17 Weeks of An assortment of organic seasonal veggies
Small Share (8 items/wk): $435/ Season
Large Share (12 items/wk): $650 / Season
(Meat Add On)
Includes our Organic Veggie Share +
Our Grass-fed Beef, Woodland Pork,
and Organic Chicken, Pastured Lamb and Wild-Caught Salmon from neighboring farms (and fishermen).
The cost of the veggie share plus:
Small Meat Add On (15 lbs): $180 / Season
Large Meat Add On (30 lbs): $360 / Season
Our shares offer an assortment of fresh vegetables throughout the season. The majority of crops in the winter-spring share are grown on the farm between our hoop houses and keyline gardens. We supplement some vegetables from friends at neighboring farms better suited to growing those crops. Explore examples of sample shares from past years below, and read about our veggie cultivation practices here.
In addition to fresh veggies, the omnivore share offers our nourishing and sustainably-raised grass-fed beef and woodland pork. We also include pastured lamb and organic chicken from neighboring farms, and wild-caught Alaskan Salmon from a fisherman who we work with. Specific cuts will change from week to week and also vary through the season, and we encourage members to enjoy a wide variety of delicious options.
We are thrilled to continue to offer our omnivore share. Animal and land stewardship are at the heart of our work, so this is a natural and long-awaited step for us. This share will eventually take the place of our bulk beef and pork shares, which we anticipate will help us to better plan our animal herd size, annual meat sales, and further develop relationships with our community of folks who eat from this land. Click here to learn more about our animal management practices, and how they contribute to long term land health.
When: The 2019 winter-spring share will run from February 7 - May 30, which includes 17 weeks of food.
Pick-Up Time: CSA share pick-ups will be once a week, every Thursday from 3:30-6:00 pm. Members are also welcome to pick up their shares any time the farm store is open.
Pick-Up style: The majority of our vegetables will be pre-harvested and set out market-style under our pavilion or in the farm store once the weather turns cooler. Members will fill their shares based on what's available and abundant. We will provide guidelines about how much of each crop to take. Members take either 8 (small share) or 12 (large share) items each week, of whatever composition they want.
What's an item: Examples of what constitutes an item are listed below - think, 1 bunch kale, 1 lb potatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, etc. You can mix, match, and double up on items as you wish.
(SUMMER SHARES ONLY) Pick-Your-Own Gardens: We are also excited to incorporate pick-your-own (PYO) harvesting into our CSA membership. This works best for certain produce, like cherry tomatoes, peppers, herbs, cut flowers, and string beans. PYO helps us out a lot by lessening the amount of up-front work we must do to prepare our CSA shares. It also means we don't over or under harvest, which reduces our waste. We also know that many of our members love the chance to spend time in our gardens and hoop houses, hanging out with the plants, and picking their favorite foods. We see this as great opportunity for members to get to know us and the farm a little bit better. We will have some PYO crops pre-harvested for those who don't have time during the pick-up window.
Recipes & Storage Information: We are committed to helping our members use and enjoy all of their food. Friend of the farm and integrative medicine practitioner Jessica Morrison will be sharing recipes inspired by each week's share. Members will also have access to our library of past CSA inspired recipes, organized by vegetable. In addition, we usually offer a weekly sample that often features our meat.
Packaging: Part of our motivation to consolidate our CSA pick-up into a weekly event is to reduce packaging. We encourage members to bring reusable bags and containers to fill up with veggies!
How Much is a Share?
(and what's an item?)
For our Winter-Spring CSA we will be offering two share sizes. Our small share is consistent with previous share sizes, and comprised of 8 items. Our new large share is 50% bigger, and offers 12 items. Our new pick-up style is based around flexibility and choice. Instead of packing a share for you, we set out all of our veggies and note how much of each constitutes an 'item'. You then get to take any mix of 8 (small share) or 12 (large share) items that you wish. You can double (or triple, or whatever) up on certain items, so long as they are not limited in availability. To get a sense of what an 'item' is, below are some examples. Note that crops change by season, so everything below will not be available for the entire season. This list is meant to give a sense of how much food our members take home.
Tomatoes - 4 Count
Corn - 3 Count
Summer Squash / Zucchini - 2 Count
Cherry Tomatoes - 1 Pint
String Beans - 1 Pint
Beets - 1 Bunch
Garlic - 1 Large Head
Carrots - 1 Pound
Kale - 1 Bunch
Scallions - 1 Bunch
Chard - 1 Bunch
Salad Mix - 8 ounces
Cilantro - 2 Ounces
Herbs (dill, sage, parsley) - 1 Bunch
Potatoes - 1 Pound
Produce availability will move in concert with the season and specific availability will always change year to year and depend on factors like weather and the other variables that come along with growing food. Members will receive a weekly e-mail that will outline what will be in their upcoming share, along with recipes and tips for cooking inspiration.
Typical Winter Crops:
Kale, Chard, Asian Greens, Lettuce, Arugula, Escarole, Spinach, Salad Mix, Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions, Winter Squash, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Cabbage, Onions, Garlic, Rutabaga, and in Spring Sugar Snap peas & Watermelon Radish