Fall 2020 CSA
Our Fall CSA is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for community-supported agriculture and is a food distribution system that connects local farms directly to customers through a mutually beneficial relationship. The customer receives super fresh, local vegetables and the farmer gets a guaranteed market for their produce, while receiving upfront funds.
CSA customers benefit by getting priority on limited availability items from the farm – these always go to our CSA customers first, with any excess then being made available to our farmers market shoppers. However, this food distribution model also means the customer joins the farmer in the risks and rewards of a season. If the season is bountiful, the shares will be larger. While if crops struggle, shares may be leaner.
What types of vegetables will I receive?
You will receive between 5 and 7 different types of vegetables each week. In the beginning of the summer season you will receive many vegetables from our Summer CSA including okra, sweet peppers, summer squash, winter squash, eggplant, cucumbers, hot peppers and herbs. As the season progresses and the temperatures cool down expect to receive items like salad mix, kale, radishes, arugula, chard, pac choy, greens and even a fall crop of tomatoes.
Many of our summer crops (like okra and peppers) will continue to produce until the first frost of the season, so expect to receive a consistent share of these items throughout the season.
We do our best to ensure variety in each share and from week to week, but there will be periods in the season where you may receive the same item for several weeks in a row.
At minimum, the items you receive will be of $25 value per week. When we have a bountiful harvest, expect to receive more vegetables, exceeding the $25 value. You will also receive priority on limited availability items.
Will I know what is in my share in advance? Any advice on how to store and prepare the items?
Yes, we will send you an email prior to receiving the share with a list of the week’s items, recipes and more!
How do I get my shares?
We are offering home delivery and on-farm pickup for our Fall CSA. Deliveries incur a $5 weekly fee. We will make deliveries to your home on Wednesday afternoons. We are only able to deliver to Pensacola, Cantonment, Molino and Atmore, Alabama. Please contact us if you have any questions about our delivery areas.
Our farm is located approximately 45 minutes north of Pensacola, about 1/4 mile south of Atmore, Alabama. On-farm pick-ups will need to be made between 1pm and 6pm on Wednesday afternoons during the season.
Do I have to be home to receive the delivery?
No, we will happily leave the share on your front porch or another designated area. To keep the vegetables fresh, we do recommend you have arrangements to move the vegetables inside as soon as possible. If available, we suggest leaving a cooler on the front porch for us to drop the share in. We will send more details about deliveries as we get closer to the season.
What if I’m out of town, unable to pick-up my share, do not like types of vegetables or want a refund after I sign up?
If you will be out of town and unable to receive your share you can either “bump” your share to the following week (receiving two shares) or receive a $25 credit to use at our Farmers Market booth. We do require advance notice of 5 days if you are unable to pick-up your share or need to cancel your delivery.
Unfortunately, we do not offer trade-ins for vegetables nor can we customize shares during the season. After the season begins, we are unable to offer refunds. If you are still unsure if the CSA is right for you, please email us for more information before your sign up.
How much does it cost?
Our CSA is $25 per week or $250 for the entire season. Deliveries incur a $5 per week fee.
When does the Fall CSA season begin and end?
The first delivery for the Fall CSA season will be Wednesday September 2 and shares will be delivered every Wednesday until November 5. There is a total of 10 weeks in the Fall CSA.