Frequently Asked Questions about our CSA/Farmshare
What is my pick up schedule?
Full Share: every week beginning Apr 16-Aug 15 (skip wk of Jul 4), 3 week break, pick up every week from Sep 10-Oct 31. Total of 24 weeks, you have one week to use as a skip week. If you do not use it, your CSA schedule will end on Oct 22/24.
Half Share: Unless you let us know otherwise (and we're happy to work with your schedule), you will be automatically scheduled for pick up every other week beginning Apr 16-Aug 15 (skip wk of Jul 4), 3 week break, pick up every other week from Sep 10-Oct 31. Total of 12 weeks, you have one week to use as a skip week. If you do not use it, your CSA schedule will end on Oct 8/10.
Will you remind me every week to pick up?
Yes, with a caveat. We use an app to send out mass text reminders to all members the day before pick up, ONLY if you are scheduled to pick up. If you don't get a text, we don't have you on the schedule (OR something went glitchy OR we forgot, it happens). We consider it your responsibility to remember your pick up but we also understand that we are all busy so this reminder is our way of helping out and to double check we are all on the same page. We keep in pretty close contact through the season and we work hard to work with you so I'm confident between all of us, we'll get you your veggies:)
What if I can't pick up my bag one week?
We have built in one "skip week" into the schedule. Meaning we have a 25 week season but you are only paying for 24 weeks of produce. This allows you to have a week to skip if you are going on vacation or just know you don't need it one week. In order to use your skip week, we need 3 days advance notice. Otherwise, we harvest and pack for you as usual and if you don't pick up, we donate your produce.
If you unexpectedly can't make it to pick-up, you can have a friend pick it up (either for you or as a gift to them).
Can I get a smaller share?
All our shares are the same size. If it seems like too many vegetables for you to use in one week, I recommend opting for the Half Share (amount of veggies will be the same but you would pick up every other week instead of every week.) OR join with a friend and you all can split a share, we have folks that do that very successfully.
I am allergic to garlic, can you leave that out of my bag?
We tried this but now that we have more members, it becomes so hard to accommodate everyone's specific requests. Our solution to this is our swap options. Each week that you pick up, you can look through your bag and swap out anything that you don't want with something on our market table or in a swap bin. You can swap out as much as you want, we won't be offended:) and we hope you'll be thrilled with what you're taking home (and not allergic!)
Last year you offered add ons to our CSA that we really enjoyed (eggs and flowers especially), can we add that this year?
We are no longer offering these as add ons to be paid up front BUT we WILL still have them this year. Every week when you get your CSA email that tells you what's in your share, you'll be notified of what we have to offer and you will have the option to pre-order (at a discount for CSA members). Otherwise we will have availability on a first come/first serve basis.
Can I change my pick up location?
Sure, just let us know!
More questions?! Join us at one of our CSA info days, we'd be happy to talk more or use the contact form here to shoot me an email!