Behind the Scenes at Muddy Boots

We’re excited to share some insight into our process so you can have a better understanding of how we put together our shares, why you might not receive everything listed in the newsletter, and what goes into making Muddy Boots CSA such a success.

Planning for the Week

Our dedicated farmers start planning for the upcoming week’s share the weekend before pick-up. Even with detailed planning at the beginning of the season, the weather can sometimes impact what’s ready to be harvested. That’s why our farmers discuss what’s at peak and what items would work well together in the share. Justin at Burnt Rock Farm keeps track of the value of each item to ensure that both members and farmers benefit from the CSA. Once the tentative share is decided, Robin starts putting together the newsletter.

Tentative Shares

The weekly newsletter is sent out on Tuesday morning to give you an idea of what to expect. Until the veggies are harvested on Tuesday, we don’t know exactly what will be in the share. Changes can occur due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, such as an unexpected bumper crop of corn or a shortage of cucumbers. We’ll do our best to keep you informed of any changes!

Pick-Up Day

Pick-up day is Wednesday, and Racheal, our pick-up coordinator, is ready to greet you starting at noon.

We kindly ask that you don’t arrive early, as we may not have all items available until closer to noon. That’s because many of the items in the shares come from our three farms outside of the Mad River Valley.

Kirsten drives the box truck over the App Gap each Wednesday morning to deliver produce from Burnt Rock Farm and Trillium Hill Farm.

Amanda and her little helper Momo, deliver their produce from Tamarack Hollow Farm.

Over to you!

Now it is your turn to transform these amazing veggies into dinner!