1. HOW DOES IT WORK?
Gillyflower's CSA runs through fall, winter and spring of each year. Summer is too hot for those tender greens here in Yolo County. Subscribers can sign up one season at a time:
fall csa (11 weeks)
Monday pickup: September 24 through December 10
Wednesday pickup: September 26 through December 12
Note: the CSA will pause during the week of October 15 due to the farmer's getting married (!)
WINTER csa (11 weeks)
Monday pickup: January 7 through March 18
Wednesday pickup: January 9 through March 20
spring csa (10 weeks)
Monday pickup: March 25 through May 27
Wednesday pickup: March 27 through May 29
The shares will be available for pick-up each Monday and Wednesday, 5-7pm; you can choose your day. If you can't make it to pick up your veggies (or send a friend to pick up for you), it is very helpful if you let me know at least 12 hours ahead of your pickup time, so that I don't harvest your food!
Monday pick-up location: TBD
Wednesday pick-up location: Sudwerk Brewery Dock Store, 2001 2nd Street, Davis.
2. what's in it?
The Gillyflower CSA share will vary with the seasons, with some common themes (mesclun mix in every share!). Each share will have at least 7 different items, including greens, roots, herbs, and miscellaneous veggies like potatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, pea shoots, cabbage, and more. All veggies are double-washed before going into your bag, but feel free to rinse them again before eating.
Here is a sample CSA share in the fall season:
- A salad mix consisting of looseleaf lettuces
- A braising/stir-fry mix of baby cookable greens including kale, mustard greens, mizuna, tatsoi, swiss chard, etc.
- Chioggia beets
- Pea shoots
- Red cabbage
- White bunching onions
At the end of each season, we'll survey our CSA members to see what was liked, disliked, or could be added to increase CSA joy.
3. what does it cost?
We estimate that each share will feed either a voracious couple, or side-salads for four, for the week. After comparing prices at local grocery stores, we've priced the CSA at $17 per week. This works out to $187 for the fall and winter seasons, and $170 for the spring.
If you would like to purchase a CSA share, you can sign up right here. If you'd prefer offline payment methods, or if you have any questions, I'd love to discuss. Please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at Gillyflowerfarm@gmail.com.