When are the specific crops harvested?

Spring crop harvest begins in mid-April. The first produce delivered are cold, hardy products such as collards, beets, and turnips, as well as English peas, rutabaga, lettuce, and mustard greens. May brings broccoli, beets, carrots, potatoes, green beans, zucchini, and yellow squash. June delivers many favorites such as sweet corn, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, southern peas, okra, and butter beans.

Among the first crops for the late summer and fall season, you can expect melons, peppers, summer squash, sweet corn, and tomatoes in August, followed by several varieties of greens, such as collards, kales, and lettuces in September. Later on, we’ll have many of our root vegetables and tubers, such as turnips, radishes, and sweet potatoes in October, as well as pumpkins and winter squash varieties through November. For an idea of when specific crops are in season, take a look on our vegetable availability chart on the ‘About Our CSA’ page.

One of the most exciting parts of joining a CSA is eating seasonally, on a week-to-week basis. In other words, we harvest the produce that is ripe and ready to pick, so the exact contents of your box each week will never be determined until right before delivery. We also like to include surprises throughout the season, including varieties that you won’t find in the grocery. We won’t divulge all of these treats now, so you’ll just have to wait and see!