If you are new to the CSA model or just exploring, you'll find everything you need to know right here.
Still have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us any time!
We're better together.
Community and Sustainability.
We aim to provide a reliable local source of the highest quality produce for our area, and to work towards the economic sustainability of our rural community. We also want the farm to be a place of inspiration and beauty, a place to reconnect to food and the joys of food culture. We hope that Mountain Bounty will be a farm to celebrate, a farm that you help create and sustain for the future.
raising organic families
As parents, the health and wellbeing of our children is our foremost concern. Childrens bodies are more vulnerable to exposure to the kinds of toxins found in the pesticides and herbicides commonly used to produce conventional fruits and veggies. Making the choice to prepare and serve organic food reduces exposure to toxins and teaches children the value of good eating habits.
** Beyond nutrition, our food choices have a dramatic impact on your family and shape their eating habits, but shopping can be challenging when we’re all bombarded with food labels appearing in various sizes and forms on the packaging, in the ingredient list, or on stickers. The “Certified Organic” label can help you make informed decisions at the farmers’ market or the supermarket. Feeding your family organic food reduces your risk of exposure to pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones, and promotes the development of long-lasting, good eating habits.
Why Choose a CSA?
community, sustainability and health.
Community– you become connected to your local farm and farmers – the real people who grow this food for you every week.
Responsibility– your grocery dollars support a small farm that strives to steward the land, investing heavily in caring for soil, water, and local creatures.
News & recipes– we send an email newsletter every week with news from the farm and recipes.
Convenience– your week’s produce is pre-packed and delivered to one of 15 convenient pickup locations.
Economy– feel great knowing you’re supporting a local business, and save money on groceries!
Seasonality– you eat the food that is growing in your region right now, year-round.
Quality– our varieties and growing methods deliver superior taste, including many heirlooms, and we put tremendous effort and skill toward making the best veggie boxes we can every week, for over 18 years.
Freshness– we deliver the freshest, most vibrant and delicious organically grown produce, often picked that same day.
Variety– you may be introduced to a few interesting, new veggies which you wouldn’t have found elsewhere.
Health– an abundance of fresh produce encourages you to cook from scratch and eat more veggies.
How it Works
(the content below is borrowed from Golden Earthworm to use as a guideline)
- After you sign up, we use your payment to buy seeds, fertilizer, tools & equipment for the season.
- In February or March, we start planting seeds in the greenhouse, which will turn into seedlings that we transplant into our fields in April and May.
- We will contact you via e-mail during the spring to share important information regarding the first pick-up.
- We start harvesting vegetables for our members the week of May 23rd.
- For 26 weeks starting that week of May 23rd, you will arrive at your selected pick-up location on the same day every week during the pick-up window and collect your freshly-picked produce. Pick-up days and times depend on location. See our CSA Locations page for details.
What it Costs
our 2016 summer and winter Farm shares
SUMMER 2016- REGULAR AND SMALL Shares available
Western Nevada County
May 25 – November 2, 2016
Regular box: $27.75 per week ($666 total)
Small box: $21.75 per week ($522 total)
Truckee/Tahoe & Reno
24 Weeks: May 28 – November 5, 2016
Regular box: $30.75 per week ($738 total)
Small box: $24.75 per week ($594 total)
The organic veggies for our winter share come from our friends at Riverdog Farm, located in the more temperate Capay Valley outside of Davis. Partnering with them allows us to provide you with a year-round supply of fresh and diverse produce. Their veggie boxes are beautiful and bountiful.
Our Winter CSA is
Western Nevada County
26 weeks: November 11 through May 18, 2017
$24.75 per week x 26 weeks = $643.50 (prorated subscriptions always available)
26 weeks: November 12 through May 19, 2017
$27.75 per week x 26 weeks = $721.50 (prorated subscriptions always available)
Ready to Take the Next Step?
HOW DO I JOIN?
- Click the green button below or call us at (530)292-3776.
- After you sign up, you’ll receive a confirmation/invoice email with a link to pay and a welcome letter to print out. This is where you will get the exact address and instructions for picking up your produce.
- Email is our primary form of communication with our members, so please read all emails from Mountain Bounty Farm. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to make sure we’re not blocked by your email server.
- We accept prorated signups anytime, all year long. If a season has already begun, signups by each Thursday night will begin delivery the following week.