In 2018 we are growing 30 vegetables in 70 varieties, textures, and colors for our CSA members right alongside cheerful patches of 24 varieties of cut flowers.
What's a sample share look like?
Great question! Thanks for asking! We've worked hard to create a well-rounded crop plan for 2018. Harvests start more slowly in early summer, but come into fullness and overabundance in August and September. There may still be a few additions (ground cherries, anyone?), but these shares will give you an idea of what we're aiming for:
Late Season: September 7th
- 1 quart Dragon's Tongue & Trilogy bush beans
- 1 bunch beets
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 bunch herbs
- 10 large leaves Darkibor Kale
- 1 head Red Sweet Crisp lettuce
- 3 Red Wing onions
- 6 Adirondack Blue potatoes
- 1 bag Corvair spinach
- 5 heirloom tomatoes
- 4 small zucchini
- 1 bouquet of late-blooming flowers: Dahlias! with Green Mist Ammi, Red Spike Amaranthus, Bells of Ireland, Calendula, Pampas Plume Celosia, and Rudbeckia
Early Season: June 22nd
- garlic scapes
- 1 head Green Butter lettuce
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 10 leaves Dazzling Blue kale
- 1 bunch green onions
- 1 bunch Valentine's Day radishes
- 2 Chioggia beets & 2 Touchstone Gold beets
- 1 large handful of mint
- 1 bouquet of early-blooming flowers: sunflowers!
I will try to always remember to mention that agriculture is never guaranteed. Wet springs, wind & hail damage, groundhog destruction, flooding, drought... these are all real perils. Our "crop insurance" against these weather conditions is to plant a wide diversity so that when a vegetable fails we can offer another in its place.