Spring CSA Vegetable Basket 2018
7In our 8-week Spring season, you can expect to start the season off with lots of greens, lettuce, arugula, kale, beet greens, spinach, mustard greens, asian greens, herbs, kohlrabi, carrots, radish, beets and more, all great for smoothies, juicing, braising, stir fry and salads. You may also see over wintered potatoes, squash, onions, seasonal fruit like oranges, and maybe even apricots.
Share quantities will vary, but you can expect 5-7 different varieties of seasonal, organic produce and usually a fruit. Begins March 31-May 19, 2018
Summer CSA Vegetable Basket 2018
The 19-week summer season begins
June 2nd -October 6th Saturday pickup at the Farm truck
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th on Saturdays July 11-October 3, 2018 Wednesday pickup at the farm truck and delivery to Duck Creek, Hurricane and select locations in Cedar City
You can expect to start the season off with greens, lettuce, arugula, kale, beet greens, spinach, mustard greens, herbs, kohlrabi, carrots. radish, beet root and more, all great for smoothies, salads, stir fry curry and more. Also we are hoping for apricots early this summer. As we move into the summer season more traditional crops will be available such as beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, basil, onions, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, swiss chard and more. The summer share is very much ruled by the natural flow of our Utah growing season starting off with smaller amounts of produce in June and July, peaking with the heaviest harvest month in September then backing down again as we move into October.
Share quantities will vary each week, but you can plan on 5-7 different varieties of vegetables and usually one fruit. For large families consider two shares.
Summer 2018 Fruit Basket
The summer fruit basket will start when our summer vegetable basket starts. The fruit basket is 2-3 different fruits, not always organic but in season, local and delicious. Some weeks will be abundant and others a little less, it will flow with the season of the fruit. You will receive about 2.5-3 lbs each week of fruit.
Must purchase a vegetable basket to get a fruit basket
Fall 2018 CSA Vegetable Basket
Fall picks up right where summer leaves off at the beginning of October and finishes the week of Thanksgiving. This is my favorite season, there is such variety in what you get in a short amount of weeks. We begin the season with tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and other summer vegetables and then move into winter squash, potatoes and other tubers, towards the end, you will see greens and pomegranates. The final basket for this season is a Thanksgiving basket. This basket can be added as a stand alone basket also.
Share quantities will vary, but you can expect 5-7 different varieties of seasonal, organic produce and usually a fruit. Begins October 13th-November17,2018
November 17th is the Thanksgiving basket pickup
Half Pork Deposit
Local Pork Share: Prices vary for a half pork depending on size. $300 deposit
We recently started offering a new variety of pork. Known variously as the Mangalitsa or Mangalica, this Old World breed pig is indigenous to Hungary. Its name means “hog with a lot of lard” and is pronounced mahn-ga-leets-ah. Not only does the Mangalica pig have a lot of lard, it has a lot of curly hair which makes it resemble a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most commonly blond. The Mangalica is the last pig in existence to sport this unusual fleece, and it was nearly lost to extinction by the 1990s, when fewer than 200 pigs remained in Hungary.
The Mangalica is one of the fattiest pigs in the world; on average 65-70% of the carcass is fat, and lean meat is only 30 - 35% of the carcass, compared to over 50% in modern breeds. But that meat is considered among the tastiest pork in the world. The meat of the Mangalica pig is reddish, highly marbled with creamy white fat, and is high in omega-3 fatty acids and natural antioxidants. This is due to the natural diet of forage, wheat, corn and barley. Mangalica lard is lighter, and melts at a lower temperature, than lard from other pigs, because it contains more unsaturated fat. In Hungary, most Mangalica pork becomes sausage or salami. Because of the high fat content, cured Mangalica pork products can spend a longer time drying, which deepens the flavor without losing moisture.
These are happy pigs that spend their days outside in the sunshine and fresh air, with plenty of clean grass and space to root. They receive no antibiotics or growth hormones. Their diet is made up of grass, alfalfa hay, left over produce, and whey from our raw cow milk. These pigs have been treated humanely and are clean and healthy; they are butchered in a clean and certified small scale operation and certified for resale.
Price is $4.00 lb*. on the hang weight, for cut and wrapped pork, you pick the cuts you like and whether you want it cured or fresh.
Half pork is approx. 80-100 lb. on the hang weight for a cost of $320 to $400 with about 65-80 lb. of meat.
Reserve yours now with $300 deposit. Limited amount available
*Price subject to increase if the costs of pork increase dramatically.
Grass-fed Beef Deposit
Grass Feed Local Beef Share: CURRENTLY Taking deposits
Our beef is grass-fed in pasture or on Cedar Mountain they are not finished off with any GMO-corn or other grains. They receive only mandatory vaccinations and no antibiotics or hormones. You will only receive the nice tender cuts of steak, roasts and extra lean ground beef. (to customize cuts request price quote.) This is a huge discount from our price per piece meat.
This beef is more nutritious and delicious that anything purchased in the grocery store. We look forward to eating this beef and treat even the burger like it is steak!
**Depending on the beef, it will usually grade out choice or select for those interested. If you are wanting a grain-fed prime beef please inquire about pricing.
Quarter Beef- Deposit $300-$4.50 lb. *(approx cost $450-675)
Price is based on hang weight, a quarter beef will vary between 100-150 hang weight yielding 60-75lbs of meat cut and wrapped.
Half Beef-Deposit $500-$4.30 lb.* (approx cost $860-1290)
Price is based on hang weight, a quarter beef will vary between 200-300 hang weight yielding 120-150 lbs of meat cut and wrapped.
*Price may increase if the price of beef increases dramatically, I will notify you with any changes as soon as I know.
We are so excited to be in our 7th CSA season, we anticipate this will be the best year so far! We love providing your family with local, real, seasonal food. We do not use any chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and use only NON-GMO and many heirloom variety seeds. In our 30 plus years of gardening (yes we started as young children!) we have loved watching the seeds we start indoors grow strong throughout the summer and provide bounteous fruits to be enjoyed by many!
Over the years we have expanded our hobby farm into more than we would have ever imagined, we have examples, of several different growing styles, including drip irrigation, wood chip beds, low hoop houses, high hoop houses and continue to add even more, such as hugelkultur. We continue to do all we can to have an early season and grow year-round produce.
We farm! We have milk cows to provide healthy raw milk, we drink this and make our Farmstead artisan cheeses. We have pigs to drink the leftover whey from the cheese making process and eat the leftover produce we have in the garden. Because of their diet, we have delicious pork. We raise are chickens for eggs, bees for honey and grass-fed meat cows for beef. We make bread, jam, jelly and other sauces. We share with you our valued-customers all the delicious real food items we make on the farm!
We hope you enjoy the SEASONAL, REAL, and LOCAL food from our farm.