THE 2013 CSA FARMSHARE MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW OPEN ! GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTHY EATING TO A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE !Hawk’s Wing Farm grows much of your weekly share on our 5 acres. YOU CAN join today using our Easy CSA Farmshare Member Sign Up Form and Paypal OR SEND A CHECK. Your financial support empowers our Farm’s Mission to Serve Our Neighbors and Grow healthy food!
2013 …Sign Up For Cape Cod Organic
Farm Share CSA Membership…2013
We doubled our crops this year, so we still have Shares. Read up n Sign up for the 2013 Cape Cod Organic CSA Farm Share, 16 weeks of the Cape’s most bountiful, naturally grown food Farm Share plan! Hawk’s Wing Organic Farm grows most but not all of your weekly share on our 5 acres. Please support the local farm movement and join today using our Easy CSA Farmshare Member Sign Up Form and Paypal. We are expanding to 100 members this season. Most of last season’s members have renewed their Farm Share. Your financial support empowers our Farm’s Mission to Serve Our Neighbors, Love Life, and Grow healthy food.
Our Farm Supports Love and Tolerance for all individuals and couples.
We are the Cape’s most complete and fullest CSA. Our farm and our partner farms offer more fresh natural produce and more variety. We are the only CSA with weekly seasonal peaches, apples, blueberries and strawberries, plus free range eggs, and monthly goat cheese and bread, on Cape Cod. For aprox $17.50 + week( half shares), your family enjoys healthy, nutrient dense rich food, grown in naturally composted and amended soil without GMO seeds.
Hawk’s Wing Organic Farm is the only Cape Cod CSA with an Apple & Peach Orchard and strawberry fields. Your weekly bag includes natural and conventionally grown fruits all summer long and in the fall your bag includes 8 varieties of apples, apple cider and apple cider donuts this coming year! Yum!
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FAQ’s: FARM Shares, and How the CSA Works.
Hawk’s Wing Farm grows much of your weekly share on our 5 acres, we will also build shares from naturally and conventionally grown produce grown at our partner farms and from conventional food distributors ( Noon’s family farm, Enterprise Farm, Tuckernuck Farm), and therefore members will share some risk, there are occasional crop failures and some products may be in short supply or oversupply. If members can’t pick-up, he/she has the option to designate another party to pick up their share- with notice. We cannot credit share for following week(s) if the share is not picked up. Shares not picked up that day will either be donated to one of the local food banks or church pantrys OR one of the families that have we have been made aware of that could use the food. thank you. there are no refunds. We try and please, we love our Farm Share members, they make sure our farm stays open. But each season is a risk, this is your chance to support the grow local movement and your families health by investing in something that makes your community and your health more sustainable. Create Good, help start a movement . Thank you…. The staff at Hawk’s wing Farm.
Thank you very much for supporting local New England farms and helping to create a new food distribution system. It Starts With You and how you choose to spend your dollars and what to spend them on. You can support Big Agriculture or you can support local farms. Thank You for choosing to eat from the New England Foodshed.
- The Staff at Hawks Wing Farm
Here is a list of what you may receive over the 20 Week Farmshare Membership Season:
Naturally and Conventionally Grown local and non local: Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, Eggs, Sweet Corn, Green bean, wax beans, beets, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, savoy cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, eggplant, asian eggplant, flowers, garlic, garlic scapes, arugula, mizuna, bok choy, kale, swiss chard, radishes, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano, leeks, head lettuce, mesclun mix, red onions, yellow onions, sweet white onions, scallions, parsnips, turnips, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, new red potatoes, snap peas, shelling peas, spinach, summer squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, winter squash, strawberries, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, big red tomatoes, plum tomatoes, sungold cherry tomatoes and watermelon. Apples-, Peaches,- Asian Pears, fresh pressed natural raw Apple Cider and apple cider donuts; late summer/Fall….Yum. We try to occassionally add some local bread and cookies from our local baker, we Will have fresh cooked apple pies in the fall as the last CSA share.
*Subject to growing season conditions, pests etc..
How The CSA Farmshare Works
Hawk’s Wing Farms’ grows much but not all of its CSA product, Cape Cod Organic CSA, offers fresh, local and new england produce at a price comparable to supermarket costs. Yet a CSA is about more than just vegetables and fruit. The CSA is based on a realtionship between shareholders, farmers they come to know, and the land from which we all eat. CSA encourages us to eat “in season” and to cook from what is available. CSA connects children to agricultural cycles and gives an invaluable opportunity for the hands-in-the-dirt experience that kids crave. Finally, in sharing the risk of each growing season with the farmers, shareholders can intimately appreciate the rewards of the harvest, season after season. In short, CSA promotes and supports environmental stewardship and responsibility, a local farming economy, and individual health.
Families and households sign up at Hawks wing Farm in the winter to purchase a “SHARE” of the upcoming season’s harvest. The commitment in advance supports the costs of running the farm, which are mostly incurred in the spring planting season. Approximately 16 weeks in all, shareholders come to the farm once a week to pick up a share. The farm crew sets up a farm stand distribution in the barn, Mix-and-Match style. Shareholders can fill their grocery bag or Hawks wing Farms canvas bag (more or less, depending on the week’s harvest) with anything from the day’s harvest. It’s as simple as that.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we share a farmshare? One farmshare membership is designated to one household, and we encourage each household to purchase their own share but we do make sharing exceptions- there must be only one bag and one pick up . This household receives all CSA Membership mailings and is responsible for payment. If the share is consistently too large for your household, you can fill your bag less full, knowing that we donate the daily surplus to local food pantries. You can also share with a neighbor or friend once you get the produce home. You can also send someone else to the farm pick-up in your place. Because of our limited parking and staff resources, we require that each weekly pick-up occur using one car on one visit per share. Also, each share must leave the barn distribution intact – we can’t allow “half” share bags or partial pick-ups.
Is Hawk’s Wing Organic Farm and Cape Cod Organic Farmshare, USDA Certified Organic?
As sustainability Guru, Joel Salatin said, ” we are way beyond Organic now”. At Hawks Wing Organic Farms CSA, our vegetables are grown in an environmentally sustaining manner – crops are grown from non GMO seed, in our greenhouse to harvest without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We seldom use aged animal manure compost to add nitrogen- we just don’t like it. We sometimes use fish and seaweed organic fertilizers. We primarily use Microbial Soil inoculate and Green manures; legume cover crops( Clover) are planted to fix nitrogen( about a ton per acre!yearly) in our soils, to build soil organic matter and prevent erosion. Most our Seeds are organic when available, with inclusion of heirloom and open pollinated varieties. We control pests through the use of crop rotations, biological insecticides, and cultural practices such as the use of row covers. Some bugs we’ll just tolerate. The harvest is brought in from the field hours before you pick it up and hydro-cooled in our well water in the share room – it just doesn’t get any fresher! The same Federal Govt that certifies “organic” also allows grocery stores to say ” fresh Picked” if the fruit or vegetables is no more than 12 days old! Seriously? You put a peach or lettuce head on your counter for 10 days and tell me how good it is: but the USDA says its OK to call that fresh. I think you get the point we are trying to make: we salute those farmers that wish to trudge thru the paperwork. We end up doing the same thing, sometimes, even more. Like Joel Salatin, we believe our farming movement has moved way beyond ‘Organic”. That was just the ante to really start growing sustainably and create super healthy soil and plants.
Here at Hawk’s Wing Organic Farm and Orchard, our growing and stewardship practices are guided by the Certified Naturally Grown guidelines and the National Organic Standards and by our own goals for achieving a sustainable land use system. We also source conventionally grown fruit and produce from traditional distribution systems to provide lower priced product for those who seek it. We try and clearly mark which is which. Because our Farm crew have daily personal interactions and relationships with the shareholders and farmstand customers, we find it an unnecessary step to apply for, or pay the expenses of, federal organic certification. We invite all CSA Farmshare holders and farm visitors to spend a day with us, walk through our fields and check out our compost, come put your hands in our soil, walk thru the greenhouses – See for yourself how we farm and what we farm. Your eyes and your taste buds BE THE JUDGE; that’s the best certification we could receive in the whole world. Let’s keep it healthy, visit your local farm and buy our local product! Create Good, Start a movement.
Does the farm offer any delivered shares?
Yes !!! For $150 dollars more, we will deliver on Wednesday from Chatham to Mashpee . Otherwise, All CSA shares are picked up by the shareholders at the farm except where the Farm attends local Farm Markets in Bass River and Chatham.
Can we purchase other products through the CSA?
Yes, We offer a few local agricultural products (like honey) for sale to CSA shareholders, as well as some great CSA cookbooks. We will also be offering offer Locally raised grass fed beef, lamb for sale eventually next year.
How much produce is a share?
We aim to provide one grocery bag (more or less) of produce each week. We aim to provide free choice within the Mix-and-Match system when you pick up, you can look at our farm stand CSA table and swap if you like.. Invariably, one or several crops each week will be in short supply, and will be “limited” in the share that week. One share is designed for two people who enjoy cooking, or the Larger family share has about 4-6 pounds more and feeds a family of four.
What crops are grown?
In all, we grow close to 50 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers, and a few fruits: apples, peaches, pears (strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupes). Since each crop has its prime season, we won’t always have everything so we may source produce from a larger foodshed area, but we will have a wide variety of choices every week. Shareholders can expect to find 10-20 crops to choose from each week.
All shareholders can enjoy the Pick-Your-Own flower and herb garden when they pick up. The Farmstand is open 5 days a week wend thru sunday.
What To Bring To Distribution Day
We provide recyclable paper grocery bags. We appreciate when you bring your own bags, as it saves us money and generates less waste. You will have the opportunity to purchase a Hawks wing Farm canvas bag that is just the right size for the share.
You may wish to bring scissors for cutting flowers and herbs, a water container to keep these fresh on hot days, and a basket or bucket for other pick-your-own crops. There are hoses here, to fill your flower containers and for drinking water. There is also a Port-a-Potty at the barn. Feel free to bring a picnic and friends, and spend time relaxing at the farm. Dogs and other pets are permitted , on leash at the Farm, to protect livestock and crop fields.
Depending on the month, you may receive :
Your CSA Share May Include…
Salad Greens, Tomatoes, many heirloom varieties, Sweet Corn, Strawberries, String Beans, Beets, Peas, Basil, Cucumbers, Peppers
Squash, Pea Tendrils, Leeks, Garlic, Corn, Flowers, Basil. herbs, edible flowers, Blueberries, Herbs, Spinach, arugula, mesclun mix, zucchini, and squashes.
Later in the season your share may also include :
Fingerling Potatoes,Onions, Winter Squash, Asian Pears,Turnips, Eastham Turnips, Broccoli, Carrots, Apples, Parsnips, Melons, Eggplant, Kale & Chard, Peaches,Currants and more! Some times we source product we think is healthy from outside New England
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