Started in 2015, our garden continues to expand. We currently grow in two high tunnels and about 1 acre of outside ground (with another smaller heated high tunnel in the works). We grow everything in the garden organically and will have it certified when the fields are also through their transition period - hopefully sometime this 2019 season. You can find us and all our veggies and herbs at the Sidney Farmers Market Saturday mornings 8am-12pm from late May through October, or at the Miami County Virtual Market in Troy all year long. We try to grow everything from heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini as well as rarer finds like thai basil, garlic scapes, and husk cherries (and much in between). This year, 2019, we will also be opening up a farm store May through October open Thursdays and Fridays 10am-6pm and Saturdays 1pm-4pm.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
This year, 2019, we will continue our small CSA on the farm. A CSA works by community members paying for a share of vegetables early in the year, which helps support the operations of the farmer with initial costs of seeds and other inputs. This model also means that shareholders assume a bit of the risk taken by market gardeners in the event of a really poor weather/pest year. The farmer then gives CSA shareholders a portion of vegetables, and possibly other farm goods, every week they are available. We are hoping the season will be 20 weeks long from late May thru October. Obviously shares early in the season may be lighter than those at peak harvest. When signing up, please remember that this is only our fifth year market gardening - therefore we are still trying to:
amend the soil - particularly that which was previously degraded from conventional agriculture practices.
learn how to manage pests organically (such as last years fight against cucumber beetles and the subsequent spreading of wilt to all our cucumbers).
figure out how to best run and operate a CSA operation.
We will strive to have abundant amounts of all the veggies and herbs listed below for all our CSA and market customers, however there are sure to be some that just don't work out. If you've taken that into consideration and are eager for some fresh, local, and organically grown veggies please contact us at email@example.com or fill out the form below!
This year we are going to run the CSA a bit different. Shareholders will pay in and receive a percentage of additional ‘cash’ to use at the Grumpy Goat. Shareholders can select veggies and other farm goods at the farm store or market (including our honey, syrup, soap, lip balm, bird houses, yarn, jam, etc). Any funds that aren’t used in the 2019 season may be rolled over into 2020.
Buy in - % - Total you get to spend
$100 - 8% - $108
$200 - 10% - $220
$300 - 12% - $336
$400 - 14% - $456
Or you have the option of swinging by the farm store or market and just purchasing as you go. The farm store will be open Thursday and Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturdays 1 - 4pm.
What we Will grow in 2019
Other farm goods
tomatoes (variety of kinds and sizes)
winter squashes (spaghetti, delicatta, acorn, Dutch crookneck)
sweet peppers (Jimmy Nardello's)
If you have any interest in any of the aforementioned shares please email us, firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the brief form below!