Community Supported Agriculture is a great way to support your local farmers while eating fresh, certified organic vegetables grown right here in the Treasure Valley. Participating in our CSA lets you try new vegetables, experiment with new recipes, and sync your eating with the seasons. It also decreases your carbon footprint, increases food security, and supports farmers who are committed to the health of the land and their community.
How does it work? CSA members purchase "shares," which guarantee them fresh vegetables every week during the CSA season. Members sign up and pay for their shares in the winter and spring months. The early-season income helps farmers purchase seeds, make repairs, and finance new infrastructure to get the farm season going.
Beginning in mid-May, and until the end of October, you will pick up a box of fresh-harvested vegetables every week. Your weekly share will directly reflect what is happening on the farm. You can generally expect lots of tender greens in the spring; tomatoes, peppers, carrots and summer squash in the summer; and winter squash, onions, garlic and storage vegetables in the fall. We will provide a diverse mix of vegetables and make sure to include some sort of leafy green in your share every week. We will also give you some exciting new vegetables to try, but we promise not to overload you with exotic vegetables you have never heard of. We also will email you a weekly CSA newsletter, which may contain such things as: Anecdotes of farm life, the weather (because that's all farmers talk about), field-tested recipes that call for vegetables in your share, photographs, and quotes from farm luminaries like Wendell Berry.
What are my options?
1. Large share 20 weeks of veggies at roughly $26/week $525.00
This share is big enough to feed two serious veggie lovers or a family of four. You will receive 6-12 different types of vegetables a week for 20 weeks beginning in Mid-May and ending in October. SOLD OUT FOR 2017!
2. Small share 20 weeks of veggies at roughly $15/week $325.00
This share is great for a single person or a couple new to seasonal eating. You will receive 6-10 different types of vegetables a week for 20 weeks beginning in Mid-May and ending in October. SOLD OUT FOR 2017!
3.Market share This is a new option this year. You can purchase a small share or a large share, but instead of picking up a CSA box every Monday, you receive market credit with a 15% discount that you can spend as you like at our booth throughout the entire farmer's market season. This is a great option for people who will be out of town for multiple weeks during the growing season, or for people who would like more control over the types of veggies they receive.
4.Flower share We are excited to offer a flower share this year! You can help increase biodiversity and pollinator habitat on our farm, all while receiving a beautiful boquet of flowers with your share. This share will last for 12 weeks starting in June and going through September. The cost for this share is $85.00 or around $7/week SOLD OUT FOR 2017!
5.Bread share! We are excited to offer a bread share this year! We are collaborating with our friends at Sable Baking to bring you a weekly fresh baked loaf of artisan bread. Sable Baking's speciality is in thoughtfully designed, small-batch, handmade pastry, bread, and confections. Owner, operator, and baker Ashley Chapman prides Sable in using premium ingredients and always keeping organic, local, in-season, and sustainable ethics in mind. Sable Baking is inspired by classic European techniques, while celebrating the flavors and agricultural heritage of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. The bread share will be for the entire CSA season and will be available at the Monday pickups only. The cost is $160.00 or around $8/week.
Pick Up Locations: We will have 2 pick up locations for customers to choose from: One in the Collister neighborhood, and one location in North End/Downtown Boise area. Pickups will be on Monday evenings from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M.
Payment Options: You can pay by check (preferred), or through Pay Pal. If paying through PayPal a 3% fee will be added for a total of $334.75 for Half Shares and $540.25 for Full Shares. If you cannot afford to pay it all at once and would like to set up a payment plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work something out.
2017 CSA shares now available! Click the button below to sign up. SMALL SHARES SOLD OUT FOR 2017!
The Man Born to Farming
The grower of trees, the gardener, the man born to farming,
whose hands reach into the ground and sprout,
to him the soil is a divine drug. He enters into death
yearly, and comes back rejoicing. He has seen the light lie down
in the dung heap, and rise again in the corn.
His thought passes along the row ends like a mole.
What miraculous seed he has swallowed
that the unending sentence of his love flows out of his mouth
like a vine clinging in the sunlight, and like water
descending in the dark?