What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. We as farmers are looking to form a good standing relationship with you the community. We would like to share with you the joy of eating local, and in season food. It is our goal to help you become more connected to this wonderful area and all the great food it has to offer! By joining our CSA you are making a commitment to us that you are in it for the long haul, that you will not only share in the bounty of a great harvest but be understanding and help us as farmers thru the many struggles we face from year to year. This means that from time to time when we face crop failures or less than perfect products we expect our members to understand that by joining a CSA you are assuming some of the risk. We do our best to communicate with our members sharing with them all of our success and also our failure. Part of the program is helping people to better understand our food system and what actually goes into growing things.
What if I can't pick up my share?
If you know when you will be on vacation and can not pick up your share, simply place your share on hold on your online dash board when you log into your account, this is very easy to do. Simply highlight the day you would like your share on hold and choose hold delivery. On the calendar green highlighted days indicate you are scheduled for pick up and grey highlighted days mean you are on hold.
Are we organic?
Short answer no. We use IPM (integrated pest management), which means we use a very minimal amount of pesticide and always use organic material when possible. We use far less chemicals than any non organic fruits and veggies you will find at the supermarket. A lot of the produce you get at the store is picked before it has ripened and is treated with chemicals to help it ripen en-route. We don't use any chemical growth enhancers on our produce.
What fruits and vegetables can I get for my share??
There will normally be 30 to 40 different fruits and vegetables to choose from at pickup. Our largest crops are sweet corn, tomatoes (21 varieties), lettuce, and peppers. We grow over 100 different varieties of fruits and vegetables. There will always be fruit. There will always be eggs. We cooperate with Broadrun Farms for organic grass fed ground beef. We usually will have our own pastured pork, whole hog, breakfast sausage available as well.