We are back farming after a two year medical break and eager to see our
For the new customers, we are Ken and Terry Keiger. We have lived on
this farm for 12 years and have farmed organically from the beginning.
We do not use any insecticide or herbicide on the farm. We have always
followed the National Organic Program but elected not to be certified.
We had lots of fun, heartache, rain, wind, bugs, and hurricanes. But
most of all we have wonderful customers. They are always there when we
needed a boost. Each year we learn what we were doing wrong, what will
work and made changes for the better.
In the past we have had: a CSA, participated in a farmer’s
market, and developed a home delivery service.
Because of surgeries and illness we stopped farming for the past two
years, but we are back now!
Whaleyville Farms Mission Statement
Whaleyville Farms seeks to promote a sustainable, organic, local food
supply and develop a relationship with the area communities. The farmer
and shareholder will share the risks of farming and provide the
freshest local organic produce to the shareholders.
This year we are accepting memberships in Whaleyville Farms CSA.
KNOW YOUR FARMER KNOW YOUR FOOD
JOIN A CSA
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture reflects a strategy to connect local
farmers with local consumers; develop a regional food supply; maintain
a sense of community; encourage land stewardship.
Why Is a CSA Important?
CSA keep food dollars in the local community.
CSA contribute to the maintenance and establishment of regional food
CSA supports the bio diversity of a given area and the diversity of
agriculture through the preservation of small farms by producing a side
variety of crops.
CSA creates opportunity for dialogue between farmers and consumers.
CSA generates a sense of social responsibility and stewardship of the
CSA puts “the farmers face on the food “ and increase
understanding of how, where, and by whom our food is grown.
Whaleyville Farms CSA is Accepting memberships for 2010
The price of a share is $500.00 for the 14 week season in 2010. The
season will be starting approximately June 1st. This works out to
$35.71 per week for a grocery bag of fresh organic produce. This will
be plenty for a two adult/two children household. A half share is
$250.00 for singles or a couple.
What we will be growing for the 2010 season
Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Squash, Potatoes, Sweet
corn, Radishes, Eggplant, Onions, and Melons are just some of the basic
crops. We will also have test plots of other vegetables. More
information on the crops will be available closer to June 1st.
Pick up sites
You can pick up your bag of produce at the farm or a designated pick up
sites in Hampton roads area. For a location to be designated as pickup
site 10 CSA members are required. We have a sites in Poquoson and
Norfolk. The farm is located in the southern section of Suffolk.
A full payment of $500.00 would help the farmer. The money would help
buy seeds, OMRI fertilizer, irrigation equipment and other needed
items. A deposit of $250.00 will reserve your share of the harvest. The
final payment is due by April 1st. Call if you need special
arrangements. Checks should be made out to Terry Keiger. Credit card
payment can be made through Paypal as soon as the link is up.
Please print and complete the Application Form to be mailed with your
check. If you are paying by Paypal sent the form in separately.
Whaleyville Farms, Terry Keiger, 6132 Whaleyville Blvd., Suffolk, Va 23438