- What does “CSA” mean?
- Is it really just one acre?
- How many CSA members do you have?
- How long is the CSA season?
- Where else can we find your produce?
- Is it certified organic?
- How much does a membership cost?
- How many people will the CSA bag feed?
- Can we choose which veggies we get?
- When are the pick-up times/deliveries?
- What if I forget to pick up my bag?
- Can I put my subscription on hold while I’m out of town?
- Can we visit the farm?
What does “CSA” mean?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a way for consumers to buy directly from local farmers in an arrangement that benefits both the farmers and the consumers. In our case, CSA members purchase produce in advance for a season or for the whole year. It's like having a subscription for seasonal produce! The members benefit from the extra bounty when our crops are successful, and the produce is always super-fresh, local (grown right in Morgan Hill), and seasonal. The farmers benefit by knowing that our crops are sold before we harvest them, thus avoiding waste. Everyone benefits by building a sense of community.
Is it really just one acre?
Yes, the farm is really just one acre. We try to use our space as intensively as possible, and after several years of farming, we still have not reached our maximum production. For now, we do not have any plans to acquire more land.
How many CSA members do you have?
On average, we serve 25-30 households per season.
How long is the CSA season?
The full year runs from April to December. Members can choose to subscribe for the full CSA year or for only a season, i.e., spring, summer, or fall.
Where else can we get your produce?
We sell nearly all of our produce to our members via the CSA. Occasionally, our produce is also featured at local restaurants.
Is it certified organic?
We follow organic farming practices and aim to meet or exceed organic growing guidelines. However, our produce is not certified organic. For a farm of our size, the expense and bureaucracy of maintaining certification would outweigh the benefits. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides on our farm, and we follow sustainable farming practices whenever possible. We hope you will get to know us and our farm and will trust us to grow your food.
How much does a membership cost?
The prices vary depending on the size of bag you choose, frequency of delivery, and whether you subscribe for a whole year or just a season. Prices range from $20-$29 per bag. Please see our registration page for details.
How many people will the CSA bag feed?
That depends on how often you cook and how much of your household’s diet is vegetable-based. If you cook most days of the week and/or have 3+ people in your family, then the regular size with weekly delivery is probably best. If you cook less frequently and/or have fewer people in your family, then the small size is probably a good fit for you.
Can we choose which veggies we get?
Our CSA bags are semi-customizable. Each week we send out a link to a produce list where you can indicate any items you do not want to receive or any that you would like extras of (depending on availability). We highly encourage you to branch out and try new kinds of produce, and we’ll give you some recipes to help along the way. If you don’t cook very often or have a lot of picky eaters to feed, then — honestly — a CSA is probably not going to be a great fit for you.
When are the pick-up times/deliveries?
Our door-to-door deliveries are from 12-4pm on Wednesdays. Pick-ups at the farm are available after 2pm on Wednesdays.
What if I forget to pick up my bag?
Bags will be held for 24 hours. After that time, they will be donated to the local food bank. If you are very busy and/or likely to forget your bag, we recommend choosing the delivery option instead.
Can I put my subscription on hold while I’m out of town?
We encourage you to gift your CSA bag to a friend while you’re away. However, you may also put your subscription on hold by letting us know at least 1 week in advance. Credit for missed weeks can be applied to the following season.
Can we visit the farm?
Part of the joy of being a CSA member is that our farm becomes your farm. Members are welcome to visit and see where their food comes from. Please contact us in advance via phone or email to schedule your visit. We also host a couple farm events each year, which are great opportunities to see the farm and get to know your fellow CSA members.
If you are not a CSA member, but would like to visit, please email us to request a brief tour, and we will do our best to accommodate. We do not have the facilities or staffing to accommodate large group visits or field trips.