Not too late! Sign up today for your share of fresh Winter veggies.

Our three high tunnels are starting to fill up with all kinds of greens and roots for us to start picking around Thanksgiving time. The image on top is our new high tunnel. It’s almost completely planted now with kale, carrots, radishes, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce and beets. At bottom left the peppers and rosemary are still going strong, while Chinese cabbage, chicory and hakurei turnips are just getting up to speed. At bottom right we just cleared out most of the tomatoes and will put in as much arugula and salad as we can.

So get your share today! There are two types of share:

Early Winter- This membership signs you up for 7 weeks of produce from late November through early January $175   Buy Now Button

Full Winter- Save a little money by signing up ahead of time for both the Early and Late Winter sessions (14 weeks total)  $325  Buy Now Button

Happy Fall!

Winter CSA Starts November 18

Happy Fall!

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First of the winter squashes are coming in. Trying to pick them before the coyotes do!

Attention CSA members, we have our schedule worked out. If you’re all signed up, here are the details on the upcoming season of great food. If you haven’t signed up yet, we’d love it if you could click those PayPal buttons before you get all distracted by apple-picking and raking leaves!

 

  • The first of seven weekly CSA pickups will be on the week of November 18th. Pickups will happen every Sun/Mon through the week of January 6, 2019, excluding the week of Christmas.
  • Providence pickup location will be on Sundays from 3-5 at World’s Fair Gallery (268 Broadway). If you haven’t been, it’s an easy spot to find. Just keep an eye out for the big ole Columbus Theater marquis and the gallery is right next to that.
  • On-farm pickups will be on Mondays each week from 4-6. The address, if you’re new to the farm, is 380 Greenville Ave Rear, Johnston RI.

SIGN UP RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW:

 

Early Winter- This membership signs you up for 7 weeks of produce from late November through early January  $175   Buy Now Button

Full Winter- Save a little by signing up for both the Early and Late Winter sessions (14 weeks total). Late Winter CSA usually starts around March 1st.   $325   Buy Now Button

If you have any questions about this or any topic, don’t hesitate to email us at redplanetvegetables@gmail.com and also visit the Winter CSA page of this blog.

 

Winter CSA Earlybird Discount: One Day Left…

Don’t forget to join now for a deal on this winter’s tasty greens.

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We know, it isn’t even Fall yet and summer’s bounty has filled up the fridge, but Red Planet Farm is well into the work of planting and tending crops for this year’s Winter CSA. We are offering $15 off on both Early Winter and Full Winter CSA shares for anyone that buys a share before September 10th. That’s tomorrow! Buy a share now to get a good deal on delicious, fresh picked produce this winter.

 

 

If it’s been a while since you were a member, our wintertime offerings include arugula, beets, carrots, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, herbs, squashes, kale, swiss chard, radishes, turnips and various other healthy and flavorful things.

Two CSA Membership Types:

Early Winter- This membership signs you up for 7 weeks of produce from late November through early January $175  EARLYBIRD PRICE: $160   Buy Now Button

Full Winter- Save a little money by signing up ahead of time for both the Early and Late Winter sessions (14 weeks total)  $325 EARLYBIRD PRICE: $310   Buy Now Button

Go to our Winter CSA page for more info

Winter CSA Earlybird Discount: One Day Left

Don’t forget to join now for a deal on this winter’s tasty greens.

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We know, it isn’t even Fall yet and summer’s bounty has filled up the fridge, but Red Planet Farm is well into the work of planting and tending crops for this year’s Winter CSA. We are offering $15 off on both Early Winter and Full Winter CSA shares for anyone that buys a share before September 10th. That’s tomorrow! Buy a share now to get a good deal on delicious, fresh picked produce this winter.

 

 

If it’s been a while since you were a member, our wintertime offerings include arugula, beets, carrots, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, herbs, squashes, kale, swiss chard, radishes, turnips and various other healthy and flavorful things.

Two CSA Membership Types:

Early Winter- This membership signs you up for 7 weeks of produce from late November through early January $175  EARLYBIRD PRICE: $160   Buy Now Button

Full Winter- Save a little money by signing up ahead of time for both the Early and Late Winter sessions (14 weeks total)  $325 EARLYBIRD PRICE: $310   Buy Now Button

Go to our Winter CSA page for more info

Honey for sale starting this week!

If you have been to the farm and walked around you would see the hives set up by the pond. The beekeepers who manage these hives don’t always have honey to sell because a primary focus is on raising queens. See her in the middle with the gorgeous blue spot?bluequeen6-11

This year has been good for honey production and we will have 1 lb jars available at the CSA pick ups for $12.

Let me know if your are interested in other sizes or in any of the other products from our friends at Bare Hand Apiary!

Work Day This Sunday!

We’ll be there from 9 am til 4 or so this Sunday, July 8. Feel free to stop by for any length of time during the day.

Come out to the farm and lend a hand on a variety of projects! The two at the front of my mind are picking blueberries and hacking at/pulling weeds. We’ll have some refreshments but please bring your own water bottle, sun protection and gloves (though we’ll have some on hand)

The kind of shocking heat last week gave those weeds a chance to get ahead and we need all the help we can get!IMG_1988 But I’m sure the weather has also influenced the bumper crop of berries we’re getting -for the first time ever!- from our blueberry patch.

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We look forward to seeing you! And if you know you’re coming, please shoot me an email or text to give me an idea of how many folks to expect.

Early Spring CSA ends this Sun/Mon

We had eight great weeks with you all, and I have to admit that the cold temperatures in April actually helped us with the quality of the shares this year. Also huge thanks to Little Bitte and the Worlds Fair Gallery for offering to be the pick up spot in Providence! What an amazing improvement over crowding into the front hall of our house!

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Now it’s May, and we’ve had a couple of 90+ degree days, and all those spring greens need to come out of the high tunnels.  For the rest of the month we will be planting and planting and planting to get ready for our main season.  We hope you’ll join us on the next leg of our journey!

 

2018 CSA Shares: These Deals Won’t Last!

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Our farm pond with beehives and compost piles in background

Hey folks, we know Spring has been slow to arrive this year, and the worms are barely even awake, but Early Bird pricing on CSA signups ends in 1 week! On April 24th, our Full Share prices will be increased to $550 and Half Shares to $280, so we’re hoping you all can sign up before that deadline to get a better deal on this season’s supply of Red Planet produce. Also, if you’ve been planning to join but not sure you can get the funds together for next week, just let us know you want in so we can get you on the list for the Early Bird price and we’ll just work out a payment plan.

Click here to pay online or get more info.

A snapshot from this week’s Spring CSA share

Wanna help grow some food? CSA 2018!

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Lucy has somehow herded the 2000 lb bag of dirt into the garage and is now jealously guarding it.

We just received our first ever batch of locally made potting mix today from our friends at the Compost Plant. They mixed up a custom blend  just for us to try out in our soil blocks because they are awesome people, and it seems to be working pretty great so far. We are proud and excited to be growing all our seedlings this year in this high quality potting soil made from local yard and food waste. Starting seeds is a rite of Spring on the farm and your CSA membership helps us to make it happen. img_0954

If you have already signed up, thank you. If you’re still trying to get around to it, please go get your share today to help us bring forth a bountiful farm season for 2018. And if you aren’t quite ready to make payment but want to reserve your spot, just get in touch with us at redplanetvegetables@gmail.com!

FULL SHARE ($500) 
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 Great for a growing family or a smaller household of folks who use a lot of vegetables.

HALF SHARE ($250)
Buy Now Button If you’re not sure you’ll make use of all the produce you get each week in a Full Share, the Half Share gives you most of the same weekly variety, just less of it.