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CSA Share

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! 

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2024 CSA Share FAQs

Where do I pick up my share?

CSA share pick ups will be on the farm at 123 Franklin Street in Rochester. You can choose between two pick-up days: Wednesdays from 4 to 6pm OR Saturdays from 2-4pm. Your pick up day and time will be the same throughout the season.

**Three Ponds Community Members may opt in for either farm day pick up or Thursday morning pick-up at Ben & Shirley's. 

When is the CSA season?

The season is 18 weeks long, starting the week of June 10th and continuing through the week of October 7th.

What's in a weekly share?

There is no "typical" weekly share with our CSA! We are growing over 50 varieties of vegetables and hope to provide our CSA members with an exciting box of veggies each week, changing in flavors, textures, colors and crop types throughout the season. In early weeks, the share may contain items such as greens, radishes, turnips, or 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. 

*New this year!* We have decided to offer a large and small CSA share this season. A large share is perfect for a group of 3 or more eaters, or for the true veggie lover who wants enough vegetables to eat for the whole week! Our shares last year were similar to a Large share, so please refer to images on Instagram for an idea of the size. A small share is perfect for 1-2 people or for anyone who wants to try out seasonal vegetables in their diet, but may get overwhelmed with a full crisper drawer in their fridge. We aim to include 8-11 different vegetables in each large share and 4-7 different vegetables in each small share.

 

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, Fennel, Celery, 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. 

How can I pay for my share?

You will receive an email once you sign up for a share that will include links to our acceptable forms of payment. We accept Venmo, PayPal, checks or cash. We offer payment plans if you are unable to make the large deposit up front. If you would like to pay with SNAP/EBT, please email us at sam@nerdyturnipfarm.com for more information. Please reach out if you are struggling to afford the share- we want to make our food accessible to our community members. 

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