CSA Options

Clearing the land to start planting

Our Share Options

Cultivating Seasonal Appetites

 

If you were like me at one time, you might be wondering what is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In short, it is a relationship between farmers and members. Rather than simply purchasing food, members receive a share of our farm’s harvest. We all share in the risks and benefits of production. You pay upfront. This helps us buy seeds, fertilizers, new tools for the farms and generally helps us keep the lights on in the winter. We repay your kindness with a bountiful harvest later on.

Veggie Share:

 

The Spring/ Summer '18 share will begin the second week in May and run through the end of July with a week off for the fourth. The cost for the 10 weeks will be $225 (this includes home delivery *). Your share will contain 5 to 7 different items, enough to serve two to three people. It will include vegetables, herbs or other seasonal items, with an occasional surprise thrown in if I have time to bake. *Delivery is included if you live within our delivery area. Please see our FAQ page for a list of zip codes.

 

The Fall '18 share will begin September and run through the week before Thanksgiving. The cost for the 10 weeks will be $225 (thisincludes home delivery*). Your share will contain 5 to 7 different items, enough to serve two to three people. It will include vegetables, herbs or other seasonal items, with an occasional surprise thrown in if I have time to bake. *Delivery is included if you are within our delivery area. Please see our FAQ page for a list of zip codes.

EGG SHARE:

 

Our Egg Shares run quarterly for 13 weeks throughout the year. Eggs cost $5 per dozen. Eggs are delivered either every 2 weeks, or every 4 weeks. You will receive 1 dozen large to x-large eggs on your week. Let us know your prefernce and we will let you know when you can join the rotation. Delivery is included if you are within our delivery area. Please see our FAQ page for a list of zip codes.

 

Our chickens are pasture raised and free range - meaning they have a coop for roosting, a covered spot for food and nesting boxes and large fenced pens were they are free to roam to forage for bugs and grubs. They also eat leftovers from the garden. This set up provides some protection from predators.

 

Note: Egg Shares are very popular, at times there can be a waiting list.

Flower Share: (New This Year)

 

We currently grow classic annual cut flowers such as zinnias and sunflowers; as well as Asiatic lilies, dahlias and many varieties of heirloom cut flowers. We can add them to your weekly delivery of veggies or set up a cut flower only CSA. Your choice. Bouquets are arranged, hand tied, and ready to be dropped in to your vase. The cost per bouquet will be $15.

Flower deliveries begin in June, weather dependent, and will continue through Fall. Flowers Shares will be for 4 weeks at a time.

On Site Christmas Greens Designs: (New This Year)

 

I will come to your home ahead of time to discuss what you need and get ideas of the space you need decorated. When the time comes, I will bring you loads of fresh greenery from our farm for your Christmas arrangements. We can deliver just the greens for you to use to decorate your home. Or I can work with you to help design your arrangements or I will make them for you - whatever works best for you. Pricing is individually determined.

 

Note: Limited availability - Please Book Early!

Cara Share or Our Caring Share:

 

Want to give a share to a friend or neighbor as a gift? Or if you are not in the area but want to support us, you can give a Cara share - named after my sister who thought of it. You can purchase a share of our Eggs, Veggies or Flowers and we will deliver them as your gift or donate them to a local needy family or bring flowers to an elderly person who needs some cheer in their day. We will take recomendations or we will work with our church for nominations for the donated shares.

Now that you are totally interested and want "in"...here's how:

 

For more details on the Veggie Share or the Egg Share, please read the full membership agreements found in the FAQ page. To sign up for the Veggie or Egg CSA all you have to do is contact us (csa@blueroosterfarms.com) with your name, phone number, address and which share you would like to sign up for. You are acknowledging you have read the attached agreement and are ok with the information outlined in it. We will contact you for more information and billing options.

 

If you are interested in the Flower Share, Christmas Greens, or the Cara Share please contact us (csa@blueroosterfarms.com) and we will be in touch.

 

We can also be reached by phone (or text). Allison's cell number is 205-222-0211.

 

We are committed to growing sustainably without the use of herbicides and conventional pesticides. Curious to know more:

 

We believe when you begin with the right variety, whether it be animal, vegetable, or flower, and treat it in the most sustainable way possible, you grow a better quality product. To us, CSA not only stands for Community Supported Agriculture, but Cultivating Seasonal Appetites by bringing you the best that nature provides.

 

Our chickens are free range and pasture raised, which means they have a large fenced area with a coop for roosting and a separate covered area for food and nesting boxes. This gives them the ability to forage outside for bugs and grubs every day, but also be protected from predators. In addition, they sometimes eat leftovers from the garden.

 

For our crops, we begin with healthy plants and keep them that way. We rotate our vegetable and cut flower crops, intermix with trap crops, and grow cover crops to keep disease and insect pest pressures down. We are committed to growing without the use of herbicides or conventional pesticides. Occasionally, we might need to use alternative methods if an infestation or disease is threatening the entire crop. We do our best to keep this to a minimum. We pledge to adhere to natural practices to maintain our organic matter and soil diversity on our farm.

 

Kirk and Allison Creel

205-222-0211