EDIBLE SLO SPRING 2016: SLO COUNTY CSA GUIDE

SLO COUNTY CSA GUIDE

words by Kendra Aronson
photos by Jennifer Olson


 

NORTH COUNTY

KILER CANYON FARM CSA
kilercanyonfarm.com · (805) 239-9503
Staring at $25/week
Farm location: Paso Robles
Pick-up locations: Paso Robles or Atascadero
Share size options: The ‘Full Bushel Basket’ for large families ($33/week) or the 'Half Bushel Basket' for small families or couples ($25/week). Contact the farm for payment schedule options. Available March–October. The content of their baskets changes weekly. In addition to a share, you will receive a weekly farm update with recipes and tips on how to use your basket. They also offer several chances to experience the farm with open garden days, annual potluck, and a variety of workshops. 


BEE WENCH FARM CSA
beewenchfarm.com · (805) 423-7187
Starting at $15/week
Farm location: Paso Robles
Share size options: Full share $25/week; Half share $15/week; April-November. The 2016 CSA subscription is on a first-come, first-served basis with what they have available. You can join their mailing list if you're interested and they will email details about available shares each week. "No commitments, no contracts and most importantly for these overworked farmers…no pressure!”

NATURE'S TOUCH "HARVEST BASKET"
naturestouchnurseryandharvest.com · (805) 434-3062
Staring at $15/week
Pick-up location: 225 S. Main Street, Templeton CA
Share size options: The "Need for Greens" basket (1-2 people) is $20/week, the "Half the Harvest" basket (1-3 people) is $40 week, the "Full Harvest" basket (4-6 people) is $60/week. The "Just Sweet" basket (1-2 people) is $15/week, the "Half the Sweetness" basket (3-4 people) is $30/week, the "Full of Sweetness" is $45/week. Discounts are available if you sign on for a 4- to 12-week contract option. The produce baskets include the "Need for Greens" basket, the "Half the Harvest" basket, and the "Full Harvest" basket—the latter is the largest and includes some grocery items such granola, dried herbs, or dried fruit. Adding meat, cheese, or dairy products is an option for an additional cost. Fruit baskets are also available—including the "Just Sweet" basket and the larger "Full of Sweetness" basket. "Nature's Touch believes in supporting local farmers, organic farmers, and the community."


SAN LUIS OBISPO

LOS OSOS VALLEY ORGANICS
csa.farmigo.com/join/lososovalleyorganicfarm · (805) 242-6789
Starting at $25/share
Farm location: Los Osos
Pick-up locations: Home delivery for a $5, or free pick-up locations in Los Osos, Morro Bay, and SLO
Share size options: January–November, weekly or bi-weekly farm bags are available. Payment options include paying monthly or paying in full. They accept email orders on extra goodies so that you can add more of a particular item, such as strawberries or even sustainably harvested local fish. A typical CSA share consists of approximately 7-14 items of freshly picked, farm fresh, certified organic produce. You have the option to choose to pick up at the farm, or to choose a pick-up site close to you. The shares are available for pick-up every Thursday, on or after 4pm. " “With an organic CSA,  you not only get great food but you contribute directly to a healthy environment, too."

SLO VEG
sloveg.com · (805) 801-7669
Starting at $27.82 plus a one-time $20 tote fee
Location: based in San Luis Obispo (no farm)
Pick-up locations: SLO Veg is currently serving San Luis Obispo, Avila and the Five Cities communities, Monday–Friday, Nipomo (Tuesdays bi-weekly) and Los Osos (Thursdays weekly).
Share size options: Small is $27.82 (1-2 people), Medium is $34.24 (2-3 people), Large is $40.66 (3-4 people); plus a one-time $20 non-refundable tote fee. Each week we will post online exactly what will be in the harvest box.


SOUTH COUNTY

RUTIZ FAMILY FARMS "HARVEST BOX"
rutizfarms.com · (805) 481-3582
Farm location: Arroyo Grande
Starting at: $18/week
Pick-up location: 1075 The Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Share size options: An assortment of their most popular varieties are selected and boxed for you each Friday. Available for pick-up only on Fridays at the farm stand. They accept cash and local check only. No long term commitment, just order on a week-by-week basis using the order form in our weekly newsletter online.

TALLEY FARMS "FRESH HARVEST"
talleyfarmsfreshharvest.com · (805) 489-5401
Farm location: Arroyo Grande
Starting at: $19.50/box
Pick-up locations: 50+ pick-up locations on the Central Coast or delivered to your door
Share size options: $26 per “Fresh Harvest” box or $19.50 per “Junior Fresh Harvest” box when picked up locally, or $38 per “Fresh Harvest” box or $29.50 per “Junior Fresh Harvest” box when delivered to your door. They offer weekly or bi-weekly (every other week) delivery of a box of high-quality, farm-fresh produce: locally grown, safely grown, and much of it organically grown fruits and vegetables. They have two box sizes plus a flexible delivery schedule to accommodate vacations.