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Questions to Ask

Questions to Ask When Joining a CSA

CSA's differ from farm to farm, this is one of the beauties of the CSA concept, unlike industrialized agriculture......there are unique differences in each farm's approach to memberships, producing foods, and management practices.  When you are considering joing a CSA, be sure to consider a variety of farms, and see which one fits your personality and needs the best.  

Here are some questions to consider posing to your prospective CSA Farmer:

1)  Can I visit your farm anytime while a member in order to better understand your growing practices?

2)  Can I depend upon consistent weekly deliveries, or do you miss some from time to time?  If so, how do you make up the balance?  

3)  Are you Certified Organic?  Do you use certified organic seed, fertilizers, and pesticides?  Are these practices reviewed by an independent party?

4)  What happens if i decide a CSA is just not the right choice for me and my family?

5)  How do you insure the quality of your production?  do you have a cooler?, do you use high tunnels or row covers?  

6)  Can I call other members of your CSA to see how they feel about your farm's CSA program?  

7)  Do you have a way i can pay and/or have a record of my payments online?  If not, what kind of receipt do you provide me upon payment?  

8)  Do you provide weekly updates letting me know about how growing is going, and what recipes i can use for my box?

9)  Are your pick up times and locations convenient to me?  

10)  What are my payment options?  Do I have to pay all upfront, or can I pay over time?  

11)  Do you have other products I may be interested in, such as eggs, mushrooms, fruits?  If so, how can I buy them?  

12)  What can i expect in my box each week for each season?  In other words, what kind of produce do you specialize in?  Will you include bakery goods and other items in addition to produce?  or can i expect mostly produce?  

CSA Pickup Thursday Dec 12 and Thursday Dec 19th...NO PICKUP DEC 26December 11th, 2019

Greens are definitely back.  Members are asking for cleansing nutritious greens to overcome holiday blues and to move back to healthy eating.  Kale, Tatsoi or Chard, Garlic, Radish......all

CSA PICKUP TUESDAY Nov 26thNovember 25th, 2019

Tomorrow is CSA pickup.  If you told me you want a chicken this week, it will be in your box......if not you will get veggies! Please let TEXT or CALL me by NOON today if you DO NOT want chicken.

CSA Day .......TODAY Thursday NOV 21 4:30pmNovember 21st, 2019

Next week delivery is on TUESDAY same times same places.   My plan was for shares be a whole chicken...these are young tenders birds great for roasting, making chicken stock and having lots of me

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