*Shares for the 2017 growing season now AVAILABLE *
This year we will offer for the 2nd year, a traditional CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in a limited number of shares. It will consist of members who support the farm by purchasing shares of produce during the growing season. This provides members with organically grown vegetables and herbs picked up on a weekly basis here at TickleBelly Farm.
Our CSA will run for 18 weeks this year. We will start with our 1st pickup on June 2nd and run until Oct 6th, which allows for 1 week off in case we take a vacation (TBD). Each Friday members can pick up their share from 4-7 pm. Shares will consist of a variety of herbs and vegetables (approximately $28 worth; more produce during the summer months, slightly less at the beginning and end of the growing season) started from organic, non-GMO heirloom variety seeds and grown using organic and sustainable practices.
If you are unable to pick up on occasion you may send someone else to pick it up for you, make PRIOR arrangements with us or it will be used for chickens/compost- directly back into the farm.
We will also offer a limited number of egg shares that can be added to your membership. Each share = 1 dozen eggs/week to be picked up Fridays with the CSA shares. Our hens are fed the highest quality organic, soy-free, non-GMO feed and they free range and forage all day in the fresh air and sunshine.
The cost of an egg share will be $90 for the 18 weeks. Egg shares not picked up will not be refunded.
If interested please fill out the application and email OR mail to :
Melissa Unkle 3727 Hanover Pike Manchester, Maryland 21102
You will receive an email confirmation acknowledging we have received your application and at that time payment will need to be submitted within 1 week to secure your membership. This will need to be done in a timely manner, as our membership is limited. Shares are sold on a first come, first serve basis. If splitting into two payments would be necessary we can make arrangements to do so.
Click here for application.
Each week you will receive a farm newsletter with happenings around the farm and some recipe ideas for that week's share. Here is a sample from last summer:
Here is what a share might look like depending on the week in the season: