I am so excited to say that I just signed up for the winter veggie share with Mountain Bounty Farm, located in Nevada City. Every Wednesday there is a delivery to Truckee, with drop offs at 3 sites including Glenshire, Downtown Truckee and behind Mountain Hardware. You have the option to purchases Winter Veggie Share ($624/season) or Winter Citrus Share for ($263.50/season).
The farm follows the CSA Model, Community Supported Agriculture, taking funds upfront from community members to create organic produce and bringing it directly to your kitchen table. The farm used human powered equipment for the most part with hoes, wheel barrows, bikes and carts and converted one of their tractors to electrically powered just last year.
For a couple years now I have been contemplating sign up for this amazing local organic option but have continuously procrastinated due to the up front costs. Each year my family is going more green and eating more organic and I have more and more appreciation for eating local. The cost breaks down to just $26/week which is merely a breakfast our for our family or a quick sandwich stop on the go. This is a much better option for my family, to eat local, support organic farmers and contribute to the health and well being of my growing boys. My only regret at this point is that it took so long to sign up!
Check out their website and LIKE them on Facebook if you have further interest. The weekly deliveries are posted, for instance last week was a bon bon squash, carrots, turnips, green cabbage, spinach, dino kale, sweet red peppers, onions, 2 baby heads of lettuce, broccoli and arugula, not bad for a weekly produce supply in the veggie drawer in our household fridge.