Farm and Garden CSA 2013
The farm grows a wide variety
of vegetables herbs and flowers harvested daily. Though we are not certified,
our vegetables are grown in an organic and pesticide free manner we feel makes
them equivalent to organic produce.
Our distribution system is a little different from most CSA.
Members will receive a coupon book (Busa Bucks), which they can redeem at the
farm stand. In addition, members may pick certain designated vegetables
from the fields at a reduced price .
over a box pick up CSA system are many. First, it allows for the freshest most
immediate distribution possible. Vegetables are picked every day often within
hours of your arrival or you may pick right from the field. Most other CSA have
to pick, sort, box and store shares before pickup or delivery. Secondly since we
operate greenhouses and grow our own vegetable and flower starter plants,
members can begin purchasing farm products like flowering hanging baskets,
annuals, perennials, pansies and vegetable plants as early as April. There are
usually some greens and herbs and lettuce available from the farm by mid May.
Most CSAs start in early June. Secondly, there are no limits on amounts or types
of vegetables selected; members may come in any day during regular farm
stand hours and choose the vegetables they want. We feel this will avoid
the possibility of getting too much of some vegetables and not enough of others.
Since there are no designated pick up days you need not worry about missing your
share if you go away on vacation or are too busy on your scheduled day.Busa
Bucks can be used for any items sold in the farmstand including locally
raised eggs , grass fed beef ,pies, honey and fruits and vegetables brought in
from other farms.
Our own pesticide free produce will be
clearly marked in our farm stand and separated from conventional and organic
vegetables and fruit that we don't grow or are out of season. Change will be made
with lower denomination Busa Bucks and coins. The pick your own season will
begin by mid June with peas and herbs and small vegetables and continues on
through the summer with beans, tomatoes, other vegetables, herbs and flowers. It
will be at least 15 weeks long depending on the weather and growing conditions.
The cost for a share this year is
For that you will receive 450
Busa Bucks. Distribution of coupon books will be
through the farm stand on your first visit beginning April 1.Our prices are
fairly constant and competitive for local produce: slightly more than
conventional vegetables from a supermarket chain but less than certified Organic
prices from Whole Foods for example. We also offer a small share .
The cost for this share is 200
for 220 To further lessen the cost, two or more people or families
can partner to divide a full share and Busa Bucks can be split between them.
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The best way to redeem your coupons is to visit the farm regularly. We
are open every day and availability of certain crops varies week to week and it
is difficult to give updates on every item. You are welcome to shop at the farm stand
even when our main crops are not ready. We try to supplement our produce line
with local or as close to local vegetables and fruit . Picking will begin approximately the first week in June and
you will be notified by email.It changes week to week so you should come in
regularly to keep updated.
Thank you for your support .
For more information and other questions about the farm e-mail Dennis Busa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Busa Farm is located at 52 Lowell Street in Lexington, just past the