Thursday, January 26, 2012

A little info!

Since we have such a recent boom in interest when it comes to our CSA, I figured I would post some of our intro info up here, you can still email us with questions or for the pricing information.

Our model differs a bit from other CSA models. First and foremost, we offer products year round, as opposed to the typical season that runs from June-October. We will be using various agriculture techniques to extend our growing season, but will also use storage methods to provide members with root veggies, winter squashes, potatoes and onions throughout the winter. In addition, during the non-growing months we will have green-house greens (salad and cooking), homemade pickles, preserved fruits, jams, dried herbs and surplus veggies from the summer that have been frozen or dried. As far as crops are concerned, we will be growing over 100 varieties of veggies including (but not limited to) greens (salad and cooking), tomatoes, green beans, peppers, onions, potatoes, carrots, squashes (winter and summer), cooking beans (think dried beans), sweet corn, herbs, celery, eggplant, kale, radishes, turnips, parsnips and sunchokes.

Next, we are not just a vegetable CSA. Our shareholders will also get eggs and meat (chicken and rabbit to start with the option of up to two holiday turkeys) available on a regular basis. 
 As we expand, we will have dairy, grains, flours, sweeteners (honey and maple syrup) and a greater variety of meats. In addition, we hope to have our flock of sheep producing enough wool for yarn offerings!

We also won't be telling folks how much of anything they can take (unless it's a high demand, low quantity item). Most CSA's set out how many of each item each shareholder can take. We will encourage folks to try things they haven't eaten, and provide recipes, but we want the farm to feed people within their needs, like the farmers raising their food. So you decide how much of each item you need for the week, not us.

Our growing methods focus on using sustainable organic principles, and the highest standards of care for all of our livestock.

And here's Todd (our rooster)!

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