Lonesome Whistle offers heirloom dry beans and grains to our local Willamette Valley customers at the Lane County Farmers Market and a 50 family CSA. We also have open-pollinated vegetable seed, flower seed, heirloom dry bean seeds and grain seed for your garden or farm. We specialize in heirloom and rare varieties. We do this in order to preserve and promote genetic diversity, introduce fellow gardeners and farmers to rare and unique varieties, and share our passion for growing food and saving seeds. All of our seeds are grown using organic methods and lovingly done by us.
Lonesome Whistle Farm is proud to announce our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for 2013-2014! We grow rare and heritage varieties of beans, grains, corns and seeds on 32 transitional organic acres. We are committed to the re-localization of growing and eating beautiful, flavorful, and nutritious staple foods. We are also committed to a direct relationship between the farmers, the farm, and the community. Let’s do this!
As a “shareholder” in our Grain and Bean CSA, you pay upfront and share in the harvest – getting a one-time distribution of 64 pounds of various heritage grains, polenta, popcorn, and heirloom beans. The crops have been planted, harvested, processed, and cleaned by December. Shareholders get to choose between a Farmer-Ground Share, or a Home-Millers Share. This year’s Farmer-Ground Shares will include:
* Home-Millers Shares will be the same as above, except it will be all in the whole grain form for you to mill at home.
You will receive your grain & bean shares in storage bags and air-tight buckets ready for long-term storage. We recommend that you store your farmer-ground polenta and flours in the freezer to keep them fresh. Home millers can mill as needed. Buying your share of these crops, and getting them in a one time annual pickup, makes it more efficient for the farmers, while providing you with more home-based food security. You will have the flexibility to use your share in whatever timeline works for you and avoid having to do monthly pick-ups, as we have done in the past. Many members use more flour for baking around the holidays and in the winter months, so this is perfect timing for your holiday gatherings and baking needs. Local beans and grains also make great gifts.
Shares will be ready for pick-up at our CSA Distribution Farm Party on Saturday, December 14th between noon -5pm at the farm. Additional amounts of your favorite beans and grains will be available for purchase the day of pick-up. Come and enjoy the company of other members, live music, recipe swap, slide show, and beer tasting from Agrarian Ales.
We look forward to continuing to deepen our relationships with our members and to continue to connect with the people that eat the food we work each day to grow. We believe that this connection is vital and often missing in our lives. We invite you to join with us in building a new food system that brings food back down to earth.
If you are interested in reserving a share, here’s how:
We can also accept SNAP benefits in three installments (call or come by the farmers market for details)
Please indicate if you would like the Farmer-Ground Share, or the Home Millers Share. Do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns you may have.
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Email: jeffandkasey [at] lonesomewhistlefarm.com