Want to eat delicious fresh, local, organic vegetables AND support Matthew 25’s community mission? Sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share and receive fresh produce from the Urban Farm for 20 weeks beginning in June.
Cost is $400.
Shares are half price for residents of the Taylor and Time Check neighborhoods.
We grow our crops on land that was full of houses and have been torn down after the flood of 2008. What was abandoned forgotten space has become viable productive farmland.
We are not certified organic but we do maintain very sustainable practices. We grow very intensively to minimize our land usage. Our organization uses a large percentage of volunteer labor to operate and we are also beginning a youth training/mentoring model to help youth in our neighborhoods learn useful job skills.
What will you get in your share? It varies each week but the picture above is a sample of one week early in the season. We grow a wide range of vegetables that should be able to support a 2 adult, 2 kid family (or 2 super veggie loving adults). Early in the season your share would have a lot of greens and fixings for salads. As the season progresses you’ll enjoy the traditional summer crops of squash, beans, tomatoes and more. As the fall comes back you’ll start receiving the cool weather crops from the spring as well as the remaining warm weather crops.
One of the primary benefits of a CSA is that you benefit when there is a plethora of a specific crop.. For example, last year we had a lot of extra lettuce so for a month our customers received at least 2# of lettuce; as the summer ended our customers enjoyed many many extra pounds of tomatoes.
CSA SIGN UP FORM
NEW THIS YEAR: Sign up for a Bread share for $120 for 20 weeks. BoBo’s Better Breads in NewBo will provide one loaf of light colored wheat bread and one loaf of a light rye bread weekly.
For more information on the vegetables grown and Community Supported Agriculture click here. This link will take you to another website where each vegetable type is listed.