Big Train Farm

Rhode Island Certified Organic Vegetables Since 2008

Winter CSA, Sign-Up Via E-Mail

October 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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Greetings, we have another 8 weeks left of our Summer/Fall CSA program, concluding the last week of November.  Many of you have asked me “what will we do this winter without your vegetables?” We would like to invite you stay with us by joining our 14-week Winter CSA.

Through the cold months of the year we plant our three open-ground greenhouses (or “high tunnels”) with extremely cold hardy vegetables.  Leafy greens such as Winterbor Kales, Spinach, and Bok Chois are able to tolerate our cold winters by a daily thawing process which leaves them not only intact, but thicker, hardier, and sweeter than during the normal growing season.

We also will be setting aside a portion of our Fall harvest for the Winter CSA program as well.  We intend to have the following storage crops available during the winter season as well as the greens mentioned above: kohlrabi, garlic, onions, potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, daikon radish, sweet potato, rutabaga, parsnips, leeks, and celeriac.  Share will be on average 5 items/week.  Eggs will be available and sold first come, first serve in half-dozen containers for $3/half-dozen.

The logistics of the share will be as follows:  Shares will be one-size and will be pre-bagged (about the size of an average 3/4 share).  Shares cost $300.  Pick-up of your share will be held for two-hours from 5-7pm in the Bell Street Chapel (5 Bell Street PVD) parking lot on Tuesdays.  You will find me in the parking lot in my car or truck handing out bags.  The share will be held on the following dates (All Tuesday evenings): 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29.  Please note there are no pick-ups during the month of January.  

Members who participated in the 2014/2015 Winter CSA last year are entitled to a $10 discount on their share.

Sign Up by sending an e-mail to bigtrain_farm@yahoo.com

Please Note! We only have a limited amount of shares to offer during the winter so sign-up quick!

Processed with VSCOcam with s1 presetPlease Note! Please understand that the winter season can be unpredictable and sometimes ruthless.  We will not endanger ourselves to make it to the pick-up and don’t want you to either.  Bad weather may lead to pick-up cancellations and shares will be doubled-up the following week when possible.  Problems on the farm may lead to pick-up cancelations resulting in weeks that cannot be made up.  Please be willing to be flexible if you sign up for the Winter CSA Share.

Thanks!  It’s going to be great!

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