CSA Questions & Answers

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Q: WHAT IS A CSA?
A: CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and is a program which bonds together farmers and consumers. CSA members invest in the farm in the winter and spring - a time when there are many farm expenses but no income - and in exchange, members receive produce at a discounted rate throughout the season. In addition to discounted produce, CSA members also receive special benefits like preferential vegetable selection as well as access to our self-serve herb crate each week.

Q: HOW MUCH PRODUCE DOES A CSA MEMBER RECEIVE?
A: On average, members receive 8 items in their CSA share in addition to whatever they need from our self-serve herb crate. An 'item' is valued at roughly $3.50, and some examples include 1lb tomatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 bunch carrots, 3 cucumbers, 2 heads of baby butterhead lettuce, 1 bunch of kale, etc.

Q: DO YOU OFFER HALF SHARES?
A: Yes, but only for our Summer CSA. Half-share members pick-up a full-share amount every other week during the summer season. Since our produce lasts upwards of 2 weeks, it's like receiving half the regular amount of produce every week without having to attend as many CSA pick-ups.

Q: IF I SIGN UP FOR A HALF SHARE, CAN I CHOOSE WHICH WEEKS I PICK UP?
A: Half-share members are divided into 2 groups: Group 1 begins pick-up during the week of June 17 and Group 2 begins during the week of June 24. We aim for an equal amount of half-share members picking up each week so we can manage demand and make sure everyone gets a good share. 

If being in Group 1 or 2 makes a difference for your schedule, you're welcome to request that group in the additional comments field of the "splitting this share?" form that pops up when you add a CSA to your online shopping cart. We'll do our best to accommodate you, but can not guarantee your first choice. 

Q: CAN I PAY LATER? IS THE TOTAL CSA AMOUNT DUE NOW?
A: We try to make purchasing a CSA share accessible for everyone. If you cannot pay the full amount of a CSA share immediately but want to sign up, please contact us and we'll figure out a solution!

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO CSA PICK-UP?
A: You have 2 options: 1) You may send someone to pick up your share for you without any advance notice. 2) You can notify us at least 24 hours prior to missing a scheduled pick-up and then pick up extra vegetables in following weeks.

Q: I FORGOT TO PICK UP MY CSA SHARE, WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
A: All shares missed without 24-hour advance notice are donated to the Hebron Food Pantry.

Q: I'M NOT A CSA MEMBER BUT I LIVE NEARBY - CAN I SHOP AT YOUR FARM?
A: Unfortunately not. We currently don't have the infrastructure or staff to host the general public, but it's something we hope to offer in the future!

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