Welcome to the East of Eden CSA farm share program!
By purchasing an East of Eden farm share you are: helping our farm grow, joining a vibrant Whatcom county community, and getting the very best of our region's seasonal organic bounty! The East of Eden Farm share includes a delicious and diverse produce box carefully prepared for YOU every Saturday, from May 1 through October 20. That's 27 produce boxes throughout the season, hassle free and guaranteed to include our amazing variety of salad mix, fresh veggies, herbs, and much more! The half size produce box will include an average of $20 worth of our farmstand produce per week (at near wholesale prices!) This is enough for two or three family meals per week. We think this is one of the fairest priced, best value organic produce boxes around.
What makes up the price of the farm share?
The half share is based on an average of $20 per week of produce over 27 weeks, for a total of $540. This includes the three essentials (salad mix, salad veggies, cooking veggies) plus rotating speciality items and occasional fruit. Please note, we price our CSA veggies slightly below our farmstand prices (which are already quite reasonable), so overall you can expect to get a bit more produce than you would if you were buying directly from the farmstand shelves. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not wish to pay by credit card, feel free to send us a check in the mail or drop it by the farmstand any time before April 15.
Farm Share is more than Food...East of Eden Welcomes You!
As new farmers, new parents, and relatively new to the region, we (farmers Liza and Sam) are excited to build a diverse and inspiring food+farm community together! We welcome and encourage folks from all walks of life at East of Eden. We think diversity is our strength, both in agro-ecology and culture! We look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and working together to build something bigger than the sum total of its parts!
When you come to pick up on Saturday we invite you to take your time and stay awhile. Enjoy the farm space and maybe even get your hands/feet dirty. Bring the kids, bring the granparents, bring the buddies, take a stroll through the fields, climb the treehouse, visit the animals (chickens, rabbit, pigs, and hopefully sheep this year), put in 10 minutes of weeding - or not haha!
Of course you're also invited to our events and workshops. East of Eden plans to offer a range of communtiy events this year, including farm dinners, music, fitness, and education classes. Check back here in early April for a full listing.
Half Size CSA Farm Share
An East of Eden produce box includes a diverse mix of the freshest organic veggies and herbs, occasional stone fruits and berries from our farm and others in the County, and some surprise speciality products from our famous farmstead kitchen. The half size box will always include these THREE essential elements to build delicious meals with:
- 1/2 pound bag of our premium triple washed organic salad mix
- additional veggies for adding to salads or raw (several varieties, ~1-4lbs)
- additional veggies and culinary herbs for cooking/sauteeing (several varieties, ~2-6lbs)
In terms of produce you can expect to find a seasonal mix of more than 30 varieties of heirloom veggies and herbs that we grow on the farm. The specific mix will change depending on month and our ever changing growing conditions. Here are some examples of what you can expect each month:
May: Spinach, Arugula, Radish, Kale, Cilantro
June: Carrots, Beets, Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Dill, Dandelion greens, Red Cabbage
July: Cucumbers, Summer Squash/Zuchinni, Basil, Tomatillos,
August: Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes, Parsnip, Cauliflower, Potatoes
September: ALL OF THE ABOVE plus winter squash and melons!
October: ALL OF THE ABOVE plus brussel sprouts!
In addition to all of the above, you can also expect to find a few small sweet and savory surprises. Not every week, but just when you really want them :) Stuff like: organic strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and stone fruit from our farm and others nearby; sauces, salsas, and spices from our famous farmstead kitchen; cookies and of course popsicles!