Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a cooperative farming agreement between consumers and farmers, sharing the inherent risks of working with mother nature and exchanging seasonal produce for up front payment to help buy the necessary supplies and pay the farmers for work done all year round. Especially in our region of Montana, each year can bring new weather challenges: Frosts come any month of the year, and it can snow, rain, and hail as Mother Nature sees fit!
By taking part in our CSA, you are sharing in our seasons and in our bounty. To help ensure that our season is bountiful, we are constructing 2 greenhouses and use row cover for season extension, use varieties that are well adapted for our short season, variable climate, plant a wide variety of crops, and have the experience to back it up! Each of our 20 weekly summer and 4 weekly winter boxes has a newsletter with recipes, will generously feed a family of four, and includes a complementary selection of produce including salad greens, cooking greens, an herb, an allium, root crops, and seasonal vegetables.
Weekly Deliveries: June 8 through October 19
Click here to view the 2013 Summer CSA Membership Form
Each of our 20 weekly boxes includes a diverse selection of produce including salad greens, cooking greens, an herb, an allium, root crops, and seasonal vegetables and fruits. Each box includes a newsletter with recipes and will generously feed a family of four or two veggie lovers. Beginning in October, boxes will also feature freshly cleaned whole grains and legumes. To get a better idea of what to expect in your CSA box in a given month, take a gander at the table below!
|Arugula, chard, colorful salad mixes, kale, radishes, Romaine lettuce, and spinach.||Baby beets and carrots, broccoli, cabbage, chard, cilantro, daikon, garlic scapes, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, peas, and turnips||Basil, beets, broccoli, bunching and large onions, cabbage, carrots, chard, cucumber, early apricot and apple varieties, eggplant, kale, new potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and other summer squash||Apples, basil, beets, cabbage, carrots, eggplant, fennel, parsley, plums, potatoes, winter squash, shallots, storage onions, sweet and hot peppers, and tomatoes||Apples, beets, sweet carrots, oats, faro, onions, peppers, potatoes, quinoa, tomatoes, and winter squash.|
Weekly boxes are Saturdays @ three locations according to member convenience:
-Near Hellgate High School (map)
-At the Clark Fork Market (alongside the Higgins Street Bridge)
-At the farmscape itself, 25 miles from downtown Missoula on Hwy 12 (map)
This year’s Winter CSA shares are available now!
Five Deliveries: bi-weekly shipments between October and January. If you are seeking more storage crops for Thanksgiving, Solstice or Christmas feasts, please let us know directly.
Each of our bi-weekly deliveries is packaged for the omnivorous eater, and includes:
-frozen pasture-raised broiler chicken
-dried whole grains (oat + farro + quinoa + lentils, depending on the harvest)
-bunches of dried herbs (basil + oregano + marjoram)
–alliums (green onions + garlic)
–fruit (apples + pears) gleaned from neighborhood trees
-fresh leafy greens, including kales and spicy salad mixes
-a dozen pastured eggs produced by birds who forage for a living and are fed organically-grown grains!
-20-30 lbs of winter squash and storage root vegetables (several varieties of carrots + beets + potatoes + radishes + turnips + jerusalem artichokes).
Sign up and Payment Options
Sign up by downloading the seasonal form above and mailing it to 216 Woodford, Missoula, Montana 59801 with your payment. Cash or check or paypal at this time!
Payment options vary for each season. If you need an alternative to the plans outlined in the seasonal form, please contact us, and we will find a payment plan that works for you.