Love Apple Farms is now offering a temporary CSA while Manresa Restaurant is closed. Some of you for years have been asking for a CSA, but as you know, all of our carefully and lovingly grown produce goes to chef David Kinch.
This is an opportunity to partake in vegetables that have been fine-tuned with varieties specifically chosen for their flavor, grown on a biodynamic certified farm. The program begins immediately, but we aren't yet sure how long it will last. The end date will depend on when the restaurant is scheduled to reopen. Until then, our staff will harvest your basket fresh every week for pickup on Wednesdays. You can purchase a four-week membership for $45 per week. The short-term membership allows us to ensure that you won't miss out on anything if the restaurant reopens sooner than anticipated.
The produce included with your membership will change with the seasons. We are growing: Sun Jewel and Charentais melons, 60 varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, onions, tomatillos, beans, squash, mizuna, chrysanthemum greens, radishes, beets, turnips, arugula, basil, carrots, cucumbers, ground cherries, kale, leeks, sorrel, celeriac, sunchokes, and more. Not all items can be in every box, so expect to be surprised. Absolutely no GMOs, synthetic chemicals, or harm to the environment or your soul.
You can pick up your harvest outside of our retail shop at the farm stand. The stand will have additional items you may puchase individually--you need not be a CSA member to take advantage of the farm stand. Our produce stand at the farm, located at 2317 Vine Hill Road, Santa Cruz, will be open from 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays (and Wednesdays noon to 6 for pick up)
Four-week CSA Membership Oct 1 - Oct 22 $45/week SOLD OUT!
Four-week CSA Membership Oct 29 - Nov 19 $45/week SOLD OUT!
Four-week CSA Membership Nov 26 - Dec 17 $45/week SOLD OUT!
We are now all sold out of our temporary CSA boxes. We have decided to continue after the first of the year with a 5-member VIP CSA program. Five folks will get a weekly VIP basket delivered by us (your delivery address must be in Santa Cruz or Santa Clara County) for four weeks each Sunday. Our VIP baskets will include vegetables, herbs, fruit, jams, pickles, eggs, and farm-baked goods. Each week is $125
Four-week VIP CSA Box Dec 21 - Jan 11 $125 per week
Four-week VIP CSA Box Jan 18 - Feb 8 $125 per week
Four-week VIP CSA Box Feb 15 - Mar 8 $125 per week
Four-week VIP CSA Box Mar 15 - Apr 5 $125 per week
Four-week VIP CSA Box April 12 - May 3 $125 per week
If you have questions about the VIP CSA membership, please contact us at email@example.com. We can't accommodate cancellations or credits for vacations, but we'll be happy to deliver your VIP box to another address witin your geographic area while you're gone on any given Sunday.
This sturdy wooden box is reminiscent of old-fashioned produce crates and is made of Santa Cruz Mountain redwood by a skilled carpenter and has a UV resistant, colorful Love Apple Farms metal plate attached. You may keep the box, or return it each week to carry your produce home.