What does it mean to be a CSA Member ?
In signing up, you dedicate yourself to being our customer for the season. This provides our farm with a secure market for all our growing efforts. The farm, in turn, commits to providing an abundant, diverse and quality array of vegetables. The worth of a "share" is linked not only with the value you place upon eating fresh, locally grown food and knowing who grows your food, but also the sustainable and organic methods of food production. We offer an outstanding selection of vegetables grown especially for your family, harvested fresh for you on the day of your pick up. You’ve heard of the benefits of buying local – now we’re offering you a great way to enjoy vegetables grown right here on our farm in Cecil County and have the opportunity to make an investment in these locally grown foods, which in turn helps to keep Maryland green!
We will do our best to provide you with a bounty of fine produce each week. The premise of a CSA is that the CSA Member, through the vegetables, shares in our farms experiences of nature. Mother Nature can reap rewards of substantial growth for all or weather difficulties may alter a crop and you may see differences in the sizes of produce throughout the season. We may also substitute items, as shortages may occur in the natural growing process. Refunds and/or any remaining balances on a members account is non-refundable and does NOT carry over into the following year .
What types of shares are there ?
For a FULL 20 Week Summer / Fall Season: We offer 3 types of "Shares" for individuals and families to determine what the best fit is, based on their produce needs: A SMALL "Intro Share" for $200, a MEDIUM Share for $400 and a LARGE Share for $600.
The 11 Week Fall Season: The pre-paid share is $175.
What organic produce is available ?
We're offering a delicious assortment of vegetables jam-packed full of nutrients. From a bounty of fresh-leafy greens to a variety of colorful root crops. You will see quite a variety of Greens like Gourmet Lettuces, Kale, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Spinach & Mustard Greens + Beans, Summer Squash, Peppers, Jalapenos. Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Zucchini and some tasty rooted crops like radishes & beets + an assortment of specialty crops too!
Is delivery available to my home or business ?
Because we offer all CSA members to choose from an array of vegetables at our farms Member Market, delivery is not available at this time.
When can I pickup my produce ?
All CSA Members have access to the farms "Member Market" during the farms operating hours on TUESDAY and THURSDAY, between 2pm - 6pm, (during the CSA Operating Season). You choose the day (based on the farms public operating hours) you want to come out. You are not committed to a specific day or weekly pickup's (like most CSA programs). You can choose to come out weekly, bi-weekly, etc.. You pick & choose as much produce as you need. The "discounted" cost of produce is then deducted from your pre-season payment. We'll send you an email each Monday & let you know what's available that week. Just reply what produce your interested in & let us know when you'll be stopping by. We'll have your produce waiting for you. It's that simple!
How long is the CSA Season ?
The 2019 REGULAR CSA Season is 20 weeks, beginning June 12th thru Aug 14th, then after a short break to prepare for fall harvest, the pickups begin again on Aug 28th thru Nov 6th. The FALL Only CSA Season is 11 weeks beginning Sept 3rd through Nov 14th.
Where can I get information on how to prepare my food I receive each week ?
Our website links directly to Yummly that provides a vast array of great recipes for all the produce from our farm.
Can I make crop suggestions for the farm ?
Absolutely! We enjoy hearing from our members especially about new unique plants to grow for food!
Can I split my share with a family member/friend ?
Yes, but it is up to you to figure out the details of picks up. Please be sure to inform us who will be sharing in your membership to avoid any confusion.
Do CSA Members volunteer on the farm ?
Though it's not required, we welcome members to join us in our work. People who have volunteered here often report that they get more out of the experience than they give! Being in the fresh air, outdoors, working in the soil, plants and food gives them great satisfaction and joy! If you are interested in volunteering we would love to use your energy and talents. Fill out our Volunteer Time & Talent Survey and EMAIL US.
Will my CSA Membership information be share with other businesses ?
What form of payment do you accept ?
Cash or Personal Check
Privacy Statement: E-mails may be sent to inform you of news of our services or offers. Your e-mail address will not be sold, rented, or leased to 3rd parties.
Why join our CSA ?
• Enjoy fresh, sustainably grown produce
• Support locally grown crops and farmland preservation
• Eat foods that promote good health
• Learn more about cooking, food preparation and nutrition
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