Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 CSA Sign Up Begins!

Feel free to call or email with any and all questions! 828-545-2362


Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, is a way to buy your weekly produce directly from the farm.  You pre-purchase a share of  the season’s harvest.  Your early financial commitment allows us to buy the inputs we need to grow the crops.  Then, each week mid-May thru mid-October, you’ll get a box containing a wide variety of  freshly picked, organic produce. 

Pick Up:
Weekly boxes can be picked up at the Montford Market (at the Chamber of Commerce) on Wednesday  afternoons 2-6pm or at the farm on Wednesday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Share Types:
Full Season Share:  22 weeks, May thru Oct.
Height of the Season Share:  8 weeks, mid– July thru mid-Sept.
Extended Fall Share:  4 weeks, late Oct thru Thanksgiving
Flower Share: a bouquet for each of the 22 weeks
Egg Share:  1 dz eggs from our free-range chickens each week

Full Season Share:
There are 2 share sizes; “regular” share intended to feed a small family (2-4 people depending on your eating habits).  SEE SAMPLE BOXES BELOW  The “small” share is great for individuals and couples.

Share Price:
Down payment due upon registration.  If you pay in full by March 15, receive a $20 discount for regular shares and $15 discount for small shares.
Regular Share:  $525
Small Share: $325
Flower Share: $125
Egg Share: $82

Season Length:
Pick-ups begin May 16  and continue weekly thru October 10 (22 weeks).  Because you pay up front and essentially “buy in bulk”, you enjoy a considerable discount compared to buying our produce at market.

Peak Season Share:
This share is great if you want to just try the CSA out or if you’re planning to be gone early summer.  Also less of a financial commitment and boxes will contain more of the vegetables you’re “used” too.  This share goes mid-July thru mid-Sept. (8 weeks).

Share Price:
Regular: $250
Small: $175

Extended Fall Share:
This share is 4 additional boxes from late Oct until Thanksgiving.  Enjoy a wide variety of fall crops like carrots, turnips, beets, leeks, kale, collards, potatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots, garlic., celeriac.   Most of the crops in these boxes will store well into the holiday season.

Share Price:
Only 1 size: $120

Gaining Ground Farm grows  a multitude of vegetables including:  onions, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, cauliflower, escarole, celery, strawberries, scallions, herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, parsley), tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, tomatillos, peppers, leeks, potatoes, edamame, green beans, wax beans, kohlrabi, fennel, turnips, radishes, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, shallots.
Sample Boxes from 2011– Regular Share (small shares receive smaller amounts)
Early June:
1 bunch kale, 1 bunch scallions ( 8 to 10 indiv.), 2 bulbs green garlic, 1 lb. spinach, 1 head escarole, 4  yellow crookneck squash, 1 bunch fresh dill leaves, 1 lb. broccoli, 1 bunch beets, 3 zucchini squash
1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch beets, 3 sm—med red onions, 2 heads garlic, 3 lbs. slicing tomatoes (about 9), 1 bunch baby leeks, 8 small cucumbers, 4 yellow crookneck squash, 1 melon, 1 lb. new potatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 red onion, 1 yellow onion, 1 lb. green beans, 2 lb. Nicola potatoes, 2 pints edamame, 1 lb. fresh black eye peas, 2 red bell peppers, 4 heads garlic, 1 lb. okra, 1 bunch white turnips

Feel free to call or email with any and all questions! 828-545-2362

To secure your share for the season email us, then send a check to:


Gaining Ground Farm
298 Sluder Branch Rd
Leicester, NC 28748