We are offering an 18-week program, where you will receive fresh, local, naturally-grown produce once a week (with a few breaks here and there). We strive to follow the principles of organic and sustainable farming, while forming nourishing relationships with our 'eaters.'
What is a CSA? A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farming operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. In a CSA, full payment is given in the beginning of the season, so that the farmers can pay their expenses at the time they incur most of them. Members have the benefit of knowing exactly where their food comes from and how it is grown. Each week members receive an interesting variety of the freshest possible produce, and are often introduced to vegetables they may have never seen before. They will have the opportunity to visit the farm and even get their own hands dirty in the process.
Our Story When we moved to Boise 11 years ago, we brought with us our concern for the Earth. Kristin had a career as a wildlife biologist, and we had only begun learning about how our everyday choices affect the Earth and it's wildlife. We did some research, and came to learn that if you want to have a big positive impact for wildlife on a world-wide scale, eating local and natural is the number one thing you can do. It's all about our voracious use of fossil fuels and how this is drastically altering the Earth and it's habitats. The average piece of food on the American plate has traveled 1200 miles to get there! The other issue is how big agri-business is ruining habitats for not only wildlife, but people too, in countries of the world that can still be exploited due to lack of environmental laws. So, we started gardening for ourselves, and signed right up for the first CSA we could find and found it quite enjoyable for many reasons! Then we had a baby and became even more concerned about what, exactly, we were putting into our bodies and hers. Due to an intensive organic farming class that Kristin took 2 years ago, and the acquisition of some land, we grew much more than we could handle ourselves! So, last year we were inspired to share the harvest in the form of a CSA farm, and had such a great time, we are doing it again. Everything we grow is chemical-free, "beyond organic," and grown organically altho we do not certify for financial and political reasons.
Some unique things about what we offer are that we have fruit as part of the CSA (typically, we have cherries, apricots, plums, pears, and apples); and we also offer non-GMO, free-range / pastured chicken.
Veggies! Fruit! Chicken! All Chemical-free!
Season: May through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 30
Full Share: $450/yr "Full share" (4 people). $280/yr "Half share" (2 people). Full payment due by end of April; deposits are $100 Full, $50 Half.
1/2 Share: $280/yr
Work Req? No
Tuesdays 4-6:30 p.m. at the North End Organic Nursery (2350 Hill Rd. in Boise). This coincides with their weekly farmer's market, where we sell a little extra produce, and you'll have the opportunity to pick up some extra things we don't have from other vendors, or some organic products to you use in your own yard at home.
Thursdays 5-6 p.m. at Evenstar Farm in Eagle (3439 Shadow Hills Dr., Eagle). The time on this one is a little more flexible, so please let us know what works for you here. This is usually a more casual, laid-back pick-up point since you get to see our farm, your kids can stay and play a while, and, last year anyway, sometimes these folks got a little more, or interesting, produce for the week because it was a much a smaller group of folks.
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