Now is the time to join our CSA!
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 have it in your fridge! Getting a beautiful bag of fruits and veggies every week ensures that what is good for you is in your fridge ready for you. You won’t have any excuse for opening that bag of Doritos.
Secondly, produce tastes better (and possibly 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 Dukes 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.
Lastly, it is good to be a part of local foods. 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! Know your farmer. It’s worth the investment.
Check out some of the cool things planned! The first seeds go in the ground in only 3 short weeks, and CSA starts April 1st!
These cool season crops are planned for early spring:
- Several types of kale grown to mature size (Curly kale, Lacinado kale,Red Russian Kale, and Siberian Kale)
- Several types of kale harvested while young (quick sauté or salad?)
- Asian vegetables such as pac choy and tatsoi.
- Young Asian vegetables for quick sauté or salad
- 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
- Mixed radishes
- 4Types of lettuce (red leaf, green leaf, romaine)
- Rainbow chard
- Beira kale for juicing (produces 5 times the amount of juice!)
- Napa cabbage
- Green cabbage
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
- Malibar spinach
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