Frequently Asked Questions
What the heck is a CSA?
Ok, so chances are if you're here, you know the answer to this question. But we still encourage you to check out our brief CSA overview
How do I know if CSA is a good fit for me?
We're glad you asked! We've created a page called "
Is CSA right for me?" to help you answer this question.
How many people does one share feed?
This is tough for us to answer, as it depends on factors such as:
Keep in mind our biweekly box essentially contains two weeks worth of veggies. If you do a weekly summer CSA worth $20-$25, we think you'll be happy with our share. If you're not sure, try pushing the boundaries of your produce consumption—we can all probably stand a few more veggies in our diet. Plus, the dark days of winter are a great time for cooking and trying new recipes!
the size of your household (adults/kids)
how much you cook at home versus eat out
if you incorporate vegetables into most of your meals
if you have any vegetarians in your household (or alternatively, vegetable haters—we see you, toddlers!)
Do you offer a half share or mini-box?
We don't. We think a half share would miss out on too many of our great veggies. If you think a full share would be too much food, consider upping your veggie intake or sharing with a friend (see below!).
Can I split a CSA box with a friend?
Yes! We've had members do this with success, and it can be a good option if you have dietary restricitions, as we don't offer customized shares. Just keep in mind some items may not divide up easily, and sharing a box will be a bit more work on your end. We will need on person to be the designated/primary contact, and you'll need to divide up the items and coordinate payment amongst yourselves.
Can I purchase extra veggies?
We are working on offering a web store where members can purchase extra items to add on to their shares.
Are the boxes customizable?
We offer a traditional CSA model in which we share with you the bounty of the season. Our boxes are not customizable, but we work to ensure you receive a diversity of items.
If you're concerned about being able to eat all of the items in your box due to allergies or dietary restrictions, we encourage you to consider sharing a box with a friend. We will also offer a limited range of vegetables you may puchase to add on to your share each week.
Is all the produce from your farm?
For the most part, yes! Our program is a traditional CSA in the sense that we do not aggregate products from multiple farms. You are directly supporting our family farm with your participation in our CSA.
There are certain crops we don’t currently grow that we still feel should be part of a winter CSA program in the PNW. We have partnered with other local, certified organic farms to source these items in order to provide a more diverse share.
Is all your produce organic?
Yes! We are certified organic by Oregon Tilth, and any other produce we include from other local farms is also certified organic.
When and where do you deliver boxes? Can I host a drop site?
We have a range of drop sites in Seattle, Skagit and Whatcom. The most updated list can be found on our registration page, along with each drop site's delivery day and pick-up window.
And yes, we are open to adding new drop sites! We also do workplace CSA drops. New drop sites must have a minimum of 10 members, ideally with capacity for more. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about becoming a drop site.
Is there a deadline for signing up?
There's no official registration deadline, though our software will cut off any new registrations the week before a delivery date. If there's space available, we'll accept sign-ups throughout the season at a prorated amount based on the remaining deliveries.
Keep in mind that our program filled up last season. Early registration reserves your spot and helps your farmers (that's us) with our production expenses during the season.
What happens if I'm going to be away?
We'll pro-rate your share for one delivery date conflict. Use the coupon code "MISSONE" during registration and set a vacation hold in your account for the date you'll be gone so we don't pack you a box.
Once you're registered, we don't provide refunds or credits for missed pick-up dates, but you can have someone else pick up your box while you're gone. Unfortunately, we cannot offer alternate pick-up days as our weekly harvest and delivery schedule is already jam-packed.
Oops—I registered, but now I can no longer participate. Can I get a refund?
We plan our budget around selling a certain number of shares each season, and we don't generally provide refunds for our CSA shares once purchased. That said, we'll assess refund requests on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to first try to find a friend/neighbor/co-worker to take on your share and pay you for the remaining value. See our
Member Agreement for more on our refund policy.
This sounds great. How do I join?
We thought you'd never ask! Click the button below to be taken to the registration page. We look forward to feeding you lots of tasty veggies this winter!
Do you offer home delivery?
Do you accept SNAP/EBT?
Unfortunately we're not able to accept SNAP/EBT. For-profit businesses are not allowed to collect pre-payments for goods or services, and none of our drop sites are staffed to accept SNAP/EBT payment at the time of box pick-up. We have implemented a Financial Aid Fund to help make our program more accessible.