Wickham Farms
 
 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

U-Pick Bonuses

Full and biweekly members are given many opportunities to pick their own herbs, flowers and additional vegetables at no extra cost. Many of our members have told us that u-pick is the most valuable and enjoyable part of the Wickham Farms CSA.

On your pick-up day, you are welcome to pick herbs from our CSA member herb garden, which is located near the barn where you’ll select your vegetables. Perennial herbs, such as thyme and chives, are available throughout the season. Annual herbs, such as basil and parsley, are ready later in the summer.

Annual flowers – zinnias, sunflowers, cosmos and others – come on in late summer. When they start blooming, you may pick a small bouquet. As the season progresses, you will be able to make several bouquets.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to pick bonus amounts of some vegetables. Snap peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes, hot peppers and kale are among the vegetables we grow for u-pick. In addition, when we have exceptional quantities of a crop, we will also offer u-pick bonuses for those vegetables. These vary from year to year, depending on growing conditions. In 2012, which was dry and hot, members were able to freeze lots of broccoli. In 2013 and 2014, we had bountiful crops of tomatoes, and members canned and froze sauce and salsa.


Full and biweekly members may pick flowers and vegetables on their pick-up days from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you have children, they are welcome to participate in u-pick; it is a great learning experience for them.

The u-pick area, which is located a short drive from our farm, may be closed early and late in the season if there are not sufficient quantities for picking. It is closed when thunder and lightning is present, and when the grounds are extremely muddy.

U-pick bonuses are not included with the Grab-and-Go share, but a u-pick membership may be added on.

 









 


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