Coon Rock Farm is now accepting applications for our Winter Produce CSA. We are one of only a few local farms that offers a Winter CSA or grows produce year round and we are limited to 200 CSA subscribers. Our Winter Produce CSA delivers 20 weeks of produce with weeks off for holidays and really bad weather from early October until mid/late March. Each week will include $24.00 of vegetables, roots and herbs. The subscription fee is $500 due at time of application and is non-refundable once the CSA has started.
We grow a large variety of produce on 10 acres of intensely planted gardens and have 3 solar greenhouses that allow us to grow cool season crops throughout the winter . You can expect 4 to 6 different items in each weekly box. Some weeks may have more than others but we will make sure that you have gotten your $500 worth by the end of the season.
Growing crops in North Carolina in the winter can be touch-and-go depending on the weather. This is our 6th year doing a Winter CSA and every year has been different and had a different set of challenges. We’ve also gotten more experienced at growing winter crops and believe the Winter CSA has improved every year and expect this year to be the best yet. Here is a list of what should be available this fall and winter:
In early October you may get late season eggplant, okra, squash or beans. Otherwise, expect Lettuces (many varieties throughout the season), Mesclun lettuce mix, Braising greens mix, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Bok Choy, Kale, Mizuna, Tatsoi, Broccoli, Broccoli rabe (rapini), Brussel sprouts, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Turnip greens, Collards, African greens, Spinach, Mustard greens, Arugula, Swiss chard, Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Radish, Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes. We grow all of our own produce but at times we will source some items from other local, organic farms to make up for any crop failures or shortages we may have so that we can make sure you have a full box each week.
IMPORTANT: A CSA is a great way to get farm fresh, local produce all season long but it is not for everyone. We pack all of our CSA boxes the same which means you are not able to select what goes in your box. We only provide locally grown, in-season produce so if you are expecting summer type produce in your CSA box or if you want to choose the contents of your box each week, you will be disappointed and should not subscribe. A Winter CSA subscription fee is $500 and is due with your application and is non-refundable for any reason once deliveries have begun.
EGGS: We also offer a weekly egg supplement to our Produce CSA — you can get one dozen pasture raised and antibiotic free eggs delivered each week with your CSA box. Eggs are $100 for the 20 weeks. Be sure to let us know on the application that you want to include eggs.
To subscribe, please mail the application form with payment to:
Coon Rock Farm
1021 Dimmocks Mill Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Winter Produce CSA Application
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