Membership FAQs

How does the membership program work?

For only $50 per year, you receive access to our online store and weekly deliveries to any of our many convenient delivery locations throughout north central Indiana.  Members will sign up for a  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.

  • Your membership is valid for 12 months
  • No order minimums or maximums
Why do I have to pay a membership fee?

The membership fee gives you access to our online store and helps our small farm provide you with up-to-date ordering technology. It also supports fair wages for the pickers and packers that make it possible to get food from the field to your table each week.

If you purchase a membership with a pre-set annual amount then we’ll waive the $50 fee since we can count on you to support our farm year-round.

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 a credit, debit card or ECheck. Payments are processed by and will include 2%-3% processing fee each month.

How much does it cost?

Pay As You Go: For only $50 per year, you can order whenever you want and conveniently pay via credit or debit card.

Preset Annual Amount: When you choose a preset annual amount we’ll waive the $50 yearly member fee AND reward you with BONUS store credit.

  • $822 Preset Annual Amount – 10% bonus store credit ($82.20)
  • $624 Preset Annual Amount – 7% bonus store credit ($43.68)
  • $420 Preset Annual Amount – 5% bonus store credit ($21.00)
What happens if I buy a membership with a preset annual amount but run out of store credit before the year is up?

You can purchase a new membership at any time. You’ll receive the additional store credit in your account immediately and you’ll have an additional 12 months to use it. So you won’t miss out on any of this yummy, nutritious food!

What products are available for members to purchase?

Veggies: Expect tender greens such as kale, arugula, lettuces, & microgreens 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 – all grown organically, right here on Silverthorn Farm.

Meats & Eggs:  We have access to some wonderful Indiana grassfed, pastured meats such as beef, chicken, pork, bison, venison, and lamb. Rest assured, all the animals are raised humanely and are happily grazing and foraging as they are meant to.

Other: Cheese, honey, maple syrup, sorghum, and raw milk & butter (available on farm only) are just some of the many products we source from other Indiana farmers that will be available for purchase in our online store on a weekly basis.

Are your products organic?

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

May I visit 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.

If you’d like to arrange a visit, please contact us.  

How is your food different from what I can find 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?

No problem!  We love to answer questions and are happy to help.  Just send us an email and we’ll be in touch!