Spots open in subsidized CSA!

Our subsidized CSA program has spots open! Participants in this program receive a bag of farm-fresh produce each week!

To qualify for the program:

  1. You need help affording more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Examples:
    • You have had to choose between buying produce and other necessities within the last month.
    • You already participate in food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC
  2. You have 1+ children in the household or you are pregnant
  3. You can commit to picking up your CSA share at The Farm each week from June 20-Sept 19.
  4. You can commit to filling out a pre and post participation survey.

Learn more on our CSA (subsidized) page

Apply here

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Last chance to sign up for Summer CSA!

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Earning our muscles!

There are only 3 days left to register for the Summer CSA!!! We’re working hard to grow your food! Join us for a summer of the freshest veggies around 🙂

 

Register through the links below:

 Summer Whole Share $308
Summer Half Share $154

Medical Residents, please use this form.

 

This program is:

  1. Convenient (you have a 6 day window to pick up)
  2. Good for  you (people report eating 1-3 more servings of veggies a week)
  3. Good for the planet (food is grown locally)
  4. Good for your local farmers! (We work with 10 local farms to get a wide variety of produce)

More details can be found on the CSA page

New Subsidized CSA program!

Do you or someone you know need help affording fresh, healthy food? The Farm has received a grant to give out FREE CSA shares to families in need!

To qualify for the program:

  1. You need help affording more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Examples:
    • You have had to choose between buying produce and other necessities within the last month.
    • You already participate in food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC
  2. You have 1+ children in the household or you are pregnant
  3. You can commit to picking up your CSA share at The Farm each week from June 20-Sept 19.
  4. You can commit to attending an orientation at The Farm [June 13 4:30-6:30pm or June 16 12-2pm] and filling out a pre and post participation survey.

Learn more on our CSA (subsidized) page

Apply here

What to do with all of these greens?

Many moons ago, I was a new CSA member. I remember picking up my share; looking at all of the beautiful greens; and, wondering “how am I going to eat all of that?”

Now, many years later, as the farmer I have no problem going through several lbs of greens in a week. But, it took a while to learn some recipes and to change how I approach cooking.

Here are some helpful hints:

  1. Eat your greens with every meal. In those early CSA days, my roommate and I competed to see who could get greens into more meals. This led to:
    1. Breakfast salad (delicate salad greens with a lemony vinaigrette are the prefect accompaniment to your scrambled eggs)
    2. Lunch Salad: add things like roasted sweetimg_3821.jpg potatoes and quinoa to help fill you up. Join the mason jar salad craze (suggestions here)
    3. Dinner Salad: Put your dinner on top of a bed of greens. Works great with things from the grill or, as in the picture to the right, on top of my favorite go-to meal: peanut noodles with chick peas. This salad also has quick pickled watermelon radish slaw on top. Could be a good use for any left over purple daikon!
  2. “I bet I can put some spinach in that” Cooked spinach is a great addition to almost anything. I put spinach in my sweet potato and black bean enchiladas the other night. Nutritious and barely there.
    1. Other greens cook down well too (spicy mix, tatsoi, turnip greens, mustard greens, etc). These are great additions to curries, soups, quiches.
  3. Make your own salad dressing.
    1. Store bought salad dressings often contain a lot of unnecessary sugar and homemade is easier than you think.
      1. Here’s a list of 8 easy recipes to get you started. Click (here)

One day left to register for Spring CSA or Season Pass!

March 22nd (tomorrow) is your last chance to sign up for the 2018 CSA Spring or Season Pass! Registration will remain open for summer and fall.

Sign up now!

**New** Season Pass (FullHalfSave 10% when you sign up for the whole year

Spring (Full; Half)

Summer (FullHalf)

Fall (Full; Half)

Medical Residents, please use this form.

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CSA sign ups are open!!

Do you love fresh, local fruits and veggies? Do you want to support local farmers?

If yes, sign up for our CSA (community supported agriculture program). Learn more here.

There are whole and half shares (pick up every week or every other week).

The cost varies by season.

Pick up is self-serve (you can come to the Farm any time between Wednesday at noon and Monday at 6pm).

Sign up:

**New** Season Pass (Full; Half) Save 10% when you sign up for the whole year

Spring (FullHalf)

Summer (FullHalf)

Fall (Full; Half)

Medical residents, if you want to use your stipend, please use this form to sign up.

Questions? Email thefarm@stjoeshealth.org