[Market-farming] how much to plant

Richard Stewart rstewart at zoomtown.com
Thu Dec 13 10:07:49 EST 2007

Try this out:

http://www.csafarms.org/csafarms0656231.asp look through the CSA  
Training Manual Chapters and the click on "Appendix E: Planting  
Guides 100 kb"

They have a PDF of one of the sections of the manual that has a good  
per person break down rather than you standard 100ft = Xlbs or 1 Acre  
= YLbs.

The direct link to the file is here:


I do not do CSA's so I may not be the best source of information, but  
I found the above link fairly interesting.

Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1848

(513) 967-1106
rstewart at zoomtown.com

On Dec 13, 2007, at 9:37 AM, pech wrote:

> Hi all
> I'm in my second year of a CSA and I'm having a problem deciding  
> how much to plant of each crop. Last year we did ok, but sometimes  
> not every share had the same thing or the same quanity. Thats fine  
> but I'd like to do better.
> I've seen a list somwhere that gave suggestions on plants per  
> person, but I cannot find it. Has anyone seen such a list?
> How do you decide on quanity for CSA'S?
> Any input would be great!
> Thanks
> Have Fun
> Dave Z6a
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