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.
Our 2021-2022 CSA will be for 18 weeks and will run from October 6th and 7th 2021 through April 13th and 14th 2021. The October, November and December deliveries will be every week, skipping Thanksgiving week and through the week of December 12th. The January-April 2021 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.
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 Mainstreet Station. located at 287 East Street.
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, Head Lettuces, Salad mix, Arugula, Asian Braising Greens, Bok Choy, Microgreens, including Sunflower shoots, Broccoli micros, Pea Shoots, Radish micros, and Cilantro micros, Baby Ginger, Turmeric, Garlic, Spinach, Kale, Chard, Scallions, Leeks, Carrots, Beets, Oyster Mushrooms, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Collards.
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?
Returning members have priority enrollment beginning February 15th 2021, Enrollment for new members begins March 1st. Enrollment begins by completing the 2021-2022 Enrollment form located here. Payment is not due until July 1st, but those paying in full by May 1st will receive a discount. Of course we’re happy to take your payment as soon as you’re able to make it!
We also encourage you to consider adding a donation to our Pay It Forward Fund to subsidize shares for our neighbors. More info below.
All are asked to pay by July 1st, however, we can work with you to come up with a payment plan, and we also have spaces in our CSA for members who need assistance from our Pay It Forward Fund. Members receiving subsidies pay $10 weekly instead of in full, up front. All the details for pricing are found on the Join Our CSA page.
At payment time, you may mail a check payable to Granite Springs Farm to 65 Coyote Run, Pittsboro, NC 27312. 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.
Pay It Forward Fund
Many community members have contributed to our Pay It Forward Fund which allows us to subsidize shares for families with reduced financial resources. These members pay $10 for their shares by the week (less than 50% of the cost) and can use SNAP/EBT benefits to do so if desired. 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. Last year over 25% of our CSA members received a subsidy.