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Ultimately, a balance must be struck between the productivity and financial sustainability of the farm, and environmental costs. Many of the farming systems in the U.S. place a single minded focus on profits to the extreme detriment of the environment, forgetting the fact that human society is an inseparable part of nature. We all want cheaper food, but at what cost? How do we make farming profitable for the farmer and food fresh, delicious, nutritious and environmentally sound?

One shopping dollar at a time! Spend your food dollars wisely, support your local farmers who grow naturally without chemicals.

Rose Creek Farms 2013 CSA Application

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

What is a CSA? - A CSA brings consumers and farmers together in a relationship of mutual support. Each member makes a commitment to support the farm throughout the entire years growing season. In return, members receive a weekly box of fresh produce. In effect, the farmer and the member literally share the risks and the bounty of the garden. CSA promotes dialog between farmers and consumers, and encourages a sense of community. Buyers get to see where their food comes from and have a vested interest in the land and the growers. The partnership allows the farmer to provide a wide variety of produce of the highest quality. 

Why Rose Creek Farms CSA? We grow only heirloom and organic seed to provide the most nutritious and delicious vegetables possible. We are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) which means we use no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers in our soils or on our plants. We are inspected and certified in accordance with the CNG program which we feel goes above and beyond the National Organic Program.

Why eat seasonal local food? - There are a number of good reasons to eat more local, seasonal food:

  • to reconnect with nature's cycles and the passing of time

  • to eat the vegetables within 12 to 24 hours from harvesting

  • to reduce the energy (and associated CO2 emissions) needed to grow and transport the food we eat

  • to avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has traveled a long way

  • to support the local economy

but, most importantly, because

  • seasonal food is fresher and so tends to be tastier and more nutritious

How does it work? - Each week's harvest is divided up between the members. The vegetables are harvested the morning of the scheduled delivery, with the exception of a few that take a while to harvest the evening before. The members share is then divided up, packaged and delivered to a drop off site once a week for the member to pick up.

 

When and Where do you pick up?  

Mondays On-farm - On the farm pick up 418 County Road 2788, Sunset, Texas - Hours 4:00pm -6:30pm

 

What's in a share? - Each week's delivery yields its own unique harvest. Plan on plenty of those favorite staple vegetables, plus a healthy portion of the CNG heirlooms not found in the stores. Quantity and variety progress with the season. The full share is enough to feed a family of three to four with 6-8 different vegetables and herbs each week. The half share is enough to feed a couple with 6-8 different vegetables and herbs each for a week. Please note "a full share is not equal to 2 half shares".

What else is in the box? - Each box comes with a newsletter detailing what's inside and how to cook, bake, serve and store the produce. You're never left hanging as to how to use basil or eggplant; you'll learn new variations on salad dressings and freezing and great tips on drying and storing for later use (from 5 days later to January meals!). We are looking into providing more options to include other than vegetables in your share. Local eggs, meat, fruit and honey.

How do I get signed up? - Print the application below and mail it in by the deadline shown at the bottom of this page. For more information on the program, contact our farmers Ronny or Pam Johnson at (940) 440-8321, please mail your fees and signed application

Rose Creek Farms 2013 CSA Application

to the address on the bottom of the Application. Limited membership will be offered as we are a small farm and can only provide to a select few. Application and fee deadline is as follows:

Enrollment deadlines are Jan. 1st, April 1st. and Aug. 1st 2012. Call after deadline to check for openings.

Summer 2009 CSA Application 

 

Certified Naturally Grown Vegetables
Certified Naturally Grown Vegetables

Here's an email we received 7/06/10 from one of our Summer 2010 CSA members! 

Dear Pam and Ronny,

The share this week is wonderful!  My baby and daughter LOVE the wild plums. They've been enthusiastically eating them fresh, and Julia immediately wanted to find a recipe to bake something sweet for her daddy, and we've just finished baking plum upside down mini-cakes.  The C-shaped Armenian cucumber was a big hit too.  Just great super fresh fruit and veggies that we could never get at the grocery store.  I know things have been very difficult, but I want you to know that you have two very appreciative children in your corner...

Thanks for all your very hard work!

Elsa

Here's an email we received 6/28/09 from one of our Summer 2009 CSA members! 

Last evening Ken and I enjoyed scalloped squash, seasoned green beans, and a salad with red lettuce, cucumber, yellow tomato, small onion, & pepper.  Only the carrots have not yet been served.  It is all delicious and we will be pleased to recommend you to others. Thanks! 

Ellen

P.S. For appetizers, I broiled tiny yellow tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and topped with Parmesan cheese..yummy! Oh, I forgot the fresh basil on top of the parmesan cheese!

Now online CSA Member Newsletters:

Summer 2012 CSA

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Spring 2012 CSA

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Week six

Fall 2011 CSA

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2011 "Eating Wisely" Fall Farm Festival

Summer 2011 CSA

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Spring 2011 CSA

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Summer 2010 CSA

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Farm Day July 2010

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Spring 2010 CSA

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Farm Day May 2010

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Week five

Fall 2009 CSA

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Summer 2009 CSA

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Farm Day July 2009

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Week ten

Week eleven (Make Up) Week

Spring 2009 CSA

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Week seven

Week eight

Week nine (makeup week)

Farm Day April 2009

 

From our garden to your plate same day! 

 Please help promote "good, clean, fair food". Print flyer to hang at your work, church or organization.

 "Rose Creek Farms 2011 CSA Flyer Click Here"

 

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About Us

Pam's Blog

Contact Us Farming Interns Blog
Map and Directions
 

5/27/11   This was an email I sent to our 2011 Spring CSA members and a response I got back:

This week you may see that a few of your veggies are slightly damaged. We got a terrible hail storm on Tuesday night and they are a bit sliced up.

Pamela - Rose Creek Farms

Pam, please don't worry about the damage at all.  The veggies are still DELICIOUS.  We thoroughly enjoyed some of the greens with our dinner last night.  We absolutely love being a part of the CSA.  Thanks for all that you do to make this possible for us and other families!

 
Laura

Here is a wonderful email from one of our Spring 2009 CSA members! 

Dear Rose Creek Farm, 

The basket of wonders we received 5/6/09 is being thoroughly enjoyed!!  The beets were delicious and the strawberries too!  Must say also the many crisp, tasty and beautiful lettuces are so appreciated. Many thanks, again and again.  You "outdid" yourselves--especially considering the weather. 

The Estes Family