Sunnyslope Family Farm
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Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)

***NOTE: DUE TO DROUGHT WE ARE NO LONGER DOING THE CSA AT THIS                      TIME. IF THINGS CHANGE, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW!***

What is a CSA?


Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before you commit? Read on.

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer. In brief...

Advantages for farmers:

  • Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
  • Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow
  • Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow

Advantages for consumers:

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
  • Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
  • Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season
  • Find that kids typically favor food from "their" farm – even veggies they've never been known to eat
  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown
MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND AT: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/


Our CSA



We currently provide fresh, organic eggs from free range hens, and will have fresh produce available starting in May. Prices are very reasonable and the quality is guaranteed! Our products will be available for purchase in a way that fits your needs:

1. As a CSA: a $20 box of produce can be available on a weekly basis either: (must be purchased in 4 week shares)

- At Starr King UU Church in Hayward, every Sunday, between 11:30am-12:30pm -OR-
- Dropped off on your front porch every Wednesday between 10am-2pm ( a $3/week fee applies to home delivery)

2. As a "Farmer's Market" style: Produce will be available to buy every Sunday at Starr King between 11:30am-12:30pm.

3. Eggs: $7 a dozen on a weekly basis (must be purchased in 4 week shares. Advantage - eggs are reserved for you!), or "Farmer's Market" style available for purchase at $7 a dozen,
every Sunday at Starr King between 11:30am-12:30pm, first come-first served.

Our CSA shares include a variety of vegetables grown at our farm, picked the day of delivery to insure quality, freshness, highest nutritional value and peak flavor. We will try to have a variety of produce available each week. There will be some repetition, as we are a small farm and grow only what is in season. We may occasionally provide organic produce from other local farms to provide more variety.

Our blog (blog.sunnyslopefamilyfarm.com) will provide updates on what is happening on the farm. Check out our website's Recipe Page!

Here is a partial list of the types of vegetables you might expect in our CSA shares:


May - June
Baby beets and greens
Lettuce varieties
Collards
Curly kale
Dinosaur kale
Red Russian kale
Bright Lights chard
Fordhook Giant Heirloom chard
Italian Silver Rib Heirloom chard
Fava beans
Green beans
Green onions
Rutabagas
Parsnips
Basil and other herbs
Cilantro
Kohlrabi
Radishes
Arugula

July - August

A large variety of tomatoes
A variety of green, red, yellow, and hot peppers
Barbarella and Asian eggplant
A variety of summer squashes
Garlic
Green beans
Basil
Cilantro
Corn
Herbs
Dinosaur kale
Red Russian kale
Curly kale
Bright Lights Chard
Lettuce varieties
Variety of chards
Arugula

In addition, we hope to occasionally offer organic fruits, locally roasted organic coffee, herbal teas, homemade jams, homemade breads/cakes, muffins using some of our herbs, fruit and vegetables.
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