CSA FAQ

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Sign Up!!Arden bunching flowers with a volunteer. Joining the CSA can bring you a step closer to the farm.

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is a way that people have supported their local farms and stocked their kitchens with fresh produce for decades. Community members sign up to receive a weekly share of farm produce and this money helps the farm cover early season costs like seed, tools, and pots. Lots of small farms have CSA programs, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Our program is a traditional weekly share of vegetables for 23 weeks and you can choose to add on freshly baked bread as well!

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Full CSA bags, ready to be picked up!

Where and When do I pick up?

We have 2 pick up locations this year. You can either pick up at our farm in Forest, or in Lynchburg near Randolph College. Both pickups are in the evening, and more details will be provided about the pick-up after you sign up.

What if I can’t pick up my share one week?

There is one built in vacation week in which you can notify us that you will not be picking up. After that, you can arrange for a friend to pick up the share, or you will forfeit the share for that week.

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What is in the share?

Most shares will include one of each of the following:

  • 1 herb bunch
  • 1 cooking green (chard, kale, cabbage, collard greens)
  • 1 salad green (lettuce, spring mix, arugula)
  • 1 storage crop (onion, garlic, winter squash)
  • 1 root vegetable (carrots, beets, radishes, turnips)
  • Variety of seasonal vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, etc)
  • 1 loaf naturally leavened wood fired bread (optional)

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Do I get to choose what I get?

Occasionally there is a choice between certain vegetables, but it is on a first-come-first-serve basis. We will send an email to notify you of the share contents in advance. There will only be one type of bread offered in a week.

What if I decide to end my CSA membership early?

No worries. If you have to end your membership early for any reason, we will refund you for the future shares you won’t be receiving.

Can I host a pick-up site?

Yes! If you want to host a pickup site at your home or another location, please email us and we can talk further.

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