Stout Oak Farm

Jan 28, 2015

digging out

Jan 21, 2015

CSA FAQ #2: How do I get my share?

Here's the rundown on how CSA Pickup works at Stout Oak Farm. 

This is what to expect if you join our Weekly Vegetable CSA!! (For information about Farm Store Credit Shares, click here)

Every Monday, Kate sends out a weekly email newsletter with a list of what will be in that week's share, links to recipes, and news from the farm.

When and Where:  CSA members pick up their shares at our Farm Store in Brentwood.  When you register for the CSA, you are asked to choose either Tuesday or Friday as your pickup day (you come to the farm on the same day each week). Pickup runs from 2:00 until 6:00pm.  Kate and the farm crew take turns staffing CSA pickup so there's always someone to ask questions, like what to do with your bok choi. 

The CSA Box:  Your share will be pre-boxed and waiting for you. We offer one size share, so all the boxes have the same contents - 8 to 10 different vegetables each week.

BYO Bags or Baskets:  You'll open up your box, ask the farmers any questions you may have about the vegetables, and then pack your share into your own bags to carry home. A typical share fits into 2 canvas shopping bags or 2 paper grocery bags.  The empty boxes stay at the farm, as we reuse them to pack your shares each week.

Flexible Share Contents:  If there's anything in your share you'd like to swap out, you may exchange it for other vegetables available for sale at the Farm Store (of approximately the same value)! 

Farm Store:  You can shop for other local foods at CSA Pickup! The Farm Store is well stocked on CSA days. In addition to our own organic vegetables, we sell local cheese, milk, yogurt, meat, bread, and other local products. Canterbury Bread Shop delivers fresh bread every Friday.

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> Ready to sign up?  Register for a 2015 CSA Share!

Here are a few shots of the Stout Oak farmers, washing and packing CSA shares last summer.


Jan 13, 2015

eat healthy and local in 2015!

From our latest email newsletter:

 

If it's organic vegetables you're looking for, we've got you covered.

 
Connect with Stout Oak Farm this year, and get access to fresh, high quality organic vegetables, grown right here in Brentwood. Our CSA and Farm Store Credit programs offer many ways to get involved - from a $100 Farm Store Credit Account to a $550 Weekly CSA Share. If you want, we'll even grow your seedlings for your vegetable garden.

2015 will be our 4th year in Brentwood, and promises to be another exciting year of growth for our farm. We'll be growing more food than ever before, expanding our offerings at the Farm Store, and delivering to more local restaurants through Three River Farmers' Alliance.

We hope you'll jump on board with us this year by joining our CSA, or setting up a Farm Store Credit Account. Your upfront commitment will help us get our next growing season underway!  We look forward to seeing you at the farm! It will be spring before we know it. Thank you for your support!
- Kate  

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Jan 2, 2015

CSA FAQ #1: What's in a share?

We're kicking off our 2015 CSA FAQ series with the question we get most frequently from new CSA members:  "What's in a share?" or "How much food will we get?" 
  • Variety: A weekly CSA box contains 8 to 10 different seasonal organic vegetables.  
  • Quantity: A typical share fits into 2 canvas shopping bags or 2 paper grocery bags.
  • Value: CSA members receive at least $30 in vegetables per week on average, over the course of the 18-week season. For many families, one share meets their vegetable needs for the week.
Each week's CSA box will look a little different, but these 4 shots of actual 2014 shares will give you an idea of what to expect.
  • Seasonality: CSA harvest begins in June, with plenty of greens and a few roots. Throughout the summer, we add in peas, more roots, onion family crops, and warm weather crops like cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers. As the weather cools again in the fall, we include potatoes, roots, squash, cabbage, and onions. Check our Harvest Calendar to see what's in season throughout the year.  
  •  Quality: Our vegetables are super fresh, high quality, and organically grown right here on our farm. All of our crops are harvested, washed, bunched, and boxed by hand, specifically for your shares!
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> Ready to sign up?  Register for a 2015 CSA Share!


Dec 7, 2014

2015 CSA Registration is Now Open

Sign up online for a Weekly Vegetable Share or a Farm Store Credit Share!

http://stoutoak.csasignup.com
2014 CSA Week #10