2021 Plant Start CSA
What is a Plant Start CSA?
Gooseberry Bridge Farm grows all of our annual plants and garden starts from seed each year. CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Farmers often have the costs and many hours of work in their products before they are ever ready for market. Farmers establish CSAs to link communities to farms by asking their communities to provide financial support in exchange for goods in advance of the season. In exchange for making an early investment before the season starts, the member typically receives more than fair market value in goods during the growing season.
In this Plant CSA you will will receive all of your plants in one pick up - and you'll benefit from knowing where your plants are coming from and that you’ve reserved your garden early - just as if you were starting the seeds at home yourself! We will have pick up times posted the first week in May. Limited CSA shares are available and some plant selections may be limited. All orders must be placed and paid in full by March 1st to receive the discount listed below. If the CSA slots fill up, we will not have space to grow extra plants for a plant sale as we have done in previous years, so get your orders in now!
Several packages are available. We specialize in heirloom tomato starts. Our starts are grown using organic practices and are quite large when it is time to plant them in the ground, giving your garden a head start! We will also have a variety of other plants available.
How it works:
When you order (by March 1st) you may choose from the types of plants I am growing and I will do my best to fill your tray with your selections but in the event of seed/crop failure I may need to make substitutions. If you are interested in a specific variety or would like to choose from my list of seeds please send me a message and we can customize your garden! (See our entire variety list here, or let us customize your garden based on your general preferences!) By early March, when I've compiled your list of specific plants I will send you a copy. In the event that substitutions become necessary I will communicate with any options available by mid to late April. No refunds will be issued as long as substitutions are available. Plants that are not picked up by the TBA deadline (likely around Mother's Day) will be considered abandoned and will be rehomed.
All tomato plants will be grown in 3” pots (some smaller plants may be in 2” pots)
Large Garden $50 (30% off)
Full tray, 18 plants of your choice (see options below)
Backyard Garden $28 (22% off)
Half tray, 9 plants of your choice (see options below)
Hobby Garden $10 (17% off)
3 plants of your choice (see options below)
Heirloom slicers (please note any preferences in color, size, varieties you like or don’t like)
Heirloom Cherries (list color or any other preference)
Heirloom sauce/canning tomatoes (please note preference for roma-type or larger canning tomatoes)
Special basil (cinnamon, thai, purple opal etc. depending on availability)
Hot peppers (Jalapeños)
Others (possible selections: ghost peppers, thai chili, nadapenos, various bells)
Zucchini (could be green or golden)
Summer Squash (crook neck)
Butternuty-pumpkin winter squash (this un-named heirloom squash is sweet, long storage life, loves the heat, pest resistant)
Malabar spinach vine
Add ons: $25
(approximately a 1/2 tray)
Pollinator Garden add-on
Mix of growers choice of flowers to attract and feed pollinator friends (bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial pollenating insects) in and around your garden! These are not your typical bedding plants!
Cut Flower Garden add-on
mix of growers choice of flowers and greenery to make beautiful summer bouquets in your own back yard! These are not your typical bedding plants!
Add ons include a bonus buy 1 get 1 you-pick container coupon for our summer season!
To order - Fill out this form and we will send you an invoice and confirmation.
(Prices do not include tax)