Mariquita Farm

Ladybug Truck Farm Buying Club

How to buy bulk fruits, herbs and vegetables from Mariquita Farm.


Mystery Box

Example of a Fall/Winter Mystery Box
Photo by Andy Griffin

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WHAT is a Mystery Box?: They are $25/each:

A 'Mystery Box' is like a csa box... except you don't pay ahead... and we don't really know everything that's going to be in it until that day. Winter boxes have to be a bit more "mysterious" in the winter. Will it frost? Will it rain? Will it be 80 degrees? Winter veggies have to be stronger and more substantial to survive in the field, and the winter box is a little heavier and more substantial too. Then again, the winter mystery box comes less frequently, and the ingredients that compose it often have a longer shelf life in the refrigerator.

winter squash family

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Special Deliveries to your Community

For 2015, while we re-build our farm after the challenges of this winter, this is the program to sign up for to get our veggies. Not a CSA program but rather, bulk deliveries on an order-and-pay-as-you-go basis. (Julia described it as 'taco truck meets-the-farmer's market'.) We'll offer our mystery boxes (see info on the left) and as well as bulk quantities of particular seasonal vegetables as harvest permits. You'll be able to choose which weeks you want to get a mystery box (and/or other items we're offering) and skip others. We will be delivering to fewer sites but we plan to continue regular delivery at our more popular ones. Currently, we're delivering once a week somewhere around the Bay Area. And, once we have another truck and driver back, we plan to schedule more deliveries with greater frequency.

This program is also for the convenience of cooks who would like to can, pickle, juice, dry, or otherwise consume bulk quantities of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits, like tomatoes, carrots, peppers, basil, pumpkins, etc. If this service looks interesting to you, please sign up to be included on the list of people to get a special email alert. We have four separate lists: San Francisco, the Peninsula, the Monterey Bay Area and the East Bay. (Links below.) Once you're signed up, we'll send out special announcements that include a link to a Google order form for you to place your order. Whole unit quantities only, please. If a whole case is too much, find a friend to split it with and let the cooking begin!

Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Peas

PDF of newsletter for Palo Alto Ladybug 3/25/15

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To sign up for email alerts for these special deliveries:

San Francisco
|| Peninsula/Palo Alto/South Bay ||
Monterey Bay Area|| East Bay

questions? email: ladybugbuyingclub at gmail.com

past lists

|| Minimum order = $15


** this is a "double opt-in" newsletter: please do check your spam folder if you don't get that email to confirm your subscription to your alert preference. Such is the spammy world we live in: I'm trying to do the right thing with a 'clean' list. thank you.