Frequently Asked Questions

1.

Can we pay for our CSA share up front or do we have to use the payment plan?

2.

Can you provide me with an invoice so that I can receive reimbursement from my employer even if I opt for the payment plan? 

3.

Can I upgrade mid season if a half share isn't enough for me?  Vice versa - can I downsize my share if a full share seems like too much?

4.

Can I volunteer on the farm to reduce my share cost?

5.

Are all your veggies grown organically?  Why aren't you certified organic?

1.

Of course you can pay for your share up front!  However, unlike with the payment plan, you may spend down more than a week's allotment all at once, which means if you spend all of your money quickly, your share will not last through the season and you may need to reload your share card if you want to continue receiving the discount!

2.

Yes!  Just let us know with some advanced notice when you need to submit for reimbursement and we can get you an invoice for the entire share cost, even if you are on the payment plan.

3.

Yes!  You may move up or down mid-season if you find the share size you selected is not working for you.  However, we only allow you to do this once, as it creates a lot of extra hassle and paperwork for us in setting up your payments and loading your share card, so please consider carefully before selecting a share size. 

4.

Unfortunately it is very hard for us to coordinate volunteers mid-season.  Additionally, Covid-19 and food safety precautions have us declining most inquiries about volunteering at this time.  However, we occasionally do organize on farm volunteer days and hope to have a few community events each season so stay tuned for those if you are looking for more ways to be involved on the farm.

5.

All of our own vegetables, fruit and herbs are grown organically, with only approved organic methods and no pesticides!  However, occasionally we are forced to buy conventional seed due to lack of availability of certified organic seed.  We try to purchase organic seed whenever possible.  We are not currently certified organic because it is a very costly and time consuming process and it would drive our product prices up more than they are now.  Instead, we welcome you to get to know us and our farming practices so that you can trust in the quality of our products.  Additionally, items that we buy in from other farms may not be certified organic, but many are...  All are produced by small local businesses, farmers and food producers like us who are working hard to do good things in their communities.  We are proud to support their businesses and hope that you agree!