Mariquita Farm

Newsletters for Winter CSA Boxes from Mariquita Farm

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2011 Mariquita Farm CSA Info

WHAT is a CSA Winter Box? We also call them 'mystery boxes':

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.

I post a PDF docucment on this page of the items in the box the morning of delivery, with a few recipes. These boxes are designed for people who cook.

to sign up for email alerts for these special deliveries:

San Francisco

Peninsula/SouthBay/Los Gatos

Monterey Bay Area


winter squash family



This is the Page where we will post Winter CSA box Newsletters as a PDF. We generally post the newsletters the morning of delivery, as that gives Andy and crew the maximum flexibility to pick the BEST stuff for each winter box. These are 'small batches' and doing our newsletter this way makes the best possible scenario. Please bookmark this page, and check back in mid- to late- morning the day of your delivery. thank you.

10-8-11 Cotogna San Francisco

10-6-11 Oakland

9-21-11 Oakland

5-5 Palo Alto

3-10-11 Menlo Park

2-24-11 Palo Alto

2-16-11 San Jose

2-2-11 Santa Cruz

1-27-11 Los Gatos

1-21-11 Palo Alto

1-13-11 San Jose

1-5-11 Menlo Park

1-4-11 Los Gatos

12-17-10 Menlo Park

12-16 Palo Alto

12-15 Fatted Calf SF

12-3-10 San Jose

12-2-10 Los Gatos

to sign up for email alerts for these special deliveries:

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

questions? email: ladybugbuyingclub at

|| Minimum order = $15

For the convenience of cooks who would like to can, pickle, juice, dry, or otherwise consume bulk quantities of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits we are planning a series of special deliveries of bulk quantities of tomatoes, carrots, peppers, basil, pumpkins, etc. whenever our the harvest permits. 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 three separate lists: San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the Monterey Bay Area. If we’re going somewhere that's not convenient for you, delete that particular email. If something looks good to you, email us and reserve what you need. Whole cases only, please. If a whole case is too much, find a friend to split it with or consider our CSA program. Let the cooking begin!

to sign up: San Francisco || Peninsula/SouthBay/Los Gatos || Monterey Bay Area

** 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.