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Live Power Offerings

Season: The season runs from the first week in May to the last week in November (30 weeks). We hope people can join us for the entire season, but if there is space signups are accepted throughout the season.

Share Size: There are 2 sizes of vegetable shares. The family share is approximately twice the amount of the garden share. The family share is based on a bushel basket and the garden share is a half-bushel. The vegetable share will provide a seasonal variety of produce each week for 30 weeks ending Thanksgiving week.
Below is a table showing the schedule and quantities planned for the garden share.
Please click on PDF to download.

GardenshareProjection

Of course, each season is different. For example here are the Garden Share harvest totals for  2012 and 2013 (click on year to see totals).

Seasonal Variation:

The farmers will harvest what is ready at each season. Early spring baskets are usually smaller with mostly greens and early roots, then peas and broccoli, then increasing in quantity and variety with corn, squash, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, roots and greens as peak summer harvest is reached in August and September. Fall harvests are also bountiful with roots, storage crops, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and greens. The baskets will increase in quantity and variety as the weather warms and more types of vegetables are ripe.

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OTHER OFFERINGS

Blueberry Share from Filigreen Farm. Biodynamic blueberries come from Filigreen in Boonville. The share consists of 3 baskets of 6 ounces each for 4 deliveries during June, July and August and costs $45. Members can order more than 1 share, or can consider splitting a share with a friend or neighbor. The delivery dates may shift due to ripening conditions, but we’re confident that there will be 4 deliveries.

Fruit Share from Filigreen Farm. Filigreen Farm will periodically  offer bulk fruit with the possibilities  including Demeter certified biodynamic peaches, apples, pluots, plums, and table grapes for the months of August, September, October and November. Also available from Filigreen Farm is Demeter certified biodynamic olive oil.

 

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DISTRIBUTION

Tuesday is harvest day for our Mendocino County shares.

Willits: The van will arrive at 429 Redwood Ave  in Willits at 3:30 pm. Those folks who want to help sort the baskets can come then to help or come after 4:30 pm and your basket will be ready to be picked up.

Ukiah: The van will arrive at 1101 W. Clay St. at 5 pm. If you want to help unload the van and help set up for sorting the vegetables, please arrive at that time. After 5:30 pm the vegetables will be on the tables ready for all to sort. If you are unable to sort your own, please come after 6 pm and the baskets should be ready.

Baskets: Willits and Ukiah members will purchase 2 baskets from the farm at $8 each which will be used alternate weeks to hold their produce. Each basket will have the member’s name on it. The vegetables will be sorted into wet burlap in these baskets. It is important to return the baskets and burlaps each week before or as the vegetables are being delivered, so the baskets are there to fill when the van arrives. If there is no basket before the end of the sort, the produce will be in a paper bag.

Missed Pickups: If there is a week when you will be unable to pick up your produce at the scheduled time, please contact me to make other arrangements. Any produce that is not picked up by Wednesday night without notice given will be passed on to someone in need. Please respect the folks who are offering their places for delivery and pick up your produce as soon as possible. If someone else is going to pick up your vegetables, please let me know who they are and their contact information and be sure they thoroughly understand the directions and timing. Thanks.

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HOW TO JOIN

If you are interested in joining, please complete our online request form.

http://livepowercommunityfarm.csasignup.com

If you are interested in splitting a share and do not have a partner in mind, please indicate that in your email request form. Sometimes (but not always) we can match you with another household in your area.

We would love to have you join the farm! If you are interested, please complete the online request form or contact Gloria Decater at 707-983-8196. If you know of someone else who might be interested, please let us know.