Eco Gardens CSA is now providing local produce grown with organic methods to the Hendersonville area.
What is CSA?
Community Shared Agriculture puts the community back in farming in a fresh new way. Through this arrangement you can join with farmers to create a local food economy by purchasing annual shares in their crops, doing away with middlemen, bureaucracy, and waste. This support of community allows small independent farmers to not only stay in farming but find a better way to farm. Locally grown organic produce is a cheaper and fresher option than produce available in stores. A share will equal 3/8 bushel or more delivered weekly for 28 weeks. For those large families who need more, a second share will be available at a discounted rate.
CSA members sign up and pay during the winter, making a commitment to cover the costs of operating the farm. In return, during the growing season, members receive a weekly basket of farm-fresh vegetables, berries and melons! Farm visits provide the opportunity to meet the farmers and see where your food is grown.
Fresh, Local, Chemical-Free Produce!
Eco-Gardens is a small farm in Southern KY owned by Andrew and Reuben Habegger. Using only horsepower to till the soil, we have worked the family farm for 29 years. We believe healthy food comes from healthy soil, and eating healthy food makes healthy people. All your veggies will be grown free of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, etc.! And we never grow genetically modified vegetables. Our first fields were certified organic in 2006. To keep paper work to a minimum, we currently are not certifying our fields but continue to abide by organic standards and apply methods we learn that exceed organic standards. We use organic potting soil. Organic seeds are used when commercially available and untreated seeds whenever organic seeds are unavailable (as per certified organic guidelines), no GMO seeds. We are always working to boost the quality of our soil and thereby boost the nutrient content of your food. We discuss our farming methods in weekly newsletters and welcome questions from CSA members.
Strawberries, leaf lettuces, broccoli, blueberries, heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, carrots, watermelons, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupes, spinach, sweet potatoes, cabbage & much more!
Pick up Particulars:
28 Week Season: Harvest should begin in early May and continue for 28 consecutive weeks.
Share size = 3/8 bushel or more. 3/8 bushel is equal in volume to 3 gallons. Share size varies a little each week according to how the vegetables are ripening. A share should include a minimum of 3/8 bushel but may often include more.
Shares will be Pre-Packed in half-bushel boxes. Help us keep costs down! We request you transfer your produce to your own container as you pick up.
For a list of vegetables and fruits that will be available each week take a look at the Harvest Plan.
Produce is delivered on Tuesdays to Hendersonville Produce to. Hendersonville Produce is located at 760 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN. 37075.
Here is the 2014 brochure for further information.
The Sign-up form can be downloaded, filled out and sent directly to the farmer.
Eco-Gardens CSA Growing Happy Vegetables for Healthy Families!
We are also proud to offer an additional CSA program from Delvin Farms located in College Grove, TN. Here is a word from them helping to describe their program!
“The benefits of participating in a CSA are many. As a member you will not only enjoy all of the food but you will also know exactly where your food is grown and who grows it. All of our produce is organically grown, which means no pesticides and no herbicides. In a time of increasingly industrialized food production and the environmental problems that accompany it, won't it be good to know where your food is coming from? All of the certified organic produce that goes into your box is grown right here on our farm in College Grove, TN.
During the course of a season we raise over 50 varieties of vegetables that will go into our CSA box. Each box will have from 6 to 12 varieties of farm fresh, "picked at peak of harvest" vegetables. Our season will start out with kales, collards, broccoli, cabbage, onions, strawberries, lettuces and other cool season greens. Summer brings us into the tomatoes, peppers, corn, melons, cantaloupe, blackberries, potatoes, squashes, cucumbers, beans and eggplants. Fall will wrap up the season with perineal favorites like sweet potatoes, butternut, acorn squash, pumpkins, arugula, tatsoi, kales, and other greens.”
You may download Delvin Farms CSA form from their website! Delvin Farms will be delivering every Thursday. http://www.delvinfarms.com/CSA_Info.html