CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a way for community members to become "shareholders" in our farm. Shares are sold before the start of the growing season, giving us the ability to cover our upfront costs. Shareholders then pick up a hand-picked box of fresh vegetables each week of the growing season. This is a great way to connect directly with the farm and experience the many seasonal changes that a diversified vegetable farm has to offer. Your share may look very green in the spring, with lettuce, kale, or peas, but change drastically in taste and color once tomato season comes along!
CSA Share FAQs
Where do I pick up my share?
This season we will have CSA pick-up Wednesday evenings at the farm from 4 to 6:30pm.
Three Ponds Community Member Pick-up will be on Friday nights from 7 to 8pm at Ben & Shirley's.
When is the CSA season?
The season starts the week of June 12th, with the first pick up on that Wednesday, June 14th at the farm. The season continues through mid-October, with the last share pick-up on Wednesday, October 18th. There will be no CSA share on September 27th (the Farm Crew will be out of state at a wedding!)
Three Ponds Community Members: The first pick up will be on Friday, June 16th and the last pick-up will be on Friday, October 20th. There will be no CSA share on Friday, September 22nd.
What's in a weekly share?
There is no "typical" weekly share with our CSA! We are growing over 60 varieties of vegetables and hope to provide members with 6-10 different types of vegetables each week, depending on the season and success of each crop. In early weeks, the share may contain greens, radishes, turnips, and peas. Later in the season, you will see cucumbers, zucchinis, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and eventually, winter squash! Check out below to see what we grow during the season.
What vegetables do you grow?
We are a diversified vegetable farm, so we work hard to provide you with a wide variety of vegetables. With a CSA share, Farmers and Members together ride the wave of variability within a growing season, the highs and the lows. Some crops may be prolific and others may fail for one reason or another. Growing a diversity of vegetables allows us to better handle these ebbs and flows and still create a bountiful box for you each week. We try to incorporate a bit of each crop that we grow into your share at some point in the season. We grow varieties of: Kale, Lettuce, Bok Choi, Tat Soi, Garlic, Onions, Scallions, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Spinach, Arugula, Broccolini, Peas, Cilantro, Turnips (of course!), Beets, Carrots, Fresh & Storage Onions, Beans, Basil, Dill, Parsley, Radishes, Peppers, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Eggplants, Cucumbers, Mustard Greens, Salad Mix, Winter Squash, Pumpkins & Potatoes.
What if I miss a pick-up?
If you can't make it for a pick-up, you may have a friend or someone else pick-up your share for you instead. We can also donate your share that week to the local food pantry. Just let us know! If you accidentally forget to pick-up your share, we will hold it for you until the next day. Send us an email and we can figure out a time for you to come by and get your box.