Here’s how it works:
CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a simple way for you to enjoy fresh, nutritious, beautiful produce from a farm nearby, all growing-season long.
Our Your-Choice CSA provides you with consistent, bountiful, high-quality produce from June to October. In return, you pay for your share up-front, before the season begins. Memberships are limited each year and signing-up reserves your share of the harvest.
In other words, it’s a membership system. You sign up early in the year at a discounted price. Then when the season starts, all you have to do is pick-up your “share” each week for the next 20-weeks at the farm.
Your payment brings revenue to the farmer when they need it most, and in exchange, you get produce at an amazing value that you wont find at a grocery store.
For more information including why many farms choose a CSA, and why we think you should too, go to our FAQ page.
Your-Choice?—what’s that about?
Our CSA, unlike some models, enables you to choose what kinds of produce you take home each week. We call it a Your-Choice CSA. We set up all the veggies like you’d see at the market, then you pick the items you want to take. Don’t like fennel? No problem, choose something else!
What’s in a share?
A full-share member gets about 10-12 “items” each week, sized to feed a single household of 2-4 people. We recommend a full-share for 2 veggie-eating adults.
A half-share member gets about 6 items each week. This share is sized for 1 adult households or two veggie-lite eaters.
An “item” may be one head of lettuce, a bag of spinach, a half-pound of tomatoes, a bunch of basil, a pint of snap peas, etc, depending on harvest.
The vegetables available each week will change according to the season and growing conditions. You can expect many popular favorites, as well as new varieties for you to try. Think: salad greens, spinach, radishes, kale, chard, tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, snap peas, onions, beets, melons, peppers, eggplant…
How much does it cost?
A full-share costs $455 for 14 weeks of produce ($32.50 per week)
A half-share costs $300 for 14 weeks of produce ($21 per week).
You may pay half now and half in May, see below for more information.
Shares are sized and priced for single-family households. If it’s just you, the half-share is a great option. Please do not split shares.
The value of a full-share will average $45.00 per week over the course of the season ($175 in savings).
Other payment options?
Yes. We are committed to making our produce as accessible as possible. If your household finds our share to be cost-prohibitive, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount you are able to pay for a share (we keep your information private). With the help from the Share Fund, we’ll do all we can to make sure the remainder is covered.
We will also consider barter and work-for-share arrangements to help cover the cost of your share with your time. Please email us at email@example.com to consider options together.
How to sign up and pay for your share:
Head to the Join Our CSA page where you can fill out an information form and select a payment method. That’s it!
Payments can be made in full by cash or check, or online (Venmo and credit card fee applied).
If it helps to pay in two installments, please send a post-dated check for May 1st for half the cost of the share, along with your first installment check.
We must receive your payment within 10 days of signing up to hold your spot.
If you feel that you are able, please consider supporting families who can’t cover the full cost of the share by contributing to the Share Fund.
When and where do I pick up my share?
As July approaches, we will send a newsletter with details about the first pick up. We have two pick up locations and times to choose from:
Fridays from 3:00-6:00pm at our farm in Greene (301 Quinn Rd).
Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30pm at the Factory by Beer Tree brewery (located at the old mall, 511 Reynolds Rd, Johnson City).
We will ask you to confirm one of these pick up times before the season begins.
If you are physically unable to get to the farm each week, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can consider options together.
Bonus! What do I do with kohlrabi?
Each week we will send you a short newsletter about the harvest with sprinklings of recipes and ways to prepare your veggies.
ALSO! Each member will have access to Cook With What You Have, an exclusive online source for cooking tips and recipes specifically designed for CSA members, a $50 value.
We offer this to equip you with as many tools as we can to help you eat up your vegetables!
Will you have produce ready sooner?
It is likely that we will have produce available before July! As a CSA member, you will be the first to know about it, and how to get in on it! We’ll keep you updated!