Sign up for the Lost Barn Farm 2017 CSA. Print and fill out the form, then mail it in with your payment to:
Lost Barn Farm CSA, 22 Pratt Rd. Putney, VT 05346
Questions? Call Marisa Miller at (802)387-4052, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Why join a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture programs have existed for many years and continue to grow in popularity. From a consumer's perspective joining a CSA has many benefits, including:
*Access to local produce and the farmers who grow it
*Your food dollars stay in the community and help it thrive
*You are introduced to new foods, and new ways of preparing them
*Our CSA members get a 10% discount for shopping with us at the market, as well as access to pick-your-own opportunities and bulk prices
*A chance to socialize with other members as well as your farmers at our potlucks and work parties, to learn more about each other and the way your food is grown
For the farmer there is the same opportunity for community building. Getting to know the people you grow for makes the growing that much more personal and meaningful. A CSA also provides some stability for the farm in the form of a guaranteed outlet for produce and income in the winter when a lot of the purchasing for the farm happens, but little money is coming in.
We are interested in growing community as well as fruits and veggies. We will be hosting work parties, potlucks and preservation days as the need arises out of a big harvest or large project.
We hope that this is a journey that you’d like to take with us. As a CSA member you will be sharing our successes and our failures through the next season. We appreciate your faith and support, and look forward to getting to know you better.
During our regular season CSA we plan to offer a wide variety of vegetables and as many fruits as possible. Listed below are the majority of crops we plan to grow in rough categories of when in the season you can expect to see them. We can’t guarantee you’ll get every crop listed here in your share, as every year there are things that do well and things that don’t. If you don’t get something in your share that you have a particular yen for, come to the farmers markets (Saturday and Wednesday in Brattleboro, Sunday in Putney) where CSA members get a 10% discount.
Snap peas, spinach, radishes, arugula, mustard greens, salad turnips, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, endive, snow peas, broccoli, Swiss chard, shelling peas, sorrel, rhubarb, perennial herbs, kale, collards, strawberries, cabbage, radicchio, escarole, broccoli raab, nettles, cauliflower.
Beets, carrots, beans, potatoes, lettuce, amaranth, Italian dandelion, scallions, fennel, kohlrabi, fava beans, cabbage, sweet onions, tomatoes, tomatillos, basil, cilantro, dill, peppers, eggplant, okra, sweet corn, cucumbers, summer squash, mulberries, artichokes.
Late season crops
Melons, storage onions, horseradish, shallots, turnips, kale, garlic, celeriac, potatoes, beets, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, celery, cauliflower, radishes, Brussels sprouts, raspberries, popcorn, cabbage, parsley, cornmeal, dried beans, quinoa, pumpkins, winter squash, Concord grapes, daikon, rutabaga, radishes, Swiss chard, leeks, sage, collards.