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2016 Farm Highlight: Bell Farm CSA

Written by Desiree Van Dyke | Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:56

Bell Farm CSA, formerly Bell Organics, was certified organic from 2003 to 2015. Although no longer certified, they continue to grow their produce organically.

About the FarmDavid Farm Pic

David Bell has been organic farming in Salt Lake County for 18 years. He currently farms 2 locations that total 10 acers in the county.

About the CSA

Pick up locations are in Salt Lake and Summit Counties (Salt Lake City, Millcreek, Sandy, Draper and Park City). Home delivery is also available.

Bell Farm CSA offers 500 shares per year. Shares are available June through December. Contents are mostly vegetables with some herbs and fruits. Shareholders can expect 6-8 items per week in their bags. Prices range from $180 - $895 depending upon the options you choose. Visit their website for specifics.

Field days are available upon request.

“We have been offering CSA shares for over a decade, so we know what shareholders expect in terms of quantity, quality and variety. By joining our CSA you can be sure that you are getting the best produce without any dangerous chemical inputs. Our farm is located right here in Salt Lake County so you can come down and see your vegetables grow!” -David Bell

Learn more about Bell Farm CSA here: http://www.csautah.org/find-a-csa/bell-organic-gardens.html

 

2016 Farm Highlight: Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms

Written by Desiree Van Dyke | Monday, 18 April 2016 08:14

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farm’s CSA is unique because they not only grow a variety of veggies, but also a wide variety of fruit which will make your CSA experience one to appreciate. They are a first generation farming family and are very dedicated to providing a wonderful CSA experience. 

 About the Farm

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms has been farming for 19 years. They grow on 150 acres in Box Elder and Davis Counties, with orchards in Perry and Willard, corn in Corrinne, new certified organic raspberries in Huntsville as well as row crops.

Thayne and Cari Tagge bought their first orchard from Paul Sumida in Perry, Utah. Paul helped Thayne learn to farm the first year. Since then Thayne has learned from other farmers and attends Ag Shows in California to be up to date with new trees and technology.

Thayne was the first farmer in Brigham City to convert to drip irrigation. He has since has put in 9 drip irrigations for other farmers in their orchards.

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie farms is the only farm in Utah that is certified organic on any of their fruit. Their 6 acres of Willard Bay Blackberries are certified organic and they just planted 8,000 raspberry plants in Huntsville that will be certified organic. Those will be producing in 3 more years. 

All of their row crops are planted with black plastic and are pesticide free.

About the CSA

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms has had up to 420 CSA members in a year. There is no limit to the shares they offer.

They offer CSA Shares from July 5th to October 13th.

Pick up locations are in Salt Lake, Bountiful, Farmington, Layton, Roy, Ogden, Brigham City, Logan, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Orem, Provo, Spanish Fork, Magna, Sandy, Draper, Heber, and Park City!!!

They offer home deliver for an additional $115.00 per share.

Shares are either a Half Share (half bushel box) or a Full Share (full bushel box). Boxes are half fruit and half vegetables and contain a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, eggs, honey, dairy, and animal protein (meat).

Add on items include eggs, honey, berries, salsa and jam. They also offer half bushels of peaches, beans, tomatoes, and apples throughout the season. 

Half shares are $345.00 and Full Shares are $670.00 for the season Add on’s are additional. From time to time work shares are available. Inquire directly with them to learn more.

Shares come in boxes. Take the box and recycle every week by exchanging your empty box for a full one. 

In addition to farming, Thayne is on the board of the Brigham City Chamber of Commerce. He and Cari also work with Jordan School district doing workshops with the kids about eating healthy. Thayne has helped many new farmers learn how to get grants and how to set up their drip irrigation systems. 

For more information about Tagge's Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms go here http://csautah.org/find-a-csa/tagge%E2%80%99s-famous-fruit.html.

“We treat our CSA customers as family and offer many specials during the season so they can have the best of what Utah grows on their table.” – Cari Tagge

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2016 Farm Highlight: 3 Squares Produce Farms

Written by CSA Utah | Thursday, 07 April 2016 09:02

3 Squares Produce Farms

3 Squares Produce Farm s grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs. Four generations of family participate to one degree or another in the farming or business side of the farm. 3 Squares Produce is one of a very few orchards in Utah growing fruit using organic methods and standards. 

About The Farms

This 10-acre farm is made up of multiple locations in Davis and Salt Lake Counties. Their orchard in Bountiful has been farmed for 78 years. They are farming in West Valley for the first time this year, they have been working their remaining parcels from 2 to 5 years.

Although they are not certified organic, everything is grown using organic methods and organic standards.

Ralph Larsen still lives on a remnant of the Bountiful farm his parents bought in 1938. He has been farming since he was nine and is now 87. Jack Wilbur has been farming with Ralph for 16 years and alone at other locations for six years.

Additional farming endeavors include ownership of a portion of a family wheat farm in Idaho, but is it not actively farmed by 3 Squares.

About The CSA

3 Squares offers 35 CSA Shares in Salt Lake and Davis Counties. Pick up locations are in Salt Lake, Murray, South Jordan and Bountiful. Although it isn’t standard, home delivery is possible on a case by case basis.

They offer two share sizes. Half share is about one peck in volume. Full share is about one half bushel in volume. Fruits, vegetables and herbs come standard. This year they will offer one small jar of honey (from bees at our property) standard in the share. Items that must/should remain cold are bagged. other items are bagged or boxed. Eggs are available as an add-on item.

Shares cost either $200.00 - $400.00. Eggs are an additional $45.00 or $90.00. They had four people work for shares in 2015. This is a possibility for others on a case by case basis.

Learn more about them here http://csautah.org/find-a-csa/3-squares-produce.html.

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