As concerned land stewards, we strive to implement the most sound practices to enhance soil, air, water and our wildlife resources while providing you with a variety of high quality, healthy food. Most of our operations are done by hand, with a small tractor used for cultivation. We enhance soil fertility by applying composted animal manure and by systematically rotating produce crops with cover crops every year. This process helps to restore essential soil nutrients while also providing beneficial habit for honeybees and other insects. The farm is is home to many swallows, bluebirds and bats that provide good biological control of insects. We grow unique vegetables such as boc choy, chard, sweet and storage onions and rhubarb. Unique fruits include melons.
As a subscriber to our CSA you will receive flavorful, in season garden vegetables and fruits starting in mid-May and continuing for 23 weeks through mid-October. With subscribers input we have created a full produce share that should provide enough for a family of four. Each year, Swallow Crest hosts a famliy farm day so subscribers can visit us and see where and how their food is grown.
Season: January through January
Type: 3rd party CSA service
# of Shares: 160
Full Share: Earlybird payment by Feb. 13-$520 full share; $325 half share Late Bloomer payment by February 27-$545 full share; $340 half share Everbearer four payments due 2/27, 6/12, 7/24 & 9/4. Fullshare $545 (4 x $136.25) half share $340 (4 x $85)
1/2 Share: $325 by 2/13/09 or $340 by 2/27/09;
Work Req? No
We've subscribed to several CSAs over the years, and Julian's has been the best quality by far! Fresh, clean, beautiful, and varied. Ready-to-eat right out of the bag.... [more]
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We are just starting into our 2nd year with Swallow Crest Farm and are eagerly looking forward to another season of delicious, fresh, organic vegies, raised only 5 miles from our home.... [more]