OUR CSA PROGRAM fresh produce
We are excited to be entering our 6th season offering a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program here at Westward Orchards! A CSA is a great opportunity to eat fresh, local, and seasonal fruits and vegetables while supporting your local farm.
Here at Westward Orchards, our member experience is incredibly important to us. Because of this, we offer a flexible pick up schedule, weekly emails about your share with a few recipe suggestions and a member discount on all Westward Orchards grown produce; in the event your want to supplement your share.
15 week Fruit + Vegetable Share: this share runs from the week of July 17th – October 23rd. Members can expect an assortment of summer/fall fruits and vegetables. Available in half and full sizes.
10 week Fruit Only Share: This share runs from the week of July 31st – October 2nd. Maybe you grow your own veggies at home or you don’t really care for veggies at all! This share will provide you with Westward Orchards fruit on a weekly basis. Members can expect peaches, nectarines, blueberries, strawberries and melons. Available in one size only. Pick ups for fruit only shares are Monday + Tuesday 9am-5pm
20 week Fruit + Vegetable Share: this share runs from the week of July 17th – November 27th. Members can expect an assortment of summer/fall fruits and vegetables. This share also has 5 weeks of early winter offerings from cold weather crops as well as local honey and maple syrup. Available in half and full sizes.
WO Freedom Share: This share allows you to support Westward Orchards while not having to commit to a weekly share. Give us $300 and we’ll give you $325 in farm dollars. Spend it when you want – on what you want!
Member Discount: All members receive a 15% discount on ALL additional Westward Orchards grown produce. This allows you to supplement your share at anytime throughout the season! A small token of appreciation from us to you!
A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU MAY RECEIVE
Vegetables: beans, lettuce, kale, assorted heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini & summer squash, assorted herbs, onions, shallots, eggplant, potatoes, root veggies, broccoli, brussel sprouts, leeks and winter squash
Local Honey and Maple Syrup (20 week shares only)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your pick up times? Wednesday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-11:00am. All shares are put together on Tuesday and kept in our coolers to maintain freshness.
What kind of fruit/vegetable ratios can I expect? We are first and foremost a farm that grows tree fruit. With that being said, over the past 6 years our vegetable production has grown. We strive to give you a box that is pretty equal in fruits and veggies – but some weeks may be heavier on the fruit and others may be heavier on the veggies. It really all depends where we are with our harvests.
What are your growing practices? We practice Integrated pest management; also known as IPM. IPM is a strategy of pest control that aims to manage pest populations with the least amount of environmental impact. IPM uses several techniques such as monitoring, crop rotation, and growing pest resistant crops to help reduce the use of pesticides.
Can I split a share with another person/family? Absolutely! We ask that you either split your share after picking it up from our store or rotate your pick ups. Please be sure to provide us with both email addresses, so you are both getting our weekly share email.