What's a "CSA"?
CSA stands for "Community-Supported Agriculture." It's a partnership between a farm and its community. CSA members pay a subscription fee at the beginning of the growing season, which the farm then uses to buy seeds and supplies. In return, the farm harvests “the cream of the crop” for members and delivers it each week to a pick-up location. In our view, CSA is the best, most direct connection between farmers and eaters.
What kinds of vegetables will I receive?
Each week, you’ll receive the freshest vegetables in season. We grow over thirty types of vegetables and strive to provide a wide variety week-to-week, so there’s always something you love and never too much of something you’re tired of. Each box costs you $25 but the vegetable value is at least $27-$28, our way of thanking you for supporting the farm directly!
Are your vegetables organic?
Yes, in every sense except for one: we're not certified organic by the USDA. In the future, we would consider becoming certified, but for now, the paperwork and costs don't make sense. We rigorously follow organic practices on the farm: we use no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, we use no GMOs, and we use lots of compost to nourish the soil. You're welcome to visit the farm to see for yourself!
Can I pay in installments?
Yes. It's a big help to the farm if you pay in full at sign-up, but it's fine to pay in installments, too. If you're worried that the installment plan may not work for you, just e-mail us and we can work something out.
Do you offer a smaller share?
At this time, no. But if you know someone else who's interested in a box, we do have several members who split their box with a friend or coworker, or who alternate delivery weeks.
What if I go out of town and have to miss a box?
Let us know no later than the Sunday before your delivery day, and we'll hold your box and add $25 to your balance. You can spend this balance over time by ordering extras, or you can email us to request a double box for a future date.
What if I don't use all my credits by the end of the season?
Credits do not carry over from one season to the next.
What if I need to cancel my share?
If you're moving out of town or are dissatisfied with your membership for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. We will issue a refund on a pro-rated basis.
I'm worried the CSA isn't right for me.
It might not be! Our CSA is a good fit for those who want to eat well and make fresh, organic vegetables a regular part of their day. CSA members value being connected to a farm and supporting beginning farmers in their community. If you're not a big vegetable eater or only want a few types of vegetables, you're probably better off supporting us at the farmer's market instead.
How can I contact you with a question?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to answer questions.