Our CSA

2017 will be our 18th 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. 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. But 2017 will be a major year of change because we are cutting back how much acreage we use, and cutting back the size of our subscriber base. We have decided to limit our CSA to only 50 subscribers, and only “year-round”, which for us means the 40 weeks between mid-March and the end of December.

We also offer great perks for our subscribers: Free all you can pick peas, beans, and cut-flowers in our u-pick areafarm maps for self-guided tours, and farm pot-lucks and work parties!

CSA Subscribers may also purchase an Egg Subscription to guarantee farm-fresh eggs for their family throughout the season. There are a limited number of Egg Shares available, so please contact us for more information and availability. shelley@whistlingtrainfarm.com

Click here to download our 2017 Farm Flyer. 2017 Farm Flyer 

Please contact us ahead by email to make sure we have space for your family, before sending in your application and payment. We encourage you to apply for a space on our waiting list.

We’ve been very excited to try a new type of vegetable subscription as well: Mystery Boxes. These can be purchased individually, or by subscription. Click here for the Mystery Box Flyer.

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?
    Blessings,
    susan

    • 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?
    thanks

    • 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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