Avalon’s Birdsfoot Farm will foster an ethos of stewardship through conscious coexistence. Following regenerative practices, the farm will celebrate the interconnectedness between natural ecosystems and conservation agriculture.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You select a CSA to join, pay the cost upfront, and then collect your “share” each week.
Birdsfoot CSA will offer a variety of vegetables, flowers, eggs, and poultry.
CSA offerings will be split into two blocks: Spring/Summer and Summer/Fall.
You can sign up for one block or both, depending on your schedule and interest.
Vegetable CSA: This CSA will run from mid-May through July and from August until mid-October. The total price for each vegetable CSA block is $175 for 11 weeks. There will be two pickup times a week and you will be able to select your choices of the given vegetables for that week. For example, in the early season you could have your choice of a bag of arugula or spinach as well as a bag of kale, a bunch of beets and a bunch of carrots and some herbs. A later seasonal example would be your choice of summer squash, three heirloom tomatoes, a box of cherry tomatoes, a bag of lettuce and an eggplant.
Flower CSA: This CSA will run from May to mid-July and then from mid-July to mid-October. The total price for each flower CSA block will be $230 for 12 weeks. There will be two pickup times a week and you will receive one premade extra-large bouquet each week.
Egg CSA: This CSA will run from May to mid-July and then from mid-July to mid-October. The total price for each egg CSA block will be $110 for 12 weeks. There will be two pick up times a week and you will receive one dozen chicken eggs a week.
Poultry CSA: This CSA will run from May to mid-July and then from mid-July to October and will include one chicken every other week. Pick up will occur every other week. If you order multiple shares, we can arrange for a once-a-week pickup. The price of the Poultry CSA is $200 for 6 chickens. Average weight 5.5lbs.
*Turkey: If you sign up for a CSA you will also have the option to sign up for a Thanksgiving Turkey. They are organically pasture raised heritage birds and would be a beautiful addition to any Thanksgiving meal. A deposit of $60 is required to reserve a bird, the remaining will be due at pickup. Further details regarding turkey size, pickup, and pricing will be shared in early November 2024.
If you are interested in receiving more than what would come in one share of any given CSA, please note this on the Google Form when signing up. For example, one egg share is one dozen eggs a week, if you would like to receive three dozen eggs a week, sign up for three shares of eggs.
CSA Pickup Details:
The CSA will be available for pickup twice per week. Please indicate your preferred day of the week and time frame for pick up on the google form when you sign up. We will do our best to find times that work best for all.
There are limited shares available in this CSA and requests will be honored on a first come first served basis.
A member of the staff will email confirmation of your CSA shares after this form has been submitted.
Pasture grazing allows animals to follow their natural behavior patterns. Birds get to scratch around, eat grubs and dust bathe while sheep and goats can selectively browse and play.
Moving animals in smaller areas often (sometimes once a day), allows access to new food and discourages overgrazing. Rotational grazing keeps the plants coming back healthy and stores carbon in the soil. The root systems of these healthier plants aerate the soil and sequester nutrients.
When animals are grazing among the trees they have a “living barn” for protection from heat and bad weather. This also is a highly effective carbon sink and allows the ecosystem to thrive as a whole. Better managed forests capture more carbon.
Birdsfoot is minimizing tillage. Tilling turns up soil that has been actively capturing carbon and releases it back into the atmosphere. Too much tilling tends to create a hardpan layer a few feet down that plants’ roots are unable to penetrate, often seen in grasses that do not grow very tall. Grasses generally have as much root going down as plant matter going up.
Cover cropping achieves many things all at once. Keeping soil covered when not in “production” prevents the loss of topsoil or nutrients from erosion. Meanwhile, nitrogen fixing plants like clover, vetch, birdsfoot trefoil and peas improve overall nitrogen and nutrition of the soil. Birdsfoot incorporates the cover crop as a green manure for whatever is planted next. Turnips and other cover crops with large penetrating roots are used to break up compacted soils.
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