Homestead Farms Greenhouse & Nursery is offering 40 full shares and 20 half shares to our 20 week CSA. A full share will be $500.00 for a once per week pickup of farm fresh produce; a half share will be $300.00 for a once every other week pickup of farm fresh produce. We estimate that each box/share to be enough to feed a family of 4. Each week will be a little different since produce is seasonal and different items get ready at different times/seasons. These shares are first come first served, so a deposit of $200.00 is required to hold your spot and the total due by the first of March. Anyone who can pay in full by the end of January will receive an additional week of produce for no extra charge. All payments and deposits are nonrefundable.
This is our second year in offering a CSA we hope to have worked out some of the kinks last year. We have grown plants and vegetable for over 30 years. We have been a member of the Hernando Farmer’s Market since it started, so some of you have had some of our produce in the past.
In farming/growing there is always a risk of things not always going as planned; in the CSA there is a shared risk between farmer and shareholder. You are always welcome to call or come by and visit to see how thing are going and growing.
There will be items in your box/share that come from other local neighboring farms to offer more of a variety in each season. (For example: fresh sweet corn from Wild Goose Gardens). Each box/share will contain 5-8 different varieties of produce each week. For a complete list of what we are growing please see below. We will also try to include different recipes with every box/share because you will hopefully be introduced to some new/different items to try. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share with other members please feel free to email it to us and we can share.
We will offer 2 pickup locations: one in Coldwater, at the main nursery Homestead Farms Greenhouse & Nursery 255 Hardin Lane, in Hernando at Four Seasons Garden Center 1745 Hwy. 51 South. Pick up customers will have the option of Tuesday or Saturday in Coldwater or Hernando. We will need to know ahead of time which location you intend to use.
We will also have some additions and overages along the way which we will let you know by email so if you wanted to purchase more of some items for canning or freezing or just try a little of something different you can. There will also be farm fresh eggs available as an add on and possibly some other surprises along the way.
If you for some reason can’t pickup or accept your delivery, you will need to make arrangements ahead of time with us for someone else to pick up for you; we can donate your share for that week to a needy family or local food pantry or try to reschedule when you are able to accept. No refunds will be given, but we will try to work with you the best that we can.
The following is a list of the veggies for the CSA: