WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically, a CSA customer pays the farmer in advance for a “share” of fresh produce and/or eggs that are grown, harvested, and made available for regular pick ups through out the growing season. It gives our supporters an opportunity to know their food, who grows it, how its grown, and to build a community around eating good local and nutritious food along with directly supporting the farmer growing the food from seed to harvest. Being a CSA member means you are a part of our farm. Your support helps in allowing us to continue to sustainably grow and raise healthy organic food. As such, our members along with us share in the risks that can affect crops. We utilize many all-natural strategies to minimize damage, however, farming can be an unpredictable endeavor. Whatever the circumstances we will always offer you the very best our farm has to offer.
WHAT IS OUR CSA BAG?
Our farm produce CSA bag is a ¼ bushel of organic seasonal produce, fresh herbs, and a recipe. Our CSA full season is 30 weeks long with 15 pick up dates. With a subscription you will receive a share of the harvest on a set schedule. The produce is seasonally grown and varies each week. A ¼ bushel is sufficient for two people and/or depending on how much you enjoy cooking; a larger family might consider an additional CSA share.
Additionally, we are offering an ADD ON EGG CSA. Each pick up period you will receive 1 dozen Pasture Raised Free Range chicken eggs for an additional $82.50 to the cost of our FARM CSA. Our hens forage on lush pasture and supplemented with all natural Non-GMO-Soy free feed.
WHEN IS THE CSA?
Our CSA starts on Saturday, May 2 through November 14. There will be 15 bi-weekly pick up dates on Saturdays 8AM-12pm.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY CSA?
CSA Bags can be picked up every other Saturday beginning May 2 at the NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET, 7248 Nolensville Rd. For members in the Milton/ Lascassas area, pick up will be at our farm on Saturdays 10-12.
Once you join you will receive an email/text reminder before scheduled pick ups. We do not share email info with 3rd parties.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
FARM CSA costs $300 (15 Bi-weekly shares @ $20)
ADD ON EGG CSA costs an additional $82.50 (15 Bi-weekly shares @ $5.50) to the FARM CSA for a total of $382.50
PAYMENT FOR CSA?
Payment for the 2020 Blue Heron Farmstead CSA season is required at the time of enrollment, and payable in full by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card payments will incur an additional 3% service charge fee.
WHAT IF I CANT PICK UP MY CSA?
We certainly understand that things happen, and we try our best to be flexible. One option is to arrange for a friend or family member to pick up your bag, or you prearrange to schedule a hold for 24 hrs. If you contact us within that time we will do our best to help you get your bag, or it can be picked up at the farm. Please know that making arrangements for missed pick ups is your responsibility, and we do not offer refunds on missed pick ups. IN THE RARE EVENT WE ARE UNABLE TO MEET A PICK UP DATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS, MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE AND DELIVERY WILL DEFER TO THE FOLLOWING WEEK.
WHY JOIN OUR CSA?
We grow all natural, organic, clean, and healthy produce as well as healthy humanely raised pastured poultry, eggs, and livestock. We are a small family farm who cares about sustainability and in creating healthy soil and all natural growing environments. This translates into produce healthy, nutrient dense, and tasty food. We also include tips on storage and handling, as well as tasty recipe ideas. We are always happy to answer any questions and encourage members to visit the farm and see what we do in person.
CSA SHARE GUARANTEE.
As a valued member, your commitment to knowing and appreciating the value, quality, taste and nutrition of fresh local produce is backed by our commitment to providing you the freshest of the harvest each pick up period over the growing season…no worries of us running out of tasty veggies because your bag gets filled first.
IMPORTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP
Small local farms rely on the support of its members in helping the farmer plan and finance the coming growing season and the members get to enjoy the bounty of the harvest. Supporting and eating local helps the local economy, and locally grown produce is fresher and more nutritious as well as having a longer shelf life. Eating seasonally fresh foods are at the peak of their flavor, and the less amount of handling and travel means they are of the highest quality.
CSA TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
We are unable to provide refunds. Supplies and inputs for produce growing, harvesting, and management are purchased b the farm specifically for CSA members. We incur these expenses for each CSA member once they have registered for the season. You may cancel your subscription at anytime, however, we will be unable to issue any refunds.