New- CSA Online Sign-ups!
2013February 18, 2013 0 Comments
2013 CSA Enrollments Open Now
What is a CSA share? It is simply a commitment to share in the harvest of a local farm – basically a subscription for fresh, local food. You purchase shares in the spring and receive seasonal vegetables weekly from mid-May to mid-September. It is a way to guarantee your supply of the freshest, organically grown produce.
How will this work?
The produce will be harvested each week and can be picked up at our farm on Thursdays from 3 –6pm. We also will have a drop-off location from 4-6 pm at Temple Adath Israel at 124 North Ashland Avenue that might be more convenient for you. Another option this year is delivery to your office/business for groups of 7 or more full share subscriptions (inside Fayette County only). When you pick up your share you simply sign the weekly pick-up sheet, take your box of glorious vegetables and fruit and leave – it’s that simple!
What are my options?
We have 2 options, a full and half share. A full share will average throughout the season 10 lbs. of freshly harvested produce and feed approximately a family of 2-4 for one week’s vegetable supply with a half share being just that, half of the full. You might want to consider splitting a share with a neighbor or friend if this is more than you would need. We try to not overwhelm our customers with too many vegetables per week, as that is the number 1 complaint of nationally surveyed CSA customers. This is reflected also in our pricing, with our CSA being one of the most reasonably priced CSA’s in central Kentucky. For those wanting more, you can purchase additional shares or we will also offer to you first choice of purchasing bulk amounts of vegetables in addition to your weekly share.
You will receive a variety of seasonal vegetables. Early spring will include a variety of greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes, sugar snap peas, onions, carrots and scallions. Early summer will include Swiss chard, squash, zucchini, cucumber, new potatoes, okra, green beans, beets, garlic and herbs. Late summer will include corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, melons, butternut squash, acorn squash, melons, potatoes, and herbs. We have also joined with other local farmers to provide you with additional options to add to your CSA basket – eggs, berries, cheese, and year round salad mixes / greens!
Large, farm fresh eggs from Jan Banks free-range chickens are available in half dozen and dozen quantities. Delicious eggs come from Happy Chicks! These gals lay the most scrumptious eggs with large golden yolks, sometimes the eggs are too big to even fit in the container! They are free of hormones and antibiotics, get to run and play outside every day from sun up to sun down, and even occasionally-because they are 2 doors down from us – get to eat our organic vegetable scraps!
Black Diamond Farms is offering their delectable berries again this year. Dr. John Dvorak, his wife Lucie, and daughter Grace are owners of Black Diamond Farms. They are also a neighboring farm, situated on the gently rolling slopes off of Old Richmond Road and grow the sweetest strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Their berries are treated with the utmost care, with specific attention given to plant health and soil quality while using minimal inputs for disease prevention and insect control.
A new add-on to this year’s CSA is yet another neighbor (sorry for the broken record, but its true!), Bleugrass Chevre! Many of you have probably purchased Susan Miller’s delicious cheeses at the farmers market or local grocery store. We are excited to be able to offer her high quality products to you as part of our CSA. With the many options to choose from (see contract page), you will be able to change your order throughout the season if you’d like to sample all of the different varieties. However, we do request that changes be placed at least 1 week ahead of time. We are currently upgrading our website to include an online ordering page that will allow this option. For more information about her cheeses, go to www.bleugrasschevre.com.
Also new to this year’s CSA are our friends Erik and Gayle from Berries On Bryan Station Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm located just across from Windy Corners restaurant on Bryan Station Road. Erik is taking a much-needed break from their CSA this year but will still be working hard supplying his salad mixes, greens, and okra to our local upscale restaurants. He grows year round in his high tunnel and is offering his highly nutritious, organic mixes for those of you who need your salad or greens all year long! He will also offer some of his greens before our CSA season begins, so you can purchase directly from him (especially those of you who are juicers!). Visit his site at www.berriesonbryanstation.com
We are proud to say that everything offered in your share is from farms in Fayette County, giving you the freshest, healthiest produce while leaving the smallest carbon footprint! We are excited to have such a wonderful group of farmers in our community willing to work together to sustain the land we have been given while gathering the harvest and being able to share it with you. If you would like to join For Pete’s Sake Farm CSA, please complete the 2013 CSA member agreement at our new online sign-up page below
Or click below to open 2013 CSA Contract for mail-in option.