Community Supported Agriculture is a symbiotic relationship, based on trust and faith, between farmer and community. It is important to remember that us, the farmers, rely on the income of the CSA to operate our farm. We plan, seed, and tend to crops many months before they arrive in your share. We work diligently to follow through with attention to detail, quality of vegetables, and diversity of the harvest for these prepaid shares. As a member you receive top priority when crops become harvestable.
While it may still be cold and muddy outside, we are busy growing lots of fresh vegetables in our un-heated High Tunnels. The spring share is more heavy on greens than our other shares but still includes staple crops from storage. Members can expect onions, potatoes, carrots, shallots, beets, cabbage, and winter radishes. Plus fresh items such as salad turnips, spinach, Mesclun, Asian greens, bok choy, lettuces, claytonia/specialty greens, baby kale, baby swiss chard, asparagus, rhubarb, cilantro, mint, and scallions. This share has five pickups and is one size.
DATES 2020: Weeks of March 30th, April 13th, 27th, May 11th, May 18th
This share highlights all of the vegetables we grow at the farm. It is robust, diverse, and filled with the best our VT summer has to offer. We grow all of the common vegetables with a few unique varieties to encourage members to try new things. Members can expect several shares with sweet corn, salad mix, tomatoes, broccoli, string beans, head lettuce, onions, garlic, carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini and so much more! Raspberries and Strawberries will also be included in shares when in season. This share is 17 weeks long and has a large and small share option.
DATES 2020: Week of June 8th-October 5th
FALL INTO WINTER CSA
Our fall into winter share highlights winter storage crops and fresh greens from our high tunnels. While the bulk of the share is made up of roots like carrots, beets, potatoes, cabbage, and onions, we aim to provide a fresh green each week. Spinach, baby kale, claytonia, pea shoots, and several herbs will make an appearance. The beginning of the share will consist of field harvested greens like kale and chard. As the days grow short and cold we will begin harvesting from our greenhouses. This share has 8 pick ups and a small and large share option. Members can choose how they’d like to allocate the root vegetables available each pick up while items like spinach or pumpkins are predetermined. Each pick up is set up “market style” and members pack their own shares.
Contents will include: Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Parsnips, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Shallots, Garlic, Celeriac, Cabbage, Spinach, Kale, Mustard Greens, Winter Squash, Leeks, Pumpkins, Winter Radishes..and more!
Small: $300 ($37.50 value per pick up)
Large: $400 ($50 value per pick up)
Dates for 2020 bi weekly: Starts week of October 12th-January 18th
YEAR ROUND CSA
This share offers a discount to members who join us for the whole year up front: Spring, Summer, Fall into Winter
Purchasing all of your share seasons at once helps us immensely in planning year-round. This also helps us purchase larger items such as row covers, potting mix, and small tools. In return for paying us in a lump sum, we give you a discount!
SMALL: $825 ($50 savings)
LARGE: $1,025 ($75 savings)
NOFA-VT FARM SHARE PROGRAM
Our farm participates in the Vermont Farm Share Program. This program subsidizes CSA shares for our neighbors who otherwise could not afford to join our CSA. Through the program, NOFA-VT will match each dollar that our CSA raises to offer reduced rates to income eligible individuals and families. Your contributions are tax-deductable if you make checks payable to NOFA-VT.
If you are in need of financial assistance, please ask us about the Vermont Farm Share Program. You may be eligible for a partially subsidized share.
EGG SHARE ADD-ON
Enjoy eggs with each share pick up!
These delicious eggs are produced by VT Compost Company's chickens. The chickens forage and feast on compost piles and are not fed grain. Thus, we get to enjoy a beautiful, healthy, deep yellow yoke. We love supporting the compost that supports our farm!