A great way to experience fresh produce all season long while supporting your community

Farm Share or
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Farm Share FAQ's

How does it work?

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.

Why is the payment collected so far in advance?

The advanced payment helps offset production costs, helps the farmer most accurately estimate the amount of produce needed for that season so as 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.

How much variety is in the Farm Share?

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, and grape tomatoes different varieties of winter squash, and much more.

How much is in a basket?

We fill the baskets to cater to the consumption of a typical family of four.

How much is it to join?

Please see our Pricing Page for pricing options.

How do I get my basket?

The baskets are to be picked up by the customer on the designated day, either Tuesday or Thursday, 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.

What if I forget to pick it up?

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.

What if I don’t like something in 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.

Can I make requests for things I like?

Regrettably, we do not have the manpower to individualize the baskets.

Do you accept Credit or Debit?

No. Cash or Check only.

How do I join?

Simply complete the application and return it with your payment. You will be notified via email once your payment is received.

How would I contact you?

The fastest way is through Facebook Messenger if you have an account. You can also contact us through our Contact Page or leave a message on the Hotline.

Disclaimer:

By joining a Farm Share, you agree to share the risk of crop failure. In the event of a crop failure, we will do our utmost to compensate, if at all possible, with other crops that are ready to be harvested.

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Vegetable of the week

As Farm Shares are a great way to try and experience new vegetables, each week we will chose a different vegetable to highlight. We will give a description, popular ways to prepare, the proper way to store, and a recipe of one of our favorite ways to enjoy the week’s selection.

We hope you will find this helpful and encourage you to share your ideas al well!

Recipe of the Week

Each week we will feature a new recipe highlighting a Fruit or Vegetable of the Week.

Fresh Blueberry Raspberry Pie

  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries, (Can substitute frozen) divided
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, divided

Directions

  • Cook pie crust according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a saucepan add sugar, cornstarch and salt. mix well, then add in the water, cook over medium heat until smooth. Add 2 cups blueberries one cup of raspberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • Remove from the heat. Add butter, lemon juice and remaining berries; continue to stir until butter is melted. Cool. filling will thicken up upon cooling. Pour into crust. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

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