FAQS

Farmer Dave's is not certified organic, but does grow a majority of its vegetables using organic methods. We are committed to providing our community with delicious and healthy food, using practices that are environmentally sustainable. Please see Growing Practices for more information.


The vegetable share starts out lighter at the beginning with more leafy greens, and becomes more varied and abundant as the season progresses. Depending on your diet, the vegetable shares can feed anywhere between 1 vegetarian and a household of 6 people that supplement their meals with vegetables. We offer two sizes (Small and Regular) to fit different needs:

Small Vegetable Share: The small share is appropriate for 1-2 adults (on average), or families with very young children. The small share may contain slightly less variety on a weekly basis than the regular share.

Regular Vegetable  Share: We've estimated our regular share to be between 5-20 lbs of produce per week, depending on which crops are on season. Or another way to put it: a regular share will fill 1-2 grocery bags. Depending on your eating habits, this share could feed a household or 2-5 adults.

The late fall share comes in one size only, and like our regular vegetable shares, will likely feed 2-4 typical adults or more. Smaller households - take note that many of the winter vegetables can store very well. With proper storage, a smaller household might be able to enjoy well into January their potatoes, carrots, onions, celeriac, winter squash, and more.

The spring share comes in one size only, and is a smaller share. Each share will contain 2-4 varieties of greens. For the first weeks of the share, root vegetables that were stored over the winter will also be included. Then, in the final weeks of the share, we will include tomatoes and cucumbers grown in our own greenhouses! We will sometimes include "something extra" as well, such as a bunch of radishes or fresh herbs. For the first several weeks when all of the greens are coming out of the greenhouse, the shares will be on the smaller side. Then, for the second half of the share, the quantities will increase as we begin harvesting more items grown outdoors. Because a large portion of what we can grow in the spring are greens, the share will be rather small. In fact, most weeks it will be smaller than the main season's small share.

The fruit share can feed anywhere from 1-4 people, depending on how much fruit your family enjoys!


For our choice-style shares, members are greeted by a CSA site volunteer where they check in, but instead of dropping off and picking up a crate or box, members bring their own bags to transport their shares. Members then proceed to our line up of vegetables where all the week's produce is set up in like a farmers market in rows of big green crates. Above each crate is a sign telling members how many of each item to take. For some of the vegetables, members will have a choice between two or more items. The signs will denote which vegetables to choose from and how many total items you are allowed to take. It's up to you the combination of vegetables you want to take home.

Check out our instructional video to fully understand the "Choose Your Own" model.

Members can still opt to have their share boxed up for quick pickup. Pre-boxed shares are available at all pick-up locations. We want to provide a pickup option that works for as many of our members as possible.

*If you arrive to the CSA before the start time, you are more than welcome to help unload and set up shares, but we ask that you have patience and wait until the distribution officially begins to ask for your share. Our crew works hard to get things organized for the CSA, and it is much easier for them to get everything ready before they start giving out shares.


There is no difference between the contents / value of a pre-boxed share vs. a choice-style share. We pack the shares at the farm as though we were going around the choice-style table and choosing the same share as the members do. The only difference is that for "choose between" items (i.e., choose turnips or beets), we have to make the "choice" for you. (And if you don't care for the choice we've made, you may find something you like in the swap box!)


While we do our very best at the farm to plan how much of each item to harvest, sometimes, Mother Nature has the final word on our yields and their timing. Sometimes, if there is not enough of a certain item to harvest for everyone, we will offer it as a "choose between" item on the choice-style tables, rather than let it go to waste because there isn't quite enough to go around on that harvest day. While we know it can be disappointing when certain crops run low, by offering certain items as a choice, we are allowing more members who DO want that item to take it home, since those who don't want it will choose something else. While we try to have enough of every item for every single member whenever we can, sometimes the harvest doesn’t work out that way.

If you know that you usually come to the pick-up towards the end of the pick-up hours and would like to ensure you receive the most variety possible, we suggest signing up for a pre-boxed share. The pre-boxed shares have the same contents as the choice-style shares; it's just that for the "choose between items" (i.e., choose turnips or beets), we have to make the "choice" for you when we pack the shares.

We do offer a Swap Box at each CSA pickup that we stock with a few vegetables at the beginning of the CSA. Members may swap a produce item in their share for one in the Swap Box. We do not guarantee that there will always be vegetables in the swap box that you want to trade for, but it will almost always be the case that the earlier you come during the pick-up window, the more variety there will be in the swap box.


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That depends. Is your schedule pretty tight during the pick-up time? Do you sometimes have to rush in order to make it to the pick-up before we close? Would you be disappointed if you were picking up on the later side and one of the choice items on the table had already run out? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a pre-boxed share may be the best option for you!

Do you enjoy the market-like experience of choosing your vegetables yourself, deciding which bunch of carrots from the pile is calling your name? Do you have children who like to help you pick out the vegetables? Do you split a share with another household and would therefore like the most flexible choice options? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, and you are not usually in a hurry on pick-up day, a choice-style share may be the best option for you!

If you’re still not sure what style share to choose, feel free to call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to help guide you!


Home delivery by Farmer Dave's is available in Lowell, Dracut, Andover, North Andover, Methuen, Tewksbury, Melrose, Wakefield, Stoneham, North Reading, Windham, NH, Pelham NH and Salem, NH beginning at $10 per week.  See Home/Office Delivery for more information.

Home delivery is available in certain areas through Metro Pedal Power. They are currently delivering to Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Allston, Brighton and Brookline and there is a delivery fee that varies based on the size of share that you choose. You can see the current rates by visiting our Join Us! page.


If you don't have your empty crate at CSA pickup, we strongly encourage you bring a bag to transfer your share into. We have a limited number of crates per person, and if just a few members don't bring their empty crate back, we will start running short on crates and have to use cardboard boxes and that ends up getting expensive.


If you won't be able to pick up your share at your regular pick-up location (vacation? long weekend? appointment?), you can switch to a different location for that week, as long as we have enough notice from you and enough truck capacity at that pick-up location. You can have up to 3 pick-up location switches per season.

Want to make a one-time pick-up location switch? Here's what you need to do:

  • Notify us by e-mail at least 3 business days before your regular pick-up day, or 3 business days before the pick-up day you'd like to switch to, whichever is earlier.  Let us know the primary shareholder's name, and the date and pick-up location where you'd like to pick up.
  • We will respond to your e-mail, letting you know if we have space at that pick-up location on that day.
  • Once we let you know that your pick-up switch is arranged, just show up at the new pick-up location during the designated time, and give your name to the pick-up staff. They will orient you to the new location and answer any questions you may have.

If you are unable to pick up your CSA share, you may have a friend or family member pick up your share; just have them say that they are picking it up for you. If you are unable to get someone else to pick up your share, we cannot keep the shares past the distribution time, and will donate the produce to our hunger relief partners. Check out our hunger relief partners.


You are welcome to split your share with someone else, but must coordinate that on your own. Keep in mind that the quanitities of vegetables in the shares may not always be conducive to splitting (for example, you might receive 1 butternut squash or one head of cabbage and have to decide with your share partner how to divvy up your veggies). Some suggestions if you are splitting a share are:

- Alternate every week who picks up the share.
- Split the weekly share at the CSA pickup; if you choose this option, we encourage you to remember bringing a few extra bags. We do not reliably have extra bags on hand.
- If your share partner lives near you, save on gas and alternate who picks up, then stop by their house and divvy up the share.

If you are splitting a share between more than two adults, you may find that the small share is not sufficicient and that a larger size works better for you.


With our "Choice Style" model, we hope to provide more choice in your CSA.  For those sites where shares are pre-boxed, the shares come pre-packed in a container. Each share has the same variety of vegetables. We do offer a Swap Box at each CSA pickup that we stock with a few vegetables at the beginning of the CSA. Members may swap a produce item in their share for one in the Swap Box. We do not guarantee that there will be vegetables in the swap box that you want to trade for, but recommend that you pick up your share at the beginning of the CSA for the best swap box selection.


If you pick up in Burlington, Dracut, East Somerville, Reading, Tewksbury or Lawrence, you can choose between a choice style share or a boxed share. If your initial choice is not working out for you, you can change your preference for the remainder of the season by e-mailing us. However, you may not change your preference from week-to-week (i.e., "some weeks I'd like a boxed share and some weeks I'd like choice style"), because such requests can slow down our harvest planning significantly. If a boxed share would work out better for you on certain weeks, please choose a boxed share for the duration of the season.

Usually, the day before your CSA pick-up, you will receive an email-newsletter letting you know several vegetables you can expect in your share. Because farming can be really unpredictable, we are not able to know too far in advance what we will harvest for you. (i.e. It may have down-poured the night before and it's too muddy to get in to harvest the beans; or a hard frost may have wiped out the lettuce.) For these reasons, we encourage members to not rely too much on knowing ahead of time what will be in the share, and to plan for meals using your share once you get home and unpack your veggies. You usually can't go wrong planning to have a stir fry for dinner on CSA day!

If you have an online account with us, you can log in to your account and to see what we are planning to put in your share on a particular day (this information is usually available several days in advance).

Here's how:

  1. If you do not have an online account (user name and password), please e-mail us at farm@farmerdaves.net so we can send you an invitation. This will enable you to create a log-in that is linked to the shares we have on file for you.
  2. Once you have an online account, go to our home page and click on "member log-in" (it's in the bottom right-hand corner).
  3. When you log in, click on "Box Schedule and Contents" to see what we are planning to harvest for you on a particular day.

Some things to know about checking your share contents online:

  • As we always say, Mother Nature has the final say in what we harvest for you.  The list you see when you click on "box schedule and contents" is based on what we are planning and hoping to harvest for you. Sometimes we may underestimate or overestimate the amounts of certain crops that are ready for harvest (for example, if we have a week of 90 degree weather, we will be able to pick double the amount of squash and cucumbers as we would have if the weather is only 70 degrees. Since the weather forecast is an inexact science, so is planning for the harvest). Other times, certain weather conditions may prevent us from harvesting certain crops (if we pick beans in the rain, we risk causing the plants to succumb to leaf diseases earlier in the season. Therefore, even if we had planned to put beans in your share, we might substitute something else if it rains).
  • Since the list that you see is based on what we are planning and hoping to harvest for you, the actual contents of the share you take home may differ somewhat from the list on your screen. We may substitute some items, add some items, or remove some items as harvest conditions dictate. Since we all wear many hats on the farm, we may not always have time to update the list you see online before driving off to deliver your shares!

Often when a crop is "ready to harvest," all of it isn't ready to harvest at the same time. Even in a perfect season (with ideal temperatures and water conditions, and no weeds), the harvest tends to come on like a wave. If we imagine a corn or tomato harvest as a wave, it is easy to visualize: for the first few weeks of the harvest there might be only a little bit, here and there. Then over the subsequent weeks, as the harvest peaks, we may have more than enough for everyone. After that, there is a gradual trailing-off of the harvest-able quantities as the season comes to a close. In a less-than-perfect growing season, when crop yields are affected by sunshine, water or weed conditions, even the peak of the harvest season can sometimes be unpredictable.

Our policy is to send the vegetables out to you when they are freshest (as opposed to holding vegetables in the coolers for a week until everyone can have some, or letting a few heads of lettuce go to waste because we don't have enough for everyone), even if this means that everyone doesn't get all the items listed in the newsletter, or that some locations get a particular item and others don't in a given week. We keep track of what each pick-up location gets each week so we can even these things out in subsequent weeks. Since you've signed up for an entire season of produce from our farm, we believe that it will all even out in the end.


Often when a crop is "ready to harvest," all of it isn't ready to harvest at the same time. Even in a perfect season (with ideal temperatures and water conditions, and no weeds), the harvest tends to come on like a wave. If we imagine a corn or tomato harvest as a wave, it is easy to visualize: for the first few weeks of the harvest there might be only a little bit, here and there. Then over the subsequent weeks, as the harvest peaks, we may have more than enough for everyone. After that, there is a gradual trailing-off of the harvest-able quantities as the season comes to a close. In a less-than-perfect growing season, when crop yields are affected by sunshine, water or weed conditions, even the peak of the harvest season can sometimes be unpredictable.

Our policy is to send the vegetables out to you when they are freshest (as opposed to holding vegetables in the coolers for a week until everyone can have some, or letting a few heads of lettuce go to waste because we don't have enough for everyone), even if this means that everyone doesn't get all the items listed in the newsletter, or that some locations get a particular item and others don't in a given week. We keep track of what each pick-up location gets each week so we can even these things out in subsequent weeks. Since you've signed up for an entire season of produce from our farm, we believe that it will all even out in the end.

During the CSA season, the farm sends out a e-newsletter to CSA members that lets you know what's going on at the farm, gives you some recipe ideas for using your CSA share, and lets you know what vegetables you are going to get in your share. If you are not getting the newsletter, email us. Currently the newsletter is only available via email.


The last thing we want is for those delicious veggies to end up in your compost pile! To avoid wasting your produce, it is important to plan ahead and know that you will at times get more food than you can eat in a week. Getting an abundance of great produce in the summer gives the great opportunity to be able to eat your share when nothing is growing in the ground in the dead of winter. If time doesn't permit an abundant share can also give you the chance to make some new friends! Here are some ideas when you can't eat all your vegetables:

Can it
- Freeze it
- Dehydrate it
- Ferment it
- Leave it in the swap box to be donated to one of our hunger relief partners
- Don't have enough time to preserve your share this week? Knock on your neighbor's door. I bet they would appreciate that farm fresh kale or eggplant!

Additional Web resources:
Ball Jar Website
Pick Your Own Website

Books:
Ball Blue Book
Putting Food By

 

As with your vegetable share, we suggest taking a quick inventory when you first bring your share home. Figure out which fruits need to be eaten ASAP, and which fruits could use a few days to ripen. If you have more "eat-it-now" fruit than you think you can handle, many fruits can be frozen for later use. Berries are prime candidates - simply freeze, unwashed. To freeze ripe peaches or nectarines - wash, slice away from the pit, and place slices in a freezer bag. The frozen fruit can be used in smoothies, ice creams or sorbets, or baked into cakes or pies later.

To ripen fruits such as peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, we recommend placing them in a paper bag on the counter. Make sure to check them daily and transfer ripe fruits into the refrigerator or eat them as they ripen. If you notice any bruised spots, eat, freeze or cook that piece of fruit immediately, because these spots will spoil more quickly.

Much of our fruit is left on the tree until they are fully ripe. This affords the best flavor, but also makes it more perishable. Two quick ideas for rescuing ripe fruit (other than gobbling it up, of course!)

1. Popsicles! - Blend ripe fruit in the blender or food processor (add a little water if needed). Taste for sweetness. If you prefer a sweeter popsicle, add a bit of your sweetener or fruit juice of choice. For a "grown up" version, add a bit of fresh mint or even basil (sparingly!). Pour into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze.
2. Dice up the good parts, discarding any major bruises. Cook the diced fruit in a pot with a couple of tablespoons of sugar for just a few minutes, until it starts to soften up and release its juices. Let cool and then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Serve by itself or spooned over yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, pancakes or waffles. This method works well with stone fruits, berries, and, later in the season, apples and pears.


I am so glad you asked! Indeed, we have many recipes contributed by our CSA members, adapted from online recipes, and borrowed from some great CSA cookbooks. Check out our recipes blog! We always welcome your contributions. If you have created a scrumptious dish from your CSA share, email us the recipe with a title, your name, the ingredients and preparation instructions and we will put it on our recipe blog.

Here are also some cookbooks we recommend for all CSA member kitchens. Both are from CSA farms.

From Asparagus to Zucchini
Farmer John's Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables

You can always find produce cheaper somewhere else, but we have found that for the same quality vegetables grown with similar growing methods, the CSA can save the shareholder a lot of money, especially during the main season (June through October). Every year, the weather determines if there is an abundant crop or not. In the years that the harvest is bountiful, the CSA members benefit by receiving more veggies in their share, which increases the savings. The opposite is true in years when crops don't do well. This highlights the very unique relationship between the farmer and CSA member in that the CSA member shares the risks and also the rewards of farming that the farmer experiences.

For the main season (June through October), CSA members have consistently received a much better value than they would have paid for the same product at another venue (such as a farm stand or farmers market). For the extended season shares (spring and late fall), the shares are still an excellent value, but cost more per week than the main season shares due to increased production costs (heat, labor, shrinkage and more) involved in growing outside of the typical growing season for New England.

By supporting Farmer Dave's CSA you not only receive the freshest produce around, but you are helping to sustain a small, local farm, in a food culture that favors large agribusinesses that utilize natural resources and land unsustainably. And that's not all; here's some more food for thought for how your action to support Farmer Dave's has a far-reaching positive impact: Why Join A CSA?

 

Here are some examples of shares at different points in the season. Remember that farming is inherently unpredictable and that shares will vary due to weather, pests and other factors that affect our production.

A spring share in March or April might include several kinds of greenhouse-grown baby greens, as well as root vegetables (such as carrots and potatoes) and apples stored over the winter.

A spring share in May or June might include greenhouse-grown baby greens, field grown greens such as swiss chard, lettuce, and bok choy, greenhouse grown cucumbers, edible flowers, apples stored over the winter, and more.

A vegetable share in June might include arugula, beets, chinese cabbage, carrots, pickling cucmber, garlic scapes, lettuce, radishes, scallions, kousa squash, hakurei turnip, and chives. A fruit share in June might include a couple pints of strawberries and a couple pounds of apples stored over the winter.

A share in July might include beans, carrots, corn, cucumber, daikon radish, endive, kohlrabi, lettuce, zucchini, kousa squash, summer squash, and basil. A fruit share in July might include blueberries, apricots, peaches, and possibly apples stored over the winter.

A share in August might include carrots, chard, corn, cucumber, lettuce, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, kousa squash, zucchini, summer squash, heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, basil, and dill. A fruit share in August might include peaches, blueberries, raspberries, nectarines, watermelons, cantaloupe.

A share in September might include cabbage, carrots, corn, lettuce, onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, radishes, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, cilantro, and basil. A fruit share in September might include watermelon, peaches, nectarines, plums, and apples.

A share in October might include beets, carrots, garlic, kale, lettuce, potato, radicchio, radish, winter squash, purple top turnips, and parsley. A fruit share in October might include several varieties of apples and pears.

A late fall share in November or December might include carrots, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, apples, pears, cranberries, and radishes.


We are able to offer bulk add-ons in certain weeks. We are always trying to grow more of what the members want, and the addition of bulk add-ons, like the CSA itself, is member-driven. Each week, we send an email to CSA members with the add-on availability for the upcoming week. Members can then log into their accounts and place orders for the add-ons they'd like to receive with their shares the following week.

These add-ons will only be available in certain weeks when there is more than enough in the fields to provide for all of our shareholders. So, when we offer a bulk item that you want, please understand that there is a high chance it will only be available for a limited time, because there might only be enough to include in the shares themselves in subsequent weeks.

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For information on our payment plans, you can find our policies here.

To request a payment plan, contact us at farm@farmerdaves.net or (978) 349-1952 and let us know which shares you would like to sign up for, where you'd like to pick up, and how many monthly installments you will need.

We also can accept SNAP benefits.

If you are registering for all four shares (vegetable, fruit, spring and late fall) and paying in full before March 1, 2016, we offer a $50 bundle discount. Thank you for registering early; it helps us plan for for the season and have the funds for pre-harvest costs!

Q) How do I take advantage of the Bundle Discount?

A) It's easy!  If you're filling out a paper registration form, just subtract $50 from your total.  If you are registering online, add the spring share, vegetable share of your choice, fruit share and late fall share to your cart.  From your shopping cart enter Coupon Code "2016FULL41" in the field to the upper right of the screen BEFORE clicking Proceed to Checkout.  If you go too far you can click on "View Basket" at any time to return to the shopping cart and can enter the coupon code in the appropriate field.  (See photo above).

Q) I pick up my spring and late fall share at a different location than my vegetable and fruit share.  However, the computer won't let me choose different pick up locations.  What should I do?

A) Unfortunately, our online software won't allow you to choose different pick up locations for shares in one transaction at this time.  However, for the Bundle Discount coupon to work you will need to have four shares in your shopping cart.  You should register for all of your shares at the location where you will be picking up your spring share.  Then, send us an email at farm@farmerdaves.net with your preferred pick up location for the vegetable, fruit and/or late fall shares and we'll happily get everything straightened out for you behind the scenes.

IF YOU PICK UP IN TEWKSBURY or READING you will need to place two separate orders or fill out a paper registration form.  In one transaction, order your vegetable share (choice or pre-boxed) and fruit share. Enter your coupon in this transaction. Then, place a second order for your spring share and late fall share.  If you need help, send us an email at farm@farmerdaves.net; we'll be happy to help you out.

Q) Help!  I forgot to enter the Bundle Discount coupon code before submitting my order.  What should I do?

A) That depends.  If you're paying by check just subtract $50 from your total and send us a note that you forgot the bundle discount along with your payment and we will credit your account.  If you paid by credit card, credit card rules do not allow us to make changes to the order retroactively so it's very important that you enter the coupon code during checkout.  What we will be happy to do in this instance is to give you a credit of $50 on your account that can be used towards add-on purchases or your 2016 shares.  Just send us an email at farm@farmerdaves.net and let us know what happened.

For the 2016 season, we are offering an early registration discount. The earlier you register, the bigger the discount.This means that if you register early for your 2016 shares, you could actually pay LESS than you did for your 2015 shares! Here's how it works:

  • If you register by December 1st, 2015 for any 2016 share(s), you will receive 3% off the 2015 prices.
  • If you register between December 2, 2015 and January 1st, 2016 for any 2016 share(s), you will receive 2% off the 2015 prices.
  • If you register between January 2, 2016 and February 1, 2016 for any 2016 share(s), you will receive 1% off the 2015 prices.
If you prefer your information in a more visual format, these are the prices you will see when you register online. (*These prices are all BEFORE bundle discounts and pay-by-check discounts.)
Share Price* before Dec. 1 Price* from Dec 2 - Jan 1 Price* from Jan 2 - Feb 1 Price* after Feb 2 (same as 2015 pricing)
Spring Share $426.80 $431.20 $435.60 $440.00
Small Vegetable Share $455.90 $460.60 $465.30 $470.00
Regular Vegetable Share $620.80 $627.80 $633.60 $640.00
Fruit Share $388.00 $392.00 $396.00 $400.00
Late Fall Share $266.75 $269.50 $272.25 $275.00
*These prices are all BEFORE bundle discounts and pay-by-check discounts. For home delivery pricing, see our website or contact us. Your shares must be paid in full by March 1, 2016 or the discount will be voided.

 

Here is what the savings would look like for someone who signs up by December 1 for the spring share, regular vegetable share, fruit share, and late fall share, AND pays by check:
Item Price
Spring Share
$440
Regular Vegetable Share
$640
Fruit Share
$400
Late Fall Share
$275
Total Price Before Discounts
$1755.00
Early Registration Discount (3% for registering before December 1)
$52.65

Bundle Discount
$50
Pay by Check Discount
$49.57
Total Price After Discounts
$1602.78 ($152.22 saved!)

To take advantage of the early registration discount, simply register online (the prices are ALREADY discounted on the website) or fill in the appropriate line on the paper registration form.

Q) I'm not sure if I'm ready to register for the late fall or fruit shares just yet.  Can I get the early registration discount if I register for my shares at different times?

A) Yes! You can use the early registration discount for any shares within the designated time frame. The prices online will adjust on the appropriate dates. Register as you feel ready, but those who register before December 1 will receive the biggest discount (3%), followed by those who register by January 1 (2%), followed by those who register by February 1 (1%).

Q) Can I combine the early registration discount with the bundle discount and the pay by check discount?

A) Yes! Remember, you do NOT need to enter a coupon code for the early registration discount (it's built in to the pricing online), but you DO need to enter a coupon code for the bundle discount.

Yes! Shares paid for by check will receive a 3% discount. To take advantage of this discount, you may either:

  • Register online, and choose the "pay by check" option during the check out process
  • Fill out a paper registration form using the "pay by check" pricing.

At Farmer Dave's we do our best to make sure that the quality of the produce in your share is high. However, sometimes we miss something, and produce is a part of a living plant, and things can change quickly. So despite our best efforts, sometimes an item may go bad more quickly than expected. If you receive an item in your CSA share that is not usable, we want to know about it so we can make it right! Before you get rid of it, take a picture and send it to farm@farmerdaves.net within 48 hours of your pick up, and we will resolve it in a timely manner.

2016 CSA members will receive a Good Apple Card, which has both a wallet sized card and a keyring card. Presenting this card at any of our farm stands or farmers markets will provide you with a 10% discount off your purchase. Presenting this card at Hill Orchard will give you a 25% discount on apple picking.

Members must present their Good Apple Card at the beginning of their transactions to receive the discount.

Each 2016 CSA member will be required to sign for their Good Apple Card when they receive it. Only one card per member will be issued for the entire 2016 season. For example, if you have a spring share AND a main season vegetable share AND a late fall  share, you will receive your card during the spring share, and you must keep it through the end of 2016.