About Our C.S.A Program
About Our C.S.A.Programs.
Breezy Willow Farm
Value Added Farm Fresh C.S.A. Program
"Summer/Fall C.S.A. Program"
(To sign up for "Summer/Fall CSA", please click the link at the top of the home page.)
June-November (24 weeks)
Pick up Locations:
Miller Branch Library-FULL
East Columbia Library
Breezy Willow Farm -FULL
Howard Community College
Bonnie Branch Middle.
Breezy Willow Farm - FULL
Remember, we are a VALUE ADDED C.S.A.
Every week you will receive an assortment of fresh and local fruits and vegetables. In addition, you will receive farm fresh eggs weekly along with your choice of bread from “Great Harvest” which may include our own farm fresh eggs, herbs or honey. Once a month we will include another farm fresh item such as farm fresh jam, cheese, yogurt, honey, etc. on a rotating basis. We offer a"cream of the crop" assortments of farm fresh foods. We are a multiple farm C.S.A., which means, in addition to what we grow on our farm we also link with several local farms and small businesses to plan what we will grow and offer in our weekly assortment.
A WIDE VARIETY OF GOODIES ARE PLANNED.
The growing methods of the farms that we link with are, "IPM", which stands for" Integrated Pest Management","Natural", meaning they grow organically but are not certified and ""Certified Organic," meaning they adhere to strict organic growing methods and are inspected by the state of Md. each year. IT TAKES MORE THAN 1 FARM TO PROVIDE FOR A COMMUNITY AND IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE FOR MORE THAN 1 FARM. Also, since we link with other small farms, it limits the crop failure risk that you will find in most other C.S.A.'s. If one farm has crop failure chances are that another farm will have it. If several of our farms have crop failure at the same time, we will source products as locally as possible. Members understand that we are at the mercy of "Mother Nature".
Our program offers a wide variety of items and we offer many heirloom varieties of vegetables like the ones our grandparents grew. Foods that are grown for flavor and nutrition rather than long distance hauling. We are a value added C.S.A designed to feed an average family of four.
An example of a week in June: 1 quart of strawberries, 1 pint of blueberries, 1lb. spring lettuce mix, 1lb. spinach, 3 lbs. of potatoes, 2lbs. of beans, 1 bunch of spring onions, 1 lb. of asparagus, your choice of freshly baked bread from "Great Harvest" which may include our own farm fresh eggs, herbs or honey. You will also receive a dozen eggs weekly. On the last week of every month you will receive another farm fresh goodie such as fresh fruit jam, yogurt, cheese, honey, etc. on a rotating basis. Herbs may be picked if you pick up at Breezy Willow. We will send herbs to our pick up locations.
What seasonal fruits and vegetables can you expect to receive?
Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, cantaloupes, melons, apples, pears, plums, tomatoes, sweet corn, beets, radishes, candy onions, assorted beans, assorted squash, potatoes, cucumbers, lettuces, spinach, swiss chard, peas, asparagus, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. We also have a trade table so you welcome to trade 1 item per week if there is something else that would suit your family’s preference.
If you go on vacation or unable to pick up for any reason, you may have a friend or co-worker pick up for you. If no one picks up, you are still responsible for payment as it is a seasonal commitment and your food will be donated to the Howard County food bank.
Certain products are available for sale by the pound, such as our premium quality local grass fed beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. Other items available for sale include farm fresh eggs, soaps, natural honey including our own lavender honey that is infused with our organically grown lavender.
New for 2013 is our locally made artisan ice cream using some of our own honey, berries etc. !
Three installments, first installment of $298.00 due at sign up, second payment of $298.00 due at first pick up and final payment of $298.00 due the first week of August.
Two payments, first payment of $447.00 due at time of sign up. Second payment of $447.00 due at first pick up.
Full payment of $ 894.00 due at time of sign up.
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Thank you for supporting local farms and small business!
Your Friends at Breezy Willow Farm,
R.J., Ken, Jason, Casey & Our Wonderful Working Shares!