Friends, we invite you to join our Farm Share program. We have limited openings available now and would love for you to become a part of our farm family!
The farm share is a weekly delivery of produce, protein, and baked or prepared goods from our farm. Your farm share will be waiting for you each week at Coastal Bend Health Foods in Rockport.
Your weekly delivery includes all the wonderful products you would hope to find at a really good farmers’ market. With the farm share, we bring the farmers’ market to you.
We raise our food ourselves, right here in Rockport, without the use of chemicals, using very old-fashioned methods. With the farm share, you will eat just the same as our family, straight from the farm, for a fair price. (See below list of items.)
To sign up for your December Farm Share, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Fresh or Supermarket Food?
By signing up for a Farm Share, you are simply shifting some of the dollars you currently spend at the grocery store to your local farm. Most of our products are more expensive than the grocery store, and some cost less; but overall, with the discounted value of the share, we are pretty competitive.
However, there is no comparison whatsoever in the taste, health, quality, freshness, and pure goodness of our food with anything you will find at the supermarket.
How Does the Farm Share Work?
On Tuesday or Friday of each week (you choose your pick-up day), stop by Coastal Bend Health Foods in Rockport to pick up your share. Your produce, protein, baked, and prepared goods will be neatly packaged and ready for you to take home.
With each share, we send a note with details about how the food is grown, plus recipe ideas from Kayla. We love our customers and want to help you get the most from your food.
Bring your own bag (or two or three, there will be a lot) to carry your food home. Your share will be ready for you at 2:00pm on your pick-up day.
You will pay for your monthly share on your first pick-up day of the month. The cost for the December Farm Share is $76 per week, or $380 for this five-week month. Your share will take care of much of your grocery shopping for the week.
As a current farm share member, you also have first right to sign up for the next month. We rarely have openings because most members re-up each month. We have openings now because we increased the number of shares.
Kayla with Siberian Kale (photo courtesy racheldurrent.com)
What is IN the Farm Share?
Each week, your share will include a percentage (or share) of the produce, protein, and baked goods raised or produced on our farm or from our local partners. Thanks to our partnership with CC Aquaponics and Coastal Bend Health Foods, we are now able offer a wider variety of wonderful, delicious, locally raised products.
Over time, we try arrange our shares, from a cost perspective, to be about 40% protein, 40% produce, and 20% baked and prepared goods. This formula is a balance between what we are able to grow, what our customers have asked us to provide, what is profitable enough to keep us in business, and what offers the greatest taste, health, and variety to our customers.
Our produce includes everything the season allows us to grow. We use livestock to prepare our gardens, so pork, beef, chicken, and eggs are part of what we sell. We added baked and prepared goods as a short-term measure to make up for a temporary gap in produce, but we continue to supply these products due to customer demand.
Each week, the produce in your box will reflect the harvest of our farm. Here is a sampling of what we and CC Aquaponics have planted in our winter gardens: several varieties lettuce, carrots, various kale, broccoli, mustard, purple and green mizuna, beets, pak and bok choi, daikon, shogoin turnips, rutabagas, beans, black-eyed peas, chard, cabbage, dill, cilantro, and much more. Many of these veggies will be ready in December.
In addition, we will supplement our share with produce from the Corpus Christi farmers’ markets and from Kimmi’s store, such as organic onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, fruit, and other good things that you will never find organic from our local supermarket. On top of that, Kayla and I will pick fruit from the trees of our friends in South Texas. We go to great lengths to find you wonderful fresh produce!
The protein each week will include cuts of grass-fed beef, pastured pork, chicken, and eggs. Your cuts each week may include one or more of the following:
Fresh chicken, bacon, beef roast, hamburger, thin-cut pork chops, thick-cut pork chops, t-bone, rib-eye, NY strip, link sausage, pan sausage, ground pork, spare ribs, country ribs, beef short ribs, soup bones, brisket, fajitas, eggs, and many other cuts.
Our animals are raised on pasture or gardens and grown completely without steroids, hormones, or antibiotics.
Each week, your baked goods may include one or more the following: freshly baked baguette bread, ciabatta, sourdough, farl, challah, focaccia, crusty cob, whole wheat, dried fruit and nut bread, corn bread, banana bread, or zucchini bread. You may get blueberry, pear, or carrot muffins, cookies, or one of Kayla’s many other wonderful baked goods.
Our prepared items may include: homemade butter, homemade cheese, lard, fresh fruit jelly, jam, marinara sauce, salsa, hummus, sweet red onion marmalade, butternut squash soup, and ect. The offering depends on what we harvest or can find locally or organic from Kimmi’s store.
You may also get freshly baked pies, tarts, or cobbler. Or, even better, we may offer our own frozen pie crust with the filling preserved in a mason jar, with specific directions on how to finish the pie at home. Our customers have loved this option because it is easy to make, saves you money, saves us time, and allows your family to enjoy a pie, tart, or cobbler cooked to its perfection in your own kitchen.
Cost of the Farm Share
The cost for the December Farm Share is $76 per week or $380 for this five-week month. You will pay Kimmi for your share on your first pick-up day in December. To sign up, e-mail me at email@example.com. Please order soon, the spaces will fill quickly.
As a farm share member, you will also receive discounts on our upcoming gardening and cooking classes at our farm. You will also receive discounts and offers from Kimmi for some of the wonderful items in her store.
Thank you for becoming a farm share member. We look forward to taking great care of you!
Tending a Winter Garden