Hayfield Farm CSA FAQs

Hayfield Farm CSA FAQs

Join our 2022 Harvest CSA!

 

Do I get to pick which produce/meat I get each week? 

No. A CSA is comprised of members who subscribe to the share of the farm's harvest for that season. So, from the meat to the produce, customers to do not get to choose what ends up in their baskets and bags each week. This is the fun of it! Members in the past have really enjoyed the surprise and variety our CSA has to offer, learning about new produce, getting creative in the kitchen, and connecting with their family over it. That being said - we grow all of the staples - so you won't have to worry about getting anything too obscure (see below)!

What types of fruits/veggies/herbs can I expect? 

We grow all of the staples! This is our fourth CSA season, so we have learned what folks like and use in their kitchen and will enjoy seeing in their shares. That being said, we still need to keep our growing zone in mind and the fact that we are a medium-scale garden growing everything outside (not in a greenhouse). Produce like tropical fruits, lemons, limes, avocados, etc. are not realistic for our growing zone. 
What you'll see in your shares each week are items like (not limited to): spinach, kales, broccoli, cabbage, spring onions, beets, radishes, tomatoes, a variety of squash, green beans, snap peas, zucchini, banana peppers, eggplant, blueberries, potatoes, watermelons, bell peppers, blackberries, jalapeños, honeydew, canary melons, head lettuce, apples, parsley, rosemary, basil, sage, sweet potatoes, pears.

Can I only sign up for produce? 

No. Our Base Memberships are crafted so members can enjoy the full extent of what our farm has to offer! We are ultimately livestock farmers and offering our meats in the Base Memberships is to showcase the foundation of our business. 

Why is there a delivery fee associated with Vint Hill pick up? 

The logistics of delivering perishable fruits, veggies, herbs, meats, eggs and local add-ons like florals, desserts, etc. is a huge undertaking. Instead of just popping shares into the fridge at our farm shop and having the meats in the freezer, local deliveries require extra hours from our staff and ourselves, extra materials to ensure everything stays fresh and cool, and additional transportation costs. Vint Hill members will receive two zipper cooler bags (theirs to keep) that they will swap out each week when picking up their shares. 

What if I am on vacation and have to miss a pick up? Can I reschedule? 

We know that the summers can get crazy between vacations, kid's activities, and more! Members must reach out to us, via email, by the Thursday prior to pick up if they will be missing pick up that week. While not guaranteed, we do make alternative arrangements with folks for pick up another day, at the other pick up location, or doubling up the following pick up. Alternatively, members can have a friend or family member pick up for them on the pick up day/time, no prior notification required!

What if I completely goof and miss a pick up? 

Unfortunately, no call/no shows on pick up day, without arrangements made by the Thursday prior, mean a forfeit of your CSA share for that week. 

Why are eggs not included in the Base Memberships this year? 

In past years, we have included a half dozen or full dozen eggs in our Base Memberships. Honestly, a lot of people left their eggs behind! Either because they weren't eating all their eggs within the week or they have chickens of their own. This year, to prevent waste, we decided to make the eggs an add-on option for folks who want to enjoy our fresh free range eggs each week. 

Is your produce "Certified Organic"? 

None of the items we sell in our spaces are Certified Organic. The costs for a farm to become Certified Organic is upwards of $60,000. This is just simply not feasible for small farmers who could better utilize $60,000 in equipment, livestock, leasing land, repairing buildings and fences, and putting value into their farm and business. However, we can promise that we are not inundating our produce with nearly the level of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and chemicals used even on the cleanest of organic farms. "Organic" doesn't mean without any chemicals, it just means alternative chemicals that have been approved by USDA as "safer". 

 

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