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2013 CSA Sign Up For Cape Cod Organic
Farm Share CSA Membership…2013 First CSA pick up begins , Wend June 19th- noon to 6pm, at the Farmstand.
At Hawk’s Wing Organic Farm and OrchardOur Fresh Organic and Conventionally Grown Produce
Welcome to the 2013 Cape Cod Organic CSA Farm Share, 16 weeks of the Cape’s most bountiful, naturally grown food Farm Share plan! Hawk’s Wing Farm grows much of your weekly share on our 5 acres. Please join today using our Easy CSA Farmshare Member Sign Up Form and Paypal. We are expanding to 100 members this season. Most of last season’s members have renewed their Farm Share. Your financial support empowers our Farm’s Mission to Serve Our Neighbors and Grow healthy food.
Our Farm Supports Love and Tolerance for all individuals and couples.
We are the Cape’s most complete and fullest CSA. Our farm and our partner farms offer more fresh natural and conventionally grown produce and more variety. We are the only CSA with weekly peaches, apples, blueberries and strawberries, plus free range eggs, on Cape Cod. For aprox $17.50 a week( half shares), your family enjoys healthy, nutrient dense rich food, grown in healthy naturally composted and amended soil. We occasionally source conventionally grown produce for our Farm Stand from local farms we trust, when we do, we try and mark it clearly.
Hawk’s Wing Organic Farm is the only Cape Cod CSA with an Apple, Pear and Peach Orchard and early and late season Strawberry fields. Your weekly bag includes natural and conventional New England grown fruits all summer long and in the fall, your bag includes 8 varieties of naturally grown, unsprayed apples, organic apple cider and possibly apple cider donuts this coming year! Yum!
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FAQ’s, 2013 Shares, and How the CSA Works.
SOME GUIDELINES: Hawk’s Wing Farm grows much- but not all- of your weekly share on our 5 acres, we will also build shares from naturally grown and conventionally grown produce from our partner farms ( Noon’s family farm, Etc), there are risks in buying a CSA/ Farmshare: there are the occasional crop failures and some products may be in short supply or oversupply. Like the farmer, you take a risk and rely on Mother Nature. If members can’t pick-up, he/she has option to designate another party to pick up their share- with notice. We cannot credit share for following week(s) if the share is not picked up. Shares not picked up that day will either be donated to one of the local food banks or church pantry’s OR one of the local families that have we have been made aware of that could use the food. thank you. there are no refunds. We try and please, we love our Farm Share members, they make sure our farm stays open. But each season is a risk, this is your chance to support the grow local movement and your families health by investing in something that makes your community and your health more sustainable. Create Good, help start a movement . Thank you…. The staff at Hawk’s wing Farm.
Thank you very much for supporting local farms and helping to create a healthy new food distribution system. It Starts With You and how you choose to spend your dollars and what to spend them on. You can support Big Agriculture or you can support local farms. Thank You for choosing to eat from the New England Foodshed. We source our foods from natural and conventionally grown farms and food distributors. We try and keep our food dollars in New England.
- The Staff at Hawks Wing Farm
Here is a list of what you may receive over the 16 Week
2013 Farmshare Membership Season:
Organic Eggs, Goat Cheese, bread, Corn, strawberries, peaches, apples, pears, Green beans, wax beans, beets, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, savoy cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, eggplant, asian eggplant, flowers, garlic, garlic scapes, arugula, mizuna, bok choy, kale, swiss chard, radishes, kohlrabi, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano, fennel, leeks, head lettuce, salad mix, red onions, yellow onions, sweet white onions, scallions, parsnips, turnips, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, new red potatoes, snap peas, shelling peas, snow peas, spinach, summer squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, winter squash, strawberries, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, big red tomatoes, plum tomatoes, sungold cherry tomatoes and watermelon. Apples-, Peaches,- Asian Pears, fresh pressed raw Apple Cider and apple cider donuts; late summer/Fall….Yum.
*Subject to growing season conditions, pests etc..
How The CSA Farmshare Works
Hawk’s Wing Farms’, Cape Cod Organic CSA, offers fresh, local sourced new england produce at a price comparable to supermarket costs. Yet a CSA is about more than just vegetables and fruit. The CSA is based on A RELATIONSHIP between shareholders, farmers they come to know, and the land from which we all eat. CSA encourages us to eat “in season” and to cook from what is available. CSA connects children to agricultural cycles and gives an invaluable opportunity for the hands-in-the-dirt experience that kids crave. Finally, in sharing the risk of each growing season with the farmers, shareholders can intimately appreciate the rewards of the harvest, season after season. In short, CSA promotes and supports environmental stewardship and responsibility, a local new england farming economy, and individual health.
Families and households sign up at Hawks wing Farm in the winter to purchase a “SHARE” of the upcoming season’s harvest. The commitment in advance supports the costs of running the farm, which are mostly incurred in the spring planting season. Approximately 16 weeks in all- subject to nature, shareholders come to the farm once a week to pick up a share or we deliver for an extra charge. The farm crew sets up a farm stand distribution in the barn, Mix-and-Match style. Shareholders recieve their grocery bag or Hawks wing Farms canvas bag (more or less, depending on the week’s harvest) with anything from the day’s harvest. It’s as simple as that.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we share a farmshare? One farmshare membership is designated to one household, and we encourage each household to purchase their own share. This household receives all CSA Membership mailings and is responsible for payment. If the share is consistently too large for your household, you can fill your bag less full, knowing that we donate the daily surplus to local food pantries or our own list of needy local, families. You can also share with a neighbor or friend once you get the produce home. You can also send someone else to the farm pick-up in your place. Because of our limited parking and staff resources, we require that each weekly pick-up occur using one car on one visit per share.
Is Hawk’s Wing Farm Or Cape Cod Organic CSA , Organic?
At Hawks wing Farms CSA, most our vegetables are grown in an environmentally sustaining manner -some are conventionally grown, though few, we try and let our members know when we are sourcing conventionally grown products from our or other farms if we are short or cycled out of a certain vegetable, most crops are grown from greenhouse to harvest without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We use limited amounts of aged animal manure compost and organic fertilizers. We primarily rely on Green manures and legume cover crops, planted to fix nitrogen, build soil organic matter, and prevent erosion. Seeds are organic when available, with inclusion of heirloom and open pollinated varieties. We control pests through the use of crop rotations, biological insecticides, and cultural practices such as the use of row covers. Some bugs we’ll just tolerate. The harvest is brought in from the field hours before you pick it up and hydro-cooled in our well water in the share room – it just doesn’t get any fresher!
Our practices are generally guided by the Certified Naturally Grown guidelines and the National Organic Standards and by our own farm’s goals for achieving a sustainable system. Because the CSA farmers and crew have personal interactions and relationships with the shareholders, we find it an unnecessary step to apply for, or pay the expenses of, federal organic certification. We invite all shareholders and farm visitors to spend a day with us, walk through our fields and check out our compost – come see for yourself how we farm. Let’s keep it local!
Does the farm offer any delivered shares?
Yes !!! For $150 dollars more, we will deliver on Wednesday from Chatham to Mashpee . Otherwise, All CSA shares are picked up by the shareholders at the farm except where the Farm attends local Farm Markets in Bass River and Chatham.
Can we purchase other products through the CSA?
Yes, We offer a few local agricultural products (like honey) for sale to CSA shareholders, as well as some great CSA cookbooks. We will also be offering offer Locally raised grass fed beef, lamb for sale eventually next year.
How much produce is a share?
We aim to provide one grocery bag (more or less) of produce each week. We aim to provide free choice within the Mix-and-Match system when you pick up, you can look at our farm stand CSA table and swap if you like.. Invariably, one or several crops each week will be in short supply, and will be “limited” in the share that week. One share is designed for two people who enjoy cooking, or the Larger family share has about 4-6 pounds more and feeds a family of four.
What crops are grown?
In all, we grow close to many varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers, and a few fruits (strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupes). Since each crop has its prime season, we won’t always have everything, but we will have a wide variety of choices every week. Shareholders can expect to find 10-20 crops to choose from each week.
All shareholders can enjoy the Pick-Your-Own flower and herb garden when they pick up. The Farmstand is open 7 days a week in the summer season.
What To Bring To Distribution Day
We provide recyclable paper grocery bags. We appreciate when you bring your own bags, as it saves us money and generates less waste. You will have the opportunity to purchase a Hawks wing Farm canvas bag that is just the right size for the share.
You may wish to bring scissors for cutting flowers and herbs, a water container to keep these fresh on hot days, and a basket or bucket for other pick-your-own crops. There are hoses here, to fill your flower containers and for drinking water. There is also a Port-a-Potty at the barn. Feel free to bring a picnic and friends, and spend time relaxing at the farm. Dogs and other pets are permitted , on leash at the Farm, to protect livestock and crop fields.
Depending on the month, you may receive :
Your CSA Share May Include…
Salad Greens, Tomatoes, many heirloom varieties, Sweet Corn, Strawberries, String Beans, Beets, Peas, Basil, Cucumbers, Peppers
Squash, Pea Tendrils, Leeks, Garlic, Corn, Flowers, Basil. herbs, edible flowers, Blueberries, Herbs, Spinach, arugula, mesclun mix, zucchini, and squashes.
Later in the season your share may also include :
Fingerling Potatoes,Onions, Winter Squash, Asian Pears,Turnips, Eastham Turnips, Broccoli, Carrots, Apples, Parsnips, Melons, Eggplant, Kale & Chard, Peaches,Currants and more!
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