Welcome to the eighth year of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! CSA’s are a dynamic and progressive partnership between farmers and eaters that distribute the risks and rewards of the growing season, and provide farms security against a multitude of unknowns: weather, pests and disease, and market fluctuations. By paying for your membership upfront you’re helping us cover the cost of seeds and equipment we need early in the season. In return for your commitment, you’ll enjoy a seasonal bounty from the fields each week and develop a relationship with us while coming to understand our localized seasonality and the joy of cooking with new and unfamiliar ingredients.
Each season we work to become better farmers and to provide the best possible experience for our members and the community. Over the last seven seasons the support of our CSA members has enabled us to grow food for our community, welcome children into the fields, and train new farmers. We absolutely love what we do every day - thank you for supporting us, we’re excited for another great season!
We have some fun new additions to the farm this season:
Longer CSA season than ever: with an option to pick up all the way through Thanksgiving! This gives us the opportunity to increase our crop list to grow cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and more sweet potatoes and squash.
The “grainbow”: is our way of demonstrating how many (14) different grains grow – including rice, quinoa, wheat, buckwheat, and others. The grainbow is located to the left of main road through the field beyond the herb garden. It’s small now, we hope you enjoy watching it grow through the season!
Events: are happening at the farm this season – including dinners, workshops, kids’ activities, and more! Check out our website for a calendar of events.
On farm education: has always been central to our work at the farm, but this year it’s better than ever thanks to our Educational Director, Farmer Chris! Please visit Farmer Chris’s outdoor classroom on the right side of the driveway where he always has a fun farm lesson to explore with you and your family.
Our new website: is up and running! We’re filling in the last details in the coming weeks, please take a look to see what we have going on at the farm this season!
Our fantastic crew: makes each of the above additions possible! This year our crew consists of four new apprentices and five returning crew members who have each taken on a key role in managing the farm, growing our programs, and increasing our benefit to the community. We hope you’ll meet them all during your visits to the farm this season!
This week’s box:
It has been cold this spring! We think we’re a week “behind” where we were last year in terms of the weather warming up. So this week’s box includes the very first of what’s ready in the fields – with much more to come in the following weeks!
- Baby Kale
- Pea Shoots
- Green Garlic
- Kale Florettes
- Wheat Berries
- Seedlings of your choice from our greenhouses!
To pick in the field:
- The herb garden is open!
- (Raspberries coming in June!)
This week’s rotating cheese share:
This week’s rotating bread share:
- Carissa’s one-and-one-half pound honey oat loaf is baked with bread flour, freshly milled locally grown oats, rolled oats, local honey, oil, salt, water, and yeast. Each loaf is washed with a combination of egg, cream, salt, and honey, then topped with additional oats before baking.
This week’s recipes:
Coming soon to your box: Collard greens, arugula, swiss chard, kohlrabi