CSA Varieties!

Seed Selection

In 2023, Shilofarm will have about 120 specific varieties of produce. The types are ‘grouped’ into:

  • Season:
    • Cool, Warm, Dual
    • Short (less than 6 weeks) and Long (over 6 weeks, duh.)
  • Type:
    • Greens: Lettuces, Spinaches, Mustards, mostly.
    • Crunchies: Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Cucumbers, Turnips
    • Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Chives, Dill, Parsley, Garlic, Oregano, Mint
    • Squashes: Summer (Patty Pan, Crook neck, Zucchini)
    • Brassicas: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Pac Choi
    • Starches: Corn, Beans, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes
    • Onions: green and bulb (Walla Walla, Red and Yellow)
    • Fruits, (veggie): Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant
    • Fruits, other: Strawberries, Raspberries, Grapes, Peaches, Apples, Plums

Additionally, there are flowers added to each box as they are ready – Roses are the most common, but also Snapdragons, Stock, Statice,  Zinnia, Chrysanthemum, and others.

Just to highlight – Lettuce and greens are a substantially important product. There is a salad in every box; if a member doesn’t want salads, well, this may not be a good thing for them.

Each week there is an email update to the members before picking that allows some excited feedback (more or less of something).