We’re bringing back the Burnt Rock Farm free-choice winter CSA for 2017. Everything went really well on our end last year, so the only thing we are changing is to add an extra half hour at the start of pickup to accommodate folks who like to get started cooking dinner earlier in the evening (3:30-7:00 instead of 4:00-7:00). See below for details.
Burnt Rock Farm 2017-’18 Winter CSA
Do you love locally grown, organic vegetables, but don’t want to drive to Burlington, Montpelier, or Middlebury to get them? Do you want access to vegetables at peak quality, right after they’ve been pulled from storage or harvested from the greenhouse, and in the ratios of your choosing? If so, join the 2017 Burnt Rock Farm Winter CSA!
How does it work? (quick version)
- 9 pickups, roughly every other week from 11/15/17-3/14/18
- Two share sizes, small ($190) or large ($260) – save $10 if you sign up before 10/20/2017
- Free choice between various storage vegetables, + greens
- Flexibility to suit your schedule and cooking needs
- Pickup at the farm in Hanksville – 7052 Main Rd, Huntington
- Sign up with online form here
How does it work? (expanded version)
Come to our farm for 9 bi-weekly pickup days from mid-November until March, to take home 10 lbs (small share) or 15 lbs (large share) of whichever staples you want, in the combinations you want, in addition to a rotating green item from the greenhouses. Since most the crops are storage vegetables, we can offer unparalleled flexibility in item choice and quantity. Rather than getting a prescribed bag of produce, you choose the vegetables that suit your tastes and schedule.
Choose from 4 varieties of sweetpotatoes, red and yellow onions, 8 varieties of potatoes, butternut squash, acorn squash, red beets, golden beets, cabbage, the sweetest carrots on earth, radishes, and turnips. Unless it’s so cold the greenhouses don’t thaw (it can happen in late January!), we will also provide greens, including endive, spinach, or mid-winter kale from one of our greenhouses.
One week you might select 3 lbs butternut squash, 5 lbs potatoes, 3 lbs onions, 2 lbs sweet potatoes, 2 lbs carrots. Or, are you planning to make a dish that requires 15 lbs of potatoes? Take 15 lbs of potatoes! Are you a carrot fiend? No problem! We will help you record a running tally of your share to be sure you get your full allotment over the nine pickup days.
Just record the weight you take in the sign-in book, and it will be tallied up for you. This way, if you want to take more or less than your 10#/15# share, that’s no problem at all. Make up for it later on in the season.
How much does it cost?
Large share (15 lbs + greens): 9 pickups for $260, or $250 if signed up before 10/20/18
Small share (10 lbs + greens): 9 pickups for $190, or $180 if signed up before 10/20/18
Save $10 off either share if you sign up before 10/20/2017! Payment by installment available if desired.
How do I sign up?
Visit here to fill out our easy online form and then mail us a check to reserve your spot.
Make checks payable to Burnt Rock Farm, and mail to:
7052 Main Road, Huntington VT 05462
Where is pickup?
In our new red barn down at our farm in Hanksville. 7052 Main Rd – 5 miles south of the Lower Village, and 4 miles north of Rte 17. It’s always bright and 57 degrees in there, so no frozen hands. Map.
When is pickup?
Every other Wednesday*, from 3:30-7pm. Starting the week before Thanksgiving. (* There will be a 3 week pickup gap around Christmas and New Year’s). We’ll remind you early in the week via email when it’s a pickup week.
Winter 2017-2018 pickup dates:
1/3 (*note the 3 week gap before this pickup)
What if I am going on vacation and will miss a pickup?
Don’t worry about it – have a friend pick up, or just take more over the next few weeks. In other words, just distribute the 10 or 15 lbs of vegetables that you missed over your next few pick ups. We help you keep track.
What if I don’t end up taking all of your produce over the winter?
At the end of the season, if you still have a produce credit and can’t use it, we will donate an amount of produce equivalent to your unused share to Brewster Pierce for use in school lunches. We love sending food to the school!
What if I want more produce this winter than I signed up for?
Talk to us! You can “re-up” your share for as much $ as you like and keep eating.
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