- Winter 2018 CSA registration is now open!
- Available share options are Full Share, Partial Share, Bi-Weekly Share and Little Bitty Share.
- Limited Egg Shares will be available for the Winter CSA.
- Customers living or working in The Woodlands in zip codes 77381, 77382, and 77384 are eligible for our Home Delivery Share options.
What will CSA members receive?
Subscribe in advance to twelve weeks of fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables from Wood Duck Farm, nestled in the Sam Houston National Forest north of Houston. Five choices are currently offered: a Weekly Full Share, a Weekly Partial Share, a Bi-weekly Full Share, a Bi-weekly Partial Share and our newest Little Bitty Share . A sample Full Share is shown in the image at the right. Partial Shares typically include the same items, but about a third less. The Little Bitty Share is designed for a single member household. Our farm grows several produce varieties and will strive to give members the best quality produce possible. Most CSA members will receive at least 5 to 8 different types of vegetables, fruits, and herbs each week during the CSA growing seasons. However, Little Bitty members will receive 3 to 5 different types of produce. The amount and selection of produce in each share is largely dependent on what our soil yields, and will vary from week to week. Your diet will reflect the season and the land. Given the prospect of adverse weather and crop failures, we may from time to time supplement member shares with local produce sustainably grown within 180 miles of our farm. Examples include Ruby Red grapefruit, East Texas blueberries, and satsuma oranges.
PLANTED FOR OUR WINTER SEASON:
Sugar Snap Peas, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Baby Arugula, New Potatoes, Salad mix, Kale, Green Garlic, Bunching Onions, Broccoli, Boc Choy, Cauliflower, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Fennel, Dill and more.
Our Winter CSA will run for twelve weeks. It begins the week of January 6 and runs through the week of March 24. Our week runs Saturday- Friday. Once the season begins, members will pick up their produce at various distribution points located in and around Houston. Shares not retrieved during pick-up hours will be donated. Concerned about forgetting? Not to worry; we’ll remind you via email. In fact, when joining Wood Duck Farm’s CSA program you agree to read our email communications as soon as you see them—we don’t want you to miss receiving your share!
How are shares picked up?
Pick-up locations are at businesses and private residences throughout the Houston area. To retrieve your share, first find your name on the pick-up list and write your initial along side it. (If you do not find your name, we have not packed a share for you; please contact us so we can address the problem.) Note the type of share you have ordered, then select a box labelled with a “P” (for Partial Share),” L” for Little Bitty or “F” (for Full Share). Place your share in the bag, box, cooler, or crate you brought, then break down the box and stack it adjacent to the boxed shares. The boxes will be used for delivery again.If you take a box home, please return it to your pick-up point the next week. Out of courtesy to our wonderful hosts, please keep to the designated pickup times. Shares not retrieved during pickup hours will be donated.
What is the cost?
Fall CSA Weekly Share prices are $396 for a Full Share ($33/week) , $288 for a Partial Share ($24/week) and $216 for a Little Bitty share ($18/week) delivered weekly over the fourteen week program. Our Bi-weekly Share prices are $216 for a Full Share ($36/week) and $162 for a Partial Share ($27/week). If there are membership shares still available during the season, they will be pro-rated for those joining the CSA after the fourteen week season has begun. Woodlands Home Delivery prices will be slightly higher. Please give us a call if you have questions about your order.
Communications from Wood Duck Farm
Those participating in the CSA program agree to open and read all e-mail communications from us as soon as they are noticed. Communications will include information regarding CSA start dates, pick-up reminders, special events, share instructions, and information regarding changes or delays in deliveries due to traffic, inclement weather, holidays, or changes in pick-up location. Please make sure that we have your current e-mail address and that you check regularly for messages. To protect our communications from spam filters please add firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com to your address book. We will never share your e-mail address with third parties.