CSA

Join our farm!  2014 CSA memberships

 

With a Clay Bottom Farm CSA you will receive a weekly box of fresh produce.  We are unique from other CSAs because we focus of fresh greens like salad mix and microgreens and include fresh fruit from partner farms in your CSA boxes. Other seasonal items in the CSA boxes will include heirloom tomatoes, colored peppers, carrots, onions, zucchini, kale, fresh ginger, and garlic.  To see a full list, click here.

Why CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  There are many benefits…

  • receive fresh and unique vegetable varieties AND local fruits direct from farmers
  • form a connection to a local farmer and enter the story of our farm
  • support local and sustainable agriculture
  • choose a healthy lifestyle and try new recipes that we include weekly with your CSA

 

To sign up, please fill out this sign-up form (credit card payments accepted).

All Season FULL SHARE — $945

Weekly deliveries April to October: 27 deliveries @ $35/box 

A 3/4 bushel box, same quantity as our 2013 CSA boxes (vegetables and seasonal fruit)

Salad/leafy greens + 8-9 fresh produce selections (for households of 3-5)

 

All Season 2/3 SHARE — $675

Weekly deliveries April to October: 27 deliveries @ $25/box

As much as possible, same wide selection as Full Harvest Share just in a smaller quantity

Salad/leafy greens + 4-5 fresh produce selections (for households of 1-2)

 

Summer Season FULL SHARE — $560

Weekly deliveries June to October: 16 deliveries @ $35/box 

A 3/4 bushel box, same quantity as our 2013 CSA boxes (vegetables and seasonal fruit)

Salad/leafy greens + 8-9 fresh produce selections (for households of 3-5)

 

Summer Season 2/3 SHARE — $400

Weekly deliveries June to October: 16 deliveries @ $25/box

As much as possible, same wide selection as Full Harvest Share just in a smaller quantity

Salad/leafy greens + 4-5 fresh produce selections (for households of 1-2)

 

To sign up, please fill out this sign-up form (credit card payments accepted).    If paying by check (which we appreciate because it saves us processing fees), please still fill out our online form so we have your contact information and pick up preference.

 

To pay by check: Send payment to 

Clay Bottom Farm

11434 CR 34

Goshen, IN  46528

 

Payment plan (optional, checks only please): Send a $100 down payment check to be cashed immediately along with equal post-dated monthly checks.  All checks must be sent to us at the same time.  Even if you are paying by check, please register through our sign up form.

 

Thank you for supporting a local farm!

 

Ben holds a typical CSA Full Harveset Share box–salad/leafy greens + 8-9 fresh produce selections. 2/3 Share boxes include salad/leafy greens + 4-5 fresh produce selections.

 

  • We are a CSA-centered farm: we design our farm and decide what to plant based on filling CSA boxes with our best food. As extra food is available, we also sell to area restaurants, the Maple City Market, and the Goshen Farmers Market.
  • Most food harvested within 24 hours of delivery. Images of our food, click here.
  • All shares include top quality, in-season fruit from local orchards
  • All shares include a blog newsletter with recipes and storage tips.  What’s for dinner? We’ll help you figure that out!  Browse past newsletters here.

 

DELIVERIES IN 2014:

NEW EXPANDED PICK UP HOURS!

Goshen: 923 S 7th St, Fridays 4-8 pm, or Saturdays 8 am-noon
Warsaw: 801 Canal St, Saturdays noon-6 pm
Farm: 11434 CR 34 Goshen, Fridays 4-8 pm, or Saturdays 8 am-noon
Warsaw pick-up customers take turns doing the delivery of those boxes from our farm to the pick up location.  (We coordinate the rotation list.  You may be asked to help pick up once or twice per season.) 

 

Example of a typical CSA box:

 

Salad mix  A blend of fresh-cut baby lettuces, washed and ready to use.  We specialize in fresh-cut greens.

 

Tomatoes  This year we are offering a variety of heirloom tomatoes, in addition to our meaty red and yellow tomatoes.

 

Peaches, blueberries, apples  In-season, high-quality fruit direct from orchards in the area.

 

Winter squash  Butternut, acorn and other squashes for your Fall feasts.

 

Japanese turnips  A favorite of past CSA customers, these are sweet salad turnips that you can eat fresh like radishes.  Great snack.

 

Carrots  As the nights get colder, the carrots get sweeter.

 

Colored peppers  Red and yellow sweet pepper that add color to any meal.

 

Not sure you can use it all?  Share with a friend!

 

What if I am away on vacation?

If you will be gone for two weeks or more during the CSA season, talk to us about a pro-rated CSA share.  If consistent pick-up will be difficult for your schedule, consider signing up with a friend.

Is your food organic?

We are committed to both the philosophy and practice of organic farming and use organic growing methods on our farm.  We are not certified organic because of the increasing certification costs for small farms such as ours.

 

We estimate that 80-90% of what’s in the CSA is from our farm.  The remaining items are from other local farms. The reason we partner with other farms is because we simply don’t have room in the fields for every crop, our time is limited, and we feel like it enhances the boxes to offer more variety. Food supplied from other farms is organic as much as possible.  Much of the fruit is not organic, though we partner with orchards that use minimum-spray approaches.

 

You can also purchase smaller quantities from us at our booth at the Goshen Farmers Market.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Bottom Farm

We are an artisan farm located 7 miles east of Goshen, Indiana. We are young people dedicated to sustainable agriculture and to providing customers high quality local fruits and vegetables. Our CSA (community supported agriculture) serves Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury, Warsaw and South Bend. We also have a booth at the Goshen Farmers Market.

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