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 2020 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.
2020 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. 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 shortened 10 week Summer Season Share that runs July 7 to September 10. This is a good choice if you prefer more traditional vegetables or if you want to experience a shorter CSA 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 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 weekly from July 7 to September 10.
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 Oakwood, Oregon District, South Park, Beavercreek, Huber Heights 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 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?
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 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 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.
The Summer Season Share boxes are $27 when picked up at a pickup site, $24 when picked up at the farm and $32 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.