2018 CSA Shares Now Available
It’s that time of year when we try to convince all of you to join our CSA again! Just imagine those first spring salads, crisp sweet carrots, or all the golden beets that used to annoy you but that you now regard as delicious. Or imagine a smug hipster asking you at a potluck if you know where your food comes from and being able to retort, “absolutely, some hippies in Niverville grew it”.
We have our seeds, new land, a new farmer, and nostalgia has completed its work of magnifying all the parts of farming we love and minimizing the rest.
We’re going to try to do things like last year, only better. We’ll try to build on the feedback we received from our customers last year. Namely, we’re going to try and have baby greens like arugula, lettuce mix, etc. available more consistently throughout the season. Items like kale and swiss chard will not be given regularly but will be available most weeks for the people that love them. We’ll be as flexible as possible, so if you want to swap out something in your box or take a few extra packs of herbs that will always be an option provided we have excess. The weekly emails a day or two before the pick-up to let you know roughly what you’ll be getting will continue this season.
There also a few changes…
1. Updates. We’re going to try blogging this year to keep you more up-to-date on what’s happening on the farm.
2. Share size. We’re only offering one share size this year to simplify our crop planning and save planning time on CSA pick-up days. For those 3 or 4 folks who purchased the large share, feel free to write us an email in all caps if you think this is a disastrous decision. Our personal feeling is that the large share just didn’t confer enough advantages to make it worth it.
3. Chickens. We’re raising 500 chickens (for meat) and considering getting laying hens if there’s enough interest in eggs (eggs would be available on-farm only). Chickens can be pre-ordered on the website along with the CSA.
4. Extended season. We’ll also be doing a winter CSA. Permanent land means we have the capacity to store a lot more vegetables, so the plan is to have cabbage, carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, garlic, etc. available into February next year. It might include microgreens as well.
More questions? Check out our FAQ page here. That’s all for now, thanks for reading!