Your Gentleman Farmer CSA Guide
The Gentleman Farmer CSA subscription opens in November to existing members for recommitment and then in January to new members.
A Full Share fills your market bag with 7-10 vegetables harvested weekly for a total of 20 weeks. This option is best for families with children; or split between single friends, couples or neighbors; or great for those who cook at least three times a week! $595.00
A Half Share fills your market bag with 7-10 vegetables harvested every other week for a total of 10 weeks. This option is best for singles, or families without children, or those who only cook a few times a week. $325.00
An Egg Add On is the term for an option to purchase eggs in addition to your Veggie CSA subscription. We have yet to confirm that we are offering an egg add on in 2013. We'll keep you posted!
Is our CSA for you? We at The Gentleman Farmer do our best to grow a beautiful variety of produce for you throughout the arc of an entire growing season. If you do not cook seasonally you may find a need to supplement your CSA share from the grocer at times. Joining a CSA encourages further exploration of seasonal recipes, a connection with your farmer and your food, and an opportunity to be part of a community that supports independant, small scale farming. You may find that you receive a lot of one particular crop if it does really well or none of another if it fails completely. Whatever happens, a CSA can be a fun adventure for the entire family as well as for your tastebuds!
Please see samples of harvests from last year's CSA season to get a good grasp of what to expect:
Example of Spring CSA box: arugula, radishes, lettuces (bibb and romaine), endive, kale, chard, mustard greens, spinach, carrots, kohlrabi to name a few....
Example of Summer CSA box: heirloom tomatoes, basil, tomatillos, eggplant, zucchini, patty pan squash, cucumbers, leeks, fennel, tatsoi, kale, chard, peppers...
Example of Fall CSA box: onions, beets, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, winter squash, spinach, lettuces, arugula, kale, chard...