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 2019 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.
2019 CSA Quick Facts:
How long is your CSA season?
Our main season CSA will be 24 weeks long, beginning in June and running through mid-November. You may sign up for as many weeks as you would like.
New this year we have a shortened 10 week Summer Season Share that runs July 9 to September 12. This is a good choice if you prefer more traditional vegetables or if you want to experience a shorter CSA season.
We also offer a fall season, with deliveries from the end of November into December. Current CSA members have the first chance to sign up for our 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.
We also have a 10 week Summer Season Share that runs from July 9 to September 12.
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, in South Park, Beavercreek, Huber Heights and in 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, Springboro, Centerville, 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?
Can I pick what is in the box?
No. We select the items in your box in a carefully curated way to ensure freshness and maximum variety. The way we bring consumer choice into the CSA is through our “Swap Box” program. At the pick up sites there is a “Swap Box” that is filled with extra produce. You can trade one item in your box with something from the swap box. This was implemented in 2018 and was a hit with our customers.
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, but we only grow raspberries and melons.
We also offer an Apple Share featuring local, fresh-picked apples from Downing Fruit Farm. These are NOT certfied 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 1.5 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.
The Summer Season Share boxes are $27 when picked up at a pickup site, $25 when picked up at the farm and $31 when delivered to your home.
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 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.