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 2022-2023 CSA will be for 18 weeks and will run from October 5th and 6th 2022 through late April 2023. The October, November and December deliveries will be every week, skipping Thanksgiving week and will go through the week of December 14th. The January-April 2022 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 2023 dates will be determined in December when we see how things look.
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. Please note, the Pittsboro Farmers Market will be moving (hopefully in June 2022!) to a larger space at The Plant Eco-Industrial Park located at 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro. This space is just 1.5 miles east from the current Mainstreet Station location and will have better parking and more shopping and gathering opportunities.
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 some new crops in 2022, so this list will likely include a few fun additions!
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 2022-2023 session is now open. It will remain open until we reach capacity. Enrollment begins by completing the 2022/2023 Enrollment Form Here. Payment is due by June 1st, and those paying in full by May 1st will receive a $50 Early Bird 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 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. 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 or added into the check you send to pay for your own CSA share. Last year over 25% of our CSA members received funds from Pay It Forward and Granite Springs to pay for their share.