Thanks for joining the CSA! Please read all the info below before you start choosing your herbs for the share. The CSA begins in June, and we will send out the newsletter the week before each share pickup so that you can choose your herbs from what’s available. Please wait until you receive the newsletter to choose your herbs for the week.
For non-CSA members, you are also welcome to purchase fresh herbs from us throughout the season. You can purchase herbs from this page using the “Add-on” option below each herb (or sometimes its listed by the pound). The “CSA Share” option is reserved for members only. Please read through our Logistics Page for non-members before purchasing fresh herbs so you can be aware of delivery charges and time frames. Thank you! Any questions please email us.
CSA Member details:
How it works: Choose your five herbs that you purchased as part of the share by adding any combination of 5 items in to your cart (ex. 2 stinging nettle, 1 echinacea root, 1 comfrey root, 1 cleavers). All of the items on the page are available to you and as default are listed as “CSA Share.”
If you’d like to purchase additional herbs you can do that by adding “Add-on” items to your cart, roots are also listed by the pound those are add-on items too. After you finish, click “Checkout” and follow the process through to the end. If you are just choosing your 5 CSA Share herbs then the charge will be $0. You should get a confirmation email, if you don’t receive that then it’s likely you didn’t finish the checkout process. Also, please note that in the case that we don’t have enough of a particular herb available we harvest the “CSA Shares” first then do the “Add-on” herbs.
FAQ: How much is in a “bunch” of an herb? Sizes vary depending on availability but we like to give you enough of each herb to make medicine with. For example, for nettles we give out about a gallon size bag of tops. For dandelion root we will harvest a handful of roots.
More questions? Check out our logistics page.
Notes on some herbs:
Herbs with limits – throughout the season we get flushes of different herbs, like chamomile blossoms, calendula blossoms, california poppy leaf and flower and others. We limit these as we don’t always have enough for everyone to get some each time. So, make your selections early and if you don’t get some this time around hopefully we will have some available again for the next share. Most of these will still be available in two weeks so if you’re a full share member you’ll have more opportunity then. Shares for these are generally in quantities like 25 calendula flowers, couple big handfuls of echinacea flowers.
Notes for this week’s share:
Rue – has been known to cause a skin reaction when touched, use with cautionSt Johns Wort – leaf and flower bunches. some of the flowers will be past and some will be in peak stage and others will still be in the bud stage. Likely to be the last week for st johns wort unless we get another flush later in the season.
Linden – bag of leaf and flower. Last week for this one.
Milky oats – several big handfuls of oats. The oats ripen to the “milky” stage at various times and we like to harvest them at the beginning of this cycle when a few are “milky” rather than wait until they might be past and can start to mold depending on the weather. We might have oats available again in two weeks but not definitely.
Caraway – seeds that are in various stages from green to brown
Calendula – limited quantity this week, we will continue to have this one throughout the summer
Mullein flower – bag of flowers on the stem. use the open and starting to open blossoms.
Stinging Nettle – we are offering this one as add-on only for this week as we only have a limited quantity and will refund orders if we don’t have enough