At our farm we offer a unique system for providing our members with the freshest produce during the growing season. We have discovered that not only do people want fresh from the farm, but they also want many more choices in the varieties they receive. Each week we notify our members what is available on the farm and they tell us what they want. This allows for you to: plan meals in advance, buy enough for storage, only receive items you will use, and truly have a sense we are growing for you.
Please review all of the links for CSA as there is a great deal of information, or feel free to contact us directly.
We offer both a summer CSA, which we provide through an online ordering system (Farmigo) and a winter CSA, which is more traditional, and we fill a box for you.
Why not to join a CSA.
- You only like a few vegetables. One of the great things about being a members of CSA is “eating through the season”. In the early part of the season there is an abundance of greens. After a dark winter, fresh greens, radishes, strawberries and other spring crops come as a celebration of spring. We soon move into peas, broccoli, and yes, more greens. If you are already impatient for tomatoes, and cucumbers, this is a question you will need to answer before joining. Eventually, we will have summer squash. tomatoes, corn and all the vegetables we all love, followed by fall storage crops. Each week is different and unique, unlike buying from a grocery store.
- You don’t cook very often. A “farm share” can be a lot of produce. The best way to consume your share is find ways to use or preserve it. We recommend making meals through the season that you can freeze for later. On our farm we are often canning, drying and finding ways to preserve the crop. Very often things are so tasty they don’t make it very far. If your not prepared to use things regularly this can be a challenge, but if your ready to enjoy the tried and true tradition of “putting up food” then join us and we can help you re-discover this great joy.
- Having a regular schedule is a challenge. Joining a CSA is a partnership of sorts. It does require showing up each week on a fairly regular schedule. Although our CSA allows for taking a week or two off, it really does require being at a set location each week at a regular time. We don’t have the flexibility to offer an unlimited schedule for pickups. So.. if you don’t show up, the Food Banks will truly appreciate your orders…
- You hate the internet. Well.. you got us there… we have discovered this is the most efficient way to offer a CSA which is designed to provide our members with the greatest degree of flexibility… but hey.. your on the internet right now… how bad is it?