Putting On Our Big Kid Overalls this year
We are introducing our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) option this year, offering a select number of memberships or "shares" to folks on Capitol Hill - our part-time home in the city. We have priced our shares with our experience level in mind (it's only our second season of growing). We hope that our first customers will be understanding of any hiccups along the way. We admit that we are new at this, and have therefore limited our offerings to friends and family this year. Yes, we are "practicing" on you. You are the beta testers. We really value your input, as well as your patience and understanding.
With that said, here are the details:
Price: $300 for 15 weeks of 100% organically grown vegetables; $20 for each additional week
Dates: Late May (~May 16th) through end of September (~September 26th). Pick-up will be on Monday evenings from our home on Capitol Hill.
Your Choice: Your basic membership ($300) entitles you to any 15 weeks you select out of the 20+ week season. You can also choose to receive up to five additional weeks of produce for $20 per week.
What to Expect: We aim to give you a selection of 5-8 organic veggies each week (at a value of $20+). This season, we will be growing 2-4 varieties of butterhead and red lettuce, spinach (Bloomsdale & New Zealand), cauliflower (Early Snowball), green beans, purple beans, snap and sugar peas, carrots (orange & purple), Brussels sprouts (Catskill), squash (winter and summer - Thelma Sanders, Kikuza, Burgess Buttercup, Burpee's Butterbush, Costata Romanesca zucchini, a gazillion heirloom tomatoes, potatoes (red, gold, & purple), okra (Alabama Red), corn (four different varieties of super sweet and sweet), cantaloupes (Emerald Gem & Petit Gris De Rennes), watermelons (Halbert Honey, Moon & Stars, & Oh So Sweet), pink celery, cucumbers (Early Fortune & Edmonson), eggplant (Casper/white & Diamond/purple), onions (red & white), broccoli (Romanesco & Calabrese), leeks (Giant Musselburgh & Blue Solaise), artichokes (Imperial Star), a bazillion peppers, radishes (China Rose), and beets (Chioggia & Burpee's Golden). We have worked hard to select heirloom varieties that are not commonly available at your average grocery store. You will recognize familiar varieties alongside some less "ordinary" ones.
Members will be notified of more specific details closer to the beginning of the season.