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 2023 CSA season.
2023 CSA Quick Facts:
How long is your CSA season?
Our main season CSA will be 20 weeks long, beginning in June and running through October. We will take a week off of distributions on July 4th. You can sign up for weekly or biweekly deliveries and can place delivery holds if there is time you don’t need a scheduled box. For example, if you want a weekly delivery but will out of town for part of the season, you can sign up for weekly schedule but then place delivery holds during the season.
We also offer an extended season, with 2 deliveries in November and 2 in December. Current CSA members have the first chance to sign up for our extended season. This season is signed up for separately at the end of the regular season.
What is the size of the share? Are there different sizes?
All CSA shares are the same size and contain 8 to 12 different vegetables. Typically 8 items are in the first couple deliveries, with the rest of the deliveries being more like 11 or 12 vegetables. We do offer the option of having a share delivered biweekly for a total of 10 deliveries and this acts like a “small” or “half share”. Biweekly schedules will be set by me and emailed out to members. Boxes can be placed on hold and made up during an “off week” if there is ever a time during the season your schedule and the box schedule don’t align.
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. Occasionally we get certified organic produce from our friends at Shared Legacy Farm in Elmore, Ohio if there is a need. We have supplemented our shares with Shared Legacy onions and delicate squash in the past. We like to keep this option available in case we have a crop failure or they have a bumper crop and are looking for additional outlets.
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, we use biological and mechanical practices that replenish, promote and conserve soil health, ecological balance, and biodiversity. As big ag and mega corporations try to sneak into the USDA organic arena, we are starting to see a watering down of the standards (think hydroponics and unaligned definitions of pasture raised) , so we have joined thousands of other small scale organic growers and are also a certified Real Organic Project farm.
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.
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 $38 per week.
A box delivered to a pickup site is $32 per week.
A box picked up at the farm is $28 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 or through direct bank transfers. You can pay all at once at time of sign up or pay as you go option for folks to pay just when they get a box. This is a good option for people who have varied schedules.
Are there any discounts available?
We do not have any discounts for the 2023 season. We believe our product is a great value as it is!
Is there financial aid available?
Yes! We are thrilled to have financial assistance available to members who qualify through FairShare PartnerShare program. You sign up and pay for your portion of CSA on FairShares website and we are notified when sign up come in! FairShare can also process SNAP payment from CSA members! Click HERE to learn more and apply!
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.