Naturally grown vegetables
Our fresh vegetable CSA will start the first week of July and run for 10 weeks. We will be making home deliveries within North Bay and surrounding area.
This means no more rearranging your evening to pick up your vegetables. You don't even need to be home, we can drop your box off at your door step. If you live outside North Bay contact us so we can make sure you don't miss out on our vegetables. For more information and for greater details about our vegetable box program please read about our CSA program at the bottom of the page.
We will open availability in January for our 2020 season.
A minimum of $200 is required upon signing up and final payment must be made before April 1st so that we can plan and purchase our seed and supplies.
CSA price $400 Home delivery will be $5 weekly
Nothing tastes like fresh vegetables that have ripened in the field. After your first tomato from our garden you will never want to buy one from the grocery store again. Not only that but, naturally grown, organic vegetables produced in healthy soils are much more nutrient dense. It is a proven fact that vegetables grown in this manner have a significantly higher vitamin, mineral and micro-nutrient content. These are the ingredients that give so many vegetables their reputations as fighters of cancer and other diseases. Recent research suggests that vegetables loose up to 50% of their nutritional value by the time they reach the consumer.
Fresh local vegetables are far more nutrient dense, meaning you get more nutrition per calorie eaten.
Most of the vegetables we grow on our farm are heritage or heirloom varieties. One of the reasons we grow heirloom vegetables is in an effort to preserve the foods of the past. These plant varieties have withstood the test of time. Heritage vegetables are bred for taste, color, texture and pest and disease resistance, and keeping seeds allow us to preserve old varieties of vegetables that are getting hard to find.
The most important reason for purchasing vegetables from our farm is the fact that we are chemical free.
Our growing methods are considered quite unconventional these days. We do not use chemically derived herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers or any other chemical controls in our vegetable production system. This is a fact we consider extremely important. These chemicals are rampant in our world today and exposure is considered to be detrimental to our health. An article I recently read stated that glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide that has been linked to many of our health issues.
So how do we get away with not using chemicals?
We use methods such as rich composted soils, deep straw mulches, minimal tilling, plant diversity, use of natural resources and predators, and of course manual labor.
Our efforts revolve around building soil life in the garden.
A hand full of organic soil contains more life than there are humans on the planet. By creating an environment that is geared to the beneficial organisms, we can effectively control disease and pest infestations. By working with Mother Nature in these ways we can grow nutritious foods that have no dangerous chemical residues.
We grow a variety of vegetables each year and try several different types of each vegetable. Every year we try to grow something new.
Beans (green, yellow, purple), Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage (green, red), Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers (pickling & slicing),Garlic, Kale (Green),Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce (4 varieties), Melons (cantaloupe), Onions (Yellow, Green Bunching, Purple Bunching),Parsnips, Peas (Shelling & Snow), Peppers (Sweet Green), Peppers(Jalapeno), Potatoes (red, white), Pumpkins, Radish, Spinach, Squash (Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut, Spaghetti), Swiss chard, Tomatoes (a variety of heirloom), Tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, Rutabaga, Summer turnip, Zucchini green and yellow and patti pan
Herbs, Basil, Parsley, Chives, Dill, Oregano.
Fresh vegetables should make up a large part of your weekly grocery bill. For an economical method of purchasing our nutritious vegetables, check out our CSA program.
Sign up early, space is limited.
All of our other products can be made available at the time of drop offs so you can enjoy our delicious meats and eggs and preserves.
Please wash your vegetables, we don't use chemicals, but for health reasons the vegetables should still be washed of any dirt that may be on the surface.
This year we are offering a 10 week CSA subscription for our vegetable box program. This 10 weeks will be the prime vegetable harvesting time. This allows for you to have the least risk possible in the vegetable season, ensuring you more value for your money.
Offering home delivery service was a big hit with our vegetable CSA customers as it has alleviated a large hurdle for our members. Our members found it very convenient . One of the biggest issues we had in previous seasons was organizing a time and day that everyone found convenient. Dedicating time every week to pick up your CSA can be difficult. Home delivery means you don't need to dedicate any time, we can drop your box off at your door step. That way your CSA won't interfere with your evening plans.
There is a small delivery fee, but the cost is easily saved in your time and gas. If you live out of town please contact us for how you can be involved in our CSA program.
CSAs offer a consumer an economical way to purchase a whole seasons worth of fresh, organically grown vegetables.
By signing up for a CSA you agree to share in both the bounty and the risk involved in a market garden. For example if a dry season affects corn production, but we get a bumper crop of potatoes, then the baskets will reflect it. You will receive a large assortment of fresh, seasonal vegetables for approximately 10 weeks. The season length depends on the weather, but a minimum of 10 weeks will be provided.
Vegetable baskets will be made up of the vegetables that are in season and ready for picking that week.
1. We are committing ourselves to growing a diversity of high quality, flavorful produce, while keeping within organic principals.
2. A variety of organically grown produce will be delivered to you every
3. We will continue to use organic, sustainable methods of vegetable production. Growing vegetables that you can feel confident feeding to your family.
4. A weekly news letter will be send out by email prior to deliver, detailing additional products available that week. Items may include eggs, beef, pork, poultry and cut flowers.
5. Holden’s Hide Away Farm is committed to continuous
improvement, both in the field and at the market. We will entertain all suggestions and feedback you may have.
Holden’s Hide Away Farm CSA member commitments:
1. In order to provide the best services to every CSA member, there are some commitments to make. Members of the CSA program are obviously committed to their family’s health and wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of our environment and community. That being said it is also understandable that everyone has very busy lives. We have made every effort to make CSA membership suitable to everyone. However the only way for a CSA program to work is with membership commitment. Members are expected to:
2. Have a minimum of 50% of CSA payment made upon signing up with our program and the balance is due before June 1st.
3. As the purchaser you are responsible for making sure your bin is clean and ready for the next delivery.
4. CSA members must understand that they share in some of the inherent risk of farming with us. Members must understand that you might get more of a certain crop and less of another from year to year depending on growing conditions.
5. Due to the fact that most of the payments made are used for pre-season expenses, such as seeds and supplies, members that decide to cancel their subscription should not expect a refund. Payments already made are non-refundable. Post dated checks that have not been cashed, will be returned to you. However all checks will be cashed no later than June 1st.