CSA FAQs

When and where? CSA pickups begin June 23rd and continue through October 20th. This year we will have two pickup locations:

  • at our farm, located at 1743 Maple Street Bethlehem, NH 03574, every Wednesday from 4-7pm.
  • at the Root Seller Market, located on Main St. in Lancaster, next to the Polish Princess, from 12pm-6pm.

How does it work?

  • for farm pickup: just pull in the driveway next to our house and follow the CSA signs to the barn. We’ll have your veggies waiting for you in a basket with your name on it. Please bring your own bags or cooler to carry your produce home (plastic bags will be available just in case)
  • for Root Seller pickup: Come anytime after noon and your share will be waiting for you in a crate with your name on it. As with farm pickup, please bring your own bags or cooler to transport your veggies home.

What’s in a share? Each week’s veggie share will consist of 8-12 items and will be a mix of root vegetables (like carrots, beets, radishes and potatoes), leafy greens (like baby salad greens, lettuce heads, kale and pac choi) and fruit vegetables (like cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini and winter squash). We grow over 100 different varieties of vegetables, so you can expect some awesome diversity in your weekly vegetables throughout the season. Early season shares will be heavier on greens and roots and late season shares will include more fruit vegetables and storage crops (like winter squash, potatoes and onions). We’ll do our best to avoid repetition and too much of any one thing. We may occasionally include some produce items that we don’t grow, like strawberries or storage potatoes, from local partner farms.

This year we will offering a few different bulk add-ons at wholesale pricing for CSA members interested in canning or freezing. You’ll get an email about a week before a bulk buy crop is ready so you can decide if you want to opt in.

How big is the weekly veggie share? How many people will it feed? 

Our Regular Share is generally a good size for two people who enjoy hearty servings of seasonal produce, or a small family that uses vegetables as side dishes or incorporates them into meat/grain based meals. Your weekly share ends up being $30 or more worth of vegetables purchased at our regular market prices. Each share will be different and depend on what is in season, but as an example, small share in mid August might include:

  • 1 bunch of carrots,
  • 1 lbs slicing tomatoes
  • 1 quart fingerling potatoes
  • 1 bag salad mix
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 lb zucchini
  • 2 slicing cucumbers
  • 1 bunch basil

Our large share is best for a couple that uses a considerable amount of produce (any may use extra vegetables for juicing or freezing) or a family that needs more produce for additional servings at meals. Large shares will generally include greater volumes of the same produce as small shares, and will sometimes include an additional vegetable variety. Large share members can expect $41 or more worth of vegetables purchased at our regular market prices. A Large Share in early August may include:

  • 2 bunches of carrots,
  • 2 lbs slicing tomatoes
  • 2 quarts fingerling potatoes
  • 1 bag salad mix
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 lb zucchini
  • 2 slicing cucumbers
  • 1 bunch basil

What if I don’t like what’s in my share? We will do our best to create shares that can reasonably consumed in a week and include recipe ideas for any items that might be considered “unusual”. Because our crop plan is based around a limited number of CSA members, we won’t be able to do substitutions for items you’d rather skip. Part of the fun of a CSA is trying new things and revisiting vegetables you don’t care for. People often find that the farm fresh versions of vegetables they thought they didn’t like, such as brussels sprouts, can completely change their opinions.

How much? The standard cost of our Regular Share is $450, which is the equivalent of $25 a week. Your weekly share will be valued at around $30, a 15%-20% savings over or market prices. The standard price of our Large Share is $615, which is equivalent of about $34 a week. Your weekly share will be valued at a little over $41, a 15%-20% savings over our market prices.

Starting this year, we are offering our Veggie CSA on a sliding scale. The goal of this option is to make our produce more available to everyone in our community, regardless of income. You’ll see three price options on the the “shop” page: choose our standard rate, reduced rate, or pay it forward rate based on what works for you family.

We prefer payment at the beginning of the season, when our costs are greatest and cash flow is least, but if your family needs a more flexible payment option, we can definitely work with you. Send us an email, and we will find a way to make our CSA work for you.

What if I can’t pick up my share this week? If you have plans to be out of town, let us know ahead of time and give you a week’s worth of farm credit to use at our farm stand or market stand when you get back. If you forget to pickup or cant make it during our regular hours, make sure you get in touch with us. Shares left at the Root Seller at the end of the day on Thursday risk being composted or donated if you do not make other arrangements with us.

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