What Titus Farms Grows
Beans: Green, Yellow, Purple and Dried
Cabbage: including Napa and Bok Choy
Cauliflower and Romanesco
Corn: bi-color sweet corn and popcorn
Cucumbers: Pickling and Slicing
Garlic and Garlic Scapes
Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Stevia and Thyme
Husk Cherries (a tomato relative)
Kale: Curly, Dinosaur, Red Russian and Siberian
Kohlrabi: spring green, purple and storage Kossack
Melon: Muskmelons (Cantaloupe), Watermelons and Piel de Sapo
Onions: sweet and storage
Peppers: multiple varieties of hot and sweet
Summer Squash including Zucchini
Tomatoes: Regular Red, Cherry and Heirloom
<-- This list is, of course, very dependent on the weather. The CSA is an important relationship for us so, CSAers get first dibs!
What's in a Share?
Traditionally, CSAs have their members take a box of pre-packed vegetables, filled with whatever the farm has in abundance. While this option provides for a faster pick-up, members lose the ability to choose. Instead, we decided to have a Farmers Market style distribution. You get to choose the vegetables you’d like to take home, out of a seasonal assortment, within the boundaries of each week. Here's the gist of our CSA process:
Check in with the Farmer in Charge by telling us your last name.
Look for the big board telling you how many "items" in total to take.
Each type of veggie (an "item") has a sign telling you how many pieces of that veggie you can take.
Pick out the veggies you want and take only what you're allotted for your share size.
Done! Go home and enjoy your freshly harvested vegetables!
DO NOT TAKE EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE. Taking too much means you're taking from another family.
A Share Example
The following are examples of what a Standard Share member received in one week
Early season share (June/July): 1 (1/3lb.) bag of lettuce mix, 1 quart of broccoli, 1 head of romaine or bibb lettuce, 1 quart of new potatoes, 1 (1/2lb.) bag of garlic scapes. Value at Farmers Market: $16
Peak season share (August/September): 1 quart of tomatoes, 1 eggplant, 1 quart of potatoes, 6 ears of sweet corn, 2 heads of garlic, 2bell peppers, 1 quart of green beans. Value at Farmers Market: $19.50
Late season share (Late September/October): 2 winter squash, 1 (1/2lb) bunch of swiss chard, 3 onions, 2 leeks, 1 stalk of brussels sprouts, 1 bunch of radishes, 1 Kossack kohlrabi, 2 celeriac. Value at Farmers Market: $20.50
A Large Share would receive double this amount each week (i.e. all the "1"s become “2”s)
An Every-Other-Week Share member would receive the Standard Share example above on alternating weeks, June-October.
But, when do I get Sweet Corn?
Here's our helpful little infographic (that you'll see again when you sign up) to help you with all those questions!