November 11th to May 5th
Santa knows the sweetest carrots grow in the cold winter months, and lucky for you it's time to signup for the Winter CSA at Urban Roots Farm.
We will be offering a limited number of Winter CSA shares again this year. Winter crops are already in the ground and looking good, and you will likely be amazed by the affect slow cold growing has on the flavor of your vegetables.
Urban Roots Farm is a four season farm which means we utilize season extension equipment such as High Tunnels; Low Tunnels; and Greenhouses to provide locally grown, chemical free, fresh veggies to you all year long.
Winter CSA is different from summer CSA in a couple ways. Conditions during winter months limit the variety of produce we are able to grow. Winter CSA members can expect their share to commonly include, Kale, Chard, Lettuces, Spinach, Bok Choi, Arugula, and Mixed Greens. Shares may also occasionaly include Turnips, Radish, Leeks, Green Onions, Carrots, Beets, and Cabbage.
Because mother nature slows things down a bit in the winter, share distributions will be every other week rather than weekly as in the summer months. Additionally there will be a break during the holidays when the days are the shortest, the temperatures are the coldest, and the veggies get scarce.
The season will run from November 11th to May 5th with 12 shares provided over that 25 week span. Full shares are intended to provide veggies for a family of 3 or 4 for 2 weeks, and half shares are intended to do the same for 1 or 2 folks.
Distribution days are on Tuesdays from 3pm to 5pm: Nov 11th and 25th; Dec 9th and 23rd; Jan 27th; Feb 10th and 24th; Mar 10th and 24th; Apr 7th and 21st; May 5th.
The cost for the 2014-2015 Winter CSA vegetable share is $650 for a full share, and $375 for a half share.
Bread - once again Katie Kring of Katiemade fame has agreed to be our baker for the season. Katie provides us with a variety of deliciious breads throughout the season, and none have dissapointed thus far. The cost for this option will be $6.00 per loaf, or $72.00 for the season with one loaf per share. If you would like to have a loaf for each week of the season we reccomend signing up for 2 loaves per share, and storing one in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy it.
Delivery - If you'd like to have your veggies delivered, and you live in Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, or somewhere in between we'll be happy to oblige. Delivery costs just $8.00 per delivery in Springfield, and $10.00 per delivery to Nixa or Ozark. You can add this option during checkout.
Shared risk is an important concept woven into the CSA model which takes the arrangement beyond the usual commercial transaction. Many times, the idea of shared risk is part of what creates a sense of community among members, and between members and the farmers. If a hailstorm takes out all the peppers, everyone is disappointed together, and together they cheer on the winter squash and broccoli. Most CSA farmers feel a great sense of responsibility to their members, and when certain crops are scarce, they make sure the CSA gets served first. Still, it is worth noting that very occasionally things go wrong on a farm. We promise to work hard, and grow the very best vegetables we know how. We have a strong belief in “community” and feel this is where we fit within ours.
As always please call us with any questions @ 417-597-4858