2023-2024 CSA Enrollment Details

Taste and see the goodness of vegetables grown locally by people who truly love what they get to do! Home grown, always fresh, no synthetic chemicals or gmo’s! Our CSA specializes in Fall, Winter, and Early Spring Vegetables and Mushrooms.

Meredith, John, and Carol are part of the crew at Granite Springs Farm

Dates

Our 2023-2024 CSA will be for 18 weeks and will run from October through late April 2024. Enrollment is opening soon! Please check back in February 2023 for details.

The October, November and December deliveries will be every week, skipping Thanksgiving week and will go through mid December. The January-April 2024 deliveries will be every-other-week. The every-other-week schedule from January to April allows flexibility to shift delivery dates due to inclement weather and vegetable availability. The 2024 dates will be determined in December when we see how things look.

Pick-Up Sites/Days

Wednesdays at 4:30 pm in Chapel Hill at Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Rd. The bags will be dropped off on the screened porch of the Parish House and members are free to pick them up anytime.

Thursdays from 3-6 pm in Pittsboro at the Pittsboro Farmers Market at 220 Lorax Lane at The Plant.

What’s in the Bags?

We strive for a good mixture of seasonal vegetables. The availability of items shifts through the seasons. Some of the items include:

Peppers of all sorts in October/November, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squashes, Pumpkins, Melons, Head Lettuces, Salad mix, Arugula, Asian Braising Greens, Bok Choy, Microgreens, including Sunflower shoots, Broccoli micros, Pea Shoots, Radish micros, Baby Ginger, Turmeric, Garlic, Spinach, Kale, Chard, Scallions, Leeks, Carrots, Beets, Oyster Mushrooms, Broccoli, Cabbage, Radishes, Rutabagas, Salad Turnips and Collards. We’re trialing new crops every year , so this list will likely include a few fun additions!

Longtime crew member Adah harvests Baby Ginger

Our Farming Methods

We use minimal tillage, and regenerative agricultural practices which are better for the soil, and produce vegetables that are nutritionally superior. We make our own compost teas and use natural fertilizers and compost. These practices also help keep carbon in the soil, helping to mitigate climate change. We’ve always grown using organic practices, and do not have USDA certification because we don’t feel this is of benefit to us. We don’t use any synthetic pesticides or herbicides. We do occasionally use OMRI (organic) certified pesticides, but only if absolutely necessary, and only at rates that make sense for the situation. While proven to be safe, we take the use of these substances very seriously. 

How Do I Join?

The enrollment period for the 2023-2024 session opens in February. It will remain open until we reach capacity.  

We also encourage you to consider adding a donation to our Pay It Forward Fund to sponsor shares for our neighbors. More info below.

At payment time, you can mail a check payable to Granite Springs Farm to 65 Coyote Run, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or bring it to us at the Pittsboro Farmers Market. Or, you can request an invoice be sent to you which you can pay by credit or debit card. Please note credit/debit card payments will have our bank’s service fees added into the cost. If it would be helpful to break your payment into installments, please contact us and we can come up with a plan for you.

Pay It Forward Fund

Many community members have contributed to our Pay It Forward Fund which allows us to sponsor shares for families with reduced financial resources. If you, or someone you know, might benefit from this, please have them contact us. Donations to the fund of any size are welcome and appreciated and can be made by check or credit card or added into the check you send to pay for your own CSA share.

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