Our weekly vegetable csa is here!
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting enrollments for our Weekly Farm Box Program! Members will receive 29 weeks (from May through mid November) of high quality vegetables and culinary herbs grown in our expanded market garden! Not only will your membership provide over six months of local organically* grown food, it is also a powerful investment in your health, your community, our environment, and our local economy.
Farm Box Members will receive:
- 5-8 varieties of veggies & herbs each week (see below for a list of what's growin')
- Recipes and tips for eating and living healthy
- Special offers on our pasture raised meats!
- Access to member exclusive farm events!
- Our commitment to provide the highest quality produce possible. Your produce will always be grown without harmful inputs in a manner that supports the building of soil and ecology!
Choose your pick up site:
You can choose between one of the following pick up locations!
1. Wednesday afternoons at Red Gate Ranch (1-7pm)
2. Saturdays at the Red Bluff farmers market (9am-1pm)
3. Saturdays at Gather Marketplace in Redding (9am-1pm)
Payment Options & Enrollment:
Simply complete and submit your enrollment form, and payment. Click here for your enrollment form.
The cost for enrollment is $725 which breaks down to $25 per week for 29 weeks. That pays for over six months of fresh vegetables and herbs!
(For pick up locations at market in Red Bluff or Redding an additional fee will be charged of $2 per week. Bringing your total to $783.)
You can choose to pay one of two ways:
1. Pay in Full (check, cash, or paypal)
2. Three Month Payment Plan
(Requires 3 post dates checks for the 1st of May, June, and July 2018. See enrollment form for more details.)
Enrollments after May 1, 2018 may be placed on a waiting list.
Bring the abundance of our thriving garden into your kitchen this season!
We plan to grow multiple varieties of the following veggies in no particular order:
Spinach, Collards, Kale, Okra, Eggplant, Mizuna, Pac Choy, Komatsuna, Swiss Chard, Celery, Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Leeks, Cucumbers, Carrots, Beets, Zuchinni, Crookneck Squash, Radishes, Melons, Cabbage, Turnips, Lettuce, Arugula, Winter Squash, and more!
You will also find herbs in your box like: Parsley, Chives, Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram, Oregano, Basil, Tulsi, Dill, Cilantro, Sage, Lemon Verbena, Hyssop, and Burdock root to name a few!
Our vision & offerings
The Red Gate Gardens began in Spring of 2012 with two double dug garden beds and a large vision. The vision was to grow healthy food alongside our children, friends, and families in a way that supports the land. We grow a wide variety of herbs and vegetables with plans to expand production in an effort to bring more herbal offerings to the community.
Quality & beliefs
We use only Organic, Non-GMO seeds. We also choose open pollinated varieties for our garden. Many of the sprays and chemicals on the market that are approved for use on certified organic produce are not products that we feel comfortable using on our food. We often implement unique predator controls and low impact solutions to deal with the common imbalances that come when working with nature. Ultimately, building healthy soil which is rich in biology is the best method for ensuring healthy plants. Our customers are welcome to come see our gardens and to ask any questions they might have about our practices.
Supporting the land
For us, supporting the land means that we work to build our top soil by testing it's content each year and applying nourishing amendments in the way we would amend our bodies when out of balance. This practice allows us to constantly replenish valuable nutrients and minerals that are removed from the soil during the growing process. We strive to grow the majority of our compost material onsite rather than relying on outside inputs to build our soil. Since this is a practice that can take many years to master we pride ourselves on taking the extra time and energy necessary to seek the highest quality inputs available, making adjustments as needed when we are not able to find a product that meets our standards. We practice regular crop rotation, companion planting arrangements, and the use of beneficial plants to proactively balance pests. (We never apply any sort of harmful chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides in our garden.) Our gardening practices are loosely based on a variety of techniques including no-till, bio-intensive, and biodynamic practices to ensure that we are not depleting the land. These practices combined with close observation allow us to conserve space, water, and manpower while increasing yields and food nutrient quality significantly.