby carrots
  • napa cabbage

CSA Week #5 – 5/21/17

– lettuce
– summer squash & zucchini
– broccoli
– pick one: radish or turnip (this is probably the last week of radishes)
– pick one: bok choy or mizuna
– pick one: peas or carrots
– pick one: beets, kohlrabi, or scallions
– pick one: chard, kale, or broccoli raab (this is probably the last week of raab)

Large shares will also receive:
– strawberries
– hinona kabu turnips
– new potatoes

CSA Week #6 – 5/28/17

  • lettuce
  • summer squash & zucchini
  • broccoli
  • beets
  • new potatoes
  • pick one: carrots or sugar snap peas
  • pick one: cabbage or kohlrabi
  • Large shares will also receive: fennel, turnips, kale, & herbs

CSA Week #7 – 6/4/17

  • lettuce
  • new potatoes (we keep these dirty so they last longer – clean them before you cook them, but not sooner)
  • carrots
  • squash/zucchini
  • pick one: cabbage or kohlrabi
  • pick one: chard or kale
  • pick one: fennel or beets – I like beets every which way, but if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, try beet chocolate cake (I use semisweet chocolate chips rather than unsweetened).

Large shares will also received broccoli, cucumbers, garlic scapes, & herbs.CSA Week #8 – 6/11/17

  • new potatoes
  • carrots
  • squash/zucchini
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • beets
  • pick one: kale or chard
  • at least a cucumber each – they’re just starting to trickle in

Large shares will also receive: herbs, Japanese turnips, spring onion & tomatoes.

CSA Week #9 – 6/18/17

  • potatoes
  • lettuce
  • squash
  • cabbage
  • pick one: beets or kohlrabi
  • pick one: kale or chard
  • pick one: tomatoes or cucumbers

Large shares will also receive: blueberries, komatsuna, garlic, & herb.

CSA Week #10 – 6/25/17

potatoes
squash/zucchini
cabbage
cucumbers
tomatoes
blueberries
pick one: beets or kohlrabi

 

Large shares will also receive:
cherry tomatoes
garlic
fennel
chard

CSA Week #11 – 7/3/17

  • potatoes
  • cabbage
  • cucumbers
  • beets
  • blueberries
  • farmers’ choice
  • pick one: cherry tomatoes or slicing tomatoes

Large shares will also receive chard, dandelion greens, extra tomatoes, & garlic.

CSA Week #12 – 7/10/17

potatoes
slicing tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
onions
garlic

blueberries

pick one: cucumbers or melon

Large shares will also receive cabbage, chard, parsley, and extra tomatoes.

CSA Week #13 – 7/17/17

potatoes
onions
cherry tomatoes
squash
garlic
slicing tomatoes (including sweet, sweet heirlooms)

a few apples!

Large shares will also receive the last of the blueberries, beets, tomatillos, & herbs.

CSA Week #14 – 7/24/17

– potatoes
– onions
– cherry tomatoes
– heirloom tomatoes
– red tomatoes
– apples
– squash/zucchini

Large shares will also receive napa cabbage, tomatillo, blueberries, & herbs.

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