Community Supported Agriculture at Quail Hill Farm
Over two hundred “summer share” families come to the Farm twice a week—from June into November—to dig carrots, cut lettuce or greens, pluck peppers and eggplant, and to harvest tomatoes, potatoes, melons, cosmos, garlic, basil and dill, and many others among the over 500 varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers planted each year. Summer harvest days are Saturdays and Tuesdays, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Those who join for a “winter share” receive root vegetables, alliums, eggs, and our greenhouse greens, from Thanksgiving into March.
A central part of our mission at Quail Hill is to educate the public concerning such issues as soil health, our seed supply, food security, and sustainable, organic farming practices. School groups and children of all ages visit Quail Hill to help with seeding, transplanting, and harvesting. Connecting people with land in this way builds a community that will appreciate and support the stability, integrity, and beauty of the bioregion.The below video was aired on NBC on November 13, 2010 and features Scott Chaskey talking about the community supported agriculture operation at Quail Hill Farm: