Bringing the Heart of the Earth to your Table. We source fresh, local, sustainable, seasonal produce directly from the farmer for you...because you're worth it.

Heart In Soil

Heart In Soil

Bringing the Heart of the Earth to your Table. We source fresh, local, sustainable, seasonal produce directly from the farmer for you...because you're worth it.

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This Season

This Season

I started Heart in Soil as a way to connect people to real, local, seasonal food.  I had had the pleasure of taking part in several CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture).  I was and am a frequent farmers’ market shopper.  I wanted to share all the […]

Big Changes for Heart in Soil…

Big Changes for Heart in Soil…

How do you say goodbye to the past almost 14 years of life? How do you find the words to express the gratitude to the people, the place, and the feelings? It is something I will struggle with and probably continue to struggle with for […]

What is a CSA?

What is a CSA?

It’s CSA season!  Well, not the part where you get to pick up your seasonal vegetables from the farm each week, but the work is beginning even though the ground remains frosted over.  Many farms are taking seed inventory, spending evenings with warm cups of liquid and seed catalogs about them.  The plans start taking place and seed orders are made.  Tiny seedlings will be started soon that will be transplanted in the fields come warmer days.

   

Perhaps I should back up a bit and first address the question, what is a CSA?  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  This literally means that you, the community, are supporting the local farms in their purchasing of seeds, soil, and all the needed items to grow food.  How it works: you offer up your financial support by purchasing a farm share.  In exchange, your share will guarantee a pre-determined number of weeks of fresh, local, seasonal produce.

A CSA is a beautiful experience that brings you closer to your community and connects you more directly to the food you are preparing in your home. How great it is to talk about your farmer on a first name basis explaining to friends and family the inspiration behind the dinner you prepared?!

I credit my first CSA experiences 100% for the creation of Heart in Soil.  I attribute the awesome things I have experienced as a CSA member to my drive to start a company that focuses on bringing people connection to local food.

Heart in Soil is set up as a boutique style CSA with the flexibility to work within your schedule to receive local produce.  We do not own or operate a farm.  Instead we work with many local farmers to curate a share that highlights the local, seasonal things happening in our area.  Many of the farms with which we work offer their own CSA’s and we encourage everyone to check these out (farm links below).  Heart in Soil is currently offering our first January share.  We are excited!  We are also preparing for our Spring and Summer offerings.

If you are not located in our area don’t be discouraged.  There are many amazing, sustainable farms who offer fantastic CSA options in other areas.  Google your area for local CSA’s, contact the farmer and ask questions.  Ask around to family, friends, or on social media for recommendations.  Do you frequent a farmer’s market in your area?  Ask your favorite farmer if they offer CSA options.

Maybe your schedule doesn’t allow for you to sign up for a CSA this year, have you thought about changing your grocery shopping trips to include a few more items purchased from the farmers market?  If you need more ideas on how to source local food in your area contact us, we are happy to help you connect to your community.

At the beginning of this post I mentioned it is CSA season and now it is time to circle back to this.  Many of the farms in your area are opening up their CSA subscriptions now for you to secure your share once they start harvesting.  If you are looking to sign up for a CSA this year, contact your farmer and secure your spot today before they sell out.

As for Heart in Soil, we will continue to offer produce as close to year round as we possibly can, working with the amazing farms we love and appreciate so much!  Details for Spring sign-ups will be posted late this month.  You can also join our newsletter to stay up to date on our share offerings and more.

I hope this year you access something new and wonderful in your local food scene.  Support your farmers, support your community, and eat really good food!

 

Here is a list of the farms Heart in Soil works with who also offer their own CSA shares:

Boise Backlot Farms http://boisebacklotfarms.com/product/csa-membership/

Earthly Delights (Fall Only) http://earthlydelightsfarm.com/csa-program/

Fiddler’s Green Farm https://www.fiddlersgreencsa.com/csa-member-info.html

Field Goods Farm https://www.facebook.com/Field-Goods-Farm-264813646924272/

Global Gardens http://www.globalgardensboise.org/our-csa.html

Hen & Hare Microfarm with Apis (Three options: Egg CSA, Farmer Snacking Subscription and Herbal Subscription) https://henandhare.com/

Holy Green Gardens https://www.facebook.com/holygreengardens/

Morning Owl Farm http://www.morningowlfarm.com/csa-program.html

Peaceful Belly Farm https://peacefulbelly.com/csa-info/

True Roots https://www.facebook.com/truerootsidaho/

Welcome Table Farm (Walla Walla) https://welcometablefarm.com/products/csa-share

 

Here is a list of farms Heart in Soil works with who can be found at the Boise Farmer’s Market:

Fiddler’s Green Farm https://www.fiddlersgreencsa.com/

Global Gardens http://www.globalgardensboise.org/our-csa.html

Hen & Hare Microfarm with Apis https://henandhare.com/

High Noon Farm http://highnoonfarm.net/?fbclid=IwAR1IvR3DRMNWTc-UV6rCDQE1dde4JrGeqsTN34mjBq5rvPllHH9PdH0GtVA

Holy Greens Garden: https://www.facebook.com/holygreengardens/

McIntyre Family Farms https://mcintyrefamilyfarms.com/

Next Generation Organics:  https://www.facebook.com/Next-Generation-Organics-410972209250/

Ohana No Till Farm http://www.ohananotillfarm.com/no-till-farmingboise/

Peaceful Belly Farm https://peacefulbelly.com/

Purple Sage Farms https://www.purplesagefarms.com/

True Roots Organics https://www.facebook.com/truerootsidaho/

Winnower Farm https://www.instagram.com/winnowerfarmferment/

 

Want to learn more about all the farms Heart in Soil works with, check out their information here:

Boise Backlot Farm https://boisebacklotfarms.com/

Cackleberry Farm http://www.cackleberryfarmstead.com/

Earthly Delights Farm http://earthlydelightsfarm.com/

Fiddler’s Green Farm https://www.fiddlersgreencsa.com/

Field Goods Farm https://www.facebook.com/Field-Goods-Farm-264813646924272/

Global Gardens http://www.globalgardensboise.org/our-csa.html

Groves Country Mushrooms https://www.facebook.com/grovescountrymushrooms/

Hayshaker Farm http://www.hayshakerfarm.com/

Hen and Hare Microfarm https://henandhare.com/

High Noon Farm http://highnoonfarm.net/

Holy Green Gardens https://www.facebook.com/holygreengardens/

King’s Crown Organics https://www.glennsferryidaho.org/kings-crown-organic-farms/

July Blueberries LLC https://www.facebook.com/julyblueberries/

McIntyre Family Farms https://mcintyrefamilyfarms.com/

Morning Owl Farm http://www.morningowlfarm.com/

Next Generation Organics:  https://www.facebook.com/Next-Generation-Organics-410972209250/

Ohana No Till Farm http://www.ohananotillfarm.com/no-till-farmingboise/

Peaceful Belly Farm https://peacefulbelly.com/

Pitchfork Farm https://www.instagram.com/pitchfork_farms/

Provisions Farm and Feed https://www.provisionsfarmandfeed.com/

Provider Farms LLC  https://providerfarms.com/

Purple Sage Farms https://www.purplesagefarms.com/

True Roots Organics https://www.facebook.com/truerootsidaho/

Walla Walla Organics https://www.wallawallaorganics.com/?fbclid=IwAR2fU_OllTgYnmVv7uaT7oSLbi1ACjYr3KcN4E6vgcO5E7ZXCKd0kU4G2HU

Welcome Table Farm https://welcometablefarm.com/

Winnower Farm https://www.instagram.com/winnowerfarmferment/

 

Want to start some of your own seeds?  Many of the farmers we are working with are involved in growing seeds for Snake River Seed Cooperative, check them out:

Snake River Seed Cooperative https://www.snakeriverseeds.com/

Fermentation Day

Fermentation Day

It is getting colder and fresh local produce is taking a shift.  Soon the ground will be frozen through, waiting for the Spring.  It is a time of rest.  It is the time to enjoy the preserves from many farms in the form of jelly, […]