SIGN UP FOR A CSA SHARE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2015!!
Full Share (June through end of October): $640.00, Summer Share (June-Labor Day): $450.00
WHAT IS CSA? CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. Members (that’s you) pay for a share of the season’s harvest and come pick it up right from the farm each week. Your direct connection to the farm guarantees you the freshest possible produce!
The farmers (that’s us) receive working capital in the winter and spring when we need it most. Together, we share the risks and the bounty of the season. This partnership supports the local economy, promotes the local food supply, preserves our open space and builds community in the Berkshires.
We make it easy to eat local. Too busy to have your own garden? Interested in trying some new varieties of vegetables? Want to teach your kids about eating local? Sign up today! Joining our CSA is a great experience for you and your family. You see the changing landscape of the farm each week, and see where your veggies come from. Our weekly shares give you a taste of veggies when they are at the peak of their ripeness–all of your veggies are harvested within hours of your pick up time. You will be challenged to try new things that you might never have thought to buy at a grocery store. We also provide you with tasty recipes that make it easier (and more delicious) to get the most out of your weekly share.
WHY JOIN EARLY BIRD? (THRU DECEMBER 31)?
We pay for our operation mainly through the sales of crops June through November. But we have year-round overhead and we have big tall expenses in the January and February when we buy potting soil, seeds and pay for propane to get our seedlings started. Your Early Bird subscription infuses cash into our operation when we need it most.
What makes Farm Girl Farm CSA different?
We’re on the go, and so are you! As Farm Girl Farm has evolved over the last ten seasons, we’ve figured out who we are and how we grow. We’ve emerged as a market garden growing for our local chefs and providing a limited number of shares to individuals and families seeking the same high-quality, nutrient-dense good stuff we’re growing for the restaurants. Because we are geared to production, we are always trying to pack too much work and too many vegetables into too little time and space. So we’ve streamlined our share pick-up process–we harvest, we wash, we pack and place your box in our cooler and you come ‘n get em anytime after 3 pm on Tuesdays. Can’t make it that afternoon? Come on Wednesday! We are now your “easy in, easy out,” CSA farm–no fuss, no muss…you get the idea.
When you join Farm Girl Farm CSA, you are getting the same excellent high quality vegetables sought after by our local chefs at businesses such as The Red Lion Inn, Allium, John Andrews, Copake Country Club, and Fire Roasted Catering. Keep an eye out for us when you dine out in the Berkshires, and visit our restaurant page to find out where you can try some of our veggies expertly prepared by local chefs.
Another great addition to our share table this year- Equinox greens! Now that we are working side by side with Equinox, CSA members will enjoy fabulously fresh greens such as mesclun mix, spinach, and baby arugula.
An example of a weekly share in the summer: a bunch of Kale, Swiss Chard, or collard greens, 2 heads of lettuce, a few pounds of heirloom tomatoes, a pint of heirloom cherry tomato mix, a bunch of carrots or turnips, 3 Italian or Asian eggplant, AND a bunch of herbs such as cilantro, parsley or dill! In the late summer you should expect juicy melons- in late September you will get to try sweet winter squashes such as delicata or sugar pie pumpkins. Taste the seasons as they come and make the best out of your summer!
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. A full share is $640 and a summer share is $450.
Check or Money Order:
All checks made out to Farm Girl Farm:
Farm Girl Farm
22 Manville st
Great Barrington MA, 01230
CSA pick up starts next June. We will email you updates and info on how pick up works as the first week approaches!