2024 CSA Season FAQ

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.

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.

When does the 2024 season start?

The 2024 season is divided into a spring and summer season, each season is 8 weeks. Shares will be delivered on Wednesdays. The spring season runs from April 3 through May 22 and the summer season runs from May 29 through July 17.

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 spring season you may receive items like salad mix, arugula, collards, head lettuce, chard, kale, chives, mixed greens, carrots, radishes, onions and green onions. Lettuce and salad mix is one of our specialities, so shares will be heavy on these items throughout this season.

In the beginning of the summer season you may receive many of the items from the spring season. As the season progresses expect to receive tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, okra, beans, winter squash, garlic, basil and other items.

While 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 will receive the same item for several weeks in a row.

In our prior CSAs, the weekly average value exceeds the $30 customer cost. When we have a bountiful harvest, the size and quantity of items increases substantially. However, if we experience crop delays or loss due to inclement weather there may be some weeks that the weekly value is below $30.

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 offer home delivery and one pick-up location in Pensacola. Home deliveries incur an $8 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.

The pick-up location is at The Daily Squeeze (901 North 12th Avenue). Pick-ups can be made between 10am and 4pm.

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 certain types of vegetables or want a refund after I sign up?

If you will be out of town and unable to receive your share we may be able to “bump” your share to the following week (receiving two shares). This is dependent on the season and crop availability. We do require advance notice of 5 days if you are unable to pick-up your share or need to cancel your delivery. We are able to accommodate up to 2 of these requests during each season.

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.

Am I able to split the shares with a friend?

Yes, however because of logistical reasons we will only deliver to a single address per customer (e.g. we will not alternate addresses every week).

How much does it cost?

Our CSA is $30 per week. Home deliveries incur an $8 weekly fee.

What happens if a weather event causes crop loss during the season?

In the event of crop loss, we will replant as many crops as possible. However, the value, variety and season length may be impacted. Unfortunately, the farm will be unable to offer full refunds for the season. By joining our CSA you are also joining us in the risk of growing food.