Farm Share FAQs
A Farm Share or CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, is an actual “Share” of our farm. A customer purchases a “Share” of our vegetables prior to the growing season, to be produced during our growing season. The upfront payment allows the farmer to have a bit of capital to buy what is necessary to grow the produce. The “Share” is distributed during the designated weeks of the season and picked up by the customer. Each week, there is a variety of produce that is representative of what is available on the farm during that particular part of the season. Farm Shares are a wonderful way for consumers to support their local farms, have fresh produce all season long, and try new vegetables that can become fast favorites. The one consideration is that as a “Share” owner, you also agree to take the same risks as the farm should a crop or crops fail to produce.
The advanced payment helps offset production costs, helps the farmer most accurately estimate the amount of produce needed for that season to plant accordingly, and allows farmers to have a guaranteed market for at least some of their produce which, in tune, limits waste. CSA members get to experience a full bounty of what a farm has to offer.
We work extremely hard to offer a varied selection in the basket each week. We strive to have anywhere from six to nine different vegetables per week. Examples of produce represented in baskets may include tomatoes, cucumbers, a variety of peppers, sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, different varieties of lettuce, kale, broccoli, broccolini, radishes, kohlrabi, swiss chard, snap peas, cherry, grape tomatoes different varieties of winter squash, and much more.
We fill the baskets to cater to the consumption of a typical family of four.
Please see our Pricing Page for pricing options.
The baskets are to be picked up by the customer on Wednesday between 1 pm and 5 pm at our Farm Stand. If you cannot make it that day for any reason, you may either contact us to make other arrangements or assign someone to pick it up for you.
We understand that life gets hectic, but please understand that this is fresh produce, most of which is picked that morning to ensure freshness. If your basket has not been picked up at the end of the day and no previous arrangements have been made, we will contact you to extend you one more day. After the additional day, we will donate the contents of the basket.
We do our best to ensure that everyone is pleased with the selection we offer. If you let us know well in advance, we will make every effort to substitute something of equal value whenever possible. In the event that there is something that you don’t like, we suggest offering it to a family member or neighbor.
Regrettably, we do not have the manpower to individualize the baskets.
No. Cash or check only.
The fastest way is through email through the contact page, or leave us a message on our hotline.