Monday, March 25, 2013

Six Boots Collective Vegetable CSA

This year we are proud to partner with the farmers at Six Boots Growers' Collective to offer their vegetable CSA with an Ecotone add-on.

The Six Boots Growers' Collective is a cooperative of three small farms in Bells Bend: Hoot n' Holler Gardens, Wiley's Produce, and Soggy Bottom Farm. 

Working together to promote their common vision of a sustainable food system, the farmers at Six Boots use ecological soil management techniques, cover crops, compost, crop rotation, and biodynamic preparations to grow some of the best vegetables in mid-South!
The Six Boots CSA runs twenty-eight full weeks, from mid-May to early December. Shares are $700 for the entire season, which is $25 per week. They try their hardest to ensure you get at least that much value in vegetables and flowers, and with the season's bounty you often get much more! For those household that might not want as much, or as long, a commitment  the growers at Six Boots also divide the season and allow you to sign-up for main summer shares and fall supplemental shares. Summer shares run for twenty weeks and are $500, while the fall supplements run for another eight weeks and are $200. That way, if you don't like fall veggies (is that possible?), or can't afford it all at once, you have the option!
Examples of produce in the spring include mixed greens, snap peas, lettuces, green onions, carrots, beets, garlic scapes, spinach, broccoli or raab, radishes, turnips, cabbage, and a variety of herbs. Examples of produce in the summer include cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, hot chiles, basil, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, corn, eggplant, garlic, onions, watermelons, and cantaloupe. Finally, in the fall you can expect kale, collards, turnip greens, carrots, beets, cabbage, green onions lettuce, arugula, bok choy, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, turnips, radishes, winter squash, and popcorn. What is more, you get a mason jar of flowers each week with all your vegetables!!!
They have three pick-up locations from which to choose:

Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:30
12th South Farmer's Market

Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00
East Nashville Coop. Ministries

Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00
Downtown Farmers Market

At the ENCM Saturday pick-up, you can look forward to a fun day of cooking in the cobb-oven and garden workshops, if you're interested. You can also pick-up your share there all day long. To join their CSA, email them at:

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