The main market for our organic produce is our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In short, this is a vegetable delivery service. Scroll down for answers to some FAQs about our 2021 CSA season.
2021 CSA Quick Facts:
Is it worth joining the wait list?
Summer and fall harvests are much easier and more reliable than spring so we can take on more members as the season progresses. Each season we do have some openings in July. The following season, the wait list gets a heads up email to sign up ahead of the public. To join the wait list submit this simple google form
How long is your CSA season?
Our main season CSA will be 24 weeks long, beginning in June and running through mid-November. The most common shares are the full 24 weeks or a biweekly schedule of 12 deliveries. But you can sign up for however many boxes you would like. For example, if you want a weekly delivery but will out of town for part of the season, you can sign up for fewer than 24 weeks.
We also have a monthly box program. A share will be delivered the first full week of June, July, August, September, October, and November, for 6 total deliveries during the season.
We also offer an extended season, with deliveries from the end of November into December. Current CSA members have the first chance to sign up for our extended fall season.
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. New this year is the monthly box option for just one delivery per month during the 6 month season.
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 Springboro, Centerville, and at our farm in New Lebanon. Most home deliveries 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, Oregon District, South Park, Beavercreek, Kettering, Huber Heights and Englewood. A few home deliveries are also 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?
Yes with some exceptions. Last year we got a few certified organic onion varieties from our friends at Shared Legacy Farm in Elmore, Ohio.
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?
We only grow melons. Certified organic fruit is a difficult beast to master in Ohio’s climate and, at this time, all of our efforts go towards growing high quality vegetables.
We do offer an Apple Share featuring local, fresh-picked apples from Downing Fruit Farm. These are NOT certified organic. Apple shares are 10 weeks long for weekly or 5 weeks for biweekly.
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 to 2 paper grocery bags.
How much does the CSA cost?
A box delivered to your home is $32 per week.
A box delivered to a pickup site is $26 per week.
A box picked up at the farm is $23 per week.
How do I pay?
We offer several convenient ways to pay: online with your debit / credit card or through the mail by 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 by January 31 you will receive a 5% discount on the total cost of your CSA. This discount is available if you choose to pay in full, in three installments, or 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.