WHAT IS A CSA BOX?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farmers and you as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” of this CSA farm who receive a portion of the farm’s harvest.

Our CSA runs for 16 weeks, from June to September.  Members are responsible for picking up their shares in a timely manner. There will be two different size produce boxes available, a regular size and a mini size, and produce will vary each week based on seasonal availability.  Information regarding pick-up is discussed below. Variety and quantity may vary as described below.

The farms/producers we source from are all employing sustainable growing practices, although they do have official USDA certification.  Farm Fresh 2U CSA, is managed by the Williamson Health & Wellness Center Community Agriculture Employees, who will be responsible for securing commitments from each of our contributing Farmers to ensure the highest quality, fresh produce each week. Several of our 2019 producers will include Chattaroy Tomato Company, David Stacy, DeBoard Coop & Farms, Dirt Broke Farms, Roman Farms, Starr’s Honey Farm, Refresh Appalachia and others. We are very happy to answer any questions that you might have about our sourcing guidelines here at Farm Fresh 2U CSA.

The Products We Expect for 2019

Lettuce, Green Onions, Peas, Kale, Radishes, Broccoli, Green Beans, Turnips, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Cucumbers, Jam and Artisan Breads, Green Tomatoes, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Snow Peas, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Herbs

Beets, Tomatoes, Peppers, Cabbage, Green Onions, Thyme, Thyme, Swiss Chard, Sweet Corn, Carrots, Eggplant, Kale, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, Peppermint, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Edible Flowers, Basil,  Cilantro, Jam and Artisan Breads

Garlic, Sweet Corn, Squash, Zucchini, Beets, Tomatoes, Peppers, Green Onions, Thyme, Swiss Chard, Eggplant, Radishes, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Basil,  Cilantro, Jam and Artisan Breads, Local Honey

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Rosemary, Dill, Melons, Oregano, Local Honey, Garlic, Sweet Corn, Squash, Zucchini, Leeks, Beets, Tomatoes, Peppers, Scallions, Thyme, Swiss Chard, Eggplant, Kale, Radishes, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Edible Flowers, Jam and  Artisan Breads

The chart below outlines some of the farm products we hope to deliver and when you may see them in your share. This chart is our best estimate of availability, based on last year’s CSA and this year’s crop schedule, but of course weather, pests, and other events will affect actual production.

Our Shared Commitments

Our farmers promise to do their best to provide you with a bountiful share each week.  The quantity of local produce however, may vary from week-to-week due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors despite our best efforts.  By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with us and other members. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, our procedure is as follows:

If only a small portion of crops fail, we compensate for the failed crops by filling your share with other crops grown on other area farms that are ready for harvest at that time, and who adhere to our production practice standards. This may not be a feasible option for all crops because of cost or widespread failure.

If a large or complete portion of crops fail due to unforeseen circumstances, we may not be able to deliver any product in some weeks, although that is a very unlikely event.

In addition to our CSA, our farm sells to farmers markets, restaurants, etc.   Although production is not segregated, our CSA receives priority. After filling our CSA share with the week’s harvest first, the remainder is sold to our other markets.  If the harvests are particularly bountiful, your CSA share may receive additional produce at no additional cost

WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY CSA BOX?

You are responsible for observing our drop site rules, which are as follows:

  1.       Pick up your share within the time frame agreed upon at the beginning of the season. Although we deliver high-quality produce to the site, it will decline quickly if not picked up as soon as possible, especially fresh herbs, lettuce, flowers, etc.
  2.       Be respectful of our drop site hosts’ property.
  3.       Follow additional rules posted at your drop site regarding parking, etc.

If you cannot pick-up your share, you must arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. If you are on vacation or out of town, feel free to “gift” your share to a friend – just have them let us know when they come to pick it up. You are responsible for explaining the pick-up location and procedures to your substitute.

If you wish to change your drop site during the course of the season, you must contact us at least a week in advance of when you would like the change to take place. Shares that are not retrieved within the pick-up time will be donated, sold or given away.

*We take the safety of your food seriously.  For your added protection, wash all produce before eating.

182 East 2nd Avenue
W
illiamson, WV 25661

Helena Ave,
Delbarton WV 25670

RR 65,
Lenore WV 25676

Other potential drop off locations include Pikeville, Kermit or Dingess based on demand

HOW TO BUY A CSA BOX

if you are making a payment with an EBT/SNAP card, please call 304-235-3400


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CONTACT US

The best way to communicate with us is via email:
marnot@williamsonhealthwellness.com. If you have any news of the following: changes to your postal or email address, changes to your drop-site location, problems with your drop-site, or dissatisfaction with your share.

When you sign up, you will be added to our distribution list. Please read your email from us. We depend on being able to communicate important information such as necessary changes to your distribution schedule or to our farm events. Every week we will email you with information about the crops available that week, recipe ideas, or other farm related news.

By filling out the Membership Application Form, you agree to purchase the membership share you indicate. Please note that, although unlikely, the farm may change parts of this agreement related to production and distribution from time to time. We will contact you via email in advance of any changes to this agreement.

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