Legare Farms Debuts Winter CSA

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The bane of CSAs — in most subscribers’ estimations — are the voluminous boxes of dark leafy greens which appear at the start and end of the season. But Legare Farms is wagering the prospect of collards and kale won’t scare off fans of the Johns  Island farm.

Legare Farms is offering a winter CSA for the first time this year. The six week program costs $157 for a full share, or $115 for a half share.

“I have always been reluctant to do a winter season because most of what is available is greens,” Helen Legare is quoted as saying in a release. “Greens get old really quick. I think we can mix it up enough so you won’t get tired of greens.”

In addition to greens, winter CSA boxes will also include sweet potatoes, spinach, beets, turnips, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, butternut squash, and acorn squash. According to the release, the Legares are also trying to partner with a Florida friend so they can add citrus to the collection.

The winter CSA runs from Feb. 11-Mar. 20.

CSA customers can pick up weekly deliveries at the farm, or at locations in Charleston, West Ashley, James Island and Mt Pleasant. For more information, call 559-0788 or email legarefarms@bellsouth.net.

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