Image by Flickr user ehfisher Red fire lettuce from Rest Park Farm, who heads up Pinckney's Produce CSA.
The family-owned Pinckney’s Produce is starting signups for their fall 2012 community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
The crops and program are part of Rest Park Farm and the 12-week season will start September 11th and end December 7th. The deadline to sign up for the fall harvest is August 31st.
Each week the CSA will deliver a box of local veggies in sizes sutible to last one person or up to 6 at a cost ranging from $18 per week to $43.
As a result of the transition that Pinckney’s Produce has made to Rest Park Farm the CSA program is now serving a longer growing season in the fall.
The warm climent in Beaufort is also more conducive to producing more summer vegetables well into the fall, like Certified SC Grown tomatoes, squash, watermelons, sweet corn, and more. Pinckney’s Produce is also excited to incorporate more specialty items into their CSA this fall, including items like Japanese cucumbers, Italian Rapini, Tat Soi, and more.
Each week during the Fall and Spring/Summer seasons, CSA members can pick up weekly shares of farm fresh produce at one of the drop-off sites in the Midlands and Lowcountry areas. Share sizes are available in small, medium, large and extra large.
For drop-off sites and more information about Pinckney’s Produce CSA program, including signing up for the Fall 2012 season visit PinckneysProduce.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (843) 321-8344.
Want to learn a bit more about where your farm-fresh fruits and veggies are coming from? Read on: Pinckney’s Produce was launched in 2009 by Thompson Farms in Holly Hill and over the past three years has grown to serve over 900 families. Rest Park Farm in Beaufort acquired the CSA program in December 2011. Rest Park Farm is also family-owned and operated with a long history of growing a wide variety of produce through natural and sustainable practices. Founded in 1884, it is located on an 800-acre tract in Beaufort and managed by Urbie West, a fifth generation farmer and his son, Ashby West.
“We look forward to providing our members with a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce this fall season,” shares Urbie West. He adds “Thanks in part to our coastal location, we are excited to provide a longer fall growing season filled with everyone’s seasonal favorites, as well as some unique offerings of warmer weather vegetables that our Lowcountry climate will allow us to provide.”