The CSA season begins about the middle of May based upon spring emergence of Asparagus. The 20 week season will take us into September. In response to customer requests we are trying to include small fruits in the shares more often. The blueberry patch was expanded in 2014, and we brought back red raspberries in 2017 after several years absence. We will make sure that you will get to experience pineapple tomatillos and our favorite, golden berries (cape goose berries) at least a couple times in your share. We will deliver to your home or office or you may pick-up at the farm on Fridays. The cost per 20-week share is $560 delivered or pick-up at the farm for $500. Add a weekly delivery of a dozen eggs from our free range chickens for just $3/dz ($30 for every-other-week or $60 for weekly delivery for the season).
Being a member of a CSA means you act as our partners. The possibility of a crop failure is certainly a risk. We utilize several practices that minimize the potential for crop failures including drip irrigation, the use of insect netting barriers, and high tunnel and row covers for frost protection.
Members should expect to receive most of the items in the list below over the course of the season.
The vegetables that we are growing for 2020:
- Beans (Green, Lima, Flat Italian, Edamame)
- Beets (Red, Golden)
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cabbage (Napa, Caraflax, Red and Green)
- Cucumbers (Slicers, Pickling and Asian)
- Eggplant (Italian and Thai)
- Endive & Escarole
- Golden Berries
- Greens (Mesclun, Head Lettuces and Leaf Lettuce)
- Hakurei Turnips
- Onions (Sweet Candy and Red)
- Pac Choi and Tatosi
- Peas (Snow)
- Peppers (Hot and Sweet)
- Pineapple Tomatillos
- Potatoes (Fingerlings, Red and White)
- Red Raspberries
- Shishito Peppers
- Summer Squashes
- Winter Squashes (Acorn, Butternut, Delicata and Spaghetti)
- Sweet Potatoes
- Swiss Chard
- Tomatoes (Red Slicers, Heirlooms, Cherries and Sauce)
- Winter Radishes
We also participate in The Bellefonte Farmers’ Market . This is a grower’s only market that takes place at the Gamble Mill parking lot. Market hours are 8 to noon from late April thru October.
Updated information can be found at the Bellefonte Farmers’ Market page.