CSA:  Gaining Ground Farm

Operates: May-October

Listing last updated on Jan 5, 2012

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Contact Information

Anne and Aaron Grier
(828) 545-2362

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Share Types: Full Season Share: 22 weeks, May thru Oct. Height of the Season Share: 8 weeks, mid¢ï¿½?â?œ July thru mid-Sept. Extended Fall Share: 4 weeks, late Oct thru Thanksgiving Flower Share: a bouquet for each of the 22 weeks Egg Share: 1 dz eggs from our free-range chickens each week Full Season Share: There are 2 share sizes; ¢ï¿½?Å“regular¢ï¿½? share intended to feed a small family (2-4 people depending on your eating habits). SEE SAMPLE BOXES BELOW The ¢ï¿½?Å“small¢ï¿½? share is great for individuals and couples. Share Price: Down payment due upon registration. If you pay in full, receive a $20 discount for regular shares and $15 discount for small shares. Regular Share: $525 Small Share: $325 Flower Share: $125 Egg Share: $82 Season Length: Pick-ups begin May 16 and continue weekly thru October 10 (22 weeks). Because you pay up front and essentially ¢ï¿½?Å“buy in bulk¢ï¿½?, you enjoy a considerable discount compared to buying our produce at market. Height of the Season Share: This share is great if you want to just try the CSA out or if you¢ï¿½?â„¢re planning to be gone early summer. Also less of a financial commitment and boxes will contain more of the vegetables you¢ï¿½?â„¢re ¢ï¿½?Å“used¢ï¿½? too. This share goes mid-July thru mid-Sept. (8 weeks). Share Price: Regular: $250 Small: $175 Extended Fall Share: This share is 4 additional boxes from late Oct until Thanksgiving. Enjoy a wide variety of fall crops like carrots, turnips, beets, leeks, kale, collards, potatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots, garlic., celeriac. Most of the crops in these boxes will store well into the holiday season. Share Price: Only 1 size: $120 Gaining Ground Farm grows a multitude of vegetables including: onions, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, cauliflower, escarole, celery, strawberries, scallions, herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, parsley), tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, tomatillos, peppers, leeks, potatoes, edamame, green beans, wax beans, kohlrabi, fennel, turnips, radishes, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, shallots. Sample Boxes from 2011¢ï¿½?â?œ Regular Share: Early June: 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch scallions ( 8 to 10 indiv.), 2 bulbs green garlic, 1 lb. spinach, 1 head escarole, 4 yellow crookneck squash, 1 bunch fresh dill leaves, 1 lb. broccoli, 1 bunch beets, 3 zucchini squash Mid-July: 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch beets, 3 sm¢ï¿½?â?med red onions, 2 heads garlic, 3 lbs. slicing tomatoes (about 9), 1 bunch baby leeks, 8 small cucumbers, 4 yellow crookneck squash, 1 melon, 1 lb. new potatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes Mid-Sept.: 1 red onion, 1 yellow onion, 1 lb. green beans, 2 lb. Nicola potatoes, 2 pints edamame, 1 lb. fresh black eye peas, 2 red bell peppers, 4 heads garlic, 1 lb. okra, 1 bunch white turnips

CSA Details

Season:  May through October

Type:  single farm

Full Share:  550/year

1/2 Share:  300/year

Work Req?  No

Our Drop Offs and Delivery Areas

Drop Off Point / Center of Delivery Area

Pick Up / Drop Off Points

Gaining Ground Farm  (Wed Sat)
Montford Wednesday Market

Contact: Anne Grier
Phone: 828-545-2362
36 Montford Avenue Asheville, NC 28801-2528
Asheville, NC 28805