It’s that time of year again – even though spring is still months away – to get your 2013 CSA share! At First Root, we’re not sick of root vegetables (yet), but we’re getting excited for the colorful bounty of summer all the same, and we hope you are, too.
Planning for the CSA is one of my favorite winter tasks. I love looking through the records from the past year and assessing which crops did really well and which ones didn’t. Making the new crop plan is a chance to do everything just a little bit better. It’s an opportunity to sit down and think about new systems, tweak planting schedules, and try new varieties.
Thanks to an amazing Kickstarter campaign, we were able to purchase a brand-new walk-behind tractor, the BCS 732, which is sitting in the barn, waiting for spring. We also bought our very own seeder, and a custom-made dibbler for marking beds for transplanting. All of these things mean increased efficiency, better land stewardship, and more delicious food! We could not be more thankful for the incredible outpouring of support we received last fall, or more excited for the 2013 CSA. We hope you will join us!
2013 Share Options & Cost (JOIN NOW!)
Regular Share (21 weeks, $650)
This is our standard CSA share, which runs from June-October. We grow over thirty kinds of vegetables, everything from tomatoes and green beans to kohlrabi and rutabaga. What you get varies from week to week, depending on the season, but it will usually be 6-12 different items. Pickup options: Davis Square, Thursdays, 4-7pm; Concord, Tuesdays, 3-7pm, Concord, Saturdays, 2-5pm.
Extended Share (25 weeks, $750)
Regular share + four more weeks. Eat local through Thanksgiving! You can expect lots of great fall produce – primarily greens (kale, arugula, bok choy, lettuce, etc.), roots, and other storage crops like onions, potatoes, garlic, and more. Pickup options: Davis Square, Thursdays, 4-7pm; Concord, Tuesdays, 3-7pm, Concord, Saturdays, 2-5pm.
For the first time, we are offering our very own flower share. Each week, you’ll get a beautiful, freshly arranged bouquet. Flowers vary throughout the season, but you can expect to take home celosia, zinnias, dahlias, snapdragons, and more.
Winter Bulk Share (2 pickups in November/December, $120)
This share includes two bulk pickups of storage crops and late season greens. You can expect ~60 pounds of produce, including many kinds of roots, winter squash, potatoes, onions, popcorn, cabbage, and kale. Most of these vegetables will store for several months, and we provide you with lots of storage tips and recipes. It’s a great way to stock up for the winter.