Second Spring offers Asheville’s only four season CSA. To purchase your share, please visit our online store. You can also pay by sending a check for the appropriate amount to:
Second Spring Market Garden
P.O. Box 418
Alexander, NC 28701
Once you’ve submitted a payment, please take a moment to read through and fill out our CSA Agreement Form. This will bring you up to speed with the details of how our CSA works.
Shares are delivered every Wednesday night to our ultra-efficient refrigerators outside the French Broad Co-op. You can pick up your share any time you want. Your produce will be crisp, fresh and delicious.
|Four Season Full Share||$950||May to April (12 months)|
|Four Season Half Share||$700||May to April (12 months)|
|Spring-Fall Full Share||$600||May to October (6 months)|
|Spring-Fall Half Share||$350||May to October (6 months)|
We put a lot of effort into planning our planting calendar each year so that we can provide a truly wide variety of vegetables to our members each and every week. We also grow a lot of spring vegetables throughout the summer, so that we can offer head lettuce, salad mix, and even things like baby radishes and salad turnips after the weather has turned hot. We also grow some unusual produce for the area, including fresh baby ginger, which we love to include in our members’ shares. Here are some sample shares taken from different times of the year to give you a sense of what you’ll receive:
|Second week of May||Arugula, carrots, new potatoes, sugar snap peas, zucchini, Romaine lettuce, French Breakfast radishes, kale, green onions, Hakurei turnips|
|First week of June||Basil, golden beets, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, salad mix|
|Last week of July||Green beans, carrots, bulb fennel, garlic, Romaine lettuce, fresh summer onions, okra, patty pan squash, Hakurei turnips, heirloom tomatoes|
|Last week of September||Beets, carrots, Chinese cabbage, ginger, kale, leeks, parsley, sweet red bell peppers, salad mix, winter squash|
|Last week of December (Winter share)||Baby bok choy, carrots, French Breakfast radishes, salad mix, beets|
|First week of February (Winter share)||Hakurei turnips. spinach, salad mix, leeks, winter squash, garlic|
As an example, the Spring-Fall full share averages out to $23 per week, and contains $25+ worth of produce.
As our way of saying thank you to our CSA members for their support–and in the interest of creating community, both between us and our members as well as amongst our members themselves–we’ll be hosting an annual CSA member Farm-to-Table Dinner in September. The price of the dinner is included in your share: come visit the farm, take in the view, enjoy a delicious, entirely local meal, and get to know your fellow CSA members.
For folks who aren’t financially capable of paying for their entire share up front, we offer payment plans. Please get in touch to set one up.
If you’re concerned about missing one of your shares while you’re out of town, we recommend giving your share to a friend or neighbor and having them come pick it up at your usual pick up spot. If this isn’t an option, we’ll be happy to donate that week’s share to the food bank on your behalf.
Our priority sign-up deadline for CSA shares is April 1st; after April 1st, any remaining shares are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Spring-fall members receive priority for our winter shares, which are limited and tend to sell out.
Thanks for making us your family farmers! We greatly appreciate your support.
-Matt & Casara