Community Supported Wellness
In times like these it's more important than ever to reach out and connect with what deepens our joy and sustains us. Good food is the basis of a healthy life. You want to know that your food will make you feel better, both because it is organically grown and freshly picked but also because it is supporting good farming practices by people who you know and trust.
We have been growing vegetables in the Nehalem Valley as R-evolution Gardens for almost a decade. This season R-evolution Gardens has changed to a CSW (Community Supported Wellness) program. A CSW creates a relationship between you and your own personal farmer. It is the ultimate Home Grown Health Care package!
How does the CSW Work?
Being a part of a Community Supported Wellness plan means that you make an early investment into your food supply and then receive the harvest for the rest of the year. This early financing allows your farmer to purchase all the seeds, soils and supplies she needs to get growing. In exchange, the freshest, healthiest, best tasting produce will be available to you weekly from May- November. Basically you get to shop at your own private farmers market each week! CSW steps beyond the traditional relationship of producer and consumer and instead forges a community of food co-collaborators who share friendship, education and the harvest all season long.
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Unless you garden yourself, CSW offers the freshest, healthiest food available. This means that the food retains vital nutrients and natural sugars that are missing from food shipped for days on trucks and stored in warehouses. You will taste the difference immediately! Vegetables that you thought you did not like will suddenly taste new and exciting! Taste peas picked just off the vine and you understand why they call them “sugar” snaps.
What will I be able to choose from?
The produce available will change with the seasons, allowing you to make a connection to place and naturally give your body the seasonal nutrition it craves at the right time. With the CSW you get to choose the exact amounts and kinds of produce you want each week. There is no set box of veggies to deal with- if you hate kale then you won't have to eat any of it. If you love tomatoes then choose more tomatoes that week. We will do our best to stock everything in good enough amounts that a healthy selection will be there to choose from.
Spring vegetables: Swiss chard, arugula, radishes, carrots, beets, scallions, spinach, rapini, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, sugar snap/snow/English peas, pac choi, kale, turnips, young bulb onions, salad mix, head lettuce, green garlic.
Summer vegetables: Basil, Beans (multi colored, bush and pole varieties), Broccoli, Spinach, Cauliflower, Carrots, Cabbage, Beets, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Fresh herbs, Kale, Lettuce/Salad mix, Sweet summer onions, Parsley, Stir fry greens, Summer squash, Tomatillos, Potatoes, Radishes, Swiss chard, Fresh garlic.
Late Summer Vegetables: Heirloom tomatoes, basil, beets, pole beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, kale, lettuce/salad mix, melons, sweet onions, pac choi, parsley, potatoes, radishes, spinach, summer squash, sweet peppers, swiss chard
Autumn Vegetables: Beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, lettuce/salad mix, storage onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, spinach, stir-fry greens, sweet red peppers, swiss chard, leeks, eggplant, winter squash, pumpkins, carrots, heirloom tomatoes, fall peas, and fresh herbs.
"Dear Farmer Ginger & Crew -Glorious thanks! Especially for the “candy cob corn”. Delish & very digestible. The yellow cukes are delightful & todays rainbow carrots are amazing. Your work is our healthcare policy. Prognosis: excellent. Thanks!”-Leonard & Susan
“Farmer Ginger-I don’t think I ever tell you enough about how much I appreciate what you do and how you live. You are a wonderful example of positive possibilities manifested – and I find that inspiring.
Big love to you and all”- Gary
“Farmer Ginger and crew- Thank you for all the delicious produce you’ve made possible this year. You are amazing!” -Tela
Commonly Asked Questions
Quantities and expectations:
All vegetables come to you clean and ready to use. We hand wash every vegetable, we wash and spin salad mix and we cool them down overnight to preserve nutrients.
What kind of vegetables will we get?
Each week we harvest together a mix that will make sense in the kitchen. Generally, there are 9-12 different varieties of produce, including some hearty vegetables, a good amount of salad greens and stir fry greens along with seasoning herbs. We try to provide a mix of familiar and lesser known vegetables, so you may see a vegetable like pac choi along with tomatoes, potatoes, beans, onions and cucumbers.
What if it’s a hard growing year?
Part of supporting a local farm is understanding that we are subject to the whims of nature. We will do our best to guarantee a steady and generous supply of a variety vegetables. Unfortunately, the one lesson we have learned from farming is that we have little control over nature. Try as we may, there is always something that does not produce well. If we come up short on one crop, there will likely be more of something else.
We are currently full for 2017. Please check back with us next year for farm offerings!
If you have additional questions, please call us at 503-368-3044 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org