Frequently Asked Questions
What are the share options and costs? When is my balance due?
You can find share details and costs on our 2014 CSA details page. Please note that a deposit of $300 is due to reserve shares and the balance is due before May 7th (our third CSA distribution) unless you’ve confirmed other arrangements. ________________________________________________
What happens if I can’t pick up my share?
You can always have a friend or neighbor pick up your share in your place. Unfortunately, we cannot exchange weeks for half shares or double up on shares that have been missed.
If you let us know you cannot pick up your weekly share by Monday at noon, we can hold your share on the farm until Thursday afternoon of that week. In this case, you must come to the farm to collect your share.
What do I get in a share?
The contents of the share vary widely. For an up to date look at what were in shares last season, please reference our ‘newsletter‘ portion of the website where all of our newsletters list share contents. Also, check out this chart on the right to see how many times we gave each item in our 31 week CSA program last year (average number of items was 11.3).
For the spring shares, you can expect to see these vegetables: beets, bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green garlic, fennel, greens, arugula, mustards, collards, kohlrabi, lettuce, sweet onions, green onions, sugar snap peas, potatoes, spinach, chard, turnips, herbs: chives, thyme, oregano, cilantro, dill (and more)
For the summer shares, you can expect to see these vegetables: beans, edamame, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, greens, leeks, collards, arugula, lettuce, melons, okra, onions, green onions, peppers (sweet + hot), potatoes, radishes, summer squash and zucchini, chard, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, fruit: melons, herbs: basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, (and more)
For the fall shares, you can expect to see these vegetables: beans, beets, bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, garlic, fennel, greens, sunchokes, collards, arugula, mustards, kohlrabi, lettuce, okra, green onions, parsnips, peppers (hot+sweet), winter squash (butternut, acorn), radishes, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, chard, turnips, herbs: cilantro, basil, dill, parsley, chives, thyme, (and more)
Here are a few sample shares:
Sample shares from 2009
|Early spring||Early Summer||Late Summer||Fall|
|1 bunch leeks||1 bunch bok choi||1 bunch Swiss chard||2 ½ lb sweet potatoes|
|1 bunch collards||1 bunch kale||¾ lb green beans||1 ¼ lb eggplant|
|1 bag spinach||1 large onion||4 lb tomatoes||1 bunch dill|
|¼ lb lettuce mix||1 bunch green onions||¾ lb cherry tomatoes||1 bunch parsley|
|¼ lb braising mix||1 bunch carrots||Handful of hot peppers||1 bunch green onions|
|1 bunch green onions||5 cucumbers||¾ lb onions||1 lb red bell peppers|
|2 kohlrabi||1 cabbage||1 bunch edamame||1 watermelon|
|1 bunch radishes||2 fennel bulbs||1 bulb garlic||¼ lb arugula|
|1 bunch parsley or cilantro||1 lb potatoes||1 bell pepper||1 bunch collards|
|¾ lb green beans||1 bunch basil||4 jalapenos|
|1 bunch parsley||½ lb okra or 1 lb eggplant|
Can I share a share?
Yes! Please share with anyone you’d like. We allow you to send other folks in your place, so the sharing possibilities are unlimited.
How do I access the recipes on the blog?
Our blog is found here. When you get to the blog if you’d like to find all of the recipes that contain a specific vegetable or ingredient, use the scroll tab at the top of the menu bar on the righthand side of the page.
How many people will the share feed?
While every family or individual has different eating habits, we hesitate to give a definite answer. In my household a full share feeds two of us most of our dinner meals. We do eat some meat, grains, and additional fruits and nuts. Please do reference “What I get in a share?” and visit our newsletters so you can see what’s been included in shares in the past.
How does the pick up procedure work?
On the farm we offer a ‘market-style’ pick up. We set up produce as if we were at a farmers market and place signage to designate what you take each week. We will have a farmer (or 2) on hand for questions and help with the process.
For our second location at Strongbox West, we pack shares into plastic bins for retrieval. You bring bags and empty the contents and leave the plastic container behind.
See our CSA pick up manuals that highlights pick up procedure, storage tips for vegetables, and more.
Is your CSA program for me?
A CSA subscription will require that you prepare different seasonal vegetables all season long. Those that enjoy the CSA share most are likely to get creative in the kitchen and adapt to what’s available. The biggest complaint we receive from members of our CSA relates to driving time or Atlanta traffic. I wish we could deliver to more areas or neighborhoods, but currently our scale only permits three drop off locations. Ways to overcome the distance include sharing shares and rotating pick ups or picking up for your neighbors.
Can I visit the farm?
Yes, as a CSA member, you have full access to the farm during our working hours. Please do notify us that you’ll be visiting so we can verify that the farm will be open.
If you would like to bring a group to visit the farm (kids, schools, adults, clubs, etc.), please contact Paige to get more information about what kind of programs we can offer.