What happens if I run out of points on my account?
If you run out of Farm Fresh Points you can add more points to your Account, and pay as you go if our inventory allows. Because selection is less varied towards the end of the season, you can decide week by week if you want to add more points to your account. This way, if you want to load up on extra available produce during the height of the summer, you can do that, and decide in the fall if you want to purchase more vegetables.
What happens if I have points left on my account at the end of the season?
We are unable to offer any refunds at the end of the season. Our goal is to provide you the information so that you can sign up for a plan that provides the right amount of produce for your family. In addition to our weekly and every-other-week options, you can subscribe for just 1 month if you would like to get a feel if membership is right for you. If you are still unsure if CSA is the right fit for you, we recommend you start by purchasing our produce at the farmers market.
Why are you changing the way the CSA works this year?
We always strive to improve the member experience. With the new system, members who want want more vegetables can add additional items to their cart throughout the season, and purchase additional points week-to-week later in the season if they are running low. This new approach allows you to still help us get the season going well, but also does not commit you to more vegetables than you can use.
What happen to sliding scale variable pricing?
In the past we used the sliding scale to allow a wide variety of members to support our CSA at a range that was best for their financial circumstances. Some people paid more so that others could pay less. We have moved to a CSA Point System this season which still allows access to people of varying income levels, and allows those who wish to make a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to provide healthy produce to families in need. You will see this option when you sign-up for your CSA Share.
What happens if we can’t come pick-up our share or if we will be out of town for the week?
You can log on to your online CSA account and put your box on hold. We asked that use a "skip week" and save your points for another week once per season. CSA credits you do not use can be used for future pick-ups. You can also try to arrange for a friend, family member, neighbor, or co-worker pick-up your share. Share the harvest! If you would prefer, let us know 24 hours in advance and we will donate your week's share to a local food pantry. If you miss a pick up without any advance notice, we will donate the produce from your box and your CSA points will be used up for that week. We are unable to save your box for pick-up at other times - we are a small farm and it is difficult for us to honor individual pick-up requests outside of designated pick-up times.
Yes, we have a set number of memberships for the 2019 season. If you are interested in joining, make sure to sign-up for our waiting list.
Is my membership tax deductible?
Your CSA share payment is not tax deductible, as you are paying directly for the vegetables you receive. When you purchase your CSA Share, you will be provided the option to also make a tax deductible donation to support our non-profit work.
When can I visit the farm?
One of the great things about the on-farm pick up, is that you get to visit the farm regularly! If you would like to schedule a one time 20 minute farm tour, let us know. We also have longer, educational farm tours available. As a CSA member we consider you part of the Teter "Farmily", and invite you to use the play structure, basketball court, and walking trails during the day light hours with no advance notice. If you are interested in renting our retreat center facilities for events, retreats, and gatherings, you can find out more here.
What do you grow?
We grow over 25 varieties of vegetables including: Arugula, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Green Beans, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Onions, Green Onions, Peppers, Beets, Carrots, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Turnips, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Cucumbers, Watermelon, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini. Culinary herbs include Sage, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano, Chives, Dill, and Cilantro.
Availability varies depending on the season and the weather. Every year on the farm brings with it some crop failures and some bumper crops, so each year availability can vary.