|"What we are growing in 2011|
- beans (green and yellow)
- beets (red and golden)
- Brussels sprouts
- lettuce (Romaine and leaf)
- peppers (sweet and hot)
- swiss chard
- tomatoes (sandwich and roma)
- ground cherries
How we grow itWe do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We do use organic seeds and, where possible, we plant Heritage varieties to provide a diverse selection of produce.
How our farm share worksOur 10 acre vegetable and berry farm is divided into a number of plots that are designated for various purposes. A portion of these plots are farm share gardens, while a few others are planted with fruit trees and seed stock for use next year. We also leave a couple of plots clear to facilitate rotating the garden; this helps with weed prevention — an important part of organic gardening — and rejuvenating soil nutrients.
Limited farm sharesWe offer a limited number of shares (30) which allows us to focus on our farm.
Cost of a farm shareA share will cost $350.00 for the 2011 growing season and produce will be delivered for a 10 to 14 week period (as long as the plants are producing).
Payment and priorityA $50.00 deposit is required to secure a share. The remainder (payment in full) is due by May 15th, 2011.
Early receipt of payment is much appreciated; it helps us plan for the coming season. Your intention to purchase a farm share is secured by the $50.00 deposit. Your share is confirmed with your deposit. Should you change your mind, please let us know as soon as possible; others may be waiting to purchase a share.
Amount of produceOn average you will receive approximately 5-10 units per week. For example, a “unit” is: a quart of strawberries, a head of cabbage, one pound of tomatoes. This depends, of course, on the growing season and the yields of different plants.
All of the produce, from our farm share gardens, is distributed in weekly shares. Some weeks you may get more than other weeks and we cannot, due to the vagaries of Nature, guarantee you will receive any or all of the items listed above (as is the case with all CSAs).