Community Shared Agriculture
You are directly supporting your local farmers through your CSA subscription!
Your investment in our farm sustains our work by providing immediate income and secure outlets for our produce.
This ensures we can continue bringing you delicious produce with the highest nutrient density for many years to come! Thank you!
Currently Growing for Fall!
Contact us about Winter!
Pricing & Plans
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CSA? A CSA stands for Community Shared/Supported Agriculture and was created on the premise that farms and their communities can support one another. The community--that's you!-- buys "shares" of the farm's produce at the beginning of the season, which allows the farm to cover costs for things like wages and necessary supplies. The farm--that's us--then ensures that community investors receive a steady supply of its produce throughout the season. You can see a list of possible seasonal offerings above, however these may change. When working with mother nature you can expect some surprises. So while our aim is to provide you with everything you see on the list at least once, there may be weeks when our schedule doesn't go to plan. Our promise is that you will always get your money's worth, and that your vegetables will always be the highest quality that we can provide.
Where and when can I pick up my veggies? Our weekly pick ups will be on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays of every week. Every CSA member will receive the full weeks' worth of shares so whether your first pick up is on Wednesday or Saturday, we will make sure you get the full number of weeks you paid for. If you are in the immediate area around the farm (we are located at 5546 Old Thompson Rd in Norwood) we will be offering a Wednesday and Thursday evening pick up here on the farm. We invite you to come say hello and check out the goings-on! Saturdays we will be at the Matthews Community Farmer's Market and you can pick up your share there between 8-12. We don't want you to miss out on veggies if one of these days doesn't work for you. If you are near us and can pick up on the farm, send us an email and we can work to accommodate a different pick up day/time. If enough people sign up and request pick up in one location we may add that location as a drop off. So encourage your friends to join you in fresh weekly veggies!
Do I have to pick up at the same spot each week? You may choose to pick up at one location one week and a different location the next week according to what is convenient. This is fine! Just please let us know a week in advance if you are not picking up at your usual location so we know where to bring your share.
Are your vegetables organic? Yes, they are, though we are not yet certified by the USDA. Our farming experience comes entirely from farms that successfully implement organic practices, so we are committed to meticulously following organic standards of growing: no GMOs, no synthetic pesticides, no harmful fertilizers or sprays. We will be looking into certification in the future, but for a starting farm it is a very costly and time-consuming process. However, the proof is in the pudding, come check out our farm for yourself and see how we operate!
What if I'm going to be away? Going on vacation or leaving town? Email us by Sunday morning of the pick-up week you'll be gone (the earlier the better) and we will make arrangements to credit your account for a future date. You can use this credit for a double share or future add-ons.
What are your add-on options? We offer a fresh-roasted coffee share courtesy of our roaster here on the farm. This includes one 12oz bag of coffee of your choice, ground or whole bean. Check out the coffee tab in the menu for our current list of offerings. We also occasionally offer flowers which include seasonal bouquets made with flowers grown and foraged on the farm.
What if I don't use my credits by the end of the season? Your credits will only roll over into the following season if you have purchased a share for that season. For example, if you have an unused credit from your spring share and you have also purchased a subsequent seasonal share (summer, fall, or winter), you may use your spring credit in a subsequent season. If you have a credit from your spring share but did not purchase any other seasons your credit will not roll over. This is because we have a set allotment of shares per season so we don't offer more than what we have available. If you purchased all four seasons and you have remaining credits, all credits will be wiped on January 13, 2023 (the final week for our winter CSA share) and will not roll over to next year's CSA.
What if I need to cancel? If you are moving away, please contact us and we can offer you a refund on a prorated basis. We are always looking for ways to optimize our CSA so if you are unhappy with your share for some reason, we will ask that you get in touch with us but can offer situational cancelations on a pro-rated basis.
What the heck is this vegetable? There may be items that you're unfamiliar with. In fact, we hope that we can introduce you to some new things! Have no fear! We will have recipes for each of our items so you will be able to enjoy everything you receive, but if you still have questions, we want to hear from you. Feel free to email us!
What if I miss a week or forget to pick up my share? Unless you have emailed us by Sunday, we will assume you are coming to pick up your share. This means we are taking the time to harvest and package your share and will have your produce ready. If you do not come to pick up, we will be donating your share and cannot issue refunds.
Can I keep my Terra Flora tote bag? The short answer is yes! Each week your share will be packed into one of our Terra Flora tote bags. The price of the tote ($10) is included in the up-front cost of your seasonal share as a deposit. At the end of the season if you'd like to keep the tote, if you've lost the tote, or if it is returned unusable, we will keep your deposit. If you'd like to return your tote to us at the end of the season for your $10 deposit we are happy to accommodate that!
I've signed up for a share, will I get any instructions or updates from you? Yes! We will be sending out a weekly newsletter with info about the weeks' share, recipe links, and short updates about the goings-on. Before your season starts we will be sending out detailed information about how and when to start picking up so you don't forget or miss the first week. Please make sure you add our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your contacts or our emails may end up in your spam folder and you'll miss out on important info!