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CSA

Community Supported Agriculture

Come join Blumenberry Farms, the labor of love created by organic farmer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Mitch Blumenthal.  The former founder and owner of Global Organic Specialty Source and Noah’s Garden has returned, quite literally, to his roots.  He and his team cultivate some of the most desired produce in Sarasota County and beyond.  In the past, his product was sold to top restaurants and customers the same day it was harvested.    


But that is all changing now.  You have an opportunity to experience outstanding heirloom varieties of beets, radishes, and so much more.  How? Through the farm’s new CSA program.


CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is the most intimate way that you, a person who loves fresh, local food, can interact with a local farm.  Everyone knows that farming is hard work. It demands long hours of physical labor and there is never a guarantee that what you sow is what you will reap.  Heavy rains, dry spells, and pests can all alter the course of a farm’s plan. Still, a farmer returns day after day and season after season because the satisfaction of a good harvest makes it all worthwhile.   By joining a CSA, you show your support of your local farmer as the season unfolds. You experience the challenges of growing as well as the celebration of a healthy harvest. 


How does it work?  You agree to buy a subscription to the farm and we agree to fill a box with organic produce, eggs, and more.  The box will vary from week to week, as different crops reach their time of harvest.  Some weeks may be more abundant than others.  You may find that there’s a bumper crop of your favorite vegetable, for example.  You may find a bouquet of sunflowers one week and passionfruit the next.  Regardless of the content, you are guaranteed a wholesome selection of items from which you can feed your family.



Sample Crops

Green Kale

Collard Greens

Romaine Lettuce

Red Leaf Lettuce

Beets

Radishes

Turnips

Green Onions

Tokyo Bekana Cabbage

Heirloom Beans

Tomatoes

Peppers

Cucumbers

Zucchini

Yellow Squash

Arugula

Dandelion

Cilantro

Mint

Lemongrass

Sunflower Shoots

Pea Microgreens

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The Details

Pickup Days & Location

This year we are offering 2 box pickup locations, and a Market location on Sunday.    We will be at Community Day School on Friday, and the Phillippi Creek Market on Wednesdays.  Please see Sections Below for maps and all the details.  We will be offering

Plan Sizes & Rates

This year we will be offering two CSA Share sizes.  A small and large size will be available weekly!  Last year we included over 50 varieties of crops, and will offer 20 weeks of produce!  


Expect delicious root crops like beets, turnips, carrots, and radishes; Salad greens including lettuces and asian greens; cooking greens; herbs; tropical fruit; and favorites like broccoli, beans, tomatoes, eggplants, and onions...


  • The Large Share will be a 1 1/9 bushel box (same size as last year).  Includes limited quantity items and fresh eggs!  Likely 12-14 items per week.  $900 ($45/week).
  • The Small Share will be a 1/2 bushel box.  Likely 5-7 items per week.  $500 (only $25/week.
  • The Market Share will cost __$___, and will provide ___$____ in value.  You can redeem your credits at our stand at The Market at Lakewood Ranch.   

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Community Day School

Fridays, 8AM

Located at the corner of S Tuttle Ave and Bahia Vista St in Sarasota, FL.


This year we will be continuing our tradition of offering weekly pickups at CDS, as well as offering a percentage of every share to the school!

Address

1050 South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34237, United States

Philippi Farmhouse Market

Wednesdays, 9AM-2PM

Address

5500 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, Florida 34231, United States

The Market at Lakewood Ranch

Sundays, 10AM-2PM

Join us at our stand at the Market, located at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, where you can assemble your own CSA box from our current selection of crops!  

Address

8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, Bradenton, Florida 34202, United States

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