CSA:  Blue Star Acres CSA/ 4B Ranch

Operates: year round

Listing last updated on Sep 25, 2009

 (17 reviews)

Contact Information

Laura Benson

We have been a family co-op for many years . We want to share our blessings and good fortune with our neighbors. We grow many heirloom varieties of tomatoes, when you taste them you'll know why! We are going to be growing a large variety of herbs, veggies & fruits. FAQ: Are you certified organic? No, but we do use organic growing practices. Is everything locally grown? The vast majority of our produce is grown within 1 hundred miles of the CSA. Occasionally, we get a good deal on organic produce that won't grow here- we may make a purchase to divvy up among members. We only use US grown produce , even then. Do you have anything besides veggies & fruit? For an additional charge we offer Raw milk, eggs, naturally smoked meats & pecans. Can we tour the farm? Not to sound unfriendly but, nope! We are a group of small farmers.These are our homes & there's really not much to tour. The growers are just too spread out to make a tour feasible. That's why we have drop points. Plus ,well, we're busy! You are invited to to take a peek at the Multiply group site for http:// bluestaracres 4b . multiply . com/ ,so you can see what we're all about! What will be in my delivery? It changes with what is ripe in the gardens at the time. At the time of this question a full share contained-

8 slicer tomatoes (different varieties & heirlooms) , basket grape &/or cherry tomatoes , 8-12 Romas, bunch green onion, 2 ears each-2 types of corn, Bag of Purple Hull Peas, Bag of pinto beans, bag of green beans, red &/or yellow onions, cilantro,dill,sage,rosemary, basil& thyme, 3 bell peppers (yellow , orange, green,or red), 2 large acorn squash or 1 butternut,1 cushaw, 2-3 zuchinni, fingerling potatoes or new potatoes 1 basket strawberies 2 ponderosa lemons limes 4-6 yellow squash jalepeno, serrano, ancho,bonnet,bannana, etc. peppers

This is just some idea of what a full share looks like, It fills a LARGE ice chest fairly full. It changes with what is ripe at the time, sometimes slightly bigger- sometimes a little smaller. 1/2 shares would get 1/2 as much. Can I specify what I get in an order? If you let me know after becoming a member,via e-mail, what your likes/dislikes, allergies, etc. are , I will TRY to accommodate on a FEW items. But , you pretty much get what is in the gardens & ripe at the time. Please feel free to contact me about any questions not addressed on this site. Look forward to hearing from you!

CSA Details

Season:  Year round

Type:  multiple farm

Full Share:  Sale Prices now through OCT. 1 (see insert at right) Full share $1920 paid yearly-(share based on family of 4 ) / full share paid bi-yearly paid every 6 months-$1100/ $240 full share monthly

1/2 Share:  1/2 yearly agreement share-$960 a year (2 person share) / 1/4 yearly agreement share -$480 a year(1 person ) / 1/2 share paid bi-yearly-$550 1/4 share paid bi- yearly-$275 $120 1/2 share monthly / Sorry, we no longer offer 1/4 share monthly subscrip

Work Req?  No

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Drop Off Point / Center of Delivery Area

Pick Up / Drop Off Points

Blue Star Acres / 4B Ranch
at this time we are doing drop point deliveries only_Please contact us for information regarding new drop point locations and times, located in Galveston, TexasCity, Dickinson, League City, Medical Center, Hieghts,N/W Houston, Sugarland , Lake Jackson Areas

Contact: Laura Benson / Kennedy

Galveston Island
Porch Pick up

Contact: CSA Member Home
12TH St & Sealy
Galveston, TX 77552

Member Home in Nassau Bay (close to NASA & St. John's Hospital)
Members pick up their shares on weekly delivery days. Due to weather, traffic jams and other unforseeable delays, we e-mail members in advance- to let them know exactly when pick up will be available.

18342 Cape Bahamas, Houston, TX 77058
Houston, TX 77058