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• Seasonal eating with high nutrition.
Through our CSA Farm Share program, you will learn about eating seasonally, as well as enjoy locally available foods. This means having the freshest food possible, but it also means that once the spring peas or summer sweet corn are gone, they won’t be back again until next year! Our farm’s growing plan contains over 70 different varieties of many different crops. We harvest at the peak of ripeness to give you high flavor and top nutrition.
• Access to organic produce.
By meeting the standards of organic certification, you can know that your farm food is healthy, safe, nutritious, and wholesome – and that it is raised locally on a Kentucky farm near to your home. You do not have to choose between eating “local” and eating “organic” as you will be getting both! We are USDA Certified Organic, and you can be assured that all items in your share come only from Elmwood Stock Farm.
• Special event at the farm.
Elmwood Stock Farm is a diversified, working family farm and is not open to the public on a regular basis. Each season, CSA members are invited to a farm tour event. You can bring the whole family and learn more about our vegetable gardens and organic practices. Visit the hen houses and help collect the eggs. Learn how we turn culled produce and livestock bedding into dark, rich compost full of microbial life! Explore the greenhouses and high tunnel growing systems. The Spring Farm Tour for CSA members is Sunday, April 23, 2017.
• You do have a choice.
Bag up your own share if you choose to pickup at Elmwood Stock Farm and get more choice in customizing your own share. Alternatively, we have a “Swap” bin at each distribution site during the summer season. If you do not need those peppers one week, leave them behind for someone else to enjoy, and feel free to take the extra cucumbers from the bin to replace them. By using the Swap option, you can adjust your basket when it contains that one item your family just might not enjoy.
• Weekly descriptive newsletter.
We write a weekly newsletter with food preparation tips, recipes, crop news, and other items of interest. Members tell us it is an important component of their farm share.
• Access to organic veggies for later use.
During good growing seasons, we are often rewarded with extra quantities of some items. Examples might include tomatoes for sauce or juice, pickling cucumbers, sweet corn to freeze, berries for jam, basil for pesto, or a bushel basket of hard squashes to enjoy all winter! CSA members will have first access to bulk amounts.
• First option on your share of eggs or meats.
CSA members will have the first option on obtaining our organic pasture-raised eggs and meats, including heritage turkeys, chickens, pasture-raised pork, and grass-fed beef from our organic Angus cattle. Like our vegetables, we produce all eggs and meat, and you will know the source. Please review the product page of our website for complete information about our wholesome pasture-based meats. Secure your weekly egg or meat share now along with your vegetable share, or you can pre-order a custom offering to be delivered along with your CSA share.