While not certified organic by any organization, Procter Farm is managed using organic principles and sustainable techniques. We utilize crop rotation, cover crops, compost, manure and cultural practices to stay one step ahead of most pests and diseases. We apply a few certified organic, biologically-based insect repellents to some of our more vulnerable plants, and purchase organic fertilizer to add to our beds before planting.
The half shares are enough veggies to supply a family of 2 for one week. The whole shares will supply a family of 4.
Produce shares, crops are harvested based on what is ready at that particular point in the season. Weekly, we will include a great recipes that will utilize most of the items in the box. If there is a veggie that you absolutely hate, see if another CSA member will trade items with you. Meat shares, we will always provide chicken and pork cuts, at the weekly valued amount. We will keep track of the types of cuts included, so that there is a variety throughout the season. You are also welcome to purchase cuts, a la carte, at each pick up location.
1) Procter Store, Fridays from 12pm-5pm
2) Westgate Farmers Market & St. James church, alternating Saturdays
Please always plan to have your share picked up. If you are going to be out of town, you may arrange for someone else to pick up your box. For our records, kindly have the person state your name, so that we know who's CSA shares have been picked up.
If even the half share seems like too many vegetables to get through in a week, you are welcome to share the CSA with a friend. The shared box must be picked up, and then divided among the parties themselves. During registration, please enter the names of both CSA recipients. Thanks!
Some crops you can expect to find in your share:
Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, shallots, green beans, scallions, peppers, kale, lettuce, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, fresh herbs, eggs, and other products produced on the farm.
In late-winter and early-spring, the farm purchases seeds and preps fields for the growing season. We grow a variety of vegetables that will be in each CSA. Once the season is underway, we do not have the flexibility to change what we grow. Therefore, if there is a type of vegetable in your CSA that you do not like, or that you do not know how to use, please ask us for suggested recipes, or simply give the item to a family member or friend, so that the food does not go to waste.