You can find updated information regarding our CSA & sign up here: https://ingoodheartfarm.com/sign-up-for-our-csa/ OR http://ingoodheartfarm.csasignup.com/members/types
We strive to farm in an ecological way that is not only sustainable for the planet & our communities but sustainable for us too. We work to make a living & have a life as we farm. Currently we grow year-round on about 6 acres of field and orchard. Rotation, cover crops, and farm-made compost are central to our production philosophy of feeding the soil biology to feed the crops. We grow a little over 100 different varieties of vegetables, a few different small fruits (strawberries, blueberries, apples and pears)as well as annual cut flowers. We grow and sell year round by using various season extension tools, proper variety selection and a few different marketing channels, namely our CSA, farmer's markets and restaurants. We also participate in a local program we helped found, called Farm It Forward, to provide our produce and cooking classes to families with children at risk of developing type II diabetes.
Our mission is to strive for healthier people, community, agriculture and planet by growing and sharing the best tasting food we can. Our farming practices meet and surpass organic guidelines but we choose not to be certified because we are confident the reflection of our practices in the quality of our produce as well as our relationship with you speaks to our commitment to healthy food and holistic agriculture. 2015 will be our sixth year farming independently, though we have been farming with family and friends for many years.
In Good Heart has a lot of meanings, but we decided on the name based on the Old English use of the phrase. To say that the soil is in good heart is to say that it is healthy, in good cultivation, and in good spirit. To say that a person is in good heart is to say that they are cultivating wisdom, courage, and good spirit. Ben and I felt that our farm name should represent our vision and we couldn't think of a better representation of what we want to do and what we want to be in our world than In Good Heart.
While Ben and I are the only full-time farmers at In Good Heart Farm, we receive much needed help from our community. Our CSA members help us out throughout the Spring when we have planting parties. Additionally, we offer a work share option for CSA members.
You can access our 2017 CSA sign up form here: http://ingoodheartfarm.csasignup.com/members/types
We offer herbs, arugula, chard, fennel, lettuce, scallions, spinach, beets, carrots, radish, turnip, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, tatsoi, potatoes, garlic, leeks, onions, snap peas, green beans, okra, sweet potato, cucumber, melon, summer squash, strawberries, winter squash, eggplant, sweet peppers, spicy peppers, tomatoes, scallions, spinach, flowers (zinnias, sunflowers, & celosia), napini, mizuna, napa, turnips, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts & more!
Season: April through December
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 65
Full Share: Please see the form for details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScy8kT3dohGQF6FIUYmS9ElaBBfQPMERS2KpjCeJzXK-9kOHw/viewform
1/2 Share: Please see the form for details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScy8kT3dohGQF6FIUYmS9ElaBBfQPMERS2KpjCeJzXK-9kOHw/viewform
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Western Wake Farmers' Market, Saturdays 9:30-noon (winter hours) & 8am - noon (spring/summer hours)
We send out a weekly availability list to restaurants & deliver orders. We currently sell to Angelina's Kitchen, Kimbap & Little Hen Restaurant.
I've known Ben & Patricia since their early days growing veggies. I sold their veggies at a small local market for a few years, and I have been a CSA member for several years, starting with a small share.... [more]
Thank you Ben and Patricia and children for quality food and great quantities even for my small share. I am thoroughly enjoying the variety of items, and especially that everything is well washed.... [more]
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I always brag about the items that I get from my farmers, Ben and Patricia! They have amazing variety and everything is worth trying out. When I started getting my CSA shares I wasn't sure what half of it was.... [more]