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UVM Catamount Farm CSA

2017 Catamount Farm CSA Shares

How to Join!

To register and pay, please follow the following link: 2017 Cat Farm CSA

Note to UVM employees: "Payroll Deduction" is one payment option when registering through RegOnline. Please find details at registration.

What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between farmers and community members. CSA members buy a share of the harvest prior to the growing season, and in return receive a selection of healthy, fresh produce each week.

Staff and students of the Catamount Educational Farm manage the CSA, as well as maintain 5 acres of vegetables, 4 acres of apples, and one acre of grapes at the Horticulture Research Facility. We’re committed to growing practices that contribute to the health of the land, our waters, and ourselves. Vegetables and some apples sold through the CSA and other markets are certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC.  Non-organic apples and grapes are grown using Integrated Pest Management practices overseen by UVM Fruit Program Director Dr. Terence Bradshaw. Each season, instructors and staff teach Farmer Training Program students, undergraduates, and local high-school students the principles and practices of sustainable fruit and vegetable production in a hands-on learning environment.

Benefits of being a CSA member?

  • Gain the comfort of knowing where your food comes from and the farmers who grow it.
  • Provide yourselves and your family with healthy, fresh food that was grown with ecologically sound practices.
  • Eat local and help minimize the amount of fossil fuels that go into transporting and packaging our food.
  • Feel the satisfaction that comes with helping support the education of aspiring farmers and food systems advocates.
  • Receive 10-15% off organic retail and farmer’s market prices each week.

How does it work? New for 2017--extended season option!

Members pay for a Full or Half Share before the harvest season and receive a share of the harvest through the growing season. For 2017 there are 3 options for what portion of the season you wish to receive produce: Summer, Fall, and Late Fall (going from mid-June through early December). The Catamount CSA Full Share size is best suited to a family of 4 or a household of 2 that relies on the farm as its primary vegetable source. The Half Share is 1/2 the size of the Full Share.

  • Summer (10 weeks: mid-June through late August): Full--$335, Half--$195
  • Fall (8 weeks: late August through mid-October): Full--$270, Half--$160
  • Late Fall (8 weeks: mid-October through early December): Full--$270, Half--$160
  • Entire Season (26 weeks: mid-June through early December): Full--$875, Half--$515 (Sign up for the entire season and receive a 10% discount.)

Apple Share…New for 2017: 2 share sizes!

Apple share members can choose a Full Apple Share for $75 (2 half-peck bags per week) or a Half Apple Share for $40 (1 half-peck bag per week). Both Full and Half Shares receive 2 different varieties weekly for 8 weeks (from mid-September through mid-November). Members receive well-known favorites such as McIntosh, Honey Crisp, and Cortland, but are also able to try more obscure varieties like Ambrosia, Crimson Topaz, and Gingergold (to name a few). The Apple Share is a great way to experience the diversity of apples from our orchards!

New for 2017: Flower Shares!

Are you interested in a gorgeously designed bouquet that is ready for you to pick up, take home, and place in a vase? Sign up for our flower share! There are 2 share options: the Weekly Flower Share ($100 for 10 weeks) and the Bi-Weekly Flower Share ($60 for 5 weeks). Both shares run from early July until early September. You can experience a wide variety of cut-flowers (sunflowers, snapdragons, zinnias, rudbeckia, statice, celosia, and more!). Bring home beauty and color throughout the summer by signing up for our flower share!

Pick-Your-Own

Come to the farm to pick from the Pick-Your-Own CSA garden with other members and their families.  Throughout the season you will have the opportunity to pick your own fresh beans, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, and flowers as part of your share.

What's In A Typical Full Share?

The share size begins with a lower volume, and quickly increases as the season progresses.

Mid to Late June:
1 lb. of Salad Mix or Arugula, 1 bunch Broccoli, 1 bunch Carrots, 1 lb. Cucumbers, 1 bunch Radishes, 1 bunch Herbs, 2 Kohlrabi, and 1 bunch Kale.

Mid to Late August:
1.5 lbs. Heirloom Tomatoes, 1 lb. Summer Squash, 1 lb. Onions, 1 lb. Cucumbers, 1 bulb Fennel, 1 Cantaloupe Melon, 1 Watermelon, 1 bunch Kale, 1 bunch Carrots, 1.5 lbs. Green Peppers, 1 lb. Eggplant, 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes (Pick Your Own), and 1 Bouquet Flowers (Pick Your Own).

October/November:
2 stalks Brussels Sprouts, 3 lbs. Winter Squash, 2lbs. Onions, 2 lbs. Potatoes, 2 lbs. Carrots, 1.5 lbs. Parsnips, 1.5 lbs. Beets, 1 lb. Salad Mix/Arugula, 1 head Napa Cabbage, 1 bunch of Kale, and 1 head of Garlic.

Pick Up/Drop Off

Catamount Farm offers On-Farm Pick-up of vegetable shares or an On-Campus Drop-Off of boxed shares.

 

  • On-Farm Pick-Up takes place on Tuesdays from 1pm to 6pm at the Horticulture Research Facility, at 65 Green Mountain Drive.

  • On-Campus Drop-Off takes place from 2pm to 5pm at three convenient locations on the UVM campus:
  • •Jeffords Hall (63 Carrigan Drive), Tuesdays or Thursdays
    •Continuing and Distance Education office (322 South Prospect St.), Thursdays only
    •Waterman Building (85 South Prospect St.), Thursdays only

    How to Join!

    To register and pay, please follow the following link: 2017 Cat Farm CSA

    Note: If you would like to register for a vegetable share AND an apple share, you will need to register for each separately.

    Note to UVM employees: "Payroll Deduction" is one payment option when registering through RegOnline.

    Last modified July 05 2017 10:02 PM