2021 will be our 22nd year operating a Community Supported Agriculture Program, or CSA. Essentially our CSA is a locally-grown vegetable subscription service, filled with produce grown only on our farm, occasionally supplemented with crops from other small, local farms. Over the years we have upsized and downsized, we’ve done a lot of experimenting, and we’ve learned a lot about how to keep subscribers happy. We had limited our CSA to only 70 subscribers, and only “year-round”, which for us means the 35 weeks between mid-April and the end of December. But thanks to Covid and the uncertainty of farmers markets, we now have a much larger CSA serving 150 families.

We are busy planning new, expanded CSA-only u-pick opportunities for 2021. A large Cut-Flower Garden, U-Pick Herbs, the September Sunflower Patch, and Pumpkins in October. In addition, all CSA members receive a 15% discount at our FarmStand.

Enrollment for 2021 is open to all now. Click here for the enrollment form. Pay in full, or in 5 monthly installments. All subscriptions must be paid in full by 5/1/2021, before the first harvest and delivery. 2021 CSA Enrollment

Please contact us ahead by email to make sure we have space for your family, before sending in your application and payment.

If you would like more information or have questions, send us an email: shelley@whistlingtrainfarm.com

7 responses to “Our CSA

  1. Susan Gillespie

    Lovely & informatived blog, thanks! Will you be listing what crops will be in the shares each week so we can plan menus a few days before pick-up? Also, when will the u-pick herb & flower farms be opening? Can you tell I’m eager to get picking?

    • I am planning on providing a menu at least a day before we start picking for the week. Sometimes it’s difficult to know for sure what we will be picking, but I will provide what information I can. U-pick herbs and flowers will be open later—we haven’t even planted any of them yet. We generally open them within the first few weeks of the Summer Season.

  2. Are there opportunities for U-pick? If we pick up at your farm, will we be able to visit with the animals?

    • Yes, as a subscriber, you are welcome to come to the farm and u-pick flowers and herbs any time, plus peas, snap beans, and pumpkins while in season. Those items are free for subscribers. And yes, when you come to the farm you are able to walk everywhere on the farm, including visiting the animals and seeing your food plants growing.

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  4. Interested in winter shares

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