Below is a list of the types of produce we will be growing in 2018. Within each type are typically multiple varieties of each (6 different tomato varieties, 8 different lettuces etc.)
What We Are Growing in 2019
Kohlrabi - White
Kohlrabi - Purple
Onions - Red*
Onions - Yellow*
Where Are The Potatoes?
As mentioned above, we do our best year after year to refine what we grow. Unfortunately, we can't grow everything and there are items that we don't grow, like potatoes and watermelons. Why? We have tried both of these in the past, and though there was some success, we realized that the benefit does not outweigh the costs. For example, we refuse to grow certain types of crops that require an exorbitant amount of water (i.e. celery) and other items that are unsustainable, i.e. potatoes. Potatoes require tractors and lots of land to be financially profitable - as such the tractors deliver pollutants and compact the soil while harvesting the potatoes requires that our "no-till" soil gets turned completely over to get all the roots out, therefore destroying the home for microbes and other biological activity in our living soil. Melons, likewise take up too much land and too much water. There is also a trick in the CSA world that farmers know well: give lot's of poundage and your customers will think the value is equivalent. Wrong. Potatoes are low in nutritional density, cheap to the consumer and inexpensive to grow because they are so easy to grow. They are, what CSA farms call a "Box Filler." We don't play those games! Each of our CSA "boxes" are calculated to ensure you get the value you pay for and no less! We figure that we can grow up to 20x more food on the same space that melons would grow, in a much more sustainable manner and that has more value to you and to the earth than getting one "wow" melon or a few dollars worth of potatoes per year.
"Quality Over Quantity!"
* These items are items that we aim to provide every week of the year.
Items in blue are items that may also be a part of the winter share.