Mariquita Farm

Ladybug 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?:

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

We offer our mystery boxes (see info on the left) and as well as bulk quantities of particular seasonal vegetables when harvest permits. This is an order-and-pay-as-you-go program. Order veggies the weeks you want them via order forms we send out to area-specific mailing lists.

If this service looks interesting to you, please sign up to be included on the list of people to get a special email alert. (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!

Dry-Farmed Early Girl tomatoes
Dry Farmed Early Girl Tomatoes

Upcoming Deliveries:

Ladybug Drop Off Deliveries in
Santa Cruz, Capitola & Los Gatos
Tuesday, August 11th
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

Mystery Thursday at Piccino
August 13th
4:30 to 6:30 PM
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

Ladybug Drop Off Deliveries in
East Bay & Peninsula
Friday, August 14th
Order Form || Announcement

Recent Deliveries:

Ladybug Drop Off Deliveries in
Santa Cruz, Capitola & Los Gatos
Tuesday, August 4th
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

Ladybug Drop Off Deliveries in
East Bay & Peninsula
Thursday, August 6th
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

Ladybug Drop Off Deliveries in
San Francisco
Friday, August 7th
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

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To sign up for email alerts for these special deliveries:

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

To be added to our Santa Cruz list,
please email us at ladybugbuyingclub@gmail.com and
we'll add you.

questions? email: ladybugbuyingclub at gmail.com


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