About Our CSA

About Our CSA

A CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a mutual partnership between farmer and consumer, where farmers offer “shares” of produce for the consumer to purchase.

New for 2018: our CSA will use the Harvie platform for our CSA model. This model will allow for more customization for each individual member. During enrollment, you will provide us with your likes and dislikes so your box will be better suited to you. Also you have time once we have determined the items in your box (and notified you) to swap out. We feel this model will give you a much better experience and give us invaluable feedback about what our customers want from the field. Sign Up Here

What does it mean to be a shareholder?

          A shareholder simply means you have the right to a “share” of a farms harvest.

How does a CSA work?

          The consumer pays in advance for their CSA share . In return the farmer provides a weekly basket of seasonal produce. Participation in the CSA is on a first come, first serve basis meaning  the sooner you sign up, the sooner your spot is secured for the growing season.

Why Join A CSA?

  • Support family owned, independently operated small businesses.
  • Communicate face to face with the people that grow your food.
  • Eat great tasting food.
  • Buy the freshest food for your family.
  • Explore new foods and learn to cook with a variety of regional produce.
  • Find out that beet greens aren’t just good for you, they’re tasty too!
  • Be Healthy and expose your kids early to healthy eating habits. 
  • Eat more fresh vegetables and fruit.
  • Protect the Environment
  • Cut down on the number of miles your food travels from the farm to your plate.

What seasons are shares offered?

  • Spring CSA: A vegetable intensive share(green based) with fruits, jar goods, and apple products included weekly.
  • Summer CSA: Our most popular share! Enjoy a mixture of fruits and veggies weekly.
  • Fall CSA: An assortment of vegetables, fruits, fall decoratives, and jar products weekly.
  • Cost Share Card: A pre-loaded card that allows members to enjoy savings of up to 10% on all purchases.  

 What types of Shares do you offer?

  • Traditional (Vegetable Intensive) In this program, members pick-up a pre-determined list of produce. This program allows members to try a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. This program is great for people who like to eat lots of fruits and veggies and who like to try unfamiliar fruits and veggies grown especially for this program! 
  • Fruit Share: This program is specially designed for people who LOVE fruit! Throughout the course of the program members will be exposed to over 15 varieties of fruits as well as a select group of vegetables and maybe even a few surprises along the way. This is a great option for people who are participating in another CSA that doesn’t offer very much fruit or for those people who just really like eating fresh fruit. This is only available in the Summer.

What Sizes and Costs are your shares?

  • Regular Share: (averages $22.00 per basket)
  • Large Share: (averages $33.00 per basket)

How long and when are the CSA seasons?

  • Spring: February - April (10 weeks)
  • Summer: May - August (14 weeks)
  • Summer Sampler June (4 Weeks)
  • Summer Sampler July (4 Weeks)
  • Fall: September - November. (10 weeks)

Where do I pick up my CSA share?

         We have pick ups in Norfolk and Virginia Beach including our Pungo Stand all three seasons. During the summer, we also have a pickup in Chesapeake. If one of our existing locations doesn't work for you, ask us about starting your own or where you think we should offer one.

If you would like to experience the savings and value a CSA has to offer, consider a Cost-Share Card.

What if I miss my pick up?

Although we realize events beyond your control happen from time to time, and we will do our best to accommodate those.

What do I do with my box and containers each week?

We ask that you please bring back the box that your share is packed in each week as well as any pulp container, plastic clamshells, and egg cartons. We cannot reuse glass jars, apple cider jugs, or containers that have someone else’s logo or brand name on them.

Detailed Description: 

  • Members choose a pick up site for the duration of the program and will not be allowed to switch once the program begins.
  • Please also pay special attention to the pickup times listed at each location
  • Please note the list is our best prediction on what we will have available, and is subject to change without notice. A lot can change from in the fields but every effort will be made to include everything we can from the expected list of items.
  • Every effort will be made to provide a wide variety of items to include in your basket on a week to week basis. In order to provide you with the best experience possible we partner with other growers who meet our family’s stringent standards as needed. For example we don’t live in a climate that can grow tree fruit to our standards so we have developed a relationship with a family owned and operated orchard in Pennsylvania that we source our tree fruit from.
  • All items in you basket are covered through our 100% satisfaction guarantee. We will replace or refund any items deemed unsatisfactory.
  • In the event we are unable to fulfill our obligations, your money will be gladly refunded on a prorated basis. As we are dealing with perishable crops planted seasonally, we may not harvest some crops we planted or may be prevented from planting because of the weather. Therefore, some of the crops on our list may never make it to your basket despite our best intentions. We will be making daily evaluations and harvesting decisions
  • The baskets will vary in weight each week. This variation is because of the fresh vegetables and fruits we are able to grow here in Virginia Beach. It is likely that the weight of the items will vary slightly throughout the growing season.
  • Any items not picked up will be donated to the Society of St. Andrews, a Methodist Network that distributes food to the needy in our community.
  • Our family grows with a conscience and is a leader in innovative and sustainable farming practices. We subscribe to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and USDA organic farming practices. This means that cover crops, beneficial insects, crop rotations, and soft chemicals are used in our production practices. The stewardship philosophy (physiology) is used to sustain productivity and conserve the resource base. Stewardship of the resources will allow younger family members to continue producing quality produce for generations to come. 

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