Foster-Brady Farm Produce

4290 Snows Mill Road, Monroe, GA 30655 



 


Greetings!


We are happy to announce that enrollment is open for the 2017 Foster Brady Farm CSA! We are planning for most of the varieties from last year along with some exciting new varieties and hoping to bring back a few favorites. We worked hard over the winter to downsize the deer population which have been devouring our peas, sweet potatoes, and okra over the past several years. We are excited for the growth of Spring and anxiously await the climate surprises throughout the rest of Winter. 


Please spread the word! We will continue to offer on-farm pickup on Thursdays, but unfortunately will not be delivering to the WRCC building in Social Circle nor the Monroe Farmers Market. If you were receiving shares at one of these locations, please join our on site farm pickup.


Here are the need to know CSA changes for 2017:
*Annual membership remains $800 - requires a commitment, deposit and payment plan; if you know you will be out of town for work or vacation, you can prorate your payment at rate of $25/week;
*Month to month memberships at a rate of $30/week


Please email, call or text with questions, suggestions, or concerns. Hope to hear from you soon and looking forward to feeding you in the coming months!


Best,
Clay & Paula

Foster-Brady Farm Produce (FBF) CSA Frequently Asked Questions


What is a CSA? What does it mean to be a member, and is there a membership fee?
CSA stands for “community supported agriculture”. When you join the FBF CSA, you subscribe to a weekly produce service with no membership fee. Each member receives a share of the week’s harvest, delivered to a designated drop location, your home, or your office. The produce is harvested weekly to ensure freshness, thereby maintaining a high nutritional content.

How much does a share cost? How do I pay?
You can subscribe by month or by year. 2017 annual price is $800. Monthly membership rate is $30/week. Check or cash accepted. Checks may be mailed to or dropped off at 144 Hiawassee Ave, Athens, 30601. Please email us at fosterbradyfarm@gmail.com.


Where do I pick up my CSA share?
We currently have drops planned for Athens (Wednesday, after 4:00p, 144 Hiawassee Ave) and Monroe/Good Hope (Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30p, Foster-Brady Farm) and the Georgia Club (Wednesdays, TBD). We offer flexible pick up hours at the Athen’s location - shares are available after 4:00p and can be picked up anytime before the next delivery. We offer individual home/office delivery at a cost of $2/week. Group delivery of four or more shares to home or office is free!

How many people does a share feed?
Generally, the share provides a two person household with veggies for a week. We suggest families order a double share, and singles split the share with a friend. Warning! Splitting shares may result in fatal games of rock-paper-scissors over who will receive the speciality items such as strawberries.

Can I pick what varieties I get each week?
No, you cannot pick what you receive each week. A share is a portion of the crops harvested that week, and all CSA members receive equal shares.

What if I maintain a garden myself and already grow tomatoes and peppers?
If gardening is already a part of your lifestyle, we suggest that you focus your home garden on varieties you can’t get enough of or unique varieties that are particular to your taste. Perhaps try growing herbs, strawberries, garlic, ghost peppers, or asparagus instead of the common items you will receive with your CSA share.

What happens if I go out of town and can’t pick up my share?
If you notify us at time of payment, you can opt out during your absence. We do not offer reimbursements so if your trip is spontaneous, we suggest having a friend pick up your share. I like to make a marinara, salsa, and pickled green beans. Can I get extra of those items? Most definitely. We offer bulk sales at wholesale pricing, and encourage bulk sales of all varieties so you can enjoy FBF produce in the off season too! Canning and freezing is a great way to do so, and we send out emails when we have varieties available for bulk sale. We also maintain a list of bulk requests (strawberries, tomatoes, and spinach are the most popular), so if you let us know ahead of time, we’ll give you first dibs.

What is CNG? What is sustainable farming?
CNG stands for Certified Naturally Grown. It is a sustainable farming certification program designed for small scale farmers that may not have the resources to become Certified Organic under the national USDA program. CNG farmers don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms. CNG standards for produce and livestock certification are based on the standards of the National Organic Program.



Projected Harvests

The items below are projected dominant crops and may or may not appear in your box weekly. Some crops may be every other week, and some, such as potatoes and kale, will come in several varieties. We will also harvest secondary crops, such as ginger, turmeric, fresh herbs, onions, and more.

April: arugula, beets, greens, kohirabi, lettuce, radish, spinach, turnips

May: arugula, beets, broccoli, carrots, greens, lettuce, snap peas, spinach, strawberries, squash, turnips

June: beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, greens, micro greens, potatoes, snap peas, squash, strawberries, tomatoes

July: beans, eggplant, melon, micro greens, okra, onion, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes

August: green beans, eggplant, grapes, micro greens, okra, shelled peas, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes

September: arugula, chinese cabbage, eggplant, grapes, greens, okra, shelled peas, peppers, potatoes, squash, turnips

October: arugula, beets, chinese cabbage, eggplant, greens, lettuce, onions, peppers, , winter squash, tomatoes, turnips

November: arugula, beets, broccoli, chinese cabbage, carrots, greens, lettuce, kohirabi, onions, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach, turnips.


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