Reyer Market Garden

vescia piscis

Roanoke Valley, Virginia


mountains
radishes
oregano

Small-batch, hand-tended, naturally grown vegetables and herbs shared among a select number of dedicated families each season. We focus on low-impact, low-cost growing methods that elevate the health of soil biology, surrounding ecosystems and communities.

Background

Reyer Market Garden is a project of Sensor Station, a small, Virginia-based studio practicing intentional, low-impact design in computing, farming, and existence. Our experiences and observations are documented each season so that this information may be openly explored and expanded upon by like-minded growers.

Join our share

Our weekly, seasonal share runs from late May until October. Contact us at csa2j1@n2fmail.n02jsensorstation.com if you would like to join.


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  1. farm plot
    2021-06-23
    Happy National Soil Health Day!

    Today and everyday we’re celebrating our promise to nurture and maintain healthy soil. We operate on a strict no pesticide, no herbicide policy and follow the four principles of soil health:

  2. farm plot
    2021-06-13
    From field to fridge

    When we first set out to start farming, I was keen on getting very savvy on food safety.

  3. farm plot
    2021-06-07
    Farewell Mustard

    We are so thrilled to be going into our fourth week of sharing a beautiful harvest with all of you.

  4. mushroom bodies in walkway of garden
    2021-05-24
    Soil Health + Weekly Update

    Our first week of harvest share distributions went amazingly well and we’re looking forward to this week’s harvest.


Q/A

What produce will I receive?

For 2021 we have the following harvest planned:

  • arugula
  • lettuce
  • mustard greens
  • kale
  • chard
  • sorrel
  • radish
  • beets
  • carrots
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • summer squash
  • sweet peppers
  • hot peppers
  • green beans
  • corn
  • watermelon
  • honeydew
  • pumpkin
  • oregano
  • basil
  • cilantro
  • green onion
  • leeks
  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts
  • spinach
  • kohlrabi
  • rosemary
Is this a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program?
Our model is similar to a CSA, but instead of paying in full at the beginning of the season, you pay for the produce as you receive it each week and no up-front deposits or fees are required. This being our first season, we didn’t feel right asking for payment up front, but we are still committed to providing a full weekly share for every committed family.
Why can't I choose my vegetables?
We aren’t big enough to be able to handle custom orders. However, a fresh harvest mix each week provides the opportunity to explore new culinary treasures. We try to provide recipes on the blog that help you enjoy your harvest. Additionally, eating what the season has to offer is a great way to connect more deeply with nature and create balance in your life. If you have food-related sensitivities or allergies let us know ahead of time.
Is Reyer Market Garden Certified Organic?
We are not USDA Certified Organic because of the high cost and time-intensive commitment it requires. Small growers like us simply cannot afford this label. However, we grow the food we want to eat - without pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, or GMO seeds. We follow sustainable, natural farming practices because we care about human and ecological well-being.
How do you handle food safety?
Each year we voluntarily complete GAP (Good Agricultural Practices)/Food Safety training to ensure that we understand and practice the latest recommendations for food safety.
Is a harvest share right for me?
This kind of offering is for people who value being connected to their food and supporting their community’s farmers directly. If you don’t eat many vegetables, dislike cooking, or have strict dietary preferences, you will probably find the farmers markets more suitable.
Can I find you at any of the Farmers Markets?
At this time we are only offering harvest shares directly to interested families. We may explore joining a farmers market in the future.