CSA Guidelines & FAQs

Guidelines

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]

Pick-up Location: Granor Farm: 3480 Warren Woods Rd, Three Oaks, MI.

You may pick up your CSA share anytime during our Farm Store hours on Fridays and Saturdays (9AM-3PM ET).

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 Johannah via email to select this option: [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 and grains, you will receive a weekly newsletter via email. Emailed newsletters will include farm activities, information on how to store and prepare a highlighted or featured vegetable and grain, and cooking inspiration straight from the Granor kitchen. We hope that in addition to receiving fresh seasonal vegetables and grains, 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 and grains.

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 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.



FAQs

When will the CSA start and end?

The CSA program runs for 20 weeks beginning in late June through October. CSA dates are tentatively set for June 18 to October 29, pending our spring weather and planting dates.

How do I sign up for the 2022 CSA?

Sign up for the 2022 CSA opens on Monday, March 28th at 9:00 AM EST. A that time, a registration link will be live on https://granorfarm.com/csa and emailed to everyone subscribed to the Granor Farm newsletter. We've been experiencing an overwhelmingly wonderful response to our programming here at Granor Farm. We recommend signing up for your share early to reserve a spot.

Can I choose what’s in my share?

Our Vegetable CSA is a "market-style" program where members choose what they want each week based on the seasonal availability at our Farm Store.

Our Grain CSA is a curated "farmers choice" of raw whole grains, flours, or beans along with two prepared items from the Granor kitchen that feature grains.

Can I just purchase the eggs add-on?

The eggs can only be added on to a Vegetable or Grain CSA share, not purchased seperately.

What would I get in my Vegetable CSA on a given week?

Our Vegetable CSA offers a great variety of vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers. We let you build your own share of 6 different items each week based on availability in the store when you come in to shop. The quantity of each item will vary per week, but you will always have 6 different crops to bring home.

Spring example: 1 butterhead lettuce, 1 bunch of red radishes, 1 bag of arugula, 2 choys, 1 pint of snap peas, and 1 clamshell of microgreens

Summer example: 1 bag of lettuce mix, 2 cucumbers, 1 pound of heirloom tomatoes, 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 1 quart of poblano peppers, and 1 bunch of zinnias.

Fall example: 6 garlic cloves, 2 pounds of potatoes, 1 bag of spinach, 1 quart of watermelon radishes, 1 cabbage, and 1 winter squash

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 Johannah via email to select this option: [email protected]

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

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

Included in your CSA share is a weekly newsletter which includes information about what to expect in your share and recipes from our chef. We cannot guarantee any specific vegetable ahead of time for the share.

May I purchase additional items from the Farm Store when I pick up my CSA?

Absolutely! We have a carefully curated selection of local and sustainable items that pair perfectly with your Granor CSA. Please visit our retail store on Fridays and Saturdays 9AM-3PM ET throughout the summer and fall.

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].

Is the farm open to the public?

Our fields are open to the public during Farm Store hours on Fridays and Saturdays 9AM-3PM ET. We just ask that you stay on the walking path and do not enter the fields, hoophouses, greenhouses, or chicken coops.