Beginning November 2012 our CSA will run 23 weeks, from November 7th through April 24th. No boxes December 26th or January 2nd.
Is a CSA Right for YOU?
Do you like to cook? Want to learn how to use produce in new ways or try something altogether new? Are you curious about what is truly “seasonal” for Northern California? We are very lucky here. We can grow almost anything at some time in the year. By subscribing to a CSA you will align your diet to our seasons. A CSA is not for every household. How much do you eat? Volume of food is an important consideration. If the box contains too much, most people hate the thought of waste. Some customers make it work by finding someone with whom they can share. Others are eating more vegetables, and low and behold, feeling better!
Winter / Spring Farming
Lower temperatures, shorter hours of daylight and wet fields are all challenges for the farmer. Our crop choices are limited and sometimes rain makes for compromised quality. We do our best to control field conditions with ditches and covered beds. We take your commitment to us seriously and will strive to make you happy but because of winter uncertainty it’s impossible for us to guarantee perfection. March and April are the most difficult months when we have wet years. The produce inside the December, January and February boxes is planted when conditions are predictable. Timing for March and April harvest is often difficult because of weather uncertainty December until February. The boxes will occasionally contain produce and/or fruit from other local farmers to supplement our crops and add variety. If we do buy something, we will let you know where it came from in our newsletter.
What to expect in the Winter / Spring box
The contents of your box of produce will vary from week to week. It will include a tasty variety of food for 2-3 eaters. Each week, you can count on something from each of the following catagories:
Salad: salad mix, head lettuce, arugula, chicory, pea shoots, sunflower sprouts
Roots: beets, carrots, potatoes, radishes, turnips
Greens: chard, collard, dandelion, kale
Allium: green garlic, onion, shallots, leeks
Vegetables: winter squash, artichokes, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, peas
You can see farm updates and what’s in every box by hovering over the CSA tab on this blog to reveal the “What’s in the Box” tab. Newsletters are listed by date.
What does it cost?
The box of weekly vegetables is $25. We ask for a monthly commitment, paid at the beginning of each month, $75-$100 depending on the number of Wednesdays. Paying for the entire 23 weeks ($550) awards you with one free box.
Where do I pick up?
Subscribers pick up their box at the farm on Wednesdays. 19655 Arnold Drive in Sonoma. The farm is across from Brocco’s Old Barn on the property that used to be the Romberg Dairy.
For more information
If you’d like to join, fill in the sign-up form and mail it with a check for the appropriate amount to: 19655 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476. You must also e-mail Candi at email@example.com or call 707 996-6610 to receive your start date.