We’re extending our season! Our 2018 Early Spring CSA is open! We are new to early spring growing and we are hopeful about the ways this extended season will contribute to the farm’s vitality. We hope you’ll take this adventure with us!
What you’ll get: As an Early Spring CSA Member you are promised $80 of vegetables over the course of 8 weeks on Tuesdays 5pm-7pm April 10th - May 29th. A weekly share will include fresh lettuce mix, spicy asian cooking greens, sweet carrots, crispy radishes and tasty herbs.
How it works: We’ll reserve some flexibility in order to provide you with stellar early spring produce. We may do 8 weekly small shares, or 4 larger ones, depending on what crops are maturing in our greenhouses. Having CSA members who are ok with the flexibility of this plan will allow us to reduce risk and increase variety so that members aren’t eating $10 worth of arugula every week, or if a cold snap occurs in late April we won’t need to harvest crops that need another week or two to mature. We will aim to offer you diverse and interesting shares harvested for peak quality.
How this supports the farm: Keeping harvest timing and quantities flexible will reduce the risks associated with growing and selling vegetables during the cold season. As you know, weather and growing conditions can be extremely variable, and this can make farmers market commitments difficult and high stakes. This model will allow us to truly work with the seasons, maximizing our yields while keeping in mind the needs of the crops and soil.
Early Spring flavor can’t be beat! Perhaps it is the excitement of having your first locally grown vegetables after a long dark winter, or the fact that the cold weather makes crops sweeter by turning their starches into sugars but whichever it is, late Winter/early Spring vegetables are very tasty.
How will you know when to pick up? Pickup times will be announced the preceding Friday by both e-mail and text. Pickups will be at Hope and Thyme (the former Fertile Underground) at 1577 Westminster St in Providence, RI.