On-Farm CSA Shares

After offering a traditional CSA for several years in the past, we knew it was time for a change.

The most important feedback we received over the years was that you wanted to choose what came in your CSA box.  So we’re doing that!  Come to the farm each week, get a basket, and fill it with your choice of what we’re growing.  We’ll have it sitting out, buffet style, and you can fill your basket to the brim.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What’s a CSA share?
    It’s a share of whatever we are growing on the farm.  You pay in the fall or spring, allowing us to buy seeds, tools, and labor, and you get a portion of what we grow.
  2. How big are the baskets?
    We are offering a half bushel size and a peck size.  The larger size is more appropriate for vegetable lovers, larger families, juicers, and those who enjoy food preservation.
  3. How much does it cost?
    The smaller basket is $25 per week.  The larger basket is $40 per week.  Unless you don’t fill your basket all the way full, you will get more produce for a lower cost than our farmer’s market stand.
  4. Where is your farm?
    15 minutes from Sheridan and Kirklin.  25 minutes from Frankfort or Tipton.  35 minutes from Noblesville or Carmel.  Email us or send a facebook message for the exact location.
  5. Why would I want to come to the farm?
    To see how we grow things and have a chance to talk to us and other people who love local food. To get a better deal on your organic produce.  To enjoy a relaxing country drive once a week.  To get items that we don’t sell at the farmers market.  So that you don’t have to get up early on Saturday.
  6. What vegetables do you grow?  How long is the season for each?
    We grow 30 – 40 different vegetables.  Here’s a list of what we have and when.
  7. Is there any fruit?
    We currently grow strawberries, some red raspberries, melons, and ground cherries.  Melons (if they have a good year) will be on the table; all the other fruit will most likely be offered you-pick style.
  8. What is the season?
    20 weeks, mid-June through the end of October.  We do offer an every other week option for those of you who don’t eat as much produce or would like to drive out here half as often.
  9. Can you deliver my basket?
    No, but you can order some of our produce (and that of many other local farms) from farmersmarket.com and they offer a home delivery option in the greater Indianapolis area.
  10. Are there other pickup options?  Can I pick up my basket at the farmer’s markets?
    CSA baskets are on-farm only.  You are always welcome to shop at our farmers market booth and pay the ordinary price for those items.  We can’t offer the basket option at the farmers market because our truck and booth space are limited, and our prices are set there to cover the overhead of going to the market each week.
  11. What happens if I don’t come pick up my produce for a week?
    You can send any person in your place. Otherwise, you just miss out.  We don’t do makeup weeks.
  12. What do you do with your surplus produce?
    We can, freeze, dehydrate, compost, and feed the poultry.  We also donate to a couple of local food pantries.

 

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