Here’s a list of crops we hope to grow this year (remember, no guarantees!) and when we expect to be harvesting them. Please note that we don’t necessarily distribute a crop every week of its harvest period. The dates are just an indication of when you’d likely to be seeing the crop in your shares. Cucumbers won’t ever be available in May and spinach will never be around in the middle of the summer.
The installation was finally completed on December 7. We look forward to experimenting with early spring crops and plan to have it fully planted by next fall for a winter season. Stay tuned for more details on our late fall-early spring growing plans!
Here’s a list of crops we hope to grow this year (remember, no guarantees!) and when we expect to be harvesting them. Please note that we don’t necessarily distribute a crop every week of its harvest period. This dates are just an indication of when you’d likely to be seeing the crop in your shares. Cucumbers won’t ever be available in May and spinach will never be around in the middle of the summer. There will be a two week break in distribution from shortly after Father’s Day until just after July 4.
We have a limited number of openings for our 2017 CSA share program. They are likely to go quickly so if you are interested, please take the time to read the material on this site and fill out an application form. First come, first served.
I’m still working on updating the harvest calendar for next year. I’ll be adding several items, probably including Japanese eggplant, red cabbage, red string beans, broccolini, more herbs, and other delights. As soon as distributions are finished for 2016 (next week), I’ll be able to focus on plans for next year. Join us on a culinary adventure that is both healthier for you and for the planet!
Come join us on Saturday October 1, 2016 for our first annual New Member Open House. You’ll be able to meet current members, sample some of our produce, take a tour of the farm, and learn about our 2017 CSA Membership Program. There will be tours on the hour, from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Because parking is limited, we ask that you sign up for a specific tour time. If you want to go ahead and apply for membership, you can do that on your tour reservation form (you can always change your mind after the tour/visit, if you feel that Windsong Farm is not for you).
Please be sure to wear suitable footwear; we strive to make the place as safe as possible, but it is a working farm and there may be hazards, and there definitely are insects in abundance.
Note that I’ve included a check box on the form below to make sure you’ve read our CSA Details page. When you check the box it will take you to that page. If you’ve already read it, just hit your browser’s back button to return to the form. If you haven’t, we very much appreciate you taking the time now to read it. I want the way the farm operates to be very clear to all applicants, and most of the pertinent information is included on the CSA Details page. Thanks in advance for your understanding!
The quality of our produce is unmatched because our soils have been maintained organically for over forty years. You choose what you want and how much you want of it each week. Our on-farm pickup system is convenient and flexible.
How is our produce different from organic vegetables you purchase at Whole Foods or other grocery stores? It is vastly more nutritious because of our focus on soil health; if the soil biology isn’t functioning, then the plants can’t be healthy. If the minerals needed for maximum nutrition aren’t in the soil, then they aren’t in the plants, and are missing from the produce we eat. We believe that healthy soil translates directly into healthier people, and our goal is to grow the tastiest and most nutritious produce and provide it at its freshest directly to you.
Did you know that produce starts losing nutritional value the instant it is harvested? Vegetables that you purchase in a store have been out of the field for at least five days (and probably a whole lot longer). Our crops are harvested and distributed at the peak of ripeness; your share is harvested the day (or sometimes the day before) you receive it. You can’t get any fresher or more nutritious than that!
The 2017 Harvest Calendar is being created now. Distribution will start late April and run through to the week before Thanksgiving. There will be a two week break at the end of June, from June 21 through July 5. The new calendar will be similar to, but not identical with, the 2016 calendar depicted below. There will be a few crop additions (and possibility a deletion or two).
Our current plan is to start distribution for Sustaining and Premium members in mid-April and continue through to Thanksgiving week. Regular members will receive shares from early June through the end of October. Here’s a chart of our weekly harvest plan (remember with farming, there’s no guarantee!).
As of March 19, the CSA membership is full for the 2015 season. Please do feel free to contact us to get on the waiting list for next year.
Did you know that there’s only one label that guarantees there are no GMO anythings in the food you buy? Any produce that is certified organic, like ours is, cannot by law use any product that is derived from GMOs, or any GMO seed. So you can rest assured that your food is not only free of all pesticide residue, but is also grown from pure natural seed.
Just in time for peak sign-up season, we’re adding the “Half-Share” to our membership program. Essentially, a Half-Share is identical to the Regular share, except that you pick up every other week (for a total of 13 or 14 weeks). The cost is $350 (the slight extra is to cover the additional administrative costs) per season. Sign up here: Windsong Farm CSA Sign-up Information.