FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” It is a partnership between farmers & eaters. Your early season commitment to the farm allows us to buy the supplies needed for a successful season and in return, you will have access to local, high quality produce. You’ll be able to see and taste the changes of the season as well as branching out and trying new vegetables you wouldn’t normally try.
What can I expect every week?
What if I don’t like something that is in my box?
We encourage all of our CSA members to try unique, unfamiliar veggies. Part of the beauty of the CSA is that it encourages people to “branch out” from their regular. Currently, we are not allowing trade-outs. If you really don't want something in your box, we will be happy to donate it to Round Top Food Pantry.
How long is the season?
Spring: March 20 - May 8 (8 weeks)
Summer: June 19 - August 7 (8 weeks)
Fall: October 2 - November 20 (8 weeks)
Can I sign up for all three seasons, at once?
Unfortunately, no. In the future, we would love to provide this option but, for now, it’s easiest for us if you sign up for each season individually.
Can I choose the size of my box?
Each box will be the same size and will be full of 5-8 different vegetables (with the occasional bouquet of flowers or carton of eggs!) A box can feed around 2-3 people.
Do we need to bring a box/bag?
We encourage members to bring their own box or bag to transport their produce. If, for whatever reason, you cannot, then we have black plastic bins you can use with the expectation that they will be returned the following week.
Can I volunteer at the farm?
What if I can’t pick up my box?
If, for whatever reason, you cannot pick up your box on a given day, we ask that you contact the farm at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance. We will keep your box for you one extra day. You can also send a friend to pick up your box, if you’ve notified us. After one extra day of keeping your box, the produce will be donated to Round Top Food Pantry.
Is there a deadline for signing up?
Yes! The deadline for signing up for the CSA is a week before pick-ups begin. But you'll want to hurry! There are a limited number of memberships.