Local CSA Farm Shares Available

Friday, May 17, 2013
Bayside Park Farmer Leandra Lopez. KLH | Eye

Bayside Park Farmer Leandra Lopez. KLH | Eye

ARCATA/BAYSIDE – Arcata’s Community Supported Agriculture farms invite your membership and participation.

Secure your farm share from the Bayside Park Farm before the vegetable harvesting begins. Enjoy 21 weeks, from June until November, of some of the freshest organic produce available, grown with care by local farmers. Each farm share costs $450 and each week’s box of produce will feed about three or four people. That’s about $22 a week for organic, locally grown food.

Community supported agriculture, or CSAs, are a way for people to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Members of the CSA support their farmers by pledging their commitment and purchasing a share in the spring. Once harvest begins, shareholders pick up their portion of weekly produce at the farm. Buying directly from the farmer keeps your dollars local, builds a sustainable economy and cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions from trucking in food.

Bayside Park Farm is a two-acre vegetable farm located in the City of Arcata’s Bayside Park on Old Arcata Road. The Farm has been operated since 1993 by blossoming student farmers.

To buy a share in your community organic farm, contact the Arcata Recreation Division office at (707) 822-7091. Shares can also be purchased online at cityofarcata.org/departments/parks-recreation. 

For more information about CSAs and Bayside Park Farm, call Farmer Jayme at (615) 427-9372 or Farmer Leandra at (951) 258-4609, or e-mail baysideparkfarm@cityofarcata.org.

Redwood Roots Farm

Main Season Shares are also available at heavenly Redwood Roots Farm in Bayside. The shares for June through October (22 weeks) are $500. This share offers the full complement of veggies to flowers to herbs to berries. We focus on the staples of lettuce, greens, broccoli, potatoes, onions, carrots and other familiar vegetables, but offer seasonal specialties like bok choi and arugula early on; tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and beans at the height of the season; and fall favorites like winter squash and pumpkins.

Also included in this share are strawberries and apples, as well as farm-favorite U-pick flower bouquets. Shares are distributed on Wednesdays at the farm, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. (shareholders also have the option to pick up their shares during Thursday Farm Stand hours, noon to 6 p.m.). Contact Farmer Janet Czarnecki at redwoodrootsfarm.com, Facebook, (707) 826-0211.

DeepSeeded Community Farm

Main Season Shares are also available at DeepSeeded Community Farm, just west of the Westwood neighborhood. Weekly produce baskets throughout the harvest season.

Two season options are available: 36 weeks at $24/week ($864) or 30 weeks at $24/week ($720). Payment options are available. E-mail Farmer Eddie Tanner at deepseeded@gmail.com or call (707) 825-8033 with any questions.

 

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