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Questions to Ask

Questions to Ask When Joining a CSA

CSA's differ from farm to farm, this is one of the beauties of the CSA concept, unlike industrialized agriculture......there are unique differences in each farm's approach to memberships, producing foods, and management practices.  When you are considering joing a CSA, be sure to consider a variety of farms, and see which one fits your personality and needs the best.  

Here are some questions to consider posing to your prospective CSA Farmer:

1)  Can I visit your farm anytime while a member in order to better understand your growing practices?

2)  Can I depend upon consistent weekly deliveries, or do you miss some from time to time?  If so, how do you make up the balance?  

3)  Are you Certified Organic?  Do you use certified organic seed, fertilizers, and pesticides?  Are these practices reviewed by an independent party?

4)  What happens if i decide a CSA is just not the right choice for me and my family?

5)  How do you insure the quality of your production?  do you have a cooler?, do you use high tunnels or row covers?  

6)  Can I call other members of your CSA to see how they feel about your farm's CSA program?  

7)  Do you have a way i can pay and/or have a record of my payments online?  If not, what kind of receipt do you provide me upon payment?  

8)  Do you provide weekly updates letting me know about how growing is going, and what recipes i can use for my box?

9)  Are your pick up times and locations convenient to me?  

10)  What are my payment options?  Do I have to pay all upfront, or can I pay over time?  

11)  Do you have other products I may be interested in, such as eggs, mushrooms, fruits?  If so, how can I buy them?  

12)  What can i expect in my box each week for each season?  In other words, what kind of produce do you specialize in?  Will you include bakery goods and other items in addition to produce?  or can i expect mostly produce?  

CSA Pickup Reminder Thursday Aug 8 and Friday August 9 BOXES PLEASEAugust 8th, 2019

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Look for small but tasty little cabbages that look like alien heads but green.  Add to that carrots and some Veganese and you have an organic gluten soy free slaw!  Kale is coming, the last

Product Referrall. Not my styleJuly 29th, 2019

Its not my style to promote a  stain non local ingredient..but I must mention this.  I have always been very open with the Co-op.....I only buy at Krogers because they have Heilmans Mayo. &n

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