Eat Local All Winter Long

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eating winter lettuce in the greenhouse

Winter CSA & Full Season CSA sign-ups have begun!

We’ve heard from many of you that your’e excited for local food to continue come January, and we’re excited, too!

We’ve also heard that you like consistency, so we made a few small tweaks to the CSA pick-up times in order to keep everything as consistent as possible.

Beginning with the Winter CSA:

Montpelier pick-ups will be on Mondays from 4:30 – 6:30 at the City Center (no change there!) and will continue on Mondays throughout the year.  Summer CSA pick-up will be outside at Union Elementary School.

Worcester pick-up will change back to Fridays at 4:30 – 6:30, and will be at the Worcester Town Hall during the Winter & Spring shares, and at the farm for the Summer share.  Fall Harvest CSA is to be determined, as we typically change the day to accommodate the fact that Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday.

The Winter CSA begins on January 7 and goes through March 15.

The share costs $247.50, and gives you 10% off the retail value.  

This share emphasizes choice, and while the options will be similar from week to week, you’ll be able to choose which roots, alliums, and pantry items you want to bring home each week.

You can learn more and see a sample share here.

As always, we’re offering subsidized CSA shares!  We have over $500 to put towards subsidized CSA shares for the Winter CSA.

If you’re interested in a subsidized CSA share, email us for more information, or simply fill out a sign-up form and choose “Farm Share Program” under payment options.

Want to ensure your 2019 share and get the biggest savings?  Now is the time to sign up for your Full Season CSA.

The Full Season CSA gives you Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall for 47 weeks of local organic food.

Paying for your share early allows you to save $261—that’s more than 20% on your 2019 CSA.  Last year, we sold out of Full Season and Spring CSA shares, so signing up now also ensures you won’t miss out on the Good Heart bounty.

Along with all you get, signing up and paying in full now helps us with winter costs like propane, seeds, potting soil, and the regular costs of keeping the farm running.

In this way, the Full Season CSA is the epitome of the “S” in CSA:

We support your health and wallet by giving you a year’s worth of local organic food at the best price, and you support us with your early payment so we can keep the farm singing along all through the winter and spring.

The full price of the Full Season CSA is $1258.

But when you sign up and pay in full by November 30, you can get it for $997.

If you want in on the Full Season, but can’t quite swing the full price, don’t worry.  We’re also offering a payment plan.

The payment plan allows you to spread the cost of the share over 7 months, and gives you 15% off the retail value.

Sign up and make your first payment of $152.75 by November 30 to ensure a year’s worth of local organic harvests.

Learn more about each share and sign up on our website.

And now for this week’s harvest:

  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Garlic
  • Magic Soup Starter (see recipes)
  • Greens
  • Parsley

Wishing you a delicious weekend!

In Good Heart,
Kate & Edge


RECIPES

Perfect Roast Carrots (3 Ways)

Magic Soup Starter : Like boullion, this veggie salt preserve will add instant flavor to your soup.  This share’s version is made with onions, carrots, and parsley. To use: Sauté 1 heaping TBS of soup starter in 1 TBS olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add 4 C water, bring to a boil. Strain out the veggies for straight stock, or keep them in and add fresh vegetables to make vegetable soup.

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