We grow all starter plants on our farm using
our own greenhouse.
This is an agreement between a local farmer
and consumers in the community in the growth
and procurement of farm fresh produce. Most
consumers today do not have the space or
expertise to grow their own food and are
reliant on merchandisers to provide produce.
Because the large merchandisers, small local
farmers struggle to manage the farm and at
the same time find an outlet to sell their
produce when it is at it's peak of
freshness. The CSA works to provide benefits
for both the consumer and the farmer.
Benefits to the
You get to know your farmer and where your produce is
grown. You get produce that is picked at
it's peak and have it delivered fresh
picked. You no longer have to purchase
produce that is picked prematurely to allow
the transit time to reach the consumer. We
are talking about the difference in taste
between a gas ripened, store bought tomato
and a fresh vine ripened tomato like mama
use to put on the diner table. You can rely
on environmentally friendly farming methods
which are not conducive to mass farming.
Benefits to the Farmer
He can spend his time with a focus on growing the best
possible product knowing that the market is
ready when the crop is. He will reduce his
risk and losses in getting product to sale
more efficiently. The mix of spring, summer,
and fall crops with a developed market will
allow him to more fully utilize the growing
season that is available.
We have been farming Windmill Hill Farm for 17 years
and have recently expanded our fields to
provide more growing area.
Although we are not Organic Certified, we do use
organic growing methods in our farming
practice. We water most crops using a drip
irrigation system. Drip irrigation not only
allows us to conserve water but also helps
reduce fungus, disease, and promotes healthy
plants. Our irrigation water comes from two
springs located on the property.