Our CSA


 

 

Our CSA (community supported agriculture)

Since 2012, Laughing Mother Farm has been growing high-quality organic produce for restaurants, farmers markets, food banks, schools, and families throughout California. We began offering a CSA last season as an opportunity to share fresh, local, nutritious produce directly to our local community.  We are excited to be continuing the CSA for a second season, and will be increasing the number of shares available with the hope of providing access to farm fresh produce to more members of our community.

We have been working closely with Metzger Family Farms in San Andreas, CA to provide the addition of fresh orchard fruits to your share, and will be continuing our partnership for the coming season.

 


WHAT TO EXPECT

In their weekly box of produce, CSA members will receive a wide array of local, organic and fresh products. Laughing Mother Farm harvests a diverse crop of heirloom, heritage, open-pollinated, local, and hybrid vegetables, fruits, and herbs. All produce is grown at our farm in Murphys, CA and in the orchard of our partners at Metzger Family Farms in San Andreas, CA.

 

The CSA will begin with our June harvest. It will be available for 24-weeks with weekly and bi-weekly distributions.  

 

Shareholders will have the option to incorporate additions to their share as the season unfolds. Laughing Mother Farm produces many value-added products that can be incorporated upon availability. These items include, but are not limited to: preserved vegetables (beets, peppers, tomatoes, dilly beans, cauliflower, etc.), hot pepper sauce, herb bundles, flower bouquets, and other seasonal produce and specialty items.

This season we have limited quantities of Orchard Fruit from our partners in San Andreas (Metzger Family Farms), so we have included it as an addition to the normal box of mixed produce and berries from our farm in Murphys.  We are limiting the number of fruit shares to 40 members this season to ensure that we can share the abundance with as many families as possible.  It will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  Thank you for understanding,  and we look forward to having you as part of our CSA program this season.


 

Fruits from the Metzger Family orchard

With over 400 fruit and nut trees, our partner's orchard yields an abundance of delicious fresh fruit from June-December.  Depending on harvest times your share will include peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, pears, apricots, figs, pomegranates, and blackberries. We also grow berries and a variety of watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew, and muskmelons that will be available seasonally.


Vegetables from Laughing mother Farm

Our passion and focus is to grow delicious, fresh, and nutritious vegetables, which has led us to cultivate a wide variety of heirloom and open pollinated crops. Some of the vegetables you can expect to see in your share throughout the season are: tomatoes, onions, garlic, summer and winter squash, winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, peppers, fresh herbs, corn, carrots, beets, eggplant, green beans, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, salad greens, strawberries, and melons.


Sign up For our 2018 CSA

Our 2018 CSA sign-up is now open! To sign up, please fill out the form below to ensure your spot for the coming season. If you wish to pay electronically, proceed to ‘Online Payment’ after the form is complete.* Payments via cash or check can be mailed to the address below, or paid in person by contacting Tyler Waterman 831-588-9343.

In order to secure your share the first payment of $250 is due within two weeks of signing up.  Once we receive your 1st payment we will send you a confirmation email welcoming you to our CSA program. 

We encourage those members who can, to pay the full amount upon signing up,  this helps your farmers absorb the initial expenses that happen at the beginning of the season.

We strongly value the community involvement that a CSA offers and look forward to working directly with you and your family. If the pick-up times or dates conflict with your schedule, contact us and we will happily make accommodations.

 

ORCHARD FRUIT ADDITION NO LONGER AVAILIBLE FOR 2018 SEASON.

 

 

Share & payment Options

Our small share includes a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables to feed 1-2 people. 

Our large share will provide a weeks worth of abundance to 3-5 people.  

Pay in full:  Receive 5% Discount                                                                                                                       

  1.  Small- weekly        (24 weeks) -    $720     Orchard fruit add-on   $120
  2.  Small - bi-weekly   (12 weeks) -   $360     Orchard fruit add-on    $60
  3.  Large - weekly        (24 weeks) -   $960     Orchard fruit add-on   $192
  4.  Large - bi-weekly   (12 weeks) -    $480    Orchard fruit add-on    $96

 

Payment Plan Options:

The first payment of $ 250 is due two weeks from signing up for all share options.

Small weekly- The second payment of $253 is due 4/15 and the final payment of $253 due 6/15.

 Add $ 60 to your second and final payment for Orchard Fruit Addition. ($5 a week)

Small Bi-weekly-  The second payment of $64 is due 4/15 and the final payment of $64 due 6/15.

 Add $ 30 to your second and final payment for Orchard Fruit Addition. ($5 a week)

Large- weekly- The second payment of $379 is due 4/15 and the final payment of $379 due 6/15.  

   Add $ 96 to your second and final payment for Orchard Fruit Addition. ($8 a week)

Large Bi-weekly-  The second payment of $127 is due 4/15 and the final payment of $127 due 6/15.  

   Add $ 48 to your second and final payment for Orchard Fruit Addition. ($8 a week)

 

   

    PLEASE NOTE:  The addition of Orchard fruit is no longer available this season. We have reached our cap for weekly boxes that include orchard fruit.  We do offer a produce only option.

    Name *
    Name
    This name will be used on our CSA member sign in form at each CSA pick up.
    Phone *
    Phone
    Pick Up Location *
    Share Option *
    What size and how often would you like to receive fresh local produce?
    This will include fruit from the Metzger Family Farm in San Andreas (Limited to 40 shares). Additional cost of $5/week (small) and $8/week (Large).
    How did you hear about us?
    Receive a bonus item in your first week CSA share if you refer a friend to our CSA.
    Member Agreement *
    I agree to pick up my share during the hours I selected. If I am not able to pick it up, I will send someone to pick up in my place. I also understand that CSA is based on the idea of shared risk. In the event of unforeseen circumstance or severe weather, certain crops may not be a guarantee. However in times of abundance the bounty will be shared.
    Deposit Agreement *
    I understand that if I do not pay the $250 deposit two weeks after signing up for the CSA my spot will be forfeited in order to make space for other community members.
    Payment Plan *
    We understand that it may be difficult to pay for the full season of produce at once so this season we are offering a payment plan to offset this burden. Fees can be found in the text above.

    Pickup Locations

     

    We have two pickup locations available at this time: Brice Station Vineyards, in Murphys CA and  Metzger Family Farms, in San Andreas, CA.  


    Pickup times will be from 3-6pm on Wednesday in San Andreas, and 3-6pm on Friday in Murphys.  San Andreas pick-up is every other week this season.  So please select Bi-Weekly pick-up if interested in picking up in San Andreas.


    1) 3353 East Highway 4, Murphys, Ca, 95247

     

    2) 1706 Gold hunter rd, San Andreas, Ca, 95249

     

    Connect with us

    Mail:

    Laughing Mother Farm

    P.O. Box 115

    Murphys, CA 95247

    Phone:

    (831) 588-9343

    Email:

    laughingmotherfarm@gmail.com