Summer 2013 CSA – Sign up today!
Last summer we launched our first ever CSA in the months of May and August and this year we’re offering a full summer subscription. Participants can sign up for one month (May, June, July or August) or can sign up for all 4 months at a discounted price. Each week you’ll receive a couple-sized box with approximately $20 worth of produce. Pick up is at the Duke Gardens every Tuesday from 4-6pm. See below for pricing and what you can expect to find each month in your box. The Duke Campus Farm is not certified organic, but uses all natural practices including no chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, no GMO seed, and strives to use as few off farm inputs as possible.
Sign up here.
May – 4 weeks – $80
salad mix, strawberries, kale, rainbow chard, snap peas, radishes, beets, salad turnips, carrots, bac choi, broccoli rabe, greens and herbs
June – 4 weeks – $80
cucumbers, snap peas, salad mix, mustard greens, beets, rainbow chard, kale, beets, potatoes, onions, garlic and herbs
July – 5 weeks – $100
cucumbers, corn, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, onions, garlic, rainbow chard, okra, basil
August – 4 weeks – $80
tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, okra, watermelon, musk melon and herbs
Full summer subscription $300 (two weeks free!)
Our View on Community Supported Agriculture
We believe in the traditional community supported agriculture system where the consumer shares in the risk and reward of the farm by paying in advance for a “share” of our harvest. Crops that do well will be abundant in the share, crops that do less well will be less abundant. We will never buy produce from other farms or wholesale distributers to fill the boxes each week (a common tactic for some local farms). Instead, you are getting a true reflection of what we’re producing on our farm.
Each week a “what you can expect” email is sent out giving our best estimate of what members will get in their box the next day. We don’t harvest until the day of delivery in order to give you the freshest produce possible and sometimes what we find in the field on Tuesday is not what we expected to on Monday. Sometimes there are bug infestations or crop failures. Sometimes there are crop bumpers. And that’s what makes being a part of a CSA so much fun – it’s always a little bit of a surprise what you’re going to get each week.