MEMBER INFO

Important Information Regarding your CSA

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR MEMBERS.

(delivery changes, farm events, What's in the Box, etc.)

 

We are currently accepting members for 2014.

 

 

Picking this week:

Cabbage, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Cocozelle Zucchini, Onions, Peppers, Kale, Turnips, Patty Pan Squash, Mixed Herbs.

 

 

 

Check our FACEBOOK page for new recipes.

 

 

Here is a great recipe for stuffed zucchini boats.

 

 

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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.  

 

Are you organic?

We are considered naturally grown and follow organic guidelines 

 

Can I have someone else pick up my share on my behalf, if I’m not available from time to time?

Yes. 

 

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 up for missed boxes.  We donate all missed boxes to a local Food Bank.

 

Do you offer work shares?

Not at this time.

 

Can I visit the farm?

Yes.  We have several events at the farm each year for our CSA Members.

 

How do I get in touch with the Farmer?

The best way to reach us is through 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 you share to a local food bank.