Reyer Market Garden
Roanoke Valley, Virginia
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join.
What produce will I receive?
For 2021 we have the following harvest planned:
- mustard greens
- summer squash
- sweet peppers
- hot peppers
- green beans
- green onion
- brussels sprouts
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.