Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
We want your opinion. We want to know if there is an interest among our customers in Community Supported Agriculture, also known as CSA. Basically a CSA is a share of the farms production purchased in advance. Each week you receive a mix of fresh produce. Different produce ripen at different times so the assortment of produce will vary based on what is available each week.
We are considering two sizes; a family size which will be approximately a half bushel for $30/week, and a personal size approximately one peck for $15/week. You choose which size you want to purchase. You pay in late winter or early spring for the entire year’s produce. The money is used to raise your vegetables. As soon as they ripen, usually mid to late July, you start receiving your weekly produce, and will continue to receive your basket until approximately the end of September. Depending on the weather you will receive produce for approximately 10 weeks.
There is some risk involved. For example, it could be a great year for corn and a bad year for peppers. So your basket may be heavier on one vegetable over another. However we will make it as assorted as possible. At the beginning of the season if there isn’t enough variety for a full basket, we will make up for it as more variety becomes available. If you have preferences, we will do our best to address them. So if you don’t want any eggplant, we will replace it with something else available at that time. Also because you will be taking the risk with us by paying up front, we will make the baskets priority over what is offered at the stand. So if there is a small supply of a certain item, it will go in the baskets as opposed to being sold at the stand.
The biggest advantage to you is farm fresh vegetables all season from a grower you know and trust to provide healthy, fresh, and flavorful produce.
Please visit our Contact Us page and let us know if you have an interest in a program like this. If enough of our customers are interested in a CSA program, we will definitely put one together for you. We appreciate your timely response on this. Our goal is to make a decision by the end of the year, so that we can get more information to those interested in January, as payments will probably be due by April.
Eric and Caren
The you pick is now open with peppers, eggplant, beans, cucumbers, and squash! The last planting of beans is setting on, so please don’t wait for everything else to be in full swing to come, because we can’t guarantee the availability of the things that sat on early, beans, cucumbers, and squash.
Sweet Banana Peppers
We have corn!!!!! It is available at the stand! Also the you pick is open with beans, cucumbers, and zucchini, there are a lot ready now. Stuff is coming on sporadically because of the weather, so don’t miss out on the stuff that is ready now waiting on everything else that isn’t ready yet. 🙂
Eric and Caren
Apparently some of the crops liked the break in the weather last week as much as we did! We will be OPENING THIS SATURDAY, July 26!!!!! The green beans, squash and cucumbers (pickling and slicing) are ready! They will be available in the you pick, as well as at the stand. Our tomatoes are still a few weeks out, but we will supplement with Ohio River tomatoes until ours come in. We will also have Candy onions from our friends at Easy Acres farm in Thornville. Until Saturday, we will have cucumbers and zucchini at the stand available on the honor system. Because of the wet spring, we didn’t get as many plantings of beans in as we had hoped, so don’t put off getting your orders in for canning and freezing!
Even though there’s still snow on the ground, we have been busy prepping to start in the greenhouse. Most of our seed orders have come in, and we will start seeding hot peppers and early tomatoes this week. Eric was like a kid at Christmas going through all his seed orders! Come on Spring, hurry up and get here!!!!
2014 Kick-off Meeting
We met last week with our farm staff and everyone is anxious to get started this year. We have some exciting news too! We are teaming up with Easy Acres Co-Op Farm out of Thornville so we can offer you a wider variety of produce at our market. Easy Acres is a good fit with us because they share our belief in providing a fresh, healthy, and safe product. We are still working out the details so keep checking back with us for updates. This is going to be a fun and exciting year!
We have also decided to make it even easier to get our produce. We will be joining more Farmer’s Markets this year in addition to returning to the North Market. At some of these markets we will be teaming up with Easy Acres Co-Op Farm. We will add pages with information and directions soon, so keep checking back.
We’ve been very lucky to not have a frost yet, however it looks like we will be getting one within the next few days. The tomatoes are starting to dwindle, but there are still eggplant, peppers and turnips in the you pick, as well as a wide selection of things at the stand for sale. We will continue to have cabbage for several weeks. Thanks everyone for your continued support!
We now have some pickling cucumbers ready in the you pick field, along with blue lake, Roma, and half runner green beans. Also, new this year, we have yellow wax beans that are now ready for you pick, and at the stand. Starting this Saturday we will be selling some things at the North Market Farmers Market in Columbus, Saturday 8am-5pm. Hope to see you all this weekend!