Join us for the best Food and Farm Experience this Season!
As we wrap up our Winter CSA deliveries this week, it always feels like a special accomplishment to have successfully navigated the unpredictable off-season weather patterns (freeze, drought, record warmth, and finally some rain) and more challenging growing conditions. We are grateful to all our loyal CSA members, customers, and friends for their commitment to purchase our farm’s produce through the winter months, which allows us to continue farming year-round and provide our workers and staff with stable employment – You make a difference, and thank you on behalf of the entire Live Earth Farm team!
The next 4 weeks we are busy getting ready for spring; as the earth awakens once again, we prepare the farm for another season of growth and nourishment. On April 7th we will resume our CSA deliveries as we celebrate the beginning of our 19th Growing Season.
All around us signs abound that the dormant season is over. The apricot and plum trees have burst into bloom, the strawberry plants look healthy and strong, and many are already flowering and starting to set fruit. I am predicting an early April harvest of both Albion and Chandler strawberry varieties as we resume our CSA deliveries.
The Apple and Pear trees are almost all pruned, only our young grafted apple trees are taking a little longer as they require special training.
Much of our spring plantings are sown or in the ground –peas, fava beans, onions, green garlic, turnips, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, kale, kohlrabi, potatoes, leeks…and more. We are off to an amazing start in the field, which translates into wonderfully diverse and abundant CSA shares come April – so, now is a great time to renew or subscribe for this Season’s 2014 Live Earth Farm CSA.
Your CSA membership is the best way to receive the freshest, highest quality organic, in season, fruits and vegetables available. You can’t get it any more local, no middleman, directly grown by us, your Live Earth Farmers.
This Season, for the first time, we are also offering what many CSA members have always wanted – More Choice. Now, with a Choice Share Membership you get to pick and choose what you want us to pack into your shares from the Farm’s weekly harvest list. Of course, if you don’t mind the surprise factor by letting me choose the weekly share content, our Traditional Shares (Regular and Small) are the way to go.
At Live Earth Farm, we not only love to grow food but also celebrate and enjoy the season together with our community. Jointly with the Farm’s Discovery Program, we host numerous farm tours, events, celebrations, workshops, summer camps, and community u-harvest days. So renew your CSA membership, invite your friends to join; it’s the best way to experience farming first hand. We welcome everyone to come to the farm, celebrate and taste the seasons directly from the land where your food is grown.
This year we’re kicking off the Spring Season with our 5th Annual Sheep-to-Shawl Fair on March 22nd. Then throughout the Main Season, we’ll host Community Farm Days on the last Saturday of every month (April-October, check our calendar for more details). These days typically include u-harvests, family field activities, farm tours, and educational hands-on programs. And of course, we want everyone to join us for our two main seasonal celebrations, the Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21tst and Fall Harvest Festival on October 25th.