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Allenbrooke Farms is a Certified Organic farm. We use only heirloom and certified organic seed. NO GMO’s, no chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides.
CSA stands for ‘Community Supported Agriculture’. We call our CSA our ‘Farmily’. Here’s how it works: you, as the ‘community’, decide to support your local farmer, and you buy a ‘share’ in our farm. Then every week, for 22 weeks during harvest season, you come out to the farm and pick up your food, or your ‘share’. So you are getting local, fresh, organic food- straight from the farmer.
We grow lots of things! Our Farmily members can expect to see some or all of these items during our harvest season: potatoes (several varieties), onions (several varieties), winter squash (delicata, butternut, spaghetti, acorn, and kabocha), yellow summer squash, carrots, green beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage (several varieties), cauliflower, celery, swiss chard, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, tat soi, bok choy, lettuce (several varieties), arugula, kale (several varieties), kohlrabi, leeks, melons (several varieties), okra, peppers (several varieties), pumpkins (several varieties), radishes, spinach, zucchini, tomatoes (several varieties), turnips, turnip greens, parsnips, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, and artichokes.
We do grow melons, and technically tomatoes are a fruit, so…some. But no berries. There is a reason that organic berries cost an arm and a leg, and there is a reason all berry farms are ‘pick your own’. It’s literally for the birds, we tried in the past – they ate them all. And ‘round here the strawberries are typically ready before the CSA season begins, so – timing.
It’s fabulous, you’ll love it. It’s like a cross between a cabbage and an apple and we think it tastes just like jicama. Eat it raw like chips in guacamole, juice it, or chop up and put on your salad. You’ll see!
Click here and sign up. There is a lot of info here about when our pickups are, and share sizes also.
Our CSA Farmily sells out every year, so if we are sold out, this link will take you to our Waiting List. We highly recommend you get on that list so you won’t miss out if any shares open up this year, and you’ll get first dibs to join the Allenbrooke Farms Farmily next year.
If you cannot make it to a pickup on your pickup day, you may send anyone in your place. You do not have to notify us in advance – just send them and we will treat them like Farmily and show them what to do when they get here. We cannot do ‘make-up’ days. Why? Well the best way to explain it is that our plants will not grow more on a Wednesday because (vacation, gymnastic, traffic, etc) happened on Monday. As your farmers, we are committing to you to have your food ready each week at the same time, and you are committing to being there to pick it up. If you cannot make it on your regularly scheduled pickup day, and no one can make it there for you, we donate your share to one of several local charities that we work with.
Farmily CSA pickups for 2017 will start on May 17th and go through November 11th. There is a mid-season break in pickups at the end of August and beginning of September. There are a total of 22 Farmily CSA pickups during the 26 week long Allenbrooke Farms harvest season. Here is a link to our Farmily CSA Calendar!
All of our CSA pickups are right here at Allenbrooke Farms. We are less than 3 miles from downtown Spring Hill. It is a short happy drive for our Farmily to get here, and they get to see where and how their food is grown first hand.
Here’s a map to our farm.
Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm, and Saturdays from 9am-12pm. It’s open house style, so you can come at any time during those hours and pick up your food.
We mean you literally decide what food you want each week at Farmily pickup. As your farmers, we harvest your food all day, then we set it out all pretty in a buffet style setting, like your own personal farmers market. You grab an empty basket and fill it up with whatever you want. If you want more tomatoes, and no turnips- that’s all you. you choose what you put in your basket.
There is a difference in share sizes – click here to see a comparison we put together.
You have 2 weeks at the beginning of the harvest season to decide how that’s working for you. Let us know in that time and we will get you to a size that works for you.
No, we do not attend any local Farmers Markets. After many years of farming, we found that the farmer does his best farming when he is right here on the farm, not packing and loading and driving to Farmers Markets all over town.
We do love y’all, and we love farms too, but we are not set up for tours just yet, so no. Please call or email us in advance if you think you just have to come out here. This is our home and our place of work, and we like to protect that.
Nope, we keep things simple and only sell through our CSA.
We do not have a volunteer program set up right now.
Join our email newsletter list here. We send out fabulous emails during harvest season.