Is all of the produce certified organic?
Yes, all of our crops are certified organic by QCS.
Does all of the produce come from your farm?
Yes. We do not buy-in produce from other farms.
How much produce is in the bag each week?
Each week you will receive a $20 retail value (at least). You can view the photos on our CSA page to see shares from 2019. Our share is meant to be friendly for single folks and small families, but it will vary based on the amount of produce you eat each week. If you have a family of 4+, are vegetarian/vegan, juice, or are looking to add more vegetables into your diet you can always purchase 2 shares or supplement your share with a weekly farmers' market trip.
What if I can't pick up my bag one week?
1. If you unexpectedly can't make it to the pick-up location, we would encourage you to ask a friend to pick it up (either for you or as a gift to them).
2. If you can let us know at least 2 days in advance of your pickup day, you can use a "Vacation Week". Each member receives two "Vacation Weeks" where they can skip a weeks' delivery without losing the value of the share. If you do not use your "Vacation Weeks" your share will end at 30 weeks, or you can choose to pay for two additional weeks.
3. If you forget to pickup your share before the pick-up location closes, your produce will be donated to the pick-up location. The pick-up locations are volunteering to host and we can't expect them hold produce after closing hours. Since we will have already dropped your produce off, we can't use a "Vacation Week".
Can I pick what vegetables come in my bag?
Sorry, no at this time we don't have a system that would enable this. The produce will be a mix of what we're harvesting that week. We encourage you to try new recipes and reach out to us or other CSA members for tips on using vegetables you are averse to. But! If you like to have full choice, you can still support our farm and enjoy our produce by shopping with us at Pepper Place Market or at one of our Whole Foods Market or Earth Fare partner locations.
Will I know in advance what's in my bag?
Yes, we will send out the farm newsletter before you pick up your share. It will include a list of all the items in your bag and some recipes to help get your creative juices flowing.
Why is my produce in a box instead of the insulated bag?
Each member has three insulated bags for their share. One will be at the farm, one at the pick up site, and one at your home. Since we only visit the pick up site once per week- if you forget to bring your bag back one week, then you will receive a box two weeks later. In other words, we pick up the bag from the previous week each time we deliver the produce to the pick up location. That bag we pick up will be used the following week for your share. Most pick up sites have A/C, so your produce will be fine in a box if you forget.
Can I come visit the farm?
Yes, CSA members are welcome to visit the farm. We ask that you email us in advance to schedule a time. We don't have the labor force to allow us the time available to offer guided tours, but we can definitely point you to "what's growing where" for a self-guided tour.