CSA IS FULL FOR THE SEASON! THANK YOU!

 

The Kolb Homestead will be offering subscriptions to our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the 2014 season. You may ask: what is a CSA?

Basically, your membership is a “share” in our farm for the 2014 season. This entitles you to a weekly box of ULTRA fresh produce from the farm here in Patoka, Indiana, from early June through Thanksgiving. You will experience the seasonal changes in what is fresh from the field over 24 weeks!

We will provide 40+ varieties of vegetables throughout the year!

What will we be growing for 2014?

Spring
Head lettuce (various types), spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spring salad greens, arugula, broccoli raab, sugar snap peas, carrots, beets, radishes, salad turnips, baby kales, swiss chard, kohlrabi, scallions, sprouts, and herbs.

Summer
Tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, peppers, sweet corn, okra, eggplant, carrots, beets, kale, swiss chard, greens, onions, green beans, watermelons, basil and herbs.

Autumn
Winter Squash, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, pie pumpkins, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, arugula, broccoli raab, salad mix, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, green beans, spinach, kale, rutabagas, brussel sprouts, and herbs.

The produce is delivered in a 5/9 bushel box. This should be enough vegetables for a week for a family of four, and the vegetables will change with the seasons: For example, a share in mid-July might consist of:

one pint of cherry tomatoes, 1.5 lbs of green-top beets, a bunch of mustard greens, green onions, fresh herbs, head lettuce, several cucumbers, and 1 lb of green beans. 

While a share in late October might consist of:

two winter squash, a bunch of collard greens, one medium head of cabbage, spinach, 2 lbs of potatoes, 2 lbs of sweet potatoes, and several onions.

 

 

We make several promises to the customer:

1. We exceed national organic standards in our growing practices. That means no synthetic chemicals, fungicides, herbicides, or artificial fertilizers on our crops or fields. Cleaner food and a cleaner environment!

2. Sanitary harvesting, washing, and storage of your vegetables. Food safety is important to us!

3. We will NEVER use any Genetically Modified (GMO) seeds!

4. We will strive to leave this land in a better condition than we found it. That means building soil through composting, cover crops, crop rotations, and other ecological farming practices. We take this job seriously! As stewards of the land, farmers have an obligation to improve the land with each passing season, not to degrade it for short term profit.

5. Good customer service! As members of the farm, you should have the right to know how your food is grown. We love knowing where our produce is going, and that you are enjoying it! We aim to provide you a good value for your investment!

6. We grow tasty varieties of vegetables, bred for flavor! Not like the cardboard produce you find in the supermarket!

7. Help dealing with all that produce! We’ll provide weekly recipes and hints on making the most of your share of the harvest!

Another good explanation of CSA can be found here if you want another perspective.

The Details

Cost:

24 weeks (full season) cost for a weekly 5/9 bushel share of produce is $640.

Does that sound like a lot? It breaks down to a weekly cost of $26.67, which we feel is competitive with grocery store prices, but will exceed the store in quality!

Receive a 5% discount if paid in full by April 1.

You may also pay in two installments of $320 on April 1 and May 15.

If you would like to join the CSA, but these payments prove difficult, please contact us and we can work out an alternative arrangement!

 

Delivery:

We will be offering pickup on the farm in Patoka (five miles north of Princeton). We will offer pickup at the River City Co-op and Elbert’s market on Wednesday afternoons as well.

If you are interested in hosting a dropsite in Gibson, Vanderburgh, or Warrick county, and can recruit 5 or more shares, you will get a 10% discount on your share price! Contact us if you are interested in hosting.

EMAIL: kolbhomestead@gmail.com

Phone: (7 1 5) 5 0 1- 8 0 5 3

Download, fill out, and mail the sign-up form below.

.doc file: CSA Application

 

THANKS! WE LOOK FORWARD TO GROWING YOUR DINNER!