2018 ONSEN FARM MAGIC VALLEY SUMMER CSA
What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA creates a mutual agreement between the farmers and their local community of supporters. By becoming a CSA Member, you commit to a partnership with your farmer where you share the inherent risks of agriculture (frosts, drought, crop failure etc.) but also reap the rewards and bounty of a good season.
This summer we are focusing on our ultra local community; Hagerman, Buhl and Twin Falls. Those who live close to the farm will be able to pick up on site. We will begin the Summer CSA the first week in July and end the last week of October with 8 deliveries total. We offer one size share during the summer months. We will be offering Free Home Delivery to those who live close in to each city limit. For those who live further out we will have a pick up location. We will also be participating in the Twin Falls Farmers Market this summer.
Every other week you will receive 10 or 11 different items including a variety of greens (salad greens, chard, kale) along with carrots, beets, summer squash, cucumbers, beans, peppers, tomatoes, basil, herbs, sweet corn, figs, grapes, melon, apple, pear, and apricots and plums (providing we have a good year in our orchard.) The quantity is a nice amount of produce. Every family eats differently so it is hard to say exactly how many people a typical share will feed. One share is a good amount for a family of 2 who loves veggies or a family of 4 who have one veggie with a meal. The value is estimated at $50 at farmer's market prices. CSA shares are harvested fresh on Wednesday and Thursday morning and delivered to you every other week on Thursday afternoon.
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is not for everybody. As farmers we will choose what veggies you will receive based on what is growing. This presents a challenge that many CSA members love and many can never overcome. A CSA is for vegetable lovers only!
2018 Summer Share is $400 for 8 deliveries. We are offering 25 Shares total for the Magic Valley Summer CSA, so space is limited. Sign up early!
There are a few ways you can pay.
1. Pay entire amount at one time with a credit card.
2. Pay in full with a check - To send in a payment, make checks payable to Onsen Farm and mail to Onsen Farm, 4799 B River Road, Buhl ID 83316. $400 for the 8 deliveries. Please include your home address and phone number.
3. Pay in four installments of $100. To do that please contact us and include the following: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email address. After we receive your email we will email or snail mail you an invoice. At which point you can make payments of $100/mo. due on June 1st, July 1st, August 1st and September 1st.
For more information or questions please contact Leslee.
2018 - 2019 WINTER CSA - Wood River Valley and the Magic Valley
From November until May our Winter CSA will deliver to the Wood River Valley and Twin Falls area, a shopping bag filled with local produce twice a month, with two sizes to fit your families needs. We take a few weeks off during the dark month of January to give our greenhouses (and us) a rest before jumping back into production in February. To supplement our shares we work with four other local farmers to provide potatoes, onions, winter squash, beans and Meyer Lemons.
The value of the standard share is estimated at $50 for each box. CSA shares are harvested fresh on Wednesday and Thursday morning and delivered to you twice a month on Thursday afternoon. Farm Pickup on Thursday afternoon or Fridays for those who live close to the farm.
Our Winter CSA is comprised of mainly greens with other vegetables and some citrus (see list below). A CSA is not for everybody. If you don't like to eat a lot of greens during the winter months then this CSA is not for you. We feel special because we are the only farm that we know of that provides a Winter CSA in Idaho, growing greens and other veggies all winter long during the coldest months thanks to our 125 degree geothermal water.
Winter Crops Include: Handcrafted Salad Mix . Arugula . Beet Greens . Kale . Chard . Asian Stir Fry Mix . Watercress . French Sorrel . Green Onions . Dill . Parsley. Thyme . Rosemary. Sage . Cilantro . Carrots . Beets . Radish . Micro-Greens . Tomatoes (November). Dry Beans . Winter Squash . Onions . Potatoes . Meyer Lemons
Our neighboring farms are: Agrarian Harvest (multi colored potatoes, white & black beans, winter squash), River Road Farm (citrus, figs), Pure Waters Organic Farm (beans) and Kings Crown Organics (onions).
STANDARD SHARE BOX: $650 Do you graze on vegetables most of the week? Some couples devour this box within the first week while others have extra to share with friends and neighbors. Total of 13 bags for six months. Free Home Delivery for Twin Falls and the Wood River Valley.
FULL SHARE BOX: $910 Does your family devour veggies in a celebratory style? This box has roughly 30% more food than the Standard PLUS a few extra special items. Total of 13 boxes for six months. Free Home Delivery for city of Buhl, city of Twin Falls and the Wood River Valley.
You pay the entire amount at one time with a credit card or you can pay in full with a check. Or you can make monthly payments - which ever fits your needs.
We will begin taking 2018-2019 Winter CSA orders in August 2018. If you wish to be put on the list before August please contact Leslee, as space is limited. We will have 30 shares available for the Magic Valley and 30 available for the Wood River Valley. Thank you!