Frequenty Asked Questions

  1. Why should I sign up for a CSA share? To reserve the best that we have and ensure a hefty weekly dose of nutritious, local, sustainably produced food for you and your loved ones!
  2. What is a Dairy Credit? A dairy credit will grant you one item that is made in the farmstead creamery. This could be a half gallon of raw milk, a quart of yogurt, a slice of one of our many cheeses, or one of the many other items from our creamery. The only item that is worth two credits is the Camembert cheese. Please take into consideration that we do not always have every item available every day, since our cows produce less milk during certain times of year and the creamery does not make certain products every week.
  3. Do I have to pay a deposit on glass?  The cost of the glass jars and bottles are not included in the dairy share. The bottles do need to be returned. 
  4. When do I receive my meats?  The pork and beef are distributed every 4 weeks. The dates are determined depending on the season.  The chickens will be distributed on certain dates, which will be announced through our CSA newsletter.
  5. What is in the meat share?  The meats are pre-bagged for all the distribution locations.  We usually give a good variety of different cuts in the share.  For example, in the pork share you can find bacon, sausage, ribs, ground pork, chops, etc. and in the beef you can expect some ground beef, stew meats, steaks, etc.
  6. What is the Maple Syrup Add- On Share?  The maple syrup share consists of a quart of syrup per month.
  7. What can I expect for vegetables in the...
    • Spring: So many things! Including but not limited to: carrots, parsnips, beets, salad mix, kale, pac choi, hakuri turnips, lettuce, radish, spinach, arugula, broccoli raab, dill, cilantro, and scallions. 
    • Summer: lettuce, kale, zucchini, summer squash, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, onions, radishes, carrots, beets, melon, parsley, cilantro, celery, dill, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, swiss chard, leeks, sweet corn, cucumbers, potatoes, and more. 
    • Fall/Winter: kale, squash, potatoes, greens, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, carrots, beets, garlic, and so many more.
  8. What if I miss a week picking up my share?  If you cannot pick up your share for some reason, we ask that you find a friend or family member to pick up your share for you.  If you are unable to find someone to pick up your share, please let us know ahead of time, and we will try to work something out for you. You may be able to pick up your share at another location, or we may double your share the following week.
  9. Can I change locations in the middle of the session?  You can schedule pick up location changes right in your member portal.
  10. Can I join a session after it has started?  This depends on what shares are still available to purchase.  Many shares sell out well before a session starts.  If there are still shares available we will allow people to sign up. You will get a prorated cost for your share if you start after the session has begun and there is  $25 late to join fee.
  11. Are there payment plans?  We ask for 50% of the total balance due at registration, and the other 50% during the first week of the session.  A monthly payment plan option is available when signing up online. We may allow a different payment plan, please contact us for details.
  12. When do the sessions start?  There are three sessions.  The Summer share starts in June, and goes for 20 weeks.  The Fall/Winter share starts the end of October and goes for 20 weeks.  The Spring share starts mid March and goes for 12 weeks.