Each week in the e- newsletter there is information about using your share. If you pick up at the farm, the farm shop is also a good place to pick up ideas from others about how to use the vegetables.
We have a list of recommended resources under our Recipe Index on this website to help with the storage, preparation, and usage of vegetables in your share. We plan to add to our Recipe Index as well.
Pick Your Own (PYO) crops are available to be picked by members any day of the week during daylight hours. We ask that you try to pick in dry conditions to reduce the spread of plant diseases. Check the PYO page for updates regarding what crops are open, quantities members may take, and weather condition at the farm.
We encourage members to read their weekly e-newsletter to keep updated with what's happening on the farm, how the crops are doing, and what crops are on the way. Members may also check the What's In page as well.
No, there is not a work requirement for our members but volunteers are always welcome. We will be hosting member volunteer work parties throughout the season. They will be announced in the e-newsletter and regular times will be listed on the website.
If we have a significant amount extra of particular items, we will make them available to CSA members buy in bulk as well as selling to restaurants and health food stores
Produce that is not picked up from CSA distributions or left over from farmers markets will be donated to local food pantries serving folks in need.
We have a fall share available for students and others who are only in the area in the fall. We can also provide a summer only share upon request. Another solution if you won't be in town consistently is to split a share with friends.
If you know you are going to miss a week, you can give your share away to a friend or a neighbor. Just tell them to check in with us at the farm. We will be happy to help them out and answer any questions they might have. If no one picks up, the share will be donated to a local shelter.
For on farm pick up, we are offering a "mini" share that is equivalent to half a standard share.
For delivered shares, we do not currently offer half shares, but it is fine to split a share with a friend. We just ask that the share be listed under one contact person's name.
For on farm pick up, we prefer that shareholders do not share standard or large shares between households, but instead sign up for separate smaller shares sizes. However, if it makes it easier for some members to participate by splitting a share that is okay, we just ask that the share is listed under one primarily contact's name.
Delivered box shares can be split. We just ask that the share be listed under one primary shareholder name.
For shares picked up at the farm, there are three share sizes. The standard share is enough food to feed 2 adults and 2 kids for the week and is typically 7-9 items(6-12 lbs of food). The mini share is 3-4 items, sized for a single person. The large share is 10-12 items, sized for a large or vegetarian household.
The delivered box share is enough to feed 2-3 adults for the week and is typically 7-9 items a week.