Lima Family Farms Market – Will no longer be taking new CSA memberships. Thanks for your interest in supporting local farmers. CSA members who still have a balance from previous years, are welcome to continue utilizing their credit until finished. We will not be renewing existing memberships either.
The reason behind these changes are due to changes happening in the way we will grow vegetables for the 2020 season. Anthony, our vegetable farmer will be working alone this season. He won’t have any extra hired help aside from the people that already work on the farm and are always willing to give a helping hand.
Our livestock operation, mainly our cows, are thriving and our herd is growing consistently. We breed these animals on the farm and this takes a lot of our human resources. We are focusing our collective efforts there, while still providing our community with our vegetable offerings.
Anthony will grow a certain variety of vegetables that is manageable and we will be consigning other vegetable farmers from the local community. Martenette Farms in Hillsborough is our main source right now, they are certified organic growers. Zell’s farm, also located in Hillsborough, recently came on board as well. While they don’t have the organic certification, we do know that their practice is organic. All the vegetables we decide to bring into our store will be grown with the same or higher standards with which we farm.
All this being said, we don’t want to set up CSA Memberships knowing that we aren’t the only ones growing all the vegetables. We hope you understand and please let us know if you have any questions.
Here’s a list of some of the produce you can expect to see this season:
- Swiss Chard
- Lettuce Mix
- Head Lettuce
- Green Beans
- Hot Peppers
- Bell Peppers
- Summer Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Winter Squash
- Strawberries (Greenhouse) Last year we had them from late June to late September