Now is the time to join our CSA! Click on this link to join.
There are plenty of good reasons why you should be in a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture. First, you are much more likely to eat nutritious food if you already have it in your fridge! Getting a beautiful bag of fruits and veggies every week ensures that what is good for you is already in your fridge, ready for you to eat.
Secondly, produce tastes better (and is probably more nutritious) when it is fresh from the farm. Remember how great Grandma’s home grown tomatoes tasted? Remember those tomato sandwiches with nothing but tomatoes and mayonnaise? That amazing flavor comes straight from the farm and can’t be bought at the grocery store. If you like fresh tomatoes, wait until you try fresh picked lettuce, fresh cut asparagus, or blueberries picked yesterday. There is nothing like it.
Third, we’ve made it easy for you to find quick and easy recipes and resources here at bellsbestberries.com! Our blog helps you learn how to cook these local vegetables you may not be familiar with. There is also contact information on the blog, so if CSA members have questions, we’re happy to help. We also offer a Farm to Table Dinner every year, to let you experience what the “pros” do with our vegetables!
Lastly, it is good to be part of the local food system. Local farmers are what stand between you and giving up our entire food system to industry. Support your local growers. Support your local restaurants that serve local food. Support the health and wellbeing of your family and your local economy! Know your farmer. It’s worth the investment.
Check out some of the cool things we have planned for this year! The first seeds are already planted. The transplants arrive this week. The CSA starts April 1st!
These cool season crops are planned for early spring:
Several types of kale grown to mature size (Curly, Lacinado,Red Russian, and Siberian)
Several types of kale harvested while young
Asian vegetables such as pac choy and tatsoi
Young Asian vegetables
3 Types of beets (red, golden, and candy cane)
2 types of turnips (sweet Japanese and purple tops)
2 types of carrots (purple and orange)
Fennel that can be harvested mature or at baby stage
Young spring leeks
Young spring onions
Sugar snap peas
4Types of lettuce (red leaf, green leaf, romaine)
Beira kale for juicing (produces 5 times the amount of juice!)
Here is what we have planned for summer:
Blueberries of course!
Strawberries from our friends at M&M Farm
Peaches from our friend Chris Yonce
Mixed colors of gourmet salad tomatoes
Several types of peppers
Squash and Zucchini
Snap beans (red, green, or yellow)
Heirloom Dragon Tongue beans
If we missed something that you love, let us know! Want to come out the farm? We would love that! Check out our new farm pick up at Rabbit Eye Ridge!
Eat your veggies!
Jay and Robin