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CSA FAQs

HOW DOES YOUR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM WORK? 
Members sign up for an CSA (community supported agriculture) membership with a flat fee payable in a single payment or 6 monthly installments. In exchange, you will receive  your choice of vegetables for at least 38 weeks per year. You will place your order through our convenient online store each week to select only the products you want.


HOW DO I SIGN UP?
It’s easy! Visit our Farm Memberships page to get started. Sign up as a new or returning member.


WHAT PAYMENT TYPES ARE ACCEPTED?
You can purchase your membership via credit or debit card. Payments are processed by Paypal and will include 2%-3% processing fee each month.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  

  • Large Full Season Share $960
  • Small Full Season Share $480
  • Individual shares are offered seasonally:
    • Spring share $120 (six weeks: May 1 - June 15)
    • Summer share $600 (twenty weeks: May 1 - Oct 31)
    • Winter share $240 (six weeks: Nov. - Jan.)  

*You may purchase multiple shares of each (up to 6) if you wish.  Paypal may add additional payment processing fees. Learn more.   

WHAT PRODUCE IS INCLUDED FOR CSA MEMBERS?
You can expect t
ender greens such as kale, arugula, lettuces, & micro greens in the spring. During the summer comes the bounty of tomatoes, peppers, corn, broccoli, melons, cantaloupe, potatoes, squashes, cucumbers, beans and eggplants.  Finally, the winter brings potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut, spaghetti, & acorn squash, pumpkins, arugula, salad mix, kales, and other greens.

CAN I BUY YOUR PRODUCTS AT FARMERS MARKETS?
We do not currently participate in farmer's markets, but we do have a farm store located on our farm in Rossville. You can certainly purchase our products there, but joining our membership program is more than buying food.  It is supporting local, sustainable food production and family farms. Our products are available to our members first, and markets second.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC?
We are not currently certified organic, but we use only organic seeds, soil amendments and pest controls.  We produce food we know we will feel good about feeding to our family, and you can feel the same feeding it to yours.

MAY WE COME OUT TO THE FARM?
Absolutely!  We encourage you to do so.  The only way we can ever really know where and how our food is raised is to see for ourselves.  

HOW IS YOUR FOOD DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I CAN BUY AT THE GROCERY STORE?
You may think locally sourced food isn't that different than what you'll find in a grocery store.  In reality, while it's called the same name, the similarities end there (broccoli is broccoli, after all). Grocery store produce often travels long distances to get to you, especially if you're buying out-of-season produce (we all know strawberries aren't growing anywhere close to Indiana in January!).  The produce you buy at the grocery store was likely harvested weeks before it gets to your kitchen, and it has been "processed" in a facility to clean it and make it presentable to sit on store shelves.
 
Our produce is grown on our farm, and we pick it the day (or sometimes just hours) before you receive it.  That means it is at the peak of freshness and it will look, cook and taste differently.  You may find it takes less time to cook and the flavor is more robust (food transported long distances after harvest starts to lose it's flavor and nutrient levels decrease).  
 
Occasionally, you'll find a little dirt or a bug that made its way into your bag of produce.  Those are all good signs, believe it or not.  You can feel confident your food was sourced locally, grown and transported with care and reached you at the peak of it's flavor and nutrients.  Give it a good rinse (we don't use chemicals, remember!?) and eat up!

DON'T SEE YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED HERE?
No problem!  We love to answer questions and are happy to help.  Just send us an email and we'll be in touch!

 

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