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The Fall season starts the last week of August and runs through December. The Fall shares last for a total of 18 weeks.
As a member of Crawford Organics CSA your weekly box will contain an assortment of in-season fresh vegetables. Each standard size box will contain between 7 and 10 items each week (8-8.5 average). The quantities are designed for 2-4 people, depending on menu preferences. Each mini size box will contain 5 or 6 items in quantities for 1-2 people. The box may not supply all your vegetable needs, depending on your normal vegetable consumption.
Lettuce, leafy greens, potatoes, and brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) will come more frequently as the Fall progresses. Summer crops (green beans, tomatoes, peppers, etc) will likely be in the boxes somewhat regularly till October (depending on when the first frost comes). Fall items (winter squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, etc.) will be in the boxes as they come into season.
The following list gives you an idea of when our crops are harvested. Some of these items you will find in your box frequently and others only once or twice. Because we are working with living plants and the unpredictability of weather, there is no guarantee of the exact type or quantity of produce you will receive each week.
Apples, Beets, Boc Choi, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Garlic, Assorted Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Winter Squash
Apples, Beets, Boc Choi, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Garlic, Assorted Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Popcorn, Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash
If you plan to be away certain weeks in the fall, and you can let us know when you sign up; we will deduct $32.50 for each week you will be gone ($22 for the mini share). If after you sign up, you realize you will be away some week; there will be no refunds, but you may either have a neighbor pick up your box for you, or you may cancel your box and receive a credit. That credit can be used on another delivery date. Credits must be used by the end of the season unless other arrangements are made.
To make a change to your delivery schedule, you must give us one week advance notice by either e-mail or phone.
We harvest an exact amount of produce for each week’s boxes. Therefore if you fail to pick your box up within the designated time without informing us in advance; we will donate it to a worthy recipient.
We also offer eggs from pastured hens. The hens have daily access to roam the fresh organic grass around their portable house. These hens are not organic, but are fed a 100% GMO free diet. The fresh grass, exercise, and sunshine makes for happy hens. The egg yolks are a rich golden color and taste good.
While the hens roam, the roosters keep a watchful eye. They are also constantly on the lookout for something good to eat. When one finds something, he will cluck and scratch to tell the hens "over here!" When a hawk (or airplane, sparrow, or shadow) flies past, he gives his warning squawk "everyone to cover!" Then he will stand in the open ready to defend his hens. Once everyone is safe, only then will he also go to shelter. Yet even then, he stands at the doorway ready to defend his charge.
A share of eggs consists of one dozen every week.
We are now offering yogurt from two different local farms: Seven Stars Farm, and Springwood Organic Dairy. Both yogurts are made from certified organic milk without flavorings or thickeners. They are both very good, creamy textured yogurts.
The Seven Stars brand is very good, mild flavored yogurt. The cows are kept on pasture whenever the weather is suitable. When the weather isn't suitable, the cows are fed quality hay and a small amount of grain and minerals. The grain makes up approximately 1% of their total dietary intake.
The yogurt from Springwood is a European style with a tart flavor. The cows are also kept on pasture whenever the weather is suitable. When the weather isn't suitable, the cows are fed quality hay. These cows have a 100% grass diet.
A share consists of one quart of plain yogurt per week.
Please see our Prices page for the current CSA price.
2% off regular share price
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.