Every winter, we have to take a good, hard look at what the farm does well and how it could do better for the next year. We analyze all the sales, check our financial progress, read reviews, reflect on our relationships, and remind ourselves what the mission of the farm is.
In planning our 2020 season, we found that we cannot reasonably afford to grow intensive vegetables without losing the farm. Relative to the expenses and energy required, we haven't found enough people that are interested in buying local produce.
So we will be discontinuing food production for a time.
To preserve the farm for future generations, we have to survive the present circumstances.
If you are interested in supporting our farm, we ask that you bring your friends and family to the farm for our annual Fall Fair.
It's a way for you, as a consumer, to partner directly with your local farm by signing up for a subscription of fresh fruits and veggies.
Farming is a risky business!
Each spring, we plant thousands of dollars in the dirt. We take care of those seedlings & plants for months, hoping to eventually get something back. We monitor the weather closely because one extra cold night, a huge wind gust, or hailstorm can ruin a whole crop.
Instead of the farmer taking these risks alone, CSA members invest in a share of the summer crops. The payment you make now helps cover all the costs of preparing the fields, ordering seeds, setting up irrigation, and planting. All of these things happen long before anything is ready to harvest or eat.
Once the season begins, members get to share in the bounty. You will receive freshly harvested, in-season fruits and vegetables based on the frequency you choose: weekly, biweekly, or monthly.