Taliaferro Farms is a community supported agriculture farm growing certified organic home grown farm fresh vegetables, fruits, and other agricultural foods to persons and families in the community. They offer a healthy choice of many of the standard produce varieties as well as many interesting and unique produce and products. All vegetables and fruits are grown using certified organic methods.

The farm and farm store offer a healthy choice of many of the standard produce varieties as well as many interesting and unique produce and products. We grow all of our vegetables and fruits using certified organic methods. The fruits we grow include: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples and lots of melons.

Crops are planted in succession to provide a continuous weekly supply of mixed vegetables chosen for flavor, nutritional value and to support bio-diversity through crop rotation. We grow more than 60 different varieties of vegetables, so the shareholders can expect a wide variety of items in their weekly shares.
Becoming a shareholder in a CSA program has many benefits for all involved. Your interest and investment will help support small farms and their ideologies. You will see directly what your food dollars are being used for. You will be in direct contact with your food producer to ask questions about farming and the farm. I feel that people will find the CSA concept refreshing, instead of being many times removed from knowing when, where or how your food was produced.

Taliaferro Farms CSA Share Examples

1 bunch baby red beets
1 bunch spinach
1 qt snap peas
3 small heads lettuce
1/2 lb baby arugula
1 heads pac choi
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch dill
2 qts strawberries
2 cucumbers

1 green cabbage
2 lbs summer squash mix
1 lbs mesclun mix
1 lb green beans
3 lbs early girl red tomato
or 3 lbs heirloom tomatoes
1 bunch tatsoi
1 bunch chioggia beets
1 bunch basil mix (green and red)
1 garlic bulb
1 cantelope melon
or 2 lbs sweet bell peppers

1-1/2 lbs broccoli (or 2 heads)
1 napa cabbage
2 lbs oriental eggplant
1 pt sun gold red cherry tomato
1 lb romano beans
1 bunch carrots
1 lb mesclun mix
4 lbs red potatoes
1 bunch broccoli rabe
4 lbs winter squash
5 lbs Empire apples

How The CSA Works

Each week during the growing season (late May through early November) you visit the farm and pick up a share of the farm’s seasonal harvest. Unlike many other CSA’s who specifically dictate what you will receive in your share we offer choices. For example there might be twenty to thirty different produce items available. These are set out as units.

A unit is a volume of a particular produce item (i.e.: 6 sweet peppers is one unit, 4 lbs. of tomatoes is one unit, 8 cucumbers is one unit, etc.). You will be allowed to choose 9 to 12 units depending on the time of the season’s harvest. All produce is available for discount purchase in addition to the CSA share.

The above shares are only 3 of the 20 to 26 weeks. More likely, the size of the share will increase during the prime harvest months of July, August, and September.