Fall/Early Winter CSA

A CSA is an agreement where people purchase a “share” in the farm for the season and receive a box of veggies each week for a certain number of weeks.

We have been growing through the winter to supply winter farmers' markets that we have attended for the last 7 years. While we are definately not experts we do have a good idea of how to grow greens and other cold hardy vegetables through the winter by using high tunnels, low tunnels and a minimally heated greenhouse. It's all in the timing of the planting. Most things need to reach almost full size when we are heading into November because our light in the Northeast decreases so much that we cannot count on the plants growing much more than they have once we reach November. 

These are the items that we grow through the winter using very minimal heat and sometimes no supplemental heat.

  • salad mix
  • asian braising greens mix
  • baby bok choi
  • tat soi
  • spinach
  • cilantro
  • arugula
  • baby lettuce mix
  • 5 different types of radishes
  • 2 types of turnips
  • scallions
  • head lettuce
  • kale
  • brussel sprouts

These are the following storage items we include in the share

  • 5lbs of potatoes every other week
  • winter squash: spaghetti, acorn, butternut, buttercup, delicata, hubbard
  • rudibega
  • purple top turnip
  • carrots
  • beets
  • diakon radish
  • storage cabbage
  • parsnips

CSA Details

 

10 weeks’ worth of vegetables

oct 17- dec 19 2017

1 share size $280 (slightly larger than our summer small size share)

 

 

  • Typical weekly share includes combination of 2-3 types of greens (spinach, arugula, cilantro, salad mix, lettuce, kale, braising mix), 1-2 bunches of roots (radishes, turnips, baby beets), and 1-2 storage items (winter squash, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, Brussel sprouts) along with an occasional value added item that has been made exclusively for us with ingredients grown by us during the summer season.
  • Pick up weekly at Daffodil Hill Growers Tuesdays from 3pm till 6pm( if for some reason you cannot pick up please notify us ahead and we can work out something)
  • We will be offering an add option fruit for this fall/early winter season, apples and pears. We have a partnership with Rogers Orchard in Southington to sell their fruit throughout the summer season. This winter we are happy to offer a variety of their apples for the 10 weeks and their pears as long as they are available. Cost for add on is $125. Add on is contingent upon enough interest
  • Because of the nature of a late fall and early winter CSA we are only offering one size share. We realize that this may be small for some people, so each week you are free to " pre-order" more of any item that is available that week at a CSA member price. This will be packed in with your share and can be paid for upon pickup.
2017 Fall Enrollment Form
CSA enrollment form fall 2017.docx
Microsoft Word document [49.1 KB]
What was in 2016 fall and winter share
Historical Examples fall 2016.docx
Microsoft Word document [13.3 KB]
What was in 2015 fall and early winter share
Historical Examples fall 2015.docx
Microsoft Word document [14.5 KB]

Information

Visit our farmers' market page to see when and where we are ! CSA enrollment for 2017  is open and will be open until we sell out. See our CSA Page for more information. Please note as of 2016 we are no longer open to the public for plant sales.

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