CSA’s

2018 Forestdale Farm’s GreensShare 
(Salad and Cooking greens CSA, 
grown organically and sustainably)

To purchase a share please  visit

https://squareup.com/store/forestdale-farm

or email a check to Rylan Morton-Starner. 450 Ash. Lane. Flagstaff. AZ 86004.

   or send us an email at farmforestdale@gmail.com.

What is a CSA? A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects residents with farmers. This provides farmers with security in what they grow and provides residents access to high quality, fresh produce or eggs grown locally. Our GreensShare CSA is a weekly pick up of a wide variety of fresh salad and cooking greens.

About our GreensShare
Our greens are harvested the same day as pick up, so you can be assured they will be both delicious and at their nutritional optimum. We offer a wide variety, focusing on different tastes, textures and nutritional value. All greens are grown organically and sustainably in Flagstaff. Each share consists of a weekly pick up of fresh salad and cooking greens for 10 consecutive weeks (approximately $15 worth of greens a week). Note this share will be mostly greens, but occasionally we will include warm season crops (tomatoes, peppers, squash, etc) or herbs as available. Shareholders will have a chance to tour the farm at the first pickup.

Cost: $150 for a weekly pick up of a wide variety of fresh salad and cooking greens.

Dates of GreenShares:
Early season share……………May 11th – July 13th
Mid season share……………..July 20th-September 21st
Late season share…………….September 28 – November 30
($20 discount if you sign up all shares)

Pick up:
Weekly at Forestdale Farm (Just 4 miles from downtown) Fridays 4p-6p, or at the Flagstaff Community Market on Sundays 8a-12p.

Some of the greens we will be growing:
-Lettuce mixes
-Spinach
-Kale
-Chard
-Brussel sprouts greens
-Broccoli greens
-Arugula
-Mizuna
-Mustards
-Tatsoi
-Amanranth
-Lambsquater
-Orach
-Purslane
-Watercress
-Microgreens/shoots:
(sunflower, buckwheat, pea,
popcorn, brassicas, nasturtium, etc)

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2018 Forestdale Farm’s GardenShare Program (Garden Start CSA):
Vegetable garden starts grown sustainably
and organically for the Flagstaff gardening community.

To purchase a share please  visit

https://squareup.com/store/forestdale-farm

or email a check to Rylan Morton-Starner. 450 Ash. Lane. Flagstaff. AZ 86004.

  or send us an email at farmforestdale@gmail.com.

What is a CSA? A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects residents with farmers. This provides farmers with security in what they grow and provides residents access to high quality, fresh produce or eggs grown locally. Members of our GardenShare CSA will receive a variety of locally grown garden starts.

About the GardenShare:
Forestdale Farm will be offering a Garden Starts Program which will provide organic, locally grown starts for home gardeners, school gardens, and community gardens. (This is a revival of the Garden Starts CSA that was offered by Terra BIRDS, Flagstaff Foodlink, and Native Plant and Seed in past years). Because of the short growing season and unpredictable weather, it can be difficult to grow in Flagstaff. However, healthy, locally grown garden starts make a world of difference. We have had lots of success with certain varieties and different planting techniques and are excited to share what we have learned!

What you will get:
We will provide over 25 varieties of vegetable starts (40 total plants per share) distributed from May-June. Cool season crops (kale, chard, broccoli, etc.) will be in three-inch pots and leafy greens (lettuce, mizuna, etc.) will be in 6 packs. Warm season crops (tomatoes, peppers, basil, etc.) will be in one-gallon pots and sensitive warm season crops (squash, zucchini, cucumbers, etc.) will be in three inch biodegradable pots. All seeds are certified organic with an emphasis on heirloom and open pollinated varieties. Extra starts and seeds for direct sowing will be available for purchase as well. At the first pick up, garden share members will be able to tour the growing space as well as the farm. I will also be available to answer questions at any time during the season and will provide tips and information at each pick up.

About the growing space:
In order to make this program work, additional growing space has been created on the farm with efficient and sustainable production in mind. Garden Starts will be watered with rainwater collected from the structure and starts will be placed on self-draining tables which allow excess water from seedling tables to drain back into the main tanks to be reused for watering. In addition to providing garden starts for the community, this space will provide an example of water and space efficient systems that can be used for home gardening.

Cost: $100 for over 25 varieties of vegetable starts (40 total plants per share)!

Pick up: Pick up will be at Forestdale Farm (less than 4 miles from downtown). Share dates will be from May-June as appropriate for each variety.

 


 

2018 Forestdale Farm’s EggShare (Fresh chicken eggs CSA,Organic and sustainable)

To purchase a share please  visit    https://squareup.com/store/forestdale-farm    or send us an email at farmforestdale@gmail.com.

What is a CSA? A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects residents with farmers. This provides farmers with security in what they grow and provides residents access to high quality, fresh produce or eggs grown locally. Our EggShare CSA provides 15 dozen eggs to members.

About our chickens:
Our birds have open access to water, shelter, sunshine and fresh air. Besides foraging (and plenty of produce from the farm) these birds are fed certified organic feed. In addition we will have occasional eggs from another Flagstaff grower who also raises happy chickens that are fed certified organic feed with plenty of room for foraging.

EggShare Details
15 dozen eggs. Eggs will be stored in a refrigerator inside our self-serve farmstand at the farm (just 4mi from downtown), and can be picked up as needed and at the convenience of the shareholder. There is a checkout sheet to keep track.  Some people prefer to pick up two dozen eggs at a time to cut down on driving time. If you are out of town or can’t make it for a few weeks, no problem, the eggshare will not expire and you are guaranteed 15 dozen eggs per share! At the first pick up we will meet with you and show you how our self-serve farmstand works. At the end of your EggShare you can sign up for another one if desired.

Cost: $90

Dates of EggShares:

Year round

Pick up:

Forestdale Farm (Just 4 miles from downtown).

How to sign up:

Please send us an email us at farmforestdale@gmail.com and we will add you to the list.

Shares will be processed on a first come first served basis. Once all shares are filled we will contact members with payment options.

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-2017 Eggshares now available. Please email us for additional information. 

About our chickens:
Our birds have free access to water, shelter, sunshine and fresh air. Besides foraging (and plenty of produce from the farm) these birds are fed certified organic feed. In addition we will have occasional eggs from another Flagstaff grower who also raises happy chickens fed certified organic feed with plenty of room for foraging.

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-2016 Produce Share: We have decided to focus on the Flagstaff Community Markets and our Farmstand this season and will not be offering shares. However, we do have discounts available for up front payments at the Farmstand! Please see our “Farmstand” and “Markets” tabs for additional information. 

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2015-2016 Winter/Spring Egg Share:

Starts November 9th and runs through the first week in June. Includes one dozen eggs per week. The price is $165 for a 30 week period. Eggs can be picked up at our self-serve farmstand whenever is convenient throughout the week. We have a fridge where we keep the eggs. Limited produce can also be purchased at the self-serve farmstand as available.  Our eggs are organic and the hens live a happy and healthy life with free access to water, shelter, sunshine, and fresh air.

If interested please email me at farmforestdale@gmail.com. There are limited shares left so let me know as soon as possible.

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2015 Summer Shares:

Share Overview:

Join us in our first season offering Forestdale Farm CSA shares! Shares will be delivered to resident homes within Flagstaff on a weekly basis typically starting in June and ending late October depending on the weather. Weekly shares are packaged in homemade, reusable, wooden boxes/reusable bags and delivered to your desired location on Tuesday evenings. The following week the first box (now empty) will be picked up and replaced with a second, full box, and this cycle will continue throughout the season. Shares generally include one dozen eggs and a variety of produce (more info below). If we are short of something one week (for example eggs) additional produce or value added items will be substituted. You may split your share, providing you and your share-mates coordinate the split.  If you are going to be out of town you can either cancel your share or keep normal delivery and arrange for someone to pick-up your share from your house.

Share Price:

22 weeks of produce for $550 (+$50 deposit for wooden share boxes, returned at end of season).  This comes to $25 a week. Payment can be made in full before the start of the season or broken into two payments: $275 to reserve your share and $275 at the start (June) of the season. Other payment options are available depending on individual situations- just let us know!

Example of weekly share:

  • One dozen eggs
  • Half pound of salad mix
  • One bunch of greens (kale, chard, collards, spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • One or two roots/legumes (beets, carrots, potatoes, beans, peas, kohlarabi, rutabaga, radish, etc.)
  • One or two seasonal, miscellaneous crops (tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, basil, parsley, cilantro, onions, garlic, etc.)

Additional information:

Every week shareholders will be able to purchase additional produce as available. We also sell value added products such as farm-made frozen pesto, and items from the on-site Forestdale FARMacy, including hand salve, chapstick, lotion, etc.  Typically we send out weekly emails detailing what is available.

If interested in a share please send an email to farmforestdale@gmail.com.

Be sure to include your…

  • Name:
  • Phone Number:
  • Address:
  • Email Address:
  • Name of household members or sharing friends: 

Shares will be processed on a first come first served basis.  Once we get your information we will contact you and arrange for the first payment. 

 

 

 

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