We invite you to share in the abundance at Dark Wood Farm by joining our CSA!
How to enroll:
- Read through the CSA details below
- Fill out the on-line enrollment form
- Send your full payment. Our CSA begins May 14. We have a few spots left to fill, but all enrollments at this point will be considered “late enrollments” and will be charged a pro-rated amount based on how many weeks you will participate – contact us for details.
- CHECK: Make check payable to Dark Wood Farm and send to 2590 Lawrenceburg Ferry Rd, Petersburg, KY 41080
- CASH: Contact us if you would like to set up cash payment
- CREDIT CARD: Contact us if you would like to pay by card, and we will send you an invoice via email **Credit card payments incur a 3% additional fee**
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) involves members of the community buying a set number of “shares” of a farmer’s harvest at the beginning of the season, and subsequently receiving a portion of the harvest each week. It’s kind of like a magazine subscription, but instead you receive a share of ripe, delicious, seasonal vegetables each week.
About Dark Wood Farm:
Dark Wood Farm has been owned and operated by Annie Woods since 2014. The farm is located on leased land in Boone County, KY, less than 20 miles from Cincinnati, OH. We grow more than 60 types of vegetables and herbs on a little more than one acre of land. All produce is grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, according to natural and organic growing principles. Annie and a small crew of friends and family seed, plant, weed, and harvest everything by hand. We improve our soil by adding compost, mineral amendments, and growing cover crops. We manage pests, plant diseases, and extreme weather by using fabric row cover, planting beneficial crops to attract insect predators, and growing a wide diversity of crops.
What our CSA members receive:
- A weekly share of freshly-harvested, hand-picked produce (enough produce for two adults with plans to cook a few times during the week)
- A weekly e-newsletter with recipe ideas and news from the farm
- Invitations to events on and off the farm
May 14 – November 19. This includes 26 weekly deliveries, plus a one-week break in June and another one-week break in August.
Membership costs $610.
A $300 deposit is required at enrollment to reserve your spot in the CSA. The remaining $310 is due by May 7. Enrollments after May 7 must be paid in full. Enrollments after our start date of May 14 will be charged a pro-rated amount.
Full payment of your share is appreciated when possible – this helps us offset the upfront cost of getting your crops in the ground.
We are open to other payment options if the two payment plan is prohibitive for you. Please contact us if you would like to set up an alternative payment plan.
Choose a neighborhood location (normally the porch of one of our CSA members), and pick up on your specified day in the late afternoon/early evening:
- Petersburg, KY (on the farm off of Lawrenceburg Ferry Rd)
- Union, KY (Sedco Dr off of Frogtown Rd)
- Crestview Hills/Fort Mitchell/Lakeside Park, KY (Bellemonte Ave off of Dixie Highway in Lakeside Park)
- Covington/Wallace Woods, KY (Maryland Ave in Wallace Woods)
- Downtown/Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH (Takeaway Deli on Main St)
- Northside, Cincinnati, OH (The Littlefield/2nd Place Bar)
- Mt Auburn, Cincinnati, OH (Highland Ave)
Exact addresses will be disclosed once you enroll.
We aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible, so shares are packed in a reusable tote with an ice pack. We ask you to bring your own bags/cooler to transport your vegetables and leave your tote and ice pack to be re-used later.
We are partnering with other local farms and food producers to offer optional additions to your weekly veggie share. Once your CSA membership is reserved, you will have the opportunity to sign up for add-ons through our CSA members-only online store before the beginning of CSA season.
- EGGS: fresh eggs from Lancaster Farm, Petersburg KY
- FRUIT: a selection of seasonal fruit from local farms as available; organic and conventional
- COFFEE: locally roasted single-origin beans and house blends from MugMug Coffee, Burlington KY
- FRESH CUT FLOWERS: locally-grown fresh cut flowers in season from Gina’s Flowers, Petersburg KY
- BULK BOX: extra produce from our farm for processing and filling your pantry
- The BIG THANKSGIVING BOX: A box of storage vegetables and Thanksgiving-appropriate produce, delivered a week before Thanksgiving.
Send us an email from our CONTACT PAGE if you need more details.
Read on for answers to common questions about the CSA:
What if I don’t use a lot of produce each week?
Ask a friend, neighbor, or family member to team up with you. You can split your share each week, or take turns picking up the share every other week.
I eat A LOT of produce – what if I need a bigger share?
CSA members will have access to an exclusive Dark Wood Farm online farmstore where you can add more veggies to your share each week.
What if I am going to be out of town on the regular pick-up day?
You are welcome to send a friend or family member to pick up your share. With advance notice, we can hold your share in refrigeration and deliver it the following week.
What kind of produce can I expect in my share each week?
A Dark Wood Farm CSA share will introduce you to the wide variety of produce that can be grown in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region.
Each week, you will receive the season’s best produce. Spring shares will be heavier on greens, lettuce, spring root crops, and herbs. Summer shares will lean toward tomatoes, hardy leafy greens, summer herbs, potatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini. Fall shares will contain root crops, salad greens, hardy greens, and winter squash.
The line-up of veggies will change each week, but most weeks you will receive one or two bunches of fresh herbs (ex: cilantro, basil, dill, thyme, sage, parsley), one bunch of root vegetables with their tops (ex: carrots, beets, turnips, radishes), one bunch of leafy cooking greens (ex: chard, kale, collards, bok choy), salad greens (ex: head lettuce, frisee, salad mix, arugula), a type of storage vegetable (ex: potatoes, onions, garlic, winter squash), one or more type of fruit (ex: tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, peppers – yes, they are all technically fruit!), and one other miscellaneous item (ex: garlic scapes, okra, sugar snap peas, celery, green beans, radicchio). We grow lots of things that you can’t find at the grocery store, so expect to try some new-to-you vegetables.
Check out the photo slideshow above to see examples of our weekly CSA shares!
READY TO ENROLL?
Head back to the top of the page, and follow our 3-step enrollment plan