Specializing in gourmet garlic
and heirloom vegetables using
eco-sustainable farming practices
Taylor Mountain Gardens in Douglas Flat is the primary building block that creates the Outer Aisle FOODS CSA distribution network. We are a micro-farm growing food for our local community: selling at our store on Thursdays and Saturdays in the summer months, local farmers markets, and through our CSA year round. We use only compost and cover crops to build fertility and grow hundreds of varieties of crops annually on less than two acres.
For the first time, with four thousand square feet of covered greenhouse and an acre of fall and winter crops, our farm will provide a large portion (over 90%) of the veggie boxes through months of October, November and December.
Summer crops are primarily offered through our Thursday market at our store, and to our CSA through the fall. With just the right timing we can stretch the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant into the fall months and often ride the Indian summer until the first killing frosts arrive in our neck of the woods sometime in early November.
Shop during the summer months at our store, or through our weekly CSA and you will enjoy a bounty of delicious veggies starting in late July. By early October, we convert entirely to CSA deliveries, however, the flavors of summer remain strong: tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant and squash with just the beginnings of fall with cabbages, bok choy, head lettuce and greens.
As we move into early November, the last of the summer crops will be disappearing from our tables. We’ll say goodbye to tomatoes and bell peppers and hello to potatoes and broccoli. Root crops emerge from their earthy environs around Thanksgiving with carrots, sweet potatoes and beets.
December is a bleak month outside, but inside our sun warmed greenhouses we'’ll be harvesting lettuces, bokchoy, spinach and tender greens. Outside the first frosts provide the heightened flavor and sweetness in the kales, cabbages and carrots.
During the winter months from late December through February you can expect artichokes, Brussels sprouts, leeks, carrots, beets, parsnips and other unique and wonderful vegetables from these farms. In addition our greenhouses will be putting out salads and greens all winter long.
As the seasons progress and winter arrives our garden produces less and less. In response to the changing of the seasons and the limitations in our growing season we look further a field to find the seasonal treats to fill our tables during the lean months. We work with many farms, Terra Firma in Winters, Rodoni Farms in Santa Cruz, Coke Farms in San Juan Bautista, Mariquita Farms in Watsonville to guarantee a continued supply of seasonal produce. These farms are all certified organic and are farmers of exceptional integrity that we personally trust.
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Serving Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties
Outer Aisle FOODS is a local food distribution network of eaters, growers and makers serving Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.
Outer Aisle FOODS provides the highest quality, local, seasonal and regional produce and products only from farms and producers who are committed to ecologically sustainable practices and go beyond the “Organic” requirements.
Eric & Christine Taylor
Taylor Mountain Gardens
P. O Box 2052
Murphys, CA 95247
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