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Winter CSA Signup Open Now

Posted on September 10th, 2022 by Dave Redfearn

We still have a month remaining of the summer CSA (Last pickups are October 13-15).  But if you want the veggies to continue all winter, you'll need to join the winter CSA.  You can sign up now at .  We have a limited capacity for winter members but want all our summer members to have an opportunity to join before advertising to new members.  

Here are the winter season's details for you to review:

  • The 2022-2023 Winter CSA season will start the week of October 20th.
  • There will be a total of 20 deliveries during the 6 month winter season.  
  • Weekly October 20th to December 15th (with no pickup Thanksgiving week).  After a 2 week Christmas and New Year's gap, we'll have every other week deliveries in January and February (Jan 5, Jan 19, Feb 2 and Feb 16th) Then back to weekly deliveries again for March and April with the final delivery for the winter season April 20th. 
  • What’s included?  You’ll have options to customize your box, just like our regular season CSA, however the number of items will be limited due to weather constraints.  The winter CSA is heavy on fresh greens, fresh roots and storage roots. Spinach, kale, Swiss Chard, stir fry greens, tatsoi, bok choy, and lettuce are at their prime.  If you don’t like green stuff, this winter share is probably not for you.  Besides the staple greens above, we hope to have lots of carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, garlic, daikon radish, watermelon radish, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, green onions for most of the season.  We should also have cilantro, fennel, ginger, Jerusalem artichokes, collards, broccoli, and cabbage for a portion of the season depending on weather conditions.  
  • Pickup locations (unlike summer, most of these are porch pickups so if you miss your share it won't be stored at the farm to pick up later.  Farm pickups and Friday self serve at the farm will be kept until the following Tuesday like we do for summer but all other shares that aren't picked up become the property of our wonderful site hosts):
  • Farm Pickup (26355 E Bundschu Rd. Independence, MO) – Thursdays 3:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Farm Friday Self Serve – Fridays 7:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Brookside (6012 McGee St, KC)– Thursdays 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Prairie Village (7311 Birch Street)– Thursdays 3:00 PM to 6:30PM
  • Overland Park (12700 W. 118th, OP)– Thursdays 3:00PM to 6:30PM
  • SW Lee’s Summit (1507 SW 8th Terrace, LS) – Thursdays 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Lakewood (308 Northeast Chelmsford Court, LS)– Thursdays 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM


This week on the farm

The yellow zucchini are starting to really pump out some fruits. Tomatoes are declining in number but still enough for everyone.  We're still anxiously watching the broccolini awaiting the first fall heads.  The farm is looking really good and really green, thanks to regular irrigation from our pond.  Thanks to cooler nights, the spinach has sprouted and is growing well.  Very soon we'll be getting small harvests of spinach from the earliest plantings.  If you really want a lot of spinach, the winter CSA is when we'll have a lot of it.  Lettuces are looking fabulous and this week we have tons of different kinds of greens, so stock up on those!  Long beans and green beans are producing well also.  

Bread and Cheese

Farm to Market Italian Artisan Loaf

Hemme Brother's Quark 

Thanks for keeping it local and keeping it real!

Dave and Sheri