Happy Tuesday my friends! Today I am so excited to tell you that my favorite flower boutique in Atlanta is launching a CSA (Community Support Agriculture) partnership with Crystal Organic Farms. Thank to Le Jardin Français, you can now get farm fresh produce and eggs in the city!
This partnership with Crystal Organic Farm is part of their continued effort to minimize the impact of our lifestyles on the environment, to respect the cycles of nature and to promote healthy living. Their goal is to support local farming and to make high-quality certified organic produce easily accessible to members of our community.
To sign up in advance to receive your first week’s pick up on Thursday, April 14, please complete this secure sign up form with your contact and credit card information to confirm membership. From there, they will be in touch regarding your option of choice for the first 6-week cycle. Contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at 404-792-1680 with any questions you may have. Availability is limited, so be sure to sign up today!
How It Works
As a member, you will be able to pick up a basket of seasonal organic produce every other week from Le Jardin boutique location at Westside Provisions District anytime between Thursday at 2:30pm and Saturday at 6:30pm. Their offerings include any combination of the following options:
Full share of seasonal certified organic produce freshly harvested from Crystal Organic Farm
+ dozen local farm fresh eggs
+ bunch of fresh premium flowers
Le Jardin’s CSA program is unique as they operate on 6-week cycles, providing you greater flexibility. Cycles begin every two weeks, starting April 14, April 28, May 5, May 19 and so on. At the end of your 6-week cycle, you have the opportunity to modify your subscription for the next cycle – from [produce] to [produce + flowers + eggs] for example. Additionally, if you wish to place a hold on your account following a cycle, you have the opportunity to do so and renew at any time. If a hold is not specified, your account will automatically renew for the next 6-week cycle with the option choice you previously selected.
Each bag will include a selection of the available spring produce from Crystal Organic Farm. Spring produce includes a selection of radish, kale, chard, baby pac choi, beets, lettuce, arugula, leeks, frisee, escarole, radicchio, sweet turnips and shiitake mushrooms.
A one-time initial membership fee of $20, charged at the time of your first payment, will cover the cost of two reusable natural burlap market bags. At each pick up, bags will be stocked with produce freshly harvested from Crystal Organic Farm; you will pick up your stocked bag and return your bag from the previous pick up. If your bag is unreturned, you will be charged the cost of a new bag at the time of pickup.
In addition, this membership fee allows access to a seasonal newsletter with information about the available produce.
About Crystal Organic Farm
Crystal Organic Farm is a 175-acre certified organic farm located an hour east of Atlanta in Newborn, Georgia. The farm is run by Nicolas Donck who has lived on the property since moving to Georgia from Belgium at the age of 16. Crystal Organic Farm supplies produce to farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants all over Georgia.
I had the privilege of trying out one of Le Jardin’s first CSA produce bags! Everything was incredibly fresh and my vegetables lasted longer than grocery ones normally do. I was very impressed with the quality and taste of everything in my bag. I especially loved the farm fresh eggs that came in my bad- I mean just look how beautiful they are! If you are looking for an outstanding program to be part of- Le Jardin’s CSA membership is just for you!