I am happy to announce Whitton Farms 2009 CSA application is up and ready for take off. We are conducting our CSA a bit differently this year. Instead of only having the option to sign up for a 10 week share, you now have the choice to sign up for 4 consecutive weeks of produce( the minimum order) all the way to 32 consecutive weeks of produce. You pick the start date /weeks (only consecutive weeks please) you want and pick up location, and we'll take care of the rest.
Keith and I decided to host our CSA in this is manner in an effort to encourage more people to begin eating locally grown veggies. We found that a 10 week minimum subscription was a bit overwhelming for some folks, so they opted out. Keith and I know many of you were completely satisfied with the 10 week subscription service, and that option is still there for you as well. Like I previously stated, you pick the weeks, we fill the order.
If you decide to participate in our CSA, please print off the application and mail it with a check to Whitton Farms: 5157 W St. Hwy 118, Tyronza, Arkansas 72386. If you do not send the check your spot will not be held. The earlier you send your checks in - the sooner your spot for the CSA is secured.
We are limiting our CSA subscriber list to 300 people this year. Once we reach the 300 mark, it will depend on our crops and demand at market as to whether or not we will allow more subscriptions to be sold. If we see that we are able to sign more people up for the CSA that information will be posted here. So keep checking back! :)
When you become a member of the Whitton Farms CSA it guarantees you a sack of the freshest, locally grown produce we are able to grow. We use organic and sustainable farming practices, and pride ourselves on being good stewards of the land. Each week you will receive a friendly reminder email for CSA pick up which will include: farm updates, suggested reading, recipe of the week, and any interesting information we come across.
Also know that Whitton Farms produce can be found in many of the best restaurants in town such as: Interim, The Inn at Hunt Phelan, Felicia Suzanne's, and Sole, just to name a few. At the end of each season we try to host a CSA potluck party at the farm. Last summer our CSA party drew just over 70 people! We had a ton of great food and lots of fun! If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of please check out our website at www.whittonfarms.com.
If anyone has questions about the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) please call 8708159519. For the newcomers, a CSA is basically a produce subscription service.
We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and meeting newcomers to the local food movement! We wish everyone a prosperous, healthy, and "green" new year. Thanks for the interest and support!
Locavores keep it real! :)