WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In Whistling Thistle’s case, it gives people a chance to support a local farm business by buying a vegetable share. Once you Sign Up and choose one or more of our CSA share options, you will receive fresh seasonal produce delivered weekly to a location near your home! Purchasing a share early in the season gives the farmers more stability to start out the growing season. There is also a goal to lessen the distance between farmer and consumer (YOU!) by developing meaningful relationships, and having farm events to bring people together, hence “Community Supported Agriculture”. The benefits of “shortening the gap” between farmer and consumer are far beyond what effects just us, Stephen and Nellie. Contribute to the Cosmic Choir and Do Something that will Make a Lasting Impression!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Weeks of delicious vegetables, fruit, and herbs that will blow your tastes buds away (i.e. hot peppers are on the crop list)! Don’t deny it before you try it! We will provide you with a variety of locally grown, fresh an d in-season vegetables, and give you the chance to experiment with your cooking abilities. You can feel good about treating yourself and others to homemade meals that will taste great using produce that is Safe To Eat!”
FULL & HALF OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Spring CSA: three deliveries starting late May *SOLD OUT FOR 2019*
Summer CSA: June – September *SOLD OUT FOR 2019*
Fall CSA: October – November
Winter CSA: December
Spring– Vegetables available at that time are; greens including, lettuce, flavorful Asian greens, arugula, spinach; radishes, fresh eating salad Hakurai turnips; green onions; asparagus; culinary herbs including sweet basil, thyme, sage, chives, cilantro, dill; tea herbs including lemon balm, anise hyssop, bergamot, mint…
Early Summer– Vegetables available at this time will be; everything from the spring availability as well as; summer squash, strawberries, kale, swiss chard, collards, broccoli, carrots, beets, celery, peas, green beans, onions, garlic whistles, culinary herbs including parsley, rosemary; tea herbs including echinacea, holy basil, chamomile
Late Summer– Vegetables available at this time will be; Everything from the spring and early summer availability as well as; tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet bell peppers and hot peppers, watermelons, cantaloupe, pears, sweet corn, cabbage, garlic, tea herbs including, lemon grass, stevia
Fall– Vegetables available at this time will be; Everything from the spring and summer availability as well as; winter squash, brussels sprouts, pie pumpkins, daikon radishes, rutabaga, parsnips, popcorn
Some vegetables prefer the cooler weather of spring and fall so there will be a period during the hot summer months that some veggies will fade out and then some will return again in the fall. These include spinach, asparagus, strawberries