Each year we are looking for folks willing to partner with us and become a part of our farm family. To help you decide if our Produce CSA may be right for you, here are the details to consider:
Due to our small size, the number of shares offered are limited and will sell out quickly.
What Exactly is a market style csa?
Our switch to a market style pick up is all about giving you more choice over the vegetables you receive each week. Instead of us assembling the basket and simply handing it to you when you arrive, you will be able to “shop” our farm stand and select the produce that best fits your needs. While there will be some limitations based on your share size and amounts of each vegetable harvested, you will basically be packing your own share with exactly what you want and like. Of course we realize part of the fun of a CSA is getting something new and learning how to prepare and enjoy eating it. To that end we will be available during the pick up window to suggest new items and offer recipes to help you introduce something new to your family.
What size share is best for me?
Great question! It really all depends on your eating habits. If you and your family eat at home most of the time and enjoy eating vegetables, a full share is the best way to go. On the other hand, if there is only 1 or 2 of you, or you enjoy eating out more often, we suggest a half-share as the better option.
How much produce is in a whole share vs a half share?
A full share is equal to approximately 1/2 of a bushel and a half-share is approximately 1/4 of a bushel. We do our best to be generous with our produce as this goes to the heart of what a CSA is. You are partnering with us and in turn, sharing in the risk/reward. Due to the fact that all-natural farming has many variables beyond our control, we cannot guarantee the quantity or quality of the produce you receive. That being said, please know we will do our best to anticipate these challenges so that you finish the year as happy, satisfied customers.
What type of produce should I expect to receive in my basket?
Early in the summer season you can expect to see cooler weather vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, lettuces (head and leaf), salad mixes, arugula, swiss chard, kale, snow peas, sugar peas, radishes, turnip greens and strawberries. As we move into summer, expect to receive sweet corn, carrots, garlic. onions, multiple varieties of beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, black-eyed peas, purple-hulled peas, potatoes, okra, fresh herbs and watermelon. Then moving into fall will see a return of the cool weather crops, plus sweet potatoes, beans, okra, zucchini, squash, peppers, tomatoes, winter squash and pumpkins.
I’m afraid I will get produce I don’t know what to do with. What help will you give me?
We try to strike a balance between vegetable staples and those you might not think to purchase. Each week we email shareholders a list of what we expect to harvest that week and a recipe to help you try something new. Of course one of the great advantages of having a small CSA is that we all get a chance to know each other. Feel free to call, or email us with any questions.
when is your csa?
In 2018 we will once again be offering both a Summer and Fall CSA. Our Summer CSA is 15 weeks long and runs from the middle of May through the end of August. The Fall CSA is for 8 weeks, beginning mid-September and ending the first week of November.
Where and when are your pickup locations?
For our Summer CSA, pick ups will be on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm-6pm here at the farm. In addition to the Tuesday "market style" share, this year we will also offer a limited number of boxed shares for Saturday pick up at the farm or Hendersonville Farmers Market. Saturday shares will be prepared boxes and not market style.
What happens if I can't pick up at my scheduled time/location?
Due to our market-style CSA, Tuesday pickups need to be made from 3pm-6pm for the best experience. Should you be running late for any reason, please text/email us ASAP and we will be happy to prepare your share to be picked up later that evening or the next day (we will hold your prepared share for up to 24 hours). If you are planning to be out of town and unable to pick up your share, we suggest having a friend or family member make your pick up that week. (Please be sure to notify us in advance so we can ensure a great experience for your substitute.) Notifying us and making arrangements for missed shares is your responsibility. Should you miss a pick up without previously made arrangements or notification, we cannot guarantee your share for that week. We are unable to give refunds or credits for missed pickups.
How much does the csa cost?
Summer 2018 CSA (15 weeks):
Full share $600
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at time of sign up to secure your share.
Payment for your share can be broken into 2 installments, with half (less your $50 deposit) due by March 1st and the balance due by May 1st.
Fall 2018 CSA (8 weeks):
Half shares only – $180
Payment for your share can be broken into 2 installments, with $50 non-refundable deposit due at time of sign up and the balance of $130 due by September 1st. (Registration for our Fall CSA will begin mid-summer.)