Weekly Harvest Boxes – Horton Staples

CSA IMG_2318Our CSA boxes highlight “Horton Staples” – twenty four delicious crops listed below that we are known for at our farmer’s markets that emphasize fresh greens for salads and cooking, root crops like carrots and beets, alliums and herbs for flavor, and seasonal treats like corn and sweet peppers . Members receive weekly boxes with 6-7 items that are lovingly selected, cleaned and packed with care.  These boxes are intended to supplement a household of 1-3 people, but some folks find it satisfying to split a box with a friend or neighbor. In our experience over the last 25 years, in any given season, the monetary value of the boxes usually exceeds the farmer’s market value by 10-25%

Horton Staples in our boxes:

Greens: Salad Mix, Spinach, Kale, Chard, Lettuce

Roots: Beets, carrots, radishes, potatoes

Herb: Basil, Cilantro, Italian Parsley, Fennel, Celery

Alliums: Scallions, Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Shallots

Seasonal: Tomatoes, Corn, Sweet Peppers, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Winter Squash

What’s in a typical Box?

Here are some examples of the boxes each month:

June
1# Salad Mix
1 Bunch Rainbow Swiss Chard
1 Bunch Ruby Radishes
1 Bulb Garlic
1 Bunch Green Onions
1 Bunch Basil

July
1# Salad Mix
1# Loose Spinach
2# Nantes Carrots
1 Bunch Beets
1# Zucchini
1 Bunch Green Onions

August
1# Salad Mix
4 Ears Sweet Corn
4 Cucumbers
1 Bunch Italian Parsley
2 Onions

September
2# Tomatoes – Early Girls & Heirlooms
1# Spinach
2# Nantes Carrots
2 Bulbs Fennel
2 Sweet Candy Onions
1 Bunch Cilantro

October
4 Delicata Squash
1# Shallots
1 Head Celery
1 Bunch Red Russian Kale
2# Carrots
1 Bunch Leeks