CSA Memberships/Veggie Boxes

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What is CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you become a CSA member, you’re purchasing a “share” (variety of vegetables) from your local farmer. Members pay for their produce at the start of the growing season and receive a share of the harvest every week.

Benefits include a steady supply of fresh local produce, the opportunity to try and love new vegetables and recipes, and the chance to form a deeper bond with your food cycle!

What to expect as a member

You will receive a box of organic vegetables every week with a variety of seasonal produce. Some weeks will be more bountiful than others and contents will vary depending on the season, and we always try to pack basic produce staples in each box (such as tomato, lettuce, and onion). One box might contain lettuce, peas, arugula, basil, and cherry tomatoes. Another might be green beans, watermelon, sweet peppers, summer squash, and sweet potatoes.

Throughout the entire growing season you can expect to receive 35 different vegetables and about 64 varieties! You’ll receive lots of your favorites and also some rare vegetables you aren’t likely to see in stores, such as Bright Lights Swiss Chard.

To help you make the most of your box and enjoy the ingredients to the fullest we will share recipes and storage tips relevant to its contents each week!

Membership Details

We offer two memberships: Family and Basic. Our harvesting season is from late December 2016 through May 2017.  Members will receive 24 weekly veggie boxes during that time!

Family Membership:  feeds 2-4 people. 6,500 pesos (271 pesos/week/box)

Example family box:

  • • 4-5 heads lettuce
    • 2 bunches swiss chard
    • 2 bunches basil
    • 2 bunches carrots
    •8 tomatoes
    • 3 heads cauliflower
    • Green beans
    • 5-6 onions

Basic Membership: feeds 1-2 people. 3,500 pesos (146 pesos/week/box)

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Example basic box:

  •  2-3 heads lettuce
    • 1 bunch swiss chard
    • 1 bunch basil
    • 1 bunch carrots
    • 4 tomatoes
    • 1-2 heads cauliflower
    • Green beans
    • 2-3 onions

What’s in a box?

We design each week’s box to contain an interesting variety of produce for delicious recipes and meal potential:

A typical basic box will contain, but is not limited to:

  • Lettuce – We aim to provide you with 2-3 heads of lettuce or mixed salad within each box.
  • Cooking Greens – You should expect 1 type of cooking green each box. This is generally swiss chard or kale. Sometimes bunched, sometimes bagged but always delicious.
  • Brassicas – These are our cool weather loving crops (Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower) and as such, they tend to fill the boxes in the winter and spring. Expect 1-2 heads when in season.
  • Root Crops – 1 bunch of root crops like beets, carrots, and turnips and/or 2-3 onions.
  • Fruiting Crops – These are often the ones that people rave about. These include tomatoes, eggplant, corn, melons, green beans, peas, and cherry tomatoes. When in season you’ll get about a half kilo of one or more of these–often more!
  • Herbs – Our boxes wouldn’t be complete with a herb to complement all the delicious vegetables. Basil, sage, rosemary, cilantro and dill are just a couple you’ll find when you open the box.

The family boxes contain double the above amount.

Is our program ideal for you? Find out in the link, Pros and Cons of being a CSA Member:  http://bit.ly/1J2vWLK

Season Memberships

Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) veggie box memberships have gone well our first two seasons!  Our experience has been incredibly rewarding and lots of fun. We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback from our members!

We are opening sign-ups for the Dec 2016-May 2017 season on May 28th!  To get more information or to sign up for next season just send us an email: ranchobuendia@outlook.com or call us at 612 131 0326 (Mex. cell phone)

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15 thoughts on “CSA Memberships/Veggie Boxes

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    • If you know how many weeks you’ll be here and how many weeks you’ll be gone before you sign up, then yes, you can just pay in advance for the weeks you’ll be here. And then let us know when to hold your boxes and when to resume. Hope that makes things clear!

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