common good farm

eat good. eat local.

We offer an 11 week late spring/early summer CSA, one-time fall harvest box, organic eggs, produce & herbs, annual plants, and tours & workshops. Meat is available for pre-order for early winter butchering.

Farm Offerings

CSA = community supported agriculture & is a dynamic farm movement over twenty years old, summed up as “share the bounty, share the risk.” CSA engages farmer & consumer in a relationship in which consumer members pledge annually to pay a share of the farm’s economic needs & in return receive a share of the produce in weekly harvests, as well as other farm-specific benefits. Early pledges & payments provide funds for expenses incurred before harvesting begins & throughout season.

Members support the farm with a share of the budget & receive a share of the season’s harvest as a weekly harvest box, picked-up from a delivery site or on-farm. Included in each harvest is a delightful newsletter sharing farm news, recipes & produce information. Harvest shares average 10 - 12 pounds/week over the season, which runs from about late May – early August. We aim for 11 weeks of delivery. As is the nature of farming, there are variables beyond our control.

We suggest this is adequate for a family of 4, or 2 vegetarians; folks eat differently & this is only a guideline. Too much? Find a partner & share the harvest (see form: $20 partner fee). Share cost is $320 for the 11 week Summer Share. A signed pledge form & deposit ($160) or full payment reserves a share. Suggested deadline is February 15, but we accept pledges until all the spots are filled. Early pledges are important to us & help with planning! Subsequent payment of $160 is due by June 1, 2010. 54 shares are offered for 2010. Pick up on-farm or specific drop site locations in Lincoln. Harvest pick up is 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM on Mondays or Thursdays.

From the Field in 2010

· Late Spring Garden: Leaf lettuce, Swiss chard, snap & snow peas, scallions, spinach, Chinese cabbage, turnips, radishes, herbs. Other possibilities: broccoli, arugula, bok choi, rhubarb, cabbage, mizuna.

· Early Summer Garden - Carrots, onions, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, peppers, potatoes, garlic, herbs. Other possibilities: kale, lettuce, kohlrabi, cabbage, hot peppers, eggplant.

 

It’s More than Good Food!

· Hands-on & a place - Come visit animals, weed, picnic, enjoy the view, watch birds…

· Spring meeting—Meet, greet & peek at the season.

· Field days, potlucks & events – field work & potlucks in May, June & July…

· anything from group weeding, pumpkin carving contests, fairy house building & more.

· Newsletter – A delightful newsletter in your box weekly, with recipes, news & more. See a sample newsletter.

· Lending library – Cooking & gardening.

 

Supporting Memberships! Like the great idea, but can’t use the produce? Pledge $30 or more to support our efforts. You’ll get invites to field days/potlucks, and the weekly newsletter via e-mail…and of course, our thanks! See the 2009 Pledge Form. Makes a great gift too!

Our Pledge to You...Your Pledge to Us: We are excited about & committed to farming for people we know & pledge to do all we can within the constraints & variables of Nature & circumstances to provide a steady & bountiful supply of fresh herbs & vegetables through the harvest season. You pledge to pay your commitment in full, pick up your harvest box weekly, eat the goods & enjoy! If you volunteer & participate more, even better! in 2008  

More on the CSA & Summer Harvest Shares: 11 week season

Contact us:

 

Common Good Farm

Evrett Lunquist & Ruth Chantry

17201 NW 40th St.

Raymond NE 68428

402.783.9005

farmers@commongoodfarm.com

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