Community Supported Agriculture
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA creates a mutual agreement between farmers and their local community of supporters/consumers. At Squash Blossom Farm our passion is to grow the best quality produce for our local community. We decided to use the CSA model because we are committed to creating a strong local food system that can feed the Wood River Valley. We use sustainable, bio-intensive gardening methods to produce the highest quality produce possible. No synthetic or chemical products are used on Squash Blossom Farm. By becoming a member of a CSA, you commit to a partnership with your farmer where you share the inherent risks of agriculture (frosts, droughts, crop failure, etc), but also reap the rewards (the bounty of a good season). As your farmers, we commit to working hard to produce a bountiful harvest from Mid-June through October as weather permits.
The Traditional CSA model allows you to experience what is fresh and seasonal in Idaho while guaranteeing you a set amount food every week at your pre-selected pick up point. Every week you will receive a bag full of delicious seasonal produce from Squash Blossom Farm that is carefully selected by your farmers. Each share will include a variety of greens, root crops, and herbs, and other vegetables. Squash Blossom Farm does not have the space to grow all of your favorite foods- in a few rare cases we will partner with other local, sustainable farmer friends to provide you with items such as potatoes. You will always be notified when you receive products that are not grown directly at Squash Blossom.
Produce will be picked and sorted fresh on the farm the day of or the day before delivery. Each share will contain 6-10 items, depending on timing and availability.We will include recipes in each box to help you enjoy the food you receive.
Choose your size
We offer two different sized CSA shares to fit the needs and desires of different family sizes:
Standard Share- Feeds 1-4 people. Includes approx. $25 worth fresh produce per week for 18 weeks = $500
Single Share - Feeds 1-2 people. Includes approx. $20 worth fresh produce per week for 18 weeks = $400
Choose your pick up
We offer four convenient options for pick up each week:
The Sage School (1451 Aviation Drive, Hailey): Thursdays from 4-6pm
Our booth @ Ketchum Farmers Market, (Lower Permit Lot, River Run): Tuesdays 2-6pm
Squash Blossom Farm (113 Chestnut Lane, Bellevue): Thursdays 12-5:30pm
Home Delivery: You can also opt to have your share delivered to your doorstep for an additional $100 for the season, to be paid in full when you signup. Home deliveries will occur on Tuesday afternoons.
What to Expect Seasonally
Early Summer: Mixed Greens, Turnips, Radishes, Beets, Spinach, Bok Choy, Green Onions, Kale, Kohlrabi, Herbs, Microgreens
Mid Summer: Mixed Greens, Kale, Chard, Garlic, Onions, Beets, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Snap Peas, Green Beans, Herbs
Late Summer: Mixed Greens, Kale, Chard, Onions, Potatoes, Leeks, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Winter Squash, Microgreens
*New Option!* Market Credit CSA
We realize that food shopping, cooking, and eating is not one-size-fits-all! This year, we are providing another option that allows you to be part of the Squash Blossom Farm community while giving you more flexibility to meet your own personal schedule and tastes. With the new Market Credit program, you buy credit from the farm in the beginning of the year to purchase whatever and whenever you please at our booth at the Ketchum Farmers Market. This model still helps Squash Blossom Farm with crucial capital in the beginning of the season, but give you as the customer more value for your $, and the freedom to choose throughout the season.
We offer two choices of market credit cards. You get a 10% bonus on top of the amount paid!
Pay $200 and receive a $220 Squash Blossom credit card
Pay $400 and receive a $440 Squash Blossom credit card
*While this option provides more flexibility, please keep in mind that you will be shopping with the general public at our market booth. We cannot guarantee availability of any specific items on any given day, and it will be up to you to plan accordingly in order to use your credit to get the fresh, tasty food that you want!
*Any credit you may have at the end of the farmers market season will no longer be valid, and cannot be transferred.