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Frequently Asked CSA Questions
Why do I need to sign up in January & February?
We begin our greenhouse seedlings in February for field transplant in March. This requires planning and allocating a variety of produce for each shareholder that is timed for each week's delivery. As Farmers, we also benefit by receiving payments prior to the beginning of the season, when we need them most, to buy seeds and supplies to produce the food, tractor & equipment repairs, etc.
Where do I pick up my share?
Please see Pick Up Locations Tab on website. We are always looking for new drop off sites. Please e.mail us at Farmer@BigWhiteBarn.com if you would like to sponsor a pick up location.
Are you organic?
We are considered naturally grown and follow organic guidelines. We do not spray harmful chemicals on our produce. We do our best to keep your produce insect free.... However, you may find a hungry pest once in a while.
Can I have someone else pick up my share on my behalf, if I’m not available from time to time?
What happens if I miss a box due to vacation, etc?
Members are responsible for picking up their box on the selected day & location. Please have a family member or friend pick up your box. We can not make arrangements for missed boxes. We donate all missed boxes to a local Food Bank or a family in need.
Do you offer work shares?
Not at this time.
Can I visit the farm?
Yes. Members (and non-members) are encouraged to visit our flower cutting garden on Saturdays between 12:00 & 5:00 p.m. The opening of the cutting garden will be posted on our Facebook page.
How do I get in touch with the Farmer?
The best way to reach us is e.mail. Farmer@bigwhitebarn.com
Can I split a share with my friends, or can we go in on one?
Yes. We ask that one check is sent and one primary contact person is responsible for the share. Anyone can come to pick it up. You are responsible for dividing it up for your group. No special arrangements on pick ups for divided shares.
What’s the difference between a full & half share?
Weekly Full Share is 8 items weekly.
Bi-Weekly Full Share is 8 items every other week.
Weekly Half Share is 4 items weekly.
How much food is in a share?
A full share is designed to be 8 items, sometimes more in the peak of the growing season. Sometimes a bit less in the slow season, yet we strive & work hard to provide 8 items for you each week.
What’s an item?
An item can be a head of lettuce, a quart of tomatoes, several cucumbers, peppers, etc.
Can I trade my items for different produce from the stand?
Only if you pick up at the farm. We will have a Member Exchange table set up.
My friend received spinach but I didn't.
Boxes are packed according to what is ripe for picking at that time. One box may contain spinach and another may contain lettuce. You will receive a combination of the items listed on the Member Info tab - not every item listed.
Can I cancel my membership?
There are NO REFUNDS. The money that you pay for your share is used to grow the crops for the term for which you are subscribing. Once you subscribe, your spot is secure for the growing season. It is up to the Member to find a replacement. You may also choose to donate your share to a local food bank.