Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CSA Shares Available!

This year will be our fifth season offering CSA and Farm Shares to our local community. We will continue to offer Saturday farmers' market sales as well.  We invite you to join us in this coming season's bounty and adventures by participating as a member in our Community Supported Agriculture program.

Full and Half CSA Shares are available, offering boxes of seasonal produce each week (18 weeks) or every other week (9 weeks). Full Shares are $485, Half Shares are $265, with a deposit due up front to reserve your share. More information on 2016 Shares.

CSA Boxes are filled with 7-14 seasonal items.
Mostly veggies, with apples and some herbs.

Early season share begin with strawberries, lettuce and spinach, radishes, peas, spring onions and garlic scapes, as well as some ARF apple butter.

As summer rolls in we begin to add more diversity - cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, beets, summer squash and more.

Newsletters provide you with weekly updates from the farm, as well as tips for storing, preparing and preserving your fresh produce.

CSA is unique, because it offers you a direct connection with your farmer, an opportunity to get the freshest produce (more nutrition for the dollars you spend), know how your food is grown, eat in season, and support a family farm/local business by sharing in the rewards and risks/bounty and loss unique to each season.

Farm Shares are available in $150 or $200 options. At this time we are sold out of Farm Shares, but taking names on our wait list, in case we make more available.

Please contact us with any questions you may have!     Brooke & John

Friday, January 8, 2016

Sign of the Times

We received an amazing farm present for Christmas - a farm sign!!!

A big thank you goes out to Larry, John's father, for the time, care and thought that went into this awesome present! Can you believe it's hand drawn?!

We can't wait to hang it up!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

9,100 lbs

In 2015 we produced over 9,100 pounds of food, for our members and community, from a half acre of cropland. 

We fed 50 families directly, through membership, plus those who made farmers' market part of their grocery shopping routine.

We are looking forward to a bountiful 2016!

2016 CSA Sign Up now open for returning members! Jan. 16 for wait list folks, Jan. 26 for all.
Questions? Emails us at alternativerootsfarm@yahoo.com