An Oxen Hill Farm Veggie Share is planned to include many different types of Certified Organic vegetables and some melons that we grow ourselves. The season usually begins with greens (lettuce, kale, chard) and early roots like radishes and salad turnips, then progresses to include summer squash, broccoli and beans, cabbage and cucumbers. The heat of summer brings along green, then colorful peppers and eggplants and eventually sweet corn and tomatoes of all kinds. The diversity of the harvest peaks mid September when potatoes and winter squashes begin to arrive along with sweet potatoes. The Summer CSA bounty wraps up in mid October with root veggies, hard squashes and late season greens. A separate Autumn CSA of late greens and storage crops is held biweekly in November and December and is open for sign ups usually in mid September.
All CSA members, regardless of regular pick up location, also have access to the Pick Your Own herb beds and cherry tomatoes, as well as Kids Art on the Farm (as scheduled) at the Suffield farmstead during regular CSA pick up hours, included as a part of your membership.
The Ox Share is designed for a larger family, or 2 adult vegetarians, and could fill approximately 2 plastic-sized grocery bags each week with up to 7-8 different items per week in peak of season. Share size will grow in diversity as the season progresses and greater variety of crops are harvested.
The Calf Share is designed for a smaller family, or folks who are looking for side-dish portions or eat out occasionally and would fill approximately 1 plastic-sized grocery bag each week with up to 6-7 different items per week in peak of season. Share size will grow in diversity as the season progresses and greater variety of crops are harvested.
The Mini Share will be a sampler of 4-5 of the items available for the week. Items will be selected for you based upon your preferences, as entered in the system during the sign up process.
According to prevailing safety protocols, your CSA share will be carefully pre-packed for you according to your customized share specifications. In order to provide you with the most accurate availability of our produce and the freshest harvest for you, your personalized CSA share will be emailed to you approximately 2 days prior to your delivery and you will have ~12 hrs to make any adjustments, swaps or add on any extra products to your share.
We have a limited number of slots available at certain times and locations for our Summer CSA.
Our Vegetable Share Summer CSA Season runs for 18 weeks and will be automatically prorated on a weekly basis when you sign up mid-season.
To sign up for a share, please go to https://www.harvie.farm/signup/oxen-hill-farm.