Veggies anyone?

22 Feb

Some pantry stock goodness from our garden and those of our friends.

It’s that time!  Spring is nigh, things are blooming and growing, and my profit/loss spreadsheet says it’s time to start selling CSA shares.  This year I am offering a very limited number of shares, at introductory prices, available in three sizes – The Single, Double and Triple.  The Single share is designed for the solo cook or households looking to supplement their pantry, priced at $15/week.  The Double, sized for couples or mainly veggie-eating singles, is $20/week.  The Triple, a family share, is $25/week.

The shares will feature an assortment of veggies and fruits, whatever is available that week.  There may also be flowers, herbs, random surprises and most certainly recipes for what’s in the box.  There will be add-ons available, if you would like to round things out with a dozen eggs or some jam, fruit butter or pickles.

The season will be approximately 24 weeks, starting the first week of May and ending in late October.  You can purchase shares by the week, but if you commit to 20 out of 24 weeks (you choose the weeks unless the weather chooses for us) you will get a substantial discount.  I won’t ask for all 20 weeks paid upfront, but it would be awesome if you could pay for 10 weeks, and then around week 9, pay for the other 10, or write 2 checks, and postdate one.

Remember that by buying shares, you are supporting not only our family endeavor, but the broader community.  The closer we are to success, the more we can contribute to the hungry!

For an idea what you can expect in your boxes, throughout the season we will be growing English peas, snap peas, onions (spring and keeper), white potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, lettuce, limas, southern peas, okra, peppers,green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, winter squash, turnips, beets, carrots, parsnips, radishes, kale, swiss chard, collards, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic and the kitchen sink.  This is not an exhaustive list, and there will be multiple varieties of many of these.  I have chosen heirloom varieties of most crops, for better flavor and to make our produce more distinct from grocery store options.   Many crops are from seeds I have saved through several seasons and are now well adapted to this climate.

At the end of the season, depending on the weather and availability, I would like to offer a Winter Share option, delivering cool weather crops and long keepers like squash, potatoes, and onions.  There will be more about that as the season progresses.

So, who’s on board the veggie train?

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