What is CSA?

Thank you so much for your interest in joining our CSA share this year!

Here’s how it works:

Shared Risk / Shared Reward
By purchasing a share, you are joining us in the growth and production of quality veggies – farm to table. To put it plainly, you contribute a certain amount of money (that covers start up costs, seeds, fertilizer, hiring help, etc.), and are guaranteed a portion of our produce. Since this is a joint system, you also run the risk of weather circumstances and crop failure. For example, if we get a sudden hail storm, or we realize jalepenos got a bug and all died, you risk the loss of that crop right along with us. However, you also reap the benefits if a certain crop does extremely well and produces a lot more than expected. You will always have top priority and receive the best of the best in your box. If there is an abundance, you will get the extra above and beyond. For both veggies and fruit.

Payment
Payment is due up front so we can cover the initial costs to begin our summer garden. Things like seeds, fertilizer, trays, hiring help and more are included in this. One cool thing about CSAs is that we can collect payment ahead of time and you will have 20 weeks of beautiful veggies to put on your table.

Cancellations
Due to the nature of this system, and the initial start up costs, no refunds can be issued once the season begins. If you decide you cancel your share before it begins, please email Sarah at srusso131@gmail.com.

Holds/Transfers
If you are traveling or will be on vacation during any of the weeks, please email us. We can either subtract that week from your payment, or you can arrange for a neighbor or family member to collect your box instead. Please contact us if that’s the case, before you submit your payment.

Pickup
You can pickup your box on our farm or meet at our central location in Beavercreek. Dates and times are still TBD. We will update you as soon as we find out. It will cover day time and evening to accommodate everyone.
If you are running late to the meet up time, please text Sarah at 609-774-4380.
If you do not show up to the meet up, your box will be held for one day at our farm. After one day your box will be forfeited.
When you or a friend/family member picks up your box, we will have you sign a paper next to your name so we can ensure everyone receives the appropriate boxes.

What’s in the box?
Each box contains about 8-10 items that will feed roughly a family of four. All depending on how old your kids are and how you cook/prepare the veggies. If certain crops do well and there is a surplus, you will receive those extra rewards in your box! Each box will be about the equivalent to 1.5 brown paper grocery bags. An assortment of veggies will range from greens (lettuce, kale, spinach etc), cabbage, green beans, tomato varieties, pepper varieties, onions, summer squash, fall squash, cucumbers, beets, radish, turnips, eggplant, carrots and more!

Weeks
Our season will run for 24 weeks. It will begin in May and run through the end of October. Biweekly orders will be sent on odd number weeks. Fruit will be included on weeks when it's in season and will include berries from our farm and apples from Ison’s in Xenia.

Is your produce organic?
Our farm is not certified organic, as this certification is very expensive. However, we do not use ANY harsh chemicals on our produce. There is one chemical that is used to spray blackberries and raspberries to keep a certain beetle away, but it is safe and organic. We let our kids (and ourselves) eat right off the bush, so you can bet everything used is safe!

We are currently FULL for the 2018 season.
THANK YOU!