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Fortitude Farm CSA

Fortitude Farm is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) driven farm. Each season we commit to feeding a set number of families through our produce box delivery program. All of our produce is grown using organic, no-till methods. Each week we harvest the day before delivery to provide you with fresh nutrient dense produce at the peak of its flavor, texture, and color. Each CSA comes with personalized reusable packaging and minimalized single use plastics.

Our next CSA season starts April 7, 2021 thru July 21, 2021. It is a 16-week program that will include a weekly box delivery full of both Spring and Summer crops. You can expect the highest quality carrots, beets, lettuces, specialty greens, kohlrabi, spinach, spring potatoes, onions, early summer squash, melons, tomatoes, egg plant, peppers, seasonal herbs, and don't forget fresh sun ripened strawberries. Each week is different and includes recipes and tips on how to use your harvest.  Exclusive access to the farm comes with each membership, where you can harvest veggies at their peak of ripeness, pick a bouquet of flowers, or just enjoy some quiet time (by appointment only).

There will be 40 families accepted for the 2021 Spring Season. They sell out fast, so do not delay. Past CSA members always receive priority registration for the next season. 

 Become part of our family farm and order today! 

CSA sales begin March 1, 2021.

At the family farm.

We are a small family farm, operating in rural Bakersfield, California. We have been homesteading and gardening here for over 18 years, and each year we get better and better at providing the community with the freshest, nutrient dense, and outstandingly delicious produce.  

Some of our favorites to grow are heirloom tomatoes. Mary Jean has been perfecting the art of growing trellised tomatoes for years. Every year our high tunnel is loaded with the best sun ripened heirlooms, packed with that old-fashioned flavor that is missing in your life. Don't miss out, these beauties are only available for a short time (mid-May thru August).

A customer favorite is our sun-ripened strawberries. Our Albion and Monterey berries are grown form organic California root stock. They are grown to sweet perfection and harvested daily through the Spring and early Summer. Available starting in April 2021.

Another specialty is our greens and lettuces. Packed with flavor, crisp clean texture and in a rainbow of colors, our greens outshine all others around. Our method of growing in protected high tunnels directly in the field results in clean, dense, nutritious lettuce. Each variety we grow has been selected for flavor, color and the perfect presentation. All of our greens are harvested, washed, and packed in under an hour. This process insures a long lasting freshness not seen in your grocery stores. Our lettuces and blends will last weeks in the fridge.

The best way to support our farm is through a seasonal CSA purchase. We currently offer two seasons of CSA, Spring and Fall. If CSA is not a possibility for you, follow us on Instagram @fortitudefarmCSA for monthly and weekly specials.

Our methods.

Our commitment to growing clean, healthy, nutrient rich food has deepened with each season. Our “no-till” approach, regenerative techniques, and organic practices increase the soil quality with every passing day.  We love to geek-out on the farm creating mineral rich Bokashi and compost teas that are packed with biodiversity and living microorganisms. Look forward to farm fresh eggs, because chickens are a vital part of the nutrient cycle, creating some of the best natural fertilizer available. The SOIL is our greatest asset and its already hard at work for your family and ours.

We also tend the native pollinators and our avian friends by planting native flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees. These feed and create habitat for hundreds of species, many of which we rely on daily. 

Never, not ever, do we use chemical insecticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.