Vegetable CSA

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Pickup with a bicycle!
2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 

21 week subscription vegetable program

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What is CSA?
A CSA share provides a way for you to get high quality seasonal food directly from the farm. The CSA structure provides you with a generous weekly box of fresh food, updates about veggies are coming, and weekly recipes.






Packing a box with veggies and newsletter.
You will recieve 21 weekly boxes of clean, fresh, seasonal produce.  We offer five convenient pickup locations. The produce comes in a CSA box that is kept under refrigeration from harvest to pickup.  Each box includes a weekly newsletter that includes a list of the week's vegetables, weekly happenings from the farm, and seasonal recipes for the week's vegetables.


Cost
'Early Bird' Pay in full by March 1
Full Share $525.  Partial Share $365.

Pay in full after March 15. This includes our new 12 month payment plan.
Full Share $550. Partial Share $375.

We welcome anyone who wants to get their hands dirty to contact us if you'd like to talk to us about work-share options.



Boxes ready for CSA pickup in Kalispell

Pickup
(New This Year!) We now have five pickup locations.
You may change your pickup site on a weekly basis.
  • Kalispell - Tuesdays - 5 - 7:30 pm - At a friendly East side residence on the corner of 3rd Ave. East & 5th St. N.   .

  • Kalispell - Wednesdays beginning at 7AM - At Mountain Valley Foods - 25 Commons Way, Kalispell

  • Somers/Bigfork - Thursdays 5-7 pm - On Farm - 1375 N. Somers Rd.

  • Kalispell - Fridays 5:30-9:30 am - Crossfit Flathead - 1896 Airport Rd.

  • Kalispell - Saturdays 9 AM -12 Noon - Kalispell Farmers Market - FVCC parking lot. (We're the tables under the bright red tents on the South end.)

What's in a weekly CSA vegetable box?
CSA produce members receive bountiful in-season garden vegetables starting in May and continuing for 21 weeks through October. The wide variety of vegetables reflect the changing of the seasons.  We offer both partial share and full share options.

A weekly CSA box provides fresh produce for a season of fresh daily meals.

Each week it is our goal to include:

- a salad crop:  baby lettuce mix, spinach, arugula, head lettuce
- a braising green: chard, kale, collards, mustard greens
- an allium:  onions family - green onions, onions, chives, mini onions, onions, leeks, garlic
- root crop: beets, carrots, salad turnips, radish,
- herb or microgreen: parsley, basil, tarragon, sorrel, nasturtium, pea shoots, sunflower shoots,

 After these weekly staples are included we round out the rest of the week's 'share' with seasonal vegetables:
-spring-Asian greens, Napa cabbage, peas, kohlrabi
-summer-cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, zucchini, green beans, potato, cherry tomatoes, salad tomatoes,
-fall-tomatoes, leeks, brussels sprouts, winter radish and winter squash

CSA week 1, a diverse group of spring crops

CSA week 8, a diverse group of early summer crops

summertime abundance

CSA weeks 20 & 21, falltime




 Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I going to get a lot of weird veggies I don't know what to do with?
Every week we make it a goal to have a salad green, a braising green, a root crop, and a culinary herb in the CSA share.  The rest of the veggies in the share reflect the changing season: peas and napa cabbage in spring, cabbage and summer squash in early summer, bell peppers, new potatoes, zucchini and eggplant in summer, tomatoes, sweet corn,  and winter squash in the fall.

About every other week there will be one vegetable that you may have never tried before or maybe one that you have tried and didn't like.

Interestingly the unusual veggies are the ones we get the most positive feed back about!
"Wow!  I never had salad turnips before - those are amazing!"  "I've always wanted to try kohlrabi; it was so good" “I wasn't so sure I would like mustard greens but they were so good and easy when I followed your recipe!”

We provide you with weekly recipes so your tasty bok choi, mustard greens, and parsnips don't go bad in your crisper.    

Will I be overwhelmed with too much food?
 There is an arc of productivity and your CSA share will reflect that. The shares start smaller in spring and grow as the bounty of summer and fall progress. In the spring you will have an average of 6 items a week and in the summer and fall you will have 8-12 different items.

I'm not sure, should we get a partial share or a full share?
This is highly individualized and really depends on how many vegetables you eat, how much you go out to eat, if you go camping on the weekends, etc. A partial share may be just right for a single person or couple. In general a couple who goes out to eat a few times a week will find a partial share a good fit while a couple who eats every meal at home may want a full share.

We can easily envision a single person who loves cooking to go through a full share on her own.   Any family of two or more who eats most every meal at home will enjoy having a full share and will probably want to add on a standing order or special order each week.  Please feel free to give us a call or email to discuss which share will be the right fit for you.

But...the only vegetables I really like are lettuce and broccoli...is a CSA share right for me?
If you  only like broccoli and salad, a CSA share may not be the right fit for you.  That said, we do have a wide range of high quality vegetables with easy to follow recipes. So, maybe you don't like chard, but have you ever had home-grown, fresh chard cooked just right?  We think it's worth it to give a CSA a try for a year to see if you like it.

If you have more questions feel free to send us an email, text, or phone call.