Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
At Heartstrong Farm, all are welcome and we aim for all who come to be fed. Along this vein, we operate as a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, and also attend local farmers markets.
CSA is a community-based movement for connecting to the local food system: community members, farm, farmer, seed, soil, water, and all. To join a CSA, folks purchase “shares” of the harvest before the growing season begins as an investment in the farm’s growth, production, and success that year. Once the harvest begins, CSA members receive weekly or bi-weekly “shares” of the bounty while also sharing in our journey of the ups and downs of farm life: weather events, pests, disease, highs, and lows.
This close relationship between farmer and CSA member cultivates a rhythmic connection with the seasons, soil, and the ebb and flow of both farm and community life as we share stories, recipes, and good times together.
By joining our CSA, you are supporting our mission to provide fresh naturally-grown food to our community and our ability to sustain ourselves as farmers to keep on doing so.
The Farm & CSA
Our growing season begins in early February in the greenhouse, wrapping up in the field come late November.
CSA share subscriptions run for a 20 weeks, beginning in May and finishing up at the end of September with a one week break the second week of July (7/2-7/8).
Our CSA shares are generally comprised of 4-6 different produce items and culinary herbs each week (~6-10lbs, varies throughout the season), with an add-on option of a weekly bouquet subscription of seasonal flowers (June + July and August + September).
Here is our ever evolving list of crops offered throughout the growing season:
Spring: Arugula, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, fennel, kale, lettuce, radish, salad mix, spinach, Swiss chard
Summer: Beans, cucumbers, Chinese cabbage, eggplant, kale, lettuce, onions, peppers (hot and sweet), potatoes, salad mix, summer squash, tomatoes (cherries and slicers), seasonal culinary herbs
Fall: Arugula, Asian greens, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, lettuce, onions, peppers, pumpkin, radish, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, turnips, winter squash, seasonal culinary herbs
Winter: Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, kale, radish, Swiss chard, turnips, winter squash
Herbs: Basil (Genovese, lemon, Thai, Tulsi), cilantro, parsley
Flowers: Carnations, celosia, cosmos, gomphrena, larkspurt, marigolds, rudbeckia, snapdragons, sunflowers (lots of em!), zinnias, and foraged wildflowers and ornamental grasses