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


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


Special Deliveries to your Community

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. We'll offer our mystery boxes (see info on the left) and as well as bulk quantities of particular seasonal vegetables when 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 lists: San Francisco, the Peninsula/South Bay 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!

Meyer Lemons
Meyer Lemons

Ladybug Drop Off in Santa Cruz
Tuesday, March 31st
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

Ladybug Drop Offs in Berkeley,
Palo Alto, West Menlo Park & Los Gatos
Thursday, April 2nd
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

Ladybug Drop Offs in San Francisco
Friday, April 3rd
Order form closed -- SOLD OUT

Ladybug Drop Off in Carmel & Monterey
Friday, March 27th
PDF of Mystery Box Newsletter

Deliveries planned for next week:

Santa Cruz, Soquel & Los Gatos
Tuesday, April 7th

Mystery Thursday at Piccino
in San Francisco
Thursday, April 9th

Ladybug Drop Offs in Berkeley
Palo Alto & West Menlo Park
Friday, April 10th


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 and
we'll add you.

questions? email: ladybugbuyingclub at

** 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.