Community Supported Agriculture FAQ
Signing up for a CSA is a different way to think about getting your food. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Below are some of the most common questions we hear, but contact us if you have a question not on this list or if you want to learn more!
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is an idea built around a community helping ensure the success of a local farm. The way the community is able to help is to buy a share from the CSA program that farm is putting on. After buying into a share you become part of that seasons CSA, you will then begin receiving a weekly box of seasonal vegetables, meats and other products the farm produces.
What Are My Obligations?
As a member, you are obligated to come out to the farm every Wednesday or Thursday to pick out your share. Pick up hours will be posted before the start of the CSA season and are subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances. You are also obligated to find someone to come and select your share in the event of your absence. Anyone can pick up for you as long as they have been briefed on our pick up system and know which name to cross off the list. If you are not going to make it and you do not have anyone else that can come for you, it is your obligation to contact us to set up an alternate pick up time or your share for that week will no longer be available after Thursday.
How Do I Sign Up?
What Are the Share Options?
24 Week (full share): May 28th to November 12th @ $720 ($20 discount for cash)
24 Week (half share): May 28th to November 12th @ $420 ($20 discount for cash)
What Will a Typical Share Have?
Our CSA will be slightly different than most, we will be able to offer more desirable, high quality produce for a longer season. Because we grow hydroponically as well as in the soil we can offer things like slicing tomatoes, seedless cucumbers, mixed lettuce, asparagus and eggs from the first week in June through the last week in November.
A typical share will have a pound or two of tomatoes, a pint of cherry tomatoes, English slicing cucumbers, a bag of mixed lettuce, and a pound of asparagus. Also, seasonal garden vegetables like carrots, garlic, watermelon, and winter squash.
What is Market Style CSA?
A market style CSA is one that allows a more customizable share for the member. The farm will design a portion of your share and those items must be taken. After that you can choose the rest of your share from the available produce. It is called market style because the product will be layed out on tables similar to a farmers market, the member will take the few required items from the first few bins and continue down the table selecting only the items they would like to finish out their share.
Payments can be made online by CLICKING HERE
If you would like to send a check:
Ledgeview Gardens, 5291 Cottonwood Ln, De Pere WI 54115
Or stop out to the farm with cash or credit.
We are offering shares all season, if you miss the first week and still want to sign up you are more than welcome to (you will, however, lose however many weeks have passed). Any further questions please feel free to contact us.