*STARTS FRI, JAN 8* The 2021 Norwich Meadows Farm Winter CSA! Pick-ups on FRIDAYS
Invest in 10 BI-WEEKLY produce bliss shares! *STARTS FRI, JAN 8- LAST PICK UP FRI, MAY 14*
*Please note these pick ups are EVERY OTHER WEEK which differs from the current, weekly summer to fall CSA*
Pickups are on Fridays at Archestratus, time frame to be announced.
Our winter CSA is 20 weeks long & begins Friday, JAN 8. Each bi-weekly share contains items harvested at the peak of freshness. One share contains roughly the amount to last about 2 weeks for a non-vegetarian family of 2. Larger families and vegetarians usually purchase extra shares.
CSA, or Community Supported Agricultureis a direct partnership between the farm and its consumers. Typically, the consumer (or shareholder) pays the farm ahead of time in exchange for a ‘share’ or weekly box containing products from the farm. Prepayment to the farm ensures that there is much needed incoming cashflow for seeds, equipment, and labor throughout the offseason. In exchange, the farm provides shareholders with a weekly box of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.
Crops for the winter may include things such as: Garlic, Cippolini Onion, Shallots, Scallions, Beets (Red, White, Forono, Gold, White, Badger, Chioggia), Cabbages (Caraflex, Green, Napa, Red), Carrots (Orange, Kyoto, Purple, White, Yellow), Celery Root, Parsley, Cilantro, Celery, Sunchokes, Kohlrabi, Potatoes (Red, Blue, Yukon Gold, Russet, Fingerings), Sweet Potato, Radish (Black, Watermelon, Japanese, Daikon, Green Meat, Bordeaux), Parsnips, Rutabaga, Turnips (Japanese, Hinona Kabu, Red). We may also partner with other farms and producers that we work and whose growing practices we approve of. These are items such as Jerky, Mushrooms, Apples, Cheese, Fermented Products (Pickles, Kraut, KimChi), and more!
Read about their upstate NY farm that uses 'high tunnels' and other Egyptian farming techniques here in the NY Times.