Scroll down for answers to some FAQs about our 2018 CSA season. When you are ready to join our CSA click here for a link to our online signup form and detailed instructions for completing your registration. If you have completed your CSA registration and would like to access your account please click here.
2018 CSA Quick Facts:
How long is your CSA season?
Our main season CSA will be 24 weeks long, beginning in late May and running through mid-November. You may sign up for as many weeks as you would like. CSA members will also have the first opportunity to sign up for our fall share featuring greens and storage crops.
Are there different share sizes?
All CSA shares are the same size. We do offer the option of having a share delivered biweekly, which has proven to be very popular.
When are CSA boxes delivered and where may I pick up my box if I am not getting home delivery?
On Tuesdays there are pickup sites in the Oregon District, South Park, Beavercreek and Englewood. Home deliveries for addresses located north of US35 are also made on Tuesdays. Actual pickup/delivery times will be determined closer to the season, but they will generally be between 3 and 7pm.
On Thursdays there are pickup sites in Oakwood, West Kettering, East Kettering, Centerville, Springboro and at our farm in New Lebanon. Home deliveries for addresses located south of US35 are also made on Thursdays. Actual pickup/delivery times will be determined closer to the season, but they will generally be between 3 and 7pm.
Do you grow everything in the CSA boxes?
Is the produce organic?
Yes, we are a USDA certified organic farm. We don’t use GMOs, toxic persistent pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. As stewards of the land and farm we use biological and mechanical practices that replenish, promote and conserve soil health, ecological balance, and biodiversity.
Do you grow/offer fruit?
Yes, we are excited to bring CSA members our own certified organic raspberries. Berries will be in boxes 2, 3 or 4 weeks depending on how the season goes.
We also offer an Apple Share featuring local, fresh-picked apples from Downing Fruit Farm. These are NOT certfied organic.
We also plan to offer strawberries (from a certified organic farm near Columbus) and blueberries (not certified organic, but unsprayed from Berryhill in Xenia). If the weather cooperates we may also offer peaches and plums from Downing Fruit Farm. All of these fruits will be add-ons available only to our CSA members.
How much produce is in each CSA box?
There are 8-12 items in each box. The boxes are just under a bushel, which is approximately 1.5 paper grocery bags.
How much does the CSA cost?
A box delivered to your home is $29.
A box delivered to a pickup site is $25.
A box picked up at the farm is $23.
How do I pay?
We offer several convenient ways to pay: credit card, electronic check, or regular check. You can pay all at once at time of sign up or choose to pay in installments throughout the season.
Are there any discounts available?
If you signup and pay by January 31 you will receive a 5% discount on the total cost of your CSA. This discount is only available if you choose to pay in full or in three installments. The early payment discount is not available if you choose the monthly payment plan.
Is there a weekly CSA newsletter?
Yes, during the CSA season we update our blog every week with farm news, recipe ideas and more. To read previous posts click here.
If you have any questions about the CSA please use the following form to contact us.