Hooray, Radix Farm’s first CSA season was a success! Thanks to everyone for a great year. And a special thanks to the volunteers – your help was immense and much appreciated.
The CSA shares were fresh and plentiful throughout the season (check the 2010 CSA Shares tab to see what was in the shares each week). Members received over 40 different crops of more than 100 varieties, plus early season seedlings and occasionally flowers. The star performers this season were definitely spring kale, eggplant, summer squash, and sweet potatoes. Each week the share included some form of garlic and 15 of the 22 shares included a salad mix (lettuce, arugula, and/or spicy mesclun mix).
CSA shares for the 2011 season will be available sometime in February or March. If you are interested in joining the CSA, email radixfarm(at)gmail.com and I will put you on a notification list. When the shares are available, I will email everyone on the list with further instructions. I will also post updates and instructions on this blog, so check back in mid-winter.
Part of the Farm’s mission is to provide fresh and healthy food to all parts of the community. We accomplished this not only by delivering weekly shares to the CSA members and selling at the Cheverly Farmer’s market and to DC restaurants, but also by donating fresh produce to various agencies and soup kitchens. During 2010, Radix Farm donated 932 pounds of produce to: Melwood, Christ House, Martha’s Table, Bread for the City, Food and Friends, and Girls Rock DC.
Ah, and now, December brings time for a little rest. I’ll be back at it full force in January though, drafting crop plans, ordering seeds, building things (a high tunnel), and lots more behind the scenes farm work. Contact me throughout the winter if you have any questions, or if you’d like to volunteer in the spring or work for a share during the season.