The vegetables produced by the small frye farm CSA are grown from organic and, in nearly all cases, heirloom seeds. The farm buys most of its seed from Seed Savers Exchange (Decorah, Iowa) and Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. (Mansfield, Missouri), and other nurseries that propagate non-GMO, non-patented and untreated seeds conforming to the Safe Seed Initiative standards of the Council for Responsible Genetics. Susan starts about 6,000 seedlings in her basement every March.
Customers of the small frye farm CSA enjoy dozens of varieties of radish, lettuce, beet, pea, bean, chard, squash, kale, tomato, eggplant, carrot, sorrel, spinach, arugula, sunchoke, leek, sweet and hot pepper, parsnip and edamame.
Quad-City Area customers are invited to pick their own, and Iowa City/Johnson County customers choose from a self serve array on Thursday afternoons at the Frye residence at 816 River St., Iowa City. Vegetables are harvested on the day of delivery.