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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 (9AM-3PM ET) and Saturdays (9am-12PM 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 Molly 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, information on how to store and prepare a highlighted or featured vegetable, and cooking 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 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. Exact CSA start dates will be announced in early June, pending our spring weather and planting dates.

Is the farm open to the public?

For the health and safety of our workers and our food, our fields are currently closed to the public.

You are welcome to visit our Farm Store on Fridays 9AM-3PM ET and Saturdays 9AM-12PM ET.

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.

Can I choose what’s in my share?

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

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 Molly 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.

How do I sign up for the 2022 CSA?

Please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. We'll announce all of the details about the 2022 CSA and registration there, usually around late March.

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 (9AM-3PM ET) and Saturdays (9AM- 12PM ET) throughout the summer and early fall.