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Fall CSA

When does the season start? How long will it last?

The Fall season starts the last week of August and runs through December. The Fall shares last for a total of 18 weeks.

What can I expect in each week's box?

As a member of Crawford Organics CSA your weekly box will contain an assortment of in-season fresh vegetables. You will recieve between 7 and 10 items each week (8-8.5 average). The quantities are designed for 2-4 people, depending on menu preferences. 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.

September-October

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

November-December

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

What if I go on vacation?

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. 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.

Other additional Shares:

Eggs

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.

Yogurt

This yogurt is made from certified organic milk. It is from 100% grass-fed Dutch Belted Cows. This rare breed produces a high quality milk on a grass only diet. While they produce less milk than traditional breeds, it is higher in butterfat and protien. It also contains type A2 beta casein protien. This makes it potentially easier to digest than tradional A1 milk.

This breed is known as Dutch Belted, because of the white band around their body. They were brought to the Netherlands by nobility in the 17th century. They were then imported the United States in the 1830s for a circus. It was found that they were good milkers and they gained in popularity till the 1940s. Their numbers have greatly dwindled to a near-extinction in the 1980s. Even today, there is estimated only 300 in the United States and less than 1000 worldwide. There are efforts now being made to increase the numbers of this beautiful cow.

A share consists of one quart of plain yogurt per week.

Prices:

Please see our Prices page for the current CSA price.

**Early Bird Discount** (Postmarked by July 30, 2016)

2% off regular share price

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