May 19, 2021

Welcome to the 15th season of Verde Valley CSA! We are so excited to serve you and are so grateful for your support of our local growers. We have two main farms supplying your produce: Willowbrook Farm in Camp Verde, and Whipstone Farm in Paulden. Each week’s basket will feature the freshest organically grown produce from these two farms, along with a variety of fruits and veggies from other Verde Valley farms as they are available.

This week we will be getting some fabulous spring produce, including garlic scapes, chives, and spinach. These cool-weather crops will only be around briefly, so be sure to enjoy them! The early weeks of the season will be heavy on greens, so get ready for some big salads and green smoothies. As the season moves along the types of produce will shift, first to more root vegetables, then to stone fruits and blackberries (hopefully!), then to tomatoes, cucumbers, and summer squash, and finally to winter squash, eggplant, and peppers. Throughout the season there will be leafy greens, lettuce, onions, garlic, and more to round things out. So if you are itching for a certain vegetable, know that it will be coming and enjoy the current bounty while it’s here!

Sedona shareholders can find us under the small ramada between the baseball fields at Posse Grounds Park. Parallel park across from The Hub and skate park or by the basketball court and go through the gates. Once you come around the concession stand/restrooms you will see us. Cornville distribution will continue at Windmill Park, and Camp Verde shareholders will pick up produce at Willowbrook Farm. Addresses and pickup times are listed at the very bottom of this email.

Please bring your reusable bags to take home your share of produce. If you are unsure of where exactly to pick up your share, contact me at or (928) 300-8623. You can also review the email I sent last week with detailed instructions about our pickup locations if you need a refresher. For those of you with flower shares, this week is the beginning of the season for eggs and produce only. Flower shares begin on June 9th. If you have not yet signed up for a flower share but would like to, please contact us.

Thank you all for being members of Verde Valley CSA! We look forward to another great year providing the freshest local produce, flowers, and eggs.

Have a fabulous week!

What’s in your basket – May 19th

Beets – Whipstone Farm
Chives – Whipstone Farm
Garlic scapes – Willowbrook Farm
Pea shoots – Willowbrook Farm
Salad mix – Willowbrook Farm
Spinach – Whipstone Farm
Swiss chard – Willowbrook Farm

The garlic field at Willowbrook Farm is looking like a garlic jungle.

Beets from Whipstone Farm headed your way.

Summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers are staying warm and cozy in this field tent until the last frost has passed at Whipstone Farm.

Freshly harvested swiss chard at Willowbrook Farm.

Can’t wait for our flower shares from Whipstone to start in a few weeks! Aren’t this week’s bouquets beautiful? Whipstone’s flowers can also be found at Interdependence Natural Foods in Sedona.