Frequently Asked Questions
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!
When Does My Share Start?
Spring shares begin May 7 and end July 16.
Summer shares begin July 23 and end Sept. 24.
Fall shares begin Oct. 1 and end Dec. 17.
When is Pickup?
Pick Up is every Thursday from May-early December from 12-6:30pm. Our farm is on the property of 4th Reformed Church at 1226 Union NE Grand Rapids MI, 49505.
Your family’s safety is our top priority. We ensure that our employees are trained to follow proper safety protocol so your food is safe. With the new reality of the coronavirus we are being extra careful. We will do a drive-thru CSA pick up until social distancing measures are lifted. We will ensure that sick employees remain home, and we will be applying extra sanitizing measures to our washing procedures. We ask that our customers be extra diligent as well. Please wash your hands after each pick up, and please wash all produce at home a second time before using.
How Do I Choose?
Before COVID, our share pickup was set up like a farmer’s market. Customers would arrive and pick out vegetables according to a weekly list with approximately 8-12 choices. With our drive-thru pick up customers are sent an order form two days before pick up with choices that guide our employees in pre-bagging your share for you.
What Are U-Pick Items?
We harvest and wash all your produce expect for Peas, Beans, and Cherry Tomatoes. When these crops are in season customers have a choice to pick up a smaller pre-picked quantity, or they can U-pick these items to get a larger quantity. For example, one choice for a full share could be: take 2 pints of pre-picked cherry tomatoes OR U-pick 2 quarts of cherry tomatoes.
How Do You 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.