The Earthly Delights CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is the main way you can support the farm and get our healthy, amazingly tasty food into your belly. As a member, you pay us up front for a season of produce, and we in turn supply you with fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, and herbs. This model is wonderful for both eaters and growers, allowing us to connect directly with each other to foster the relationships that create a healthy and truly sustainable local food system.
Now accepting members for our 2019 CSA!
That’s right, instead of a spring and summer CSA, this year we’re offering a fall storage crop CSA. You pay up front, just like the tried-and-true CSA, but instead of getting veggies weekly in spring and summer, you get one pickup of larger quantities of long-keeping veggies at the end of the summer season.
“But, but, but….Waaaaaaaaah!!!!!!! Casey, why are you doing this to me?!?! Why can’t I get my veggies from you all stinking season just like normal?”
Well, intrepid CSA member, I’m glad you asked. Please visit this blog post for the in depth scoop on my personal & emotional landscape. And once you’re on board and ready, please consider supporting the farm this year even despite the changes.
Here’s your new game plan!
Step 1: Commit to getting a selection of fall veggies from Earthly Delights Farm by getting me your deposit ASAP to hold your slot.
Step 2: Make your plan for spring and summer veggies…several other area farms offer seasonal CSA shares (I love Field Goods Farm, Fiddler’s Green Farm, and Global Gardens!). The Boise Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from April onward and they’re also a great option for loading up on local weekly produce.
Or perhaps you’ll want to try your hand at growing your own! If we’re not going to feed you, we’re at least willing to get you loaded up with a rad selection of your favorite CSA veggie starts and seeds…stay tuned for the unveiling of our new Garden in a Box offering!
Step 3: Pay the remainder of your Earthly Delights CSA share money by August 1st.
Step 4: After you’ve eaten other folks’ food all summer, come hang out at pickup with Kendra and me on one glorious fall afternoon and pick up your extended seasonal bounty to take home, along with directions on how best to store it so it lasts for a few months into the winter! You cannot lose!!!!
Oh, and as a bonus, we’ll likely be doing one spring-crop pickup in early June, just to say hello to everyone and get you a few green treats while we’re waiting for the root veggies to swell up. And I’ll try to write several newsletters over the course of the season, too, to keep us connected.
You’ll still be connected through your love of local food to this wacky crew of wonderful folks…you just won’t see their faces every week (at least not by my organizational efforts).
I mean, just look at these fun-loving folks, begrudgingly posing with their monstrous bundles of freakishly huge chard a couple years ago…
You might even show up to this, as happened last season…RAWR!!!!
Now that you’re convinced it’s a grand time to become a member, here are your options! If you have other questions, check out the CSA FAQ page for more details!
**The Fall CSA share is $300 and will include a selection of fall crops in larger quantities (i.e. 10 lbs of onions, 10 lbs of potatoes, etc) along with directions on how to store them. No special equipment is needed to keep your veggies good for a few months–just a refrigerator drawer, a closet, and/or a pantry and you’ll be good to go! We will also likely have a one-time spring crop pickup in early June.
** We can also deliver your share to home or office in our delivery area for an additional $10! However, picking up your share is the best option if you can swing it, because it gives you the opportunity to meet and mingle with your farmers and fellow CSA members.
To Sign Up:
Send at least a $100 deposit check, along with your name, address, email, and phone number to:Earthly Delights Farm 2609 Arthur St. Boise, ID 83703
You can make as many payments as you like, but deposits are due by March 15th (so we know how many people to plant for) and all share money is due by Aug 1st for the Fall CSA!
Or you can pay in full right freaking now with this nifty new secure paypal plugin! You can pay with credit cards or your paypal account through this link.