My general principle behind my CSA is that healthy food should be affordable to all. This is easily done by buying local and eating what is seasonal.
Fall CSA 2013 is sold out.
Winter 2013-2014 CSA is sold out.
Now that everything is coming in and I know what I will have I am opening slots for the winter CSA. The winter CSA will begin mid-December and run for 10 – 12 weeks. It will begin with broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, carrots, cabbage, radishes. The season will continue with three types of beets, 4 types of kale, hanover, mustard greens, turnip greens, parsnips, turnips, rutabegas, collards, cabbage. Various types of lettuce such as romaine, green-leaf, butter head and a variety of other “head” lettuces. Deliveries will be either Monday evenings or Saturday mornings in Chesapeake at a location that is still to be determined. 1/2 dozen eggs are included when they are available. The chickens tend to take a break during the cold season. The cost is 200.00 and delivery is available for a 2.50 delivery fee. Space for the winter CSA is very limited. If interested please e-mail me directly at email@example.com or message me on FB Farm Chicks Produce.
Spring/Summer/Fall 2014 CSA Program: Open for enrollment
The 2014 Summer/Fall season will begin around the first of May, I begin when strawberries and asparagus arrive. Each week you will receive those crops that are in season locally. Typically in the early weeks your portion will include some combination of strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, broccoli, greens, root crops, onions and cabbages. In late June and early July, you can expect to see the addition of tomatoes, potatoes (red, white and purple), cucumbers (regular and pickling), squash( large variety), zucchini (a large variety), and basil. In late July and August, your portion will include some combination of blueberries, peaches, figs, blackberries, plums, cucumbers, squash, peppers ( a large variety), herbs, tomatoes, eggplant ( large variety), beans, melons ( a large variety), and zucchini. Typically the Fall CSA will begin with crops such as bell peppers, some tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, eggplant, hot peppers, beans, winter squash. Later in the season your portion will include some combination of cool season crops such as cauliflower, brussell sprouts lettuce, kale, apples, pears, cabbage, chard, radishes, bunching onions, beets, collards, sweet potatoes, and turnips. The season ends toward the end of November and the beginning of December.
Space is limited in our CSA and I operate on a first come first serve policy with priority being given to original members. An initial 200.00 deposit is required to reserve your spot and it is up to you to make payment arrangements with me. A discount is offered to those who pay in full. I strongly encourage people to “team” with a CSA because it requires a weekly commitment on your part.
For our Spring/Summer/Fall CSA, you have a choice between a 1/2 share and a Full Share. The 1/2 share is designed for 2 and the full for a family. The quantity of items in a 1/2 share is approximately 75% more than a Full share. 1/2 shares also receive 1/2 dozen eggs and full shares receive 1 dozen eggs.
The cost of a full share is 800.00. It is a long season and I offer a 10% discount if paid in full. We accept debit/credit card payments. A 1/2 share is 450.00 and I offer the same discount, if paid in full.
If you are interested in CSA membership please e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
CSA members will begin receiving a combination bag of greens this week: kale, mustard and hanover. You will also be receiving spinach, arugula, cabbage, broccoli and sweet potatoes. You will be receiving a combination of beets, rutabegas and turnips.