CSA

Thank you for supporting a local farm! We will love to have you in our 2015 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

 

Ben, Rachel, and Arlo, the Clay Bottom Farm family

Our CSA is a weekly meal in a box. You’ll receive a fun assortment of fresh vegetables and we’ll include a recipe and meal prep tips with each box! A good way to get a feel for our CSA is to browse past newsletters in the bottom right column of this page.

 

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In 2015, we are running three 8-week seasons: spring, summer, and fall. We are taking one week off between each season.

 

Spring CSA: May 1 – June 19 (8 weeks)

Summer CSA: July 3 – Aug 21 (8 weeks)

Fall CSA: Sept. 4 – Oct 23 (8 weeks)

 

Prices per season are:

2/3 Share: $200

Full Share: $280

 

Pay with Paypal or Dwolla or by check. Note: 5% OFF Early Bird discount if you sign up by Feb. 1! Take an additional 5% OFF if you sign up for all three seasons.

 

New this year: Flexible pick-up. We will deliver boxes to pick up locations by 5 pm on Fridays (or Saturday noon for Warsaw), you pick them up whenever suits your schedule. (Keep in mind that the sooner you pick up, the fresher your food will be.)

 

2/3 Share boxes contain 1/2 bushel of vegetables, recommended for households of 1-3.

Full Share boxes contain 3/4 bushel of vegetables, recommended for households of 4-6. 

 

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Besides greens, other seasonal items in the CSA boxes include heirloom tomatoes, colored peppers, carrots, onions, zucchini, kale, fresh ginger, garlic, and more.  To see a full list, click here.

June has been a lush month this year, with steady rains.

Our farm system relies on creating healthy, organic soils to grow nutritious, colorful food.

 

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 a blog newsletter. Browse past newsletters in the bottom right column of this page.

 

DELIVERIES IN 2015:

NEW flexible pick-up! We deliver the boxes by 5 pm Fridays (or Saturday noon for Warsaw), then you pick them up at your convenience anytime after that. (Out of respect for our hosts, please pick up during daylight hours.)

 

Goshen: 923 S 7th St, anytime after Friday 5 pm  
Warsaw: 801 Canal St, Saturdays after noon
Farm: 11434 CR 34 Goshen, anytime after Friday 5pm 
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. If you can’t deliver, no worries, it’s not a requirement for membership). 

 

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 it enhances the boxes to offer more variety. Food supplied from other farms is organic as much as possible.

 

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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