Frequently Asked Questions

 
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CSA Frequently Asked Questions

What is a “CSA”?

CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” - it is a partnership between farmer and customer to support one another through a growing season.

The customer pre-buys a “share” of vegetables from the farmer - which allows the farm to have funds to buy seeds and supplies for the growing season. The farmer then provides a weekly box of the best of what’s in season.

We believe it’s a unique, counter-cultural way of doing business. And we love the direct relationship it provides between farmers & customers.

what kinds of vegetables do you grow?

We grow a diverse mix of vegetables and varieties, but because of our small size (on 1 acre of land) it doesn’t make sense to grow everything.

For example, we do not grow corn, watermelon, potatoes, or winter squash. But that doesn’t mean you’ll never see them - we hope to supplement our box with items from neighboring farms that we trust (and we’ll tell you when we do).

We grow: arugula, basil, beans, beets, box choi, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, chives, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustards, onions, parsley, peppers (sweet and hot), radishes, scallions, spinach, snow peas, summer squash, tomatoes (of all types!), turnips, zucchini.

How big is your CSA box?

Our CSA includes 5-7 vegetables each week, and as often as possible one of the items included is a fresh herb.

We believe the box accommodates 1-3 people (depending on how many vegetables you are used to eating in a week). If you have a bigger family, are into juicing, or are just a serious veggie eater we recommend buying two shares.

Do you offer a small box or half share?

At this time, we only have one size box.

If you’re worried about having too many veggies ask a friend or family member if they would like to split a box with you. We can figure out the payments, if you can figure out who gets the arugula.

What happens if I go out of town?

If you know you’re going to miss a week, please let us know by the Sunday night before pick-ups.

You can either elect to donate your box to a food pantry, or double up another week during the season.

Can i send someone else to pick-up my box?

Yes! If you can’t make it to pick-up, send a substitute! They just need to give us your name at the pick-up site.

Give your substitute our email address or phone number so that they can get in touch if they’re running late.

Can I pay for my cSA in installments?

Yes.

After you pay your deposit of $200, you can pay the remaining balance any time before the season starts on April 16th. (It doesn’t have to be just two checks, you can split it up however you like).

You can also pay all at one time, of course.

Can i change my CSA pick-up location?

Yes.

Email Marge (goodrhythmfarm@gmail.com) by Monday night to change your pick-up location for the week, or if you’d like to change it permanently.

what if i just really hate beets?

We like to encourage you to try new vegetables, and try old vegetables in new ways (we’ll give you lots of recipes to spark new ideas)!

If you have a food allergy we can accommodate you, but otherwise we do not remove items that are assigned based on preference.

However! At pick-up, you are free to leave something behind that you don’t care for and exchange it for an item in the “switchables” basket.

what if i need to cancel my membership?

If you are moving away, or are unhappy with your membership, please let us know as soon as possible.

We can refund your membership on a pro-rated basis.

General Frequently Asked Questions

What are your growing practices?

We follow organic growing practices - without the USDA certification. We never use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. We use only non-GMO seeds, and buy organic seeds when possible. We rotate our crops, use raised beds, and feed our soil based on its needs.

If you’re interested in seeing the farm yourself, please get in touch!

what markets do you attend?

At this time, our farmers markets are still TBD - we will be posting about where we will be going at some point in March!

Follow us on social media, or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!

Can I come volunteer on the farm?

We don’t have volunteer days on the farm, but if you’re interested and have availability during weekday mornings send us an email.

Thanks for your interest!

what’s the best way to contact you?

Send Marge an email at goodrhythmfarm@gmail.com, or use our contact page. Thanks!