OUR CSA PROGRAM HAS BEEN RUNNING STRONG FOR 20 YEARS!
W
E STILL HAVE SHARES AVAILABLE FOR 2017...
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Pickups
~In Spokane: Wednesday & Saturday box pickups are at the Spokane Farmers' Market on 5th between Division & Browne.
~In Davenport proper: Wednesday home delivery
 ~In outlying Davenport area: pickup at Davenport Auto Parts

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

When you join a CSA, you pay the farm in advance for a regular, weekly supply of produce throughout the growing season.  Your payment goes directly to the farmer, contributing income to the CSA farm during times of year when gardens are not producing to buy seeds, repair tractors, build a greenhouse, and to maintain the farm.  This annual funding builds better, more sustainable farms and helps secure for you a source of fine, and in our case, certified organic produce for years to come.


Another unique feature of Community Supported Agriculture is that consumers share both the farm’s abundance and the risk of impacted crops.  The possibilities of poor weather, pests, or plant disease are a reality for farmers.  When strawberries or corn are in abundance, you, the CSA member, reap the rewards.  On the other hand, if the potatoes do poorly this year, your weekly boxes will be short of that crop. In the  relatively rare instance of a crop failure, the CSA has empathy for the farmers and wishes them better luck next year. As well, when you support a CSA farm, you are supporting local agricultural diversity. Tolstoy Farms practices sustainable agriculture methods, such as crop rotation & cover cropping that help to minimize these chances for crop failures.


The continued support we have received from our CSA friends over the past eighteen seasons has truly made a difference on our farm.  Both farmers and consumers benefit from the increased security a viable farm economy brings.


We hope you will consider joining us as we begin our 19th CSA season!


If interested in more information and an application click here; just an application click here; if in Davenport area here; or contact us

WHAT TO EXPECT

CSA Veggie Shareholders get a variety of seasonal produce, beginning in early June and lasting until late September/ early October.  Full Share boxes are bushel size, and generally satisfy the produce needs of a family of four, or a couple if a serious foodie; Half Share boxes are ½ bushel, and are often preferred by single folks or couples without kids. Your weekly boxes will change according to what is available, and may include:

 

June: Spinach, lettuce, herbs, peas, cut flowers, green onions, strawberries, salad mix, mustard, radish, collards, kale, garlic tops, turnips

July: Chard, peas, spinach, lettuce, kale, green onions, sweet onions, strawberries, raspberries, salad mix, carrots, beets, herbs, cut flowers, fava beans, basil, potatoes, zucchini, Chinese cabbage

August: Green and sweet onions, leeks, carrots, beets, chard, kale, lettuce, zucchini, cucumber, green beans, potatoes, basil, herbs, corn, tomatoes, cabbage, garlic, tomatillo, green & hot peppers, eggplant, broccoli, corn

September: Corn, beets, carrots, chard, cucumber, zucchini, kale, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and keeper onions, green pepper, winter squash, pumpkin, celery, tomatillos, green beans, garlic, hot pepper, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower

 

The above appeared at some point during the given month in the 2011 season boxes.   Boxes also include an  weekly newsletter. View online versions here.

 

 

 If interested in information and an application click here; application only here; or contact us.