The Ins and Outs of Our Three Farm Shares
What is a Farm Share? A Farm Share, or a CSA share, is a way to support a small scale vegetable farm. When you purchase a share, you become a member of the farm. As a member, you then pickup produce weekly based on the season.
What Size Share Should I get? We have three share sizes: We designed the Full Share for a family of four, the Half for two adults and the Quarter for one adult. A Quarter share pickups up a half share every other week. Each family is different so check out some of our example pickups to decide on the size that best fits your needs!
You can join any period you would like. If you have a garden, join us for just the Spring and Fall, if you have a big vacation in the Spring, then join us the other weeks. If you are new to a Farm Share, then start small with just a quarter share to see if it works for you.
When you purchase one or more seasons together you save 10%!!!
Vacation week: For each 11 week share you pick up 10 times and take one vacation week whenever you like. If you purchase multiple shares you may bundle your vacation weeks. For example: If you purchase the Spring and Fall share you may take your two weeks of vacation in the Fall and pick up all 11 weeks in the Spring.
Pick up is Thursday 12pm-6:30pm Our farm is on the property of 4th Reformed Church at 1226 Union NE Grand Rapids MI, 49505. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate different pick up times.
Choice: Our share pickup is set up like a farmer’s market. You pick up your vegetables according to a weekly list with approximately 8-12 choices. Here is how we think of choice.
U-Pick Items: We harvest and wash all your produce expect for Strawberries, Peas, Beans, and Cherry Tomatoes. When U-PICK items are in season, customers hand-pick these items. On a U-Pick day you will be told where to pick and the quantity to pick based on your share size. If you do not wish to U-Pick that week you may pay an additional $1 for each pre-picked unit.
How we Grow Your Veggies: We grow your food 100% naturally! This means we grow your produce in nutrient dense compost enriched soil, supplemented with certified organic fertilizers. We manage pests through crop rotation with native plants and if necessary, we apply certified organic pesticides to fight off extra tough pests like Thrips or Potato Beetles. We also do not use GMO seeds, herbicides, synthetic pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. However, we are not certified organic because it keeps our cost lower and eliminates any additional administrative responsibilities.