CSA Deliveries Start May 25

We plan to deliver our first 2017 shares starting this Thursday, May 25.  See the links under the Organic CSA tab for delivery locations and times, what we’re planting, and more. We still have a few shares left, and will keep enrollment open until sold out. 16 and 24 week shares will start on a rolling basis, while the 30-week extended shares will be adjusted for late enrollment. Join us in 2017!


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We’re Certified Organic!

CSA Manager Matt Belmont just received our notice of organic certification.  Our CSA produce is now certified organic in time for the 2017 season (deliveries start May 25)!

Nationwide, only about 27 percent of the CSAs surveyed are certified organic.  Another 59% of CSAs grow to organic standards but are not certified. [ Community Supported Agriculture – New Models for Changing Markets. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, April 2017.Timothy Woods, Matthew Ernst, and Debra Tropp.]


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Fourteen mushroom lovers gathered at the bank barn on the last Saturday in March for Matt’s informative workshop on shiitake mushrooms. After a brief talk about shiitakes (who knew they had all 8 amino acids and lots of B-vitamins?), and a short walk to look at a few types of trees that make good host logs, Matt showed us how to drill holes in the logs, plug in the seed material (in sawdust), and seal them in with wax.  Pretty soon everyone was busy drilling, plugging and brushing on wax. Everyone left with a nice sized log that should bear mushrooms next year. Don’t forget to keep your logs wet!

mushroom demo

Matt demonstrates how to drill, plug and wax the logs.

Helping each other drill the logs

Helping each other drill the logs


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CSA Day Promotion

We’ve already announced that February 24th is CSA Day, and a great time to join a CSA – preferably ours!  Now we’ve added a special bonus – sign up from now to CSA Day (i.e. midnight on Feb. 24th) and get more shares for free!  Full share sign-ups will get their choice of 2 additional weeks of delivery, or 2 extra share bags during the season if they want to double up. Or choose one of each.  Half-share sign-ups will get their choice of 1 extra week of delivery, or an extra half-share bag during the season. Take advantage of this special offer and sign up now on the Join Our CSA page (see link in menu, above).


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February 24th is CSA Day!

Small Farm Central has designated February 24th as this year’s official CSA Day!  It’s a great time to join our CSA.  Did you know most CSA sign-ups occur at the end of February? When you join a CSA, you are eating fresh, local, usually organic, and giving all of your food dollars direct to the farmer.  And CSA farmers really appreciate those early sign-ups to pay for the seeds, supplies and labor that goes into planting the crops months before the first CSA deliveries, which typically begin mid-May to early June.  Check out our delivery locations page, support your local farmer and  if you can’t join ours, find one close to you at www.csaday.info or www.localharvest.org.


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