Vendors and CSA’s

A number of the vendors at the Santa Rosa Farmers Markets offer CSA’s.

Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Redwood Empire is signing up subscribers now. CSA’s are a great way to support local small farms, introduce new produce into your menus and guarantee a full season of fruits and vegetables picked at the peak of ripeness.

Dear Farm Friends ,

As we move quickly through the Winter months and start feeling the first hints of Spring, the time has come to start thinking about the coming year and to sign up for the CSA that will keep you rolling in delicious, local veggies all season long. We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for Redwood Empire Farm’s 2011 CSA season.

Last year’s CSA was a great success. Being able to grow food for a dedicated group of people throughout the community gave our farm drive and purpose and helped us achieve our goal of feeding a lot of real people real food. As we look toward our second year, we are even more excited. We learned so much last year and are looking forward to using our experience to ensure that our CSA exceeds your expectations. We promise to grow more perfect greens, luscious dry-farmed tomatoes, juicy sweet peppers, tender lettuce and arugula, satisfying roots, out of this world melons, and all the rest of your favorites. Additionally, this year, we plan to do more farm events so that all of our supporters can witness and share in our experience of working our magical piece of rural land in the heart of urban Rincon Valley. We really want our CSA members to feel that they share in our farm. So what are you waiting for? Now’s your chance to guarantee your source for the tastiest, most healthy, and most local produce in this neck of the woods. There is no better way to support local agriculture and to start living and eating seasonally than to commit to letting us grow food for you all season long!

Sound good? Here are the details:

Season length: The first week of May – the third week of November (30 weeks total).

(learn more here)

Orchard Farms
and Wild Rose Ranch also have CSA’s/