Eat Local this Summer
Oakhill is excited to announce that CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is coming back to Oakhill! We want to help our families EAT LOCAL this summer by providing you the opportunity to become a member of a summer CSA program out of Parkville Missouri!
Let us introduce you to Pearl Family Farm
Pearl Family Farm is a family operation located in Parkville, MO. It was started in 1892 by Dave Pearl. Today, the family raises row crops and vegetables for restaurants for local farmer's markets. We focus on natural and organic type methods of farming to preserve the integrity of the land and provide chemical-free food for customers. Our kids eat from the same fields as our customers.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members participate in their own food supply by committing to share in the harvest of a local food producer. By joining a CSA, specifically Pearl Farms, you express your support for locally grown, environmentally friendly food, and to the farmers who grow it. A CSA creates a unique relationship between the consumers and the producers–nowadays, not many people actually know the farmer who picked the tomatoes they are eating!
Members purchase shares, signing up for Spring, Summer and Fall crops. Each week from mid-May through mid-October we harvest and distribute the vegetable shares. The variety of produce and bounty depend on the season. At the beginning of the year, quantities tend to be smaller, with a focus on salad mixes and greens. Toward the middle of the season, the variety and quantity is at its greatest.
Simplicity. It works like this.
- Shares run for 25 weeks beginning the week of May 5th – October 8th for $395.
- $100 deposits are due April 15th (deposits will be deducted from share price) remaining balances are due upon your first pickup.
Pickup site at: Oakhill Day School
Buyers are responsible for arranging that your share is picked up each week. Shares will consist of an average of 6-8 items per week totaling approximately $15 per week cost. Our farm shares should feed a 2-4 person household easily. We commit to do our best, in good faith, to provide shares with a variety of top quality produce for each week of the harvest season.
From time to time you may receive a vegetable that is not familiar to you or that you have not tried before. For more information, contact Chef Justin or download the Registration Form and return it school.
Our advice is, try it! – you might like it.