Gibbet Hill Farm CSA 2020
WHEN: June 11th-October 15th, 2020; Thursdays from 1pm-6pm
OPTIONS: 20 full shares(20 weeks), 10 flex shares (you pick 10 weeks)
WHERE: Pick up location is Gibbet Hill Farm in the bull barn
COST: Flex share $400; full share $650 (scroll down to purchase a share)
CSA stands for “community-supported agriculture”. At Gibbet Hill Farm we grow the highest quality seasonal produce for the Webber Restaurant Group restaurants and we are pleased to offer the community an opportunity to join us as CSA members. We focus on growing beautiful, high quality produce, that is nutrient dense and “beyond organic” (free of all conventional and organic pesticides/herbicides). Our farm staff has over 25 years of experience growing organic vegetables.
Beginning on June 11th members can pick up their produce share at the Gibbet Hill Farm bull barn, located right behind the Gibbet Hill Grill. Each week, our farmers harvest approximately 10-20 different crops, and will offer you the option to choose a combination of these vegetables to pack up in Gibbet Hill Farm tote bag to take home. Amounts available for each crop will be predetermined by our farmer. CSA members enter into a deal with the farmer that they will weather the storm of the season. Meaning if the farm thrives the share will thrive, if certain crops fail then the members might feel that as well. Some weeks there will be some choice involved in what is available for the pick-up day. Swapping certain crops out will be available in a trade bin each week, for members who are looking to swap out a certain vegetable they might not care for.
Members can round out their weekly share with an array of pick your own herbs.
Choosing your share:
Our full share is a weekly share containing 8-15 beyond organic crops in a combination of individual items, bunches or weighted foods. A full share is a great amount of produce for a family of 2-4, depending on how much you cook at home. Includes pick your own herbs.
Our flex share provides the same benefits as our full share, but with the flexibility to pick up your share on ten different occasions during the 20 week summer month season. This is ideal for families who travel and are not available throughout the season to make all twenty pick-ups. Members are asked to select their 10 dates and notify the farmer by May 1st, 2020.
- 50% off coupon (two coupons for full share, one coupon for flex share) to Gibbet Hill Field School classes or Farm Dinners.
- Weekly farm newsletter including harvest list, chef’s recipes, notes from the field, and more.
- Member-only events including; CSA orientation, end of the season potluck, volunteer days, and a Gibbet Hill Farm tote bag for pick-ups, and more.
Gibbet Hill Farm PYO FLOWER Share 2020
WHEN: July 9th-September 10th, 2020 (you select a time to pick Monday-Friday 8am-5pm)
WHERE: Pick your own site at Gibbet Hill Farm
COST: 10 weeks share for $125
Brighten your home with beautiful organic bouquets every week!
Flower shares begin July 9th when our flower beds are in full bloom. The share lasts for 10 weeks, and members can pick up to 30 stems each week.
Gorgeous varieties of snapdragons, sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, ornamental grasses, celosia, strawflowers, statice, and many others will appear in the fields for picking over the season.
We will hold one flower member orientation on July 9th to educate members on the best way to cut your bouquets. Signage and information on varieties will be in the field throughout the season.
One quart sized mason quart jars will be provided for each PYO Flower membership.
Please note, combined shares (farm share + flower share) are discounted.
WHAT IF I CAN’T PICK UP?
If you know in advance that you will not be able to pick up your share at anytime during a given week, you may arrange for a friend or family member to pick up your share in your place. A CSA member may not pick up more than one share per week even if the previous week’s share was not picked up.
WHAT IS THE FLEX SHARE?
The flex share allows the member to choose ten Thursdays (our distribution day) over the twenty week season that they will pick up their share. Dates need to be given to the farmers by May 1st, 2020.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PYO (‘pick your own’) CROPS?
Pick your own crops include; herbs (dill, basil, cilantro, parsley) and flowers (for flower share holders). A few fun suprise crops might be included as well; like hot peppers, and husk cherries.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO PICK UP?
A mesh tote bag will be issued to each Gibbet Hill Farm CSA member, for members to use to pick up their share.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE OR MISS PICKING UP MY SHARE WITHOUT NOTIFYING THE FARMERS?
If you can’t make it in time to pick-up your CSA Share, contact the farm, members will be given contact information for the farm team member who will be coordinating each week. They may be able to keep it inside until the next day. If they don’t hear from you before the pick-up time ends, shares will not be held. . There are no refunds for missed pick-ups or forgotten shares.
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY SHARE?
Yes. We don’t need to know that someone else will pick up your share! Just make sure that your friend checks in with our distribution coordinator under your name. If they are not familiar with our CSA, please ask them to read these Frequently Asked Questions.
AS A COURTESY:
Most members require at least 15 minutes to collect their CSA share. Please allow yourself adequate time to gather your share items before the end of CSA hours.
Please no dogs on the farm.
WHAT WILL BE IN MY SHARE?
EXAMPLES* OF SHARES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON
*Please note, these are not menus of what will be in each months’ shares, but only forecast based on previous years’ harvests.
2lb beets with greens or 2 lb carrots , 2 heads lettuce, 1 lb cut mixed greens, 2 heads baby bok choy or 2 heads baby fennel, 1 bunch of scallions, 1 bunch radishes or salad turnips, 1 bunch swiss chard or 1 bunch kale, one quart strawberries
1 lb beets or carrots, 2 cucumbers , 2 heads of lettuce , 1 large onion , 2 Summer Squash, 1 bunch kale or chard, 3 large tomatoes, 1 head cabbage, 2 green peppers , PYO 1 bunch basil, dill and cilantro, one half pint of black raspberries
2 lbs carrots, 2 lbs potatoes, 1 large onion , 2 red sweet peppers, 3 tomatoes , 2 cucumbers , 1 lb cut greens, 1 bunch of scallions PYO 1 bunch basil, cilantro, dill, one pint of cherry tomatoes
1 pound cut greens, 1 large bulb fennel or kohlrabi, 2 lbs carrots, 1 bunch kale or chard, 3 sweet peppers , 3 tomatoes, 1 bunch radishes or salad turnips, 2 pounds of leeks, one pint of string beans, PYO cilantro and dill
1 bunch chard or 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch of salad turnips, 2 pounds watermelon radishes , 1 head of lettuce, 2 lbs carrots, 1 pound of cut greens, 1 cabbage, 2 Butternut squash, 2 pounds of leeks, 2 pounds parsnips, PYO parsley
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