JOIN OUR METTA EARTH FARM CSA
Metta Earth Farm engages in biodynamic, regenerative agriculture, and organic principles and practices. All ingredients in our products are 100% organic with no exceptions.
There are three tiers to our CSA offerings:
A Metta Earth Produce Share offers a pick your own collection that changes throughout the seasons. From our fresh in the garden and fresh in the greenhouse selections, the list is abundant and changes every week. Please see samples below of what produce looks like at a glance in late summer to get an idea of what to look forward to.
Sample of Farm Produce in Late Summer
*This list will change every week, as the growing season continues. If you are a CSA member,
be sure to check in with us about where things are and best picking advice.
Remember to bring your own scissors or nippers, your bags, and/or baskets.
Feel free to come pick anytime, except Sundays.
CSA members are welcome to add on a farm store order.
And if you are not a CSA member, you are welcome to place an order.
CSA Members Pick Your Own
Fresh in the Greenhouses
Orange & Red Cherry Tomatoes
Thai Hot Peppers
Fresh in the Garden
Green & Purple Kales
Italian & Curly Parsley
Fennel fronds and/or bulbs
Napa Cabbages…outer leaves
Beets & Beet Greens
Yellow & Red Onions
Calendula & Nasturtium Edibles
Tomatoes, garlic bulbs, summer squash, and zucchini are pre-picked on the front porch…
check the little white fridge or the crates on the bench. Yellow onions are drying in the little greenhouse.
Red onions are drying in the barn…in the stall to the left.
The Metta Earth Botanicals CSA offers you a taste of the bounties of the land throughout the changing seasons. From herb-infused vinegars for your salads to soothing salves for scrapes and bug bites, experience the multitude of gifts that our organically cultivated and sustainably wildcrafted botanical allies have to offer.
At an altitude of 1,400 feet, Metta Earth lands experience an elemental journey of the seasons. The cold months are long and dormant. During the spring months in April and May we begin to see life re-emerge with wild wood nettles and spring ephemerals leading the way, and the first stages of seeding, planting, and preparing our gardens. The frost-free months in summer are brief – just June, July, and August – but filled with life: Echinacea, Tulsi, St. John’s Wort, Yarrow, and many more plants grace us with their presence. The harvest season continues into autumn, as the plants’ energy retreats downward, making it an opportune time for gathering medicinal roots.
The cold months are long and dormant. During the spring months in April and May we begin to see life re-emerge with wild wood nettles and spring ephemerals leading the way, and the first stages of seeding, planting, and preparing our gardens. The frost-free months in summer are brief – just June, July, and August – but filled with life: Echinacea, Tulsi, St. John’s Wort, Yarrow, and many more plants grace us with their presence. The harvest season continues into autumn, as the plants’ energy retreats downward, making it an opportune time for gathering medicinal roots.
During the entirety of the growing season we work, play, and connect with herbs: planting, cultivating, wildcrafting, seeding, drying, and making remedies. Our herbal CSA is inspired by these many stages of the seasons.
Each monthly offering contains two herbal formulas, made with love and organic plants from Metta Earth gardens, forests, and fields. Let each monthly bundle be a reminder to take some time to care for yourself and your community, or give the gift of place-based herbal wellness to a friend or loved one.
Connect to sense of place by honoring the changes of the seasons
and celebrate what’s in its most vital state.
Pick up your herbal products at Metta Earth on the last Saturday of every month from
May through November, from 4-6pm. Take a stroll through our gardens and experience
the place where the plants that went into your herbal creations were grown. Before each pick-up day,
we will send you a newsletter with information about the month’s herbal products, the plants that
they consist of, and ideas for how to enjoy them.
While the remedies in these monthly offerings are
subject to change, below is a sample of what the season’s offerings may include.
Saturday, May 28:
Mint Medley Tea, Infused Vinegar
Saturday, June 25:
Garden Herb Salt, Bug Bite Salve
Saturday, July 30:
Mountain Meadow Tea, Rose Glycerite
Saturday, August 27:
Bee Balm Infused Honey, Cayenne Spice Salt
Saturday, September 24:
Tulsi Tea, Tomato & Garlic Salt
Saturday, October 29:
Elderberry Syrup, Wound Salve
Saturday, November 26:
Tulsi & Anise Hyssop Tea, Fire Cider, Blossom Bath Salts
Each month’s offerings are valued at a total of around $30. At a contribution of $200 for the season, we will provide seven months’ worth of herbal creations, as well as a bonus $25 gift certificate (that you can give as a gift or use towards more herbal products or a retreat/workshop with us). We will also give you our Metta Earth Herbal Handbook, so that you can continue exploring your relationship with medicinal plants for years to come.
If you don’t live nearby, we encourage you to participate in community-supported agriculture near you!
We can also ship you collections of our teas and salts, or individual products, found here.
SUPPORT FOOD DONATIONS
Metta Earth is dedicated to growing organic produce and plant medicine to contribute to food and wellness sovereignty in our local community, especially now with the challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. As we continue with Metta Earth’s regenerative agriculture focus, the Earth Responder project is increasing our capacity to grow, harvest, and donate food and plant medicine to organizations in our bioregion.
In January of 2022, we also launched another way to make food donations called The Kitchen Soup Project with regular donations from Metta Earth Farm, as well as other farms in the region. Produce goes to household kitchens to make soup and then the soup goes out to those in the local community in need.
In the last years the harvest has been abundant, the service work has been steady, and the pathways for food and plant medicine donations are growing stronger. We are glad to be able to collaborate with others to make a contribution.
You can support this process by making a tax deductible financial donation. Click on the buttons below for either or both of these projects, if you would like to contribute.
COMMUNITY GARDEN DAYS
Saturdays 2 – 6 pm
Feel free to invite others who would be in tune with all of this and flow easily.
Garden Projects & Community Flow
- garden work projects
- children’s games, play, songs, berry picking
- walking the land
Bring your own with dishes, and if you have something to share, that’s nice..and feel free to break out for snacks, food, your meal needs at any times during the afternoon.
Metta Harvest Gifts
Also, we always want to make sure you take home foods from the land and your gardening participation. We’ll let you know what’s best to take home.
If we are unable to host this, we’ll let you know with another send out.
We send out regular newsletters to our CSA members.
Please enjoy these from 2021!