What's in a Share?

 

WHAT'S IN A SHARE?

We live and grow by the seasons, the way nature intended. As a result, each CSA week is different and unique. As we get to know you, we will also get to know your likes and dislikes, and whether the other mouths in your household prefer broccoli or brussels, broad beans or spring onions. Armed with this knowledge, we will try to cater your box as much as possible to your individual preferences. This is why it is so important to pick up your box in person, and not merely rely on an anonymous delivery.

At Roly Poly Farm, we try and strike a balance between introducing new varieties, and providing staple crops. In every box, we aim for the following each week, with examples provided:

  • 3 Staples (e.g. onions, carrots)
  • 2-3 As much as possible (e.g. beetroot, tomatoes, capsicum, broccoli)
  • 2 Sometimes (e.g. eggplant, pumpkin, radish, celery)
  • 2-3 Leafy Green (e.g. salad mix, rocket, silverbeet, baby spinach)
  • 1-2 Legumes (e.g. sugarsnap pea; bushbean; snow pea; broad bean)
  • Experimental Variety (e.g. okra, purslane, shiso)
  • Sweet Treat - when available (e.g. mandarins; strawberries; limes; rockmelon)

The above is meant as a guide, only. As the season progresses, we will be offering add-ons, such as flowers; herbs; preserves; potatoes; garlic and rainbow pastured eggs!

 

 

Below are the vegetables you can expect throughout the year. Each box will vary throughout the season relative to the natural fluctuations of abundance on our farm:

SPRING

Asian/Mustard Greens (Pak Choy, Tatsoi, Mizuna), Rainbow Coloured Beetroot (Red, Golden, Candy-Striped), Broccoli, Spring Onions/Scallions, Cabbage (Green, Red, Savoy), Multi-Coloured Carrots Bunches, Eclectic Cauliflower (Purple, Orange, Green, White), Celery, Coriander, Dill, Baby Fennel, Garlic Scapes, Spring Garlic, Kale (Tuscan, Red, Curly Green), Kohlrabi, Little Gem & Head Lettuce,Mint, Radishes, Rainbow Chard, Salad/Mesclun Mix, Salad Turnips, Spinach, Parsley, Peas (Snap, Snow, Shelling), Zucchini...

SUMMER

Beetroot, Capsicum, Multi-Colored Carrot Bunches, Chard, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers (pickling & slicing), Dill, Eggplant (purple, white and purple striped, white, other heirlooms), Full Size Fennel Bulbs, Garlic, Kale (Tuscan, Red, Curly Green), Lettuce, Leeks, Limes, Melons, Okra, Onions (Spring, Red), Shallots, Strawberries, Tomatillos, Heirloom Tomatoes, Zucchini, Fresh Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, etc.)...

AUTUMN

Asian Greens, Little Gem & Head Lettuce, Beets, Broccoli, Broccolini, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage (Green, Red, Savoy), Multi-Colored Carrot Bunches, Chard, Coriander, Collard Greens, Cauliflower, Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Parsley, Pumpkins (Butternut, Kabocha, Other Heirloom varieties), Salad/Mesclun Mix, Salad Turnips, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Winter Squash (Pumpkins, Butternut, Kabocha, Delicata)...

WINTER

Asian/Mustard Greens (Pak Choy, Tatsoi, Mizuna), Little Gem & Head Lettuce, Rainbow Coloured Beetroot (Red, Golden, Candy-Striped),, Broccoli / Broccolini, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Multi-Colored Carrot Bunches, Eclectic Cauliflower (Purple, Orange, Green, White), Celeriac, Celery, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Peas (Snap, Snow, Shelling), Pumpkins (Butternut, Kabocha, Other Heirloom varieties), Radish, Rainbow Chard, Spinach, Swedes, Turnips...

We are currently working on a Roly Poly Crop List Database. This will be a reference guide for you, our members, to suss out what you are looking at, how it's grown, and what to do with it in the kitchen! Handy ways as to how to best prepare and eat it are included, which allows us to ensure yummy, happy, Roly Poly tummies!

 

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