What if I need to skip a week?
If you need to miss a delivery, we ask you to have a friend pick up your share. The friend could hold the share for you until you’re able to get it, or you could give it to your friend to use. Great gift! If you don’t have anyone to pick up your share for you, let us know a week in advance and we’ll donate your share to St. Bart’s Community Lunch or our food bank, CORA (we’ll choose one). It may be possible to arrange for pick-up at another time/place. For example, if you normally pick up on Thursdays at the Pittsboro Farmers’ Market, you may arrange to pick up at the farm on Friday afternoon.
What happens if I forget to pick up my share?
If you forget to pick up your share, we may be able to hold it for you to pick up at another time. However, sometimes we drop the shares at a pick up site and then leave ourselves, so we don’t actually know you’ve forgotten until it’s too late and the vegetables have spoiled. It’s best to contact us as soon as possible so we can figure out a plan B. While we’ll do our best to help, it’s the member’s responsibility to remember to pick up the share or make other arrangements. Thanks!
Can I choose the contents of my bag?
We are not a free choice CSA. Each week we determine what will go in the bag and generally can’t accommodate substitutions. We promise not to “radish you to death” or give you a share with only potatoes! We try for a balanced share of what’s in season and across the season, we try to give you a little of everything. That being said, some seasons (Spring and Fall) likely will contain weekly greens of some sort because that’s what grows best in those seasons, but we’ll change it up as much as possible. We’ll include recipe suggestions to help you each week, and at time when there is an abundance of something, we’ll give you suggestions about freezing/preserving the item for later use. There may be opportunities to purchase additional items when we have an abundance. For example, in the past, some of our members have purchased bulk tomatoes for freezing, canning, and sauce making.
What might be in my bag?
Spring Session is likely to include:
Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Arugula, Spinach, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chard, Kale, Radishes, Lettuce, Baby Salad Mix, Scallions, Carrots, New Potatoes, Parsley, Green Garlic and Garlic Scapes, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Early Tomatoes, Early Cucumbers, Mushrooms
Summer Session is likely to include:
Potatoes, Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Chard, Basil, Peppers, Eggplant, Beans, Cukes, Melons, Okra, Garlic, Onions, Various Herbs, Mushrooms
Fall Session is Likely to Include:
Most of the same greens as the Spring Session, plus Collards, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Winter Squashes, Okra, Mushrooms, Various Herbs, Ginger, and Turmeric
Winter Session is Likely to Include:
Most of the same greens as the Spring and Fall Sessions, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squashes, Mushrooms, Various Herbs, Ginger, and Turmeric