CSA Summer Membership – Sign Up Today!

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Going into our first official season as CSA, Stagl Organics is excited to offer the Salt Lake City area with the freshest, organic local produce available. Belonging to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a partnership, allowing YOU the consumer to directly access the freshest organic farm-fresh veggies on a weekly basis. It’s like having access to an amazing, organic garden!

Your pre-payment will add savings too, it allows us to determine how much to plant and how much to harvest and eliminates waste. This ultimately saves us all a bunch of time, energy and money, so we can put more towards the garden and what we can offer you.


FULL SHARE 20 WEEKS: $500 | Full portion for 20 Weeks

HALF SHARE 10 WEEKS: $250 | Full portion for 10 Weeks

TINY SHARE 10 or 20 WEEKS $125/$250 | 1/2 portion share for 10/20 weeks

DELIVERY: FULL: $600 | HALF: $350

To take a peek on what’s going to be in your weekly veggie box, visit the Stagl Organics CSA page on Facebook. During the harvest, we intend to share meal recipes and other creative ideas, so that you can fully utilize and make the most of your veggies.

Fresh, delicious and local produce this summer?  We got this!

Join Our CSA – Stagl Organics 2016



4 Ways Mulching Enhances Your Garden & Builds Humus


Want to have the best garden ever? You better mulch it.

Mulch: a type of material (organic is best) that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering and around plants.

1. Mulching conserves water simply by providing a layer of insulation between the Humus (picture) and the air, holding in moisture and inhibiting evaporation.
2. Mulching around plants is an excellent weed deterrent.
3. Mulching aids in building Humus, the topmost layer of your soil. The mulch layer keeps the surface temperature moist and cool, attracting mycorrhizae and worms!!
4. Creating mulch from your own yard “waste” (trimmings, clippings, and non-evasive weeds) is about as sustainable in the garden as it gets!

How do You Increase Humus?

Humus is left after organic matter decomposes. Each time you add organic matter to the soil, it will increase the amount of humus in the soil. It is a slow process but if organic matter is added each year, the amount of humus will continue to increase.

You can use any type of organic matter. I believe that the best organic matter to use is the one that costs the least. This is not strictly true, but a low cost usually means that the material has not been overly processed and it has been trucked a shorter distance. Both of these are good for the environment. Use the material that is locally available.

What to Use??

Beyond organic material from your own yard, manure, straw and wood chips are great choices. Simply spread your organic material several inches deep around each plant and let nature take care of the rest. We also do not recommend rototilling or to turn it deeply into the soil, since this practice destroys soil structure.

We get to talk gardening: A Podcast Interview with Team WUKAR

On the last evening of 2014, we were introduced to Art O’Connor.  Being New Years Eve, we started discussing more in depth our hopes and goals for the upcoming year. Being vegetarians, and because prime rib just happened to be the main course, the topic of food came up quickly, and we were able to share how passionate we are about the food we eat. That we are not only highly conscious about eating clean (organic, no chemicals, preservatives…), we spend a great deal of time growing and preserving our own food. We also shared that we have high hopes to influence positive change from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) business.

Art, if I recall correctly, has the most genuine smile and is impressively tall (I’m guessing 6’6″). He came to Utah from his home state of Maine being awarded a Track and Field Scholarship at the University of Utah. For many years he worked as a Retail Broker at Fidelity Investments. While his career choice was lucrative, as the years passed, he found himself dissatisfied, and wanting to pursue something different that would bring about positive changes..And so about a year ago, Art left his life as a Broker, and put all of his resources and energy creating WUKAR, which stands for Wake Up, Kick Ass, Repeat. Along with his co-founder Steve Mathis, WUKAR topics include: fitness, endurance sports, nutrition, personal development, online marketing and business.They hope to share their belief that to create real freedom, we have to take control of all aspects of our lives: mind, body and business.

And from this very cool conversation with Art on January 31, 2014, a seed was planted, to someday conduct a WUKAR interview with team Stagl Organics, CSA.

Thank you so much Art and Steve, it was wonderful to get this opportunity to discuss the topics of starting your own organic garden, CSAs, water conservation, composting and much, much more!

3 Great Reasons to PYO (Plant Your Own) from Seeds


Shad and Jacob last Spring watching over our plant starts in the greenhouse.

Part of the joy of gardening starts even before the planting season begins. Selecting and starting seeds indoors, or with the help of a greenhouse is a super nice way to connect and get excited about the upcoming growing season, For aspiring gardeners, instead of buying plant starts from garden centers, why not PYO (plant your own) this season from seed?

1. Save yourself some money, BIG TIME. The cost of one pre-established garden container plant is usually more than ONE packet of 25-40 seeds, including organic and heirloom varieties (which we would only recommend!). You can save even more by collecting seeds from your past growing seasons. In collecting these seeds however, there are a few tricks in gathering and preserving all the traits of that specific heirloom. Gathering seeds from several of your plants, not just one, or from the strongest being one of them.

Here is an excellent link to an article about Heirloom seed gathering: Saving Heirloom Seeds: Guidelines

2. Getting to know your plant from the very start. From building the soil to germination, you will know exactly the history of your plants. By growing from seed you will increase your ability to amend and meet their needs, resulting in,healthier, more prolific plants.

3.  The Satisfaction Factor. PYO (planting your own) fruit, herbs and vegetables is simply an amazing full-circle experience. From seed to table, a garden built from the ground up gives you a sense of satisfaction that eating out, purchasing from a grocer, or even buying from the Farmer’s Market can’t touch.

Hope that inspires you! Go out there and get your hands in the dirt.

Chickens love Compost

Yes, many thanks to our two very fine red hens who love to scratch, pick and forage through the compost heap!

We collect all the scraps from our personal kitchen (coffee grounds included) and remnant vegetation from the garden, straw, leaves and wood chips. We then rotate it with a pitch fork regularly to break it down into dark, beautiful compost! These hens are making the composting process a whole lot easier, and adding in their own hen poop to bout!


Getting Going in the Garden – What’s Next?

The answer is POTATOES!

This week, April 5-120140621_1935352th and according to the lunar planting calendar, our hardened potato starts will be planted. Last season we had great success planting a variety of heirloom, organic potatoes including: All Blue, Pontiac, and White Yukon varieties.

Planting your own potatoes are really a lot easier than you would think. If you wish to do so, now is the time to do it. We collect seed potatoes from a local garden nursery, however, ordering organic potato starts online is another great option. Last year, we even planted a few organic red potatoes from Trader Joes, which had started to sprout in the cupboard, and they did surprisingly well.

In the fall, the potatoes that we ended up harvesting were strikingly beautiful, crisp, moist and sooo flavorful. Perfect for slicing up, roasting, and pan-frying. One evening, we thinly sliced some and fried up homemade potato chips, tasty!!

Stay posted for more details about how to PYO (plant-your-own) delicious potatoes, and feel free to ask questions or share your story!

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