2023 Plant Start CSA is CLOSED! Orders will open in January 2024
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 or two pick ups - 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 pride ourselves in using all organic growing methods and offering plants that we know will give you the best chance of success growing here in the Ozarks. Your Plant Start CSA order comes with garden tech support! Meaning you can message or email us anytime throughout the growing season with questions about your plants, pests, or anything else related to your garden! We are hoping to have even more educational handouts ready to go with your plants this year!
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 may not have space to grow extra plants for a plant sale as we have done in previous years, so get your orders in now!
*NEW* Spring Garden ADD-ON: Pick up will be around the 1st of April (give or take, make sure to order by Feb 1st for Spring Plants!)
Summer Gardens: We will have pick up times posted the first week in May.
Several packages are available with Spring or Summer garden starts! We specialize in heirloom tomato and pepper starts. Our starts are grown using organic practices. Our tomato starts are quite large when it is time to plant them in the ground, giving your garden a head start!
How it works:
When you order (by Feb 1st if you plan to add a Spring Garden and March 1st for Summer plants ) you may choose from the types of plants I am growing (tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sauce/roma tomatoes, cucumbers, squash ) 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 (and/or give you extra plants!). See our entire (mostly up to date for 2023, some varieties are limited availability) variety list here, or let us customize your garden based on your general preferences! Customized gardens are our most popular!
No refunds will be issued as long as substitutions are available (if there are choices I will message you about them and you may also switch out any of my selections with other options available upon pick up!). Plants that are not picked up by the TBA deadline 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)
We have made updates to the packages below for 2023 so read carefully!!!
Grow Your Own Food Garden $75 (40% off plant sale prices)
25 plants of your choice (see options below)
Kitchen Garden $50 (33% off)
15 plants of your choice (see options below)
Backyard Garden $30 (30% off)
10 plants of your choice (see options below)
Hobby Garden $20 (20% off)
5 plants of your choice
Add ons: (these collections must be purchased in addition to one of the above garden options)
Pollinator Garden add-on -$25
Mix of 8+ 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-$25
mix of 8 growers choice of flowers and greenery to make beautiful summer bouquets in your own back yard! These are not your typical bedding plants!
Herb Garden add-on $25
mix of 8 growers choice herbs! Great way to get your own herb garden started - many of these herbs are perennials and will spread on their own!
Harvest Basket Regular $50 Large $60 *LIMITED AVAILABILITY*
Hand Crafted wooden baskets perfect for bringing in your harvest or holding your gardening tools.
Spring Share ADD ON! $25 CLOSED FOR 2023
This is our first year offering Spring CSA pick up! We will be offering a variety of spring favorites! ( Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, kale, boy choy, Peas ) Because this is our first time offering this type of share, the final result will be "growers choice." Please tell us your preferences (a mix of x. y & z , don't like peas, container friendly etc) in your order, but know that it is subject to availability. The plan is for this share to include 6 4-pks but that is subject to adjustments if necessary!
Salad Bowl add-on - $15 CLOSED FOR 2023
Mix of lettuce and other baby greens to grow your own salad on your patio, deck or even indoors! (Grow lights may be necessary for indoor growing) Comes in a ready to grow container, no transplanting necessary! Pick up in April!
Succulent add-on $15 SOLD OUT for 2023!
Mix of 5 growers choice succulents! Have you ever wanted to try your hand at growing cute succulents? This add on is for you! Succulents can be picked up in April if they will be kept indoors or May for outdoor growing, Please let us know your preference!
Below is a list of general options - Please feel free to send us a message if you'd like to discuss selections further! We choose our varieties based on flavor, performance growing here in the Ozarks & pest resistance . Our tomatoes and peppers are heirloom varieties unless otherwise mentioned - we do offer both heirloom and hybrid cucumber and summer squash varieties because we have found that hybrid varieties often produce better when working against common squash pests. If you prefer all heirloom varieties please mention that in your order!
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)
Bell Peppers (yellow, red, orange, or mix)
Others (possible selections: ghost peppers, thai chili, tabasco, pablano, let me know if there are other varieties you like!)
(If you're interested in several herbs, see the Herb Garden add-on below!)
Zucchini (colors vary)
Summer Squash (crook neck/straight neck)
Cucumber (pickling or slicing)
Butternuty-pumpkin winter squash (this un-named heirloom squash is sweet, long storage life, loves the heat, pest resistant)
ZUCCHINO RAMPICANTE (a butternut type vining plant that can be eaten young like a zucchini or left to mature into a butternut with a super long neck!)
Long Island Cheese pumpkin - tastes like a butternut, looks like a small to medium Cinderella pumpkin! best of both worlds!
Malabar spinach vine
(Prices do not include tax)
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