What’s In for Pick Your Own for CSA Members

CSA members with delivered shares who don’t collect pick your own crops often can pick double the picking limits when they come.

Perennial Herbs – Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sage: Clip a handful of each

Dill, Cilantro and Parsley – Clip a handful of each

Basil – Sweet, Thai and Tulsi – Use the clippers to clip yourself to a big bunch of each or a few bunches if you would like extra.  Please clip the plants so that there are regrowth points remaining below where you clip.

Edible flowers –  tangerine gem marigold: Help yourself, there are lots!

Cut flowers – Pick yourself a lovely bouquet! Please use clippers and cut so that the plant can regrow.

Green, Purple and Wax beans! – 1 quart per small share, 2 quarts per standard share.

Cherry Tomatoes:   Pick a pint per small share, 1 quart per standard.

Tomatillos:  In the caterpillar structure with the cherry tomatoes.  Pick a handful.  They are ready when the fruit starts to push through the bottom of the paper.

Hot Peppers:  The shishitos are at the front of the patch.  Enjoy this thin walled frying pepper that has little to no heat (one in ten is mildly hot).  Beyond the shishitos, there are jalapenos, cayenne, serranos, matchbox and hot paper lantern.  They are all green now and can be eaten green.  They will eventually turn red and then they are a bit hotter.  Take a few of each and up to a pint of shishitos if not picked out.  Please leave small ones to grow more.

Pick-Your-Own crops are included as part of your share! They are available to pick any day of the week during daylight hours. Check the box to the right to see what is available. When you come to the farm, you can check the picking locations and weekly limits on the brown-and-yellow sign near the distribution tent. Containers and clippers are provided, though you may bring your own if you wish.

Each year we offer an abundance of Pick-Your-Own (PYO) crops at the farm. Most of your share will be harvested and washed for you to pick up at the farm or in your delivered box. However, shares also include PYO crops to give farm members the opportunity to get out in the field and pick items like flowers, beans, peas, herbs, and more.

Whether you pick up your share here at the farm or have a delivered box share, we encourage all members to come and enjoy the farm!

PYO crops will vary with the season.
Here are PYO crops you can enjoy during the season:

  • Sugar snap and snow peas
  • Green, wax and purple beans
  • Raspberries
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Flowers, an array of fragrant and colorful varieties
  • Basil, Sweet, thai and sacred
  • Dill and Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Perennial herbs: Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Chives, Peppermint and more
  • Hot Peppers
  • Edible flowers
  • Edamame (edible soybeans)