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THE NUTRITION. Gene Lester, a researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and his colleagues at the University of Maryland, College Park, have
conducted the first scientific analysis of nutrients in MicroGreens. The findings "totally knocked me over", Lester told The Salt, which proved that the tested MicroGreens had 4-6 times more nutrients than the mature plants.
THE HARVEST. Our MicroGreens are grown in rich, organic soil in our greenhouses. They are harvested by hand before being triple washed and Hyrdo-Cooled to ensure maximum shelf life and food safety.
Important 2015 CSA Info:
SPRING CSA - *sold out* starting May 9th
FULL SUMMER CSA - $625 starting June 10th
Wheaton pick-up $675
HALF SUMMER CSA - $350 starting June 10th
Wheaton pick-up $375
FALL CSA - $250 starting October 17th
Add eggs: Spring/Fall: $30 Summer: $108
Half Summer: $54
*Start dates subject to seasonal adjustments
**Limited egg shares (1 dozen) available for purchase to pick-up each week with your CSA box.
BENEFITS OF CSA MEMBERSHIP:
- 10% off Farm Dinner tickets May-November
- FREE reusable bag for picking up veggies
- FREE cookbook at first pick-up
- Weekly newsletter with recipes & info
Summer CSA Pick-up Locations
Heritage Prairie Farm:
Pick-up choice of Wednesdays or Saturdays at Heritage Prairie Farm Store
Wheaton French Market:
Wheaton French Market - Saturday pick-up
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Main St and Liberty Dr, just south of the train tracks in downtown Wheaton. This pick up is only available for Summer full & half shares.
Our Farming Practices
four season organic growing methods
Heritage Prairie Farm employs a combination of high production, low acreage, four-season methods based on techniques developed by Eliot Coleman. To extend the growing season and maximize the most efficient use of land, we use a system of four moveable greenhouses, succession plantings, and crop rotation. With this system we have been consistently among the first farms at market to offer tomatoes for sale and among the last farms at market selling spinach, carrots, and radishes. In a relatively brief period, Heritage Prairie has established a strong reputation for providing very high quality, reasonably priced produce.
Throughout the year we produce the following vegetables including but not limited to: amaranth, arugula, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, broccoli raab, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collard greens, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, mixed greens, cilantro, dill, basil, rosemary, peppermint, thyme, kale, leeks, various head and leaf lettuces, melons, onions, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, rutabaga, shallots, spinach, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, tomatillos and turnips. In addition to seasonal vegetables, we grow specialty produce year-round in heated greenhouses. These include microgreens and petite greens for market and restaurant sales.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
enjoy the benefits of the Heritage Prairie Farm community
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for families to enjoy seasonal food from local
farms. CSA's build a sense of community, encourages land stewardship and honors the
knowledge and experience of growers and producers working with small farms. It's also the easiest way to add fresh, nutrient-rich produce to your diet, and support your local famers at the same time. Heritage Prairie
Farm is offering three CSA programs in 2015 - Spring, Summer, and Fall - allowing shareholders to choose one, two, or all three options. We offer pick-up at Heritage Prairie Farm and at the Wheaton French Market on Saturdays during the Summer.
At Heritage Prairie Farm, we are passionate about what we do. We take great pride in how we grow our produce. Protecting and building the soil that our beautiful vegetables grow in is our top priority. That's why we follow age-old organic growing methods and never use any chemicals or practices that harm Mother Nature. Working with nature, not against it, is what keeps us going rain or shine through the freezing cold or extreme heat.
That's why the CSA Programs at Heritage Prairie Farm are so exciting. Through our CSA program, we can share the joys and, yes, even the concerns of farming with you. Whether it's providing a box of beautiful vegetables, sharing the latest recipes and farm stories each week, we're all connected through the CSA program.
Enjoy the benefits of being a CSA member!
Included with of any CSA share sign-up you'll recieve a 10% discount on farm dinners, a weekly CSA newsletter with great recipes and a "veggie forecast" of what your pick-up will consist of, and you'll recieve a free cookbook and reusable shopping bag with your first pick-up!
A typical box may include:
Spring CSA: Beets, Radishes, Lettuce Mix, Kohlrabi, Turnips, Kale, Chard, Spinach, Broccoli,Cabbage
Summer CSA: Eggplant, Summer Squash, Amaranth, Tomatoes, Basil, Head Lettuce, Scallions,Cucumbers, Peppers
Fall CSA: Turnips, Rutabaga, Winter Squash, Cauliflower, Leeks, Onions, Boc Choi, Celeriac, Fennel, Brussel Sprouts