We are not “certified” organic, but use organically approved practices.
Our farming practices provide for the health and well-being of the land, the workers and especially our farm members.
We use crop rotation, cover crops, compost, and organically approved sprays. Our garden plots are interspersed with diverse cover crop and border plantings to support beneficial insects and animals.
Members are always welcome to visit the farm and we welcome questions about production.
We include a Weekly Note with each box of vegetables to help tell the story about how we raise the produce throughout the season.
Our plan averages 6-8 lb. of produce/week/box throughout our 16-week season (mid-May to early July, August to end of September) ranging from the lighter boxes of the early season to heavy boxes later in the season. Our members tell us that this is enough weekly supply for a couple, recognizing that people do eat out during the week. Supply from the farm provides a weekly base of very diverse high-quality vegetables. Some of our members do their own home gardening but are growing only a few select vegetables.
To help you imagine what our shares look like through the season, we’ve provided three actual deliveries from the 2007 season:
Lettuce (½ lb.), Spinach (½ lb.), Radish (½ lb.),Green onion (½ lb.), Spring Garlic (¼ lb.)
Broccoli (1 lb.), Cauliflower (1 ½ lb.), Cabbage (3 ½ lb), Zucchini (1 lb.),
1 ¾ lb Beans – Green & Yellow, Tomatoes (1 ½ lb.) - Heirloom and Big beef,
1 dozen ears Sweet Corn
Peppers (½ lb.), Onion (1 ½ lb.), Green, Yellow and French Beans (¾ lb.)
Tomato (3 lb.) - Heirloom and Slicers, Yukon Gold Potato (2 lb.), Winter Squash (2 lb.)
We have 10 different shares to chose from - you're sure to find a good fit!
Full Season Share – 16 weekly deliveries from Mid-May to early July, August to end of September
Every-Other-Week Share – 8, every-other-weekly deliveries during our FULL SEASON Share
Spring Share – 7 weekly deliveries, Mid-May to early July
You Pick Spring - 5 deliveries you schedule during our SPRING Share
Summer Share - 9 weekly deliveries, August through September
You Pick Summer Share - 5 deliveries you schedule during our SUMMER Share
Fall Greens Share - 3 deliveries, October
Thanksgiving Share - one grocery sack full, 2nd week of November
Winter Share - 2 grocer sacks full, 2nd week of December
Cornucopia - A package of the best selection of the whole season
We have several additional Add-on features including fruit shares, herb shares and Kits that provide ingredients for making Pesto, Salsa, roasted tomatoes and more.
For complete details, view the share section on this page.
On a scale of 1(low) to 5(high) our member survey ranks Satisfaction at 4.7! We survey our members every year to get feedback on quantity, quality, variety, length of season, distribution site and time, and our weekly communication note.
Farm membership presents a couple of challenges; first, it turns meal preparation on its head, providing the ingredients ahead of the meal plan. Second, eating seasonally means not everything is available all of the time.
To help you along this learning, we provide a weekly recipe as well as a whole collection of recipes.
Each week, our e-newsletter, the Weekly Note, provides a featured recipe as well as tips for a vegetable of the week.
Our new Food Book (coming soon) is a collection of the many Weekly Note recipes, that we've featured over the years as well as preservation resources and food storage tips. The recipes are arranged alphabetically by vegetable by season.
Before you know it, you'll develop a repertoire of seasonal favorite combinations and a new level of cooking confidence as you open each week's box and turn on the creative juices.
The equivalent of a Full CSA farm membership, which lasts throughout the 16-week season, can easily be spent in one weekend of entertainment. Yes, weekly supplies of vegetables require extra attention, but consider what dollars spent on our conventional food system support:
Investing in locally grown food is an
investment in your health as well as
that of the land, and the community.