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CSA Guidelines & FAQ

Here you will find the guidelines for participating in the CSA and what you, as a member, can expect Granor Farm to offer during the season. For additional questions, please contact [email protected]

Guidelines

Pick-up Location:

We are currently organizing our 2020 CSA program. Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about registration.

If you cannot pick up your share:

If you are unable to pick up your share at the designated place and time, there are two options. First, you may ask someone else to pick up the share on your behalf. Often this is the easiest option for you and us. Second, you may choose to donate your share. We have a partnership with Harris Family Farm, who picks up any surplus produce or donated shares each week and disperses them to local food pantries. Please notify Katie via email at least one week in advance: [email protected]

We do not make up any missed weeks and cannot accommodate pickups outside of our normal business hours.

Communications:

In addition to your vegetables, you will receive a weekly newsletter via email. Emailed newsletters will include farm activities, invitations to on-farm events, information on how to store and prepare a highlighted or featured vegetable, and kitchen inspiration straight from the Granor Farm kitchen. We hope that in addition to receiving fresh seasonal vegetables, you will learn a bit about the farm, the process of farming organically, and develop your skills in your own kitchen. You can also find regular updates and pictures on our Facebook and Instagram page.

Recipes:

The recipe portion of our website contains many recipes to help you prepare your vegetables.

Cleanliness & Food Safety:

Hygiene and cleanliness are very important as we grow and handle our products. Our employees receive training about on-farm food safety and are regularly reminded to follow recommended practices. All crops grown at Granor Farm will go through some degree of washing, trimming, and sorting so that only the best produce is extended to to our customers. Following harvest, we wash produce to cool it and to remove excess soil. However, we do not sell our vegetables as washed, ready to eat products. Please be prepared to wash your Granor Farm vegetables when you get home and before preparing them.

An Open Mind:

An open mind is important in many aspects of life, and CSA membership is definitely one of them. Eating seasonally and locally has it's challenges, but we hope that your CSA experience will be an educational, fun, and delicious experience. Depending on the vagaries of weather and pests, it’s possible that your favorite crops will be in short supply. However, on a diversified vegetable farm, when some crops struggle, there are always other crops doing well. We ask that you embrace new vegetables and understand both the joys and risks of farming.


FAQ

When will the CSA start and end?

The CSA program runs for 22 weeks beginning in late June until Thanksgiving. Exact CSA start dates will be announced in early June, pending our spring weather and planting dates.

Is the farm open to the public?

The farm is open to the public from Memorial Day to Thanksgiving, Fri/Sat: 10:00-5:00 PM, Sun: 10:00-3:00 PM ET (closed Sundays after Labor Day). Staff will be available at the farmstand to greet you. While you’re here, enjoy a self-guided tour through the farm, meet our chickens, and get to know the farmers who grow your food.

Will I be able to plan my meals for the week before getting my CSA share?

Included in your CSA share is an email newsletter that is sent out the day before pickup which includes information about what to expect in your share and recipes from our chef, Abra Berens. We cannot guarantee any specific vegetable ahead of time for the share.

Can I choose what’s in my share?

Yes! Our CSA program is "market style" where you choose what you want in your bag each week based on our seasonal availability.

Can I make changes to my CSA membership after the program has started?

CSA shares are not refundable once the first delivery is completed. If you have questions about adjusting your CSA membership, please email [email protected]

What if I’m out of town and can’t pick up my share?

If you are unable to pick up your share at the designated place and time, there are two options. First, you may ask someone else to pick up the share on your behalf. Often this is the easiest option for you and us. Second, you may choose to donate your share. We have a partnership with Harris Family Farm, who picks up any surplus produce or donated shares each week and disperses them to local food pantries. Please notify Katie via email at least one week in advance: [email protected]

We do not make up any missed weeks and cannot accommodate pickups outside of our normal business hours.