Frequently Asked Questions

What's in a typical CSA box?

A typical box contains anywhere between 8 to 12 different varieties of fruits and vegetables . Our CSA has more vegetables than fruit but we do include some fruit such as peaches, strawberries, apples, etc.

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a program that connects the community with their local farmer. CSA members help to financially support their farmer through a subscription to the farm and in return for their support, each member receives a weekly or biweekly box of vegetables or other edible product. This relationship provides access to high quality, locally grown, fresh produce to the customer while helping the farmer maintain a stable position from which to make financial decisions. In essence, the community and the farmer share the risk and also the reward inherent in farming; the busts and the bumpers.

Advantages for farmers:

  • Grow products to meet direct market demand / establish clients prior to growing season
  • Improves farmer's decision making freedom by allowing funding up-front
  • By acquiring funding up front, the farmer has the room to take bigger risks with potentially bigger rewards
  • Farmers and customers build a relationship and have an opportunity to know their customer

Advantages for consumers:

  • Access to high quality, nutritionally dense produce and animal products - all our livestock are fed no-corn, no-soy, non-gmo feed.
  • Get exposed to exciting new vegetables and alternative methods of cooking these vegetables (see our Website for recipes!)
  • Convenience of having farm fresh food delivered to a location near your residence
  • Farmers and members build a relationship and farmers have an opportunity to know their customer - Visit the farm today!

How does EcoCulture Farms CSA Work:

Become a member of our CSA and receive weekly or biweekly boxes of vegetables. 

Subscribe to 4 box deliveries at a time: Large @ $140, Regular @ $100

Here at EcoCulture Farms we produce a variety of sustainably grown seasonal vegetables and farm raised animal products which we deliver right to your door (or pretty close to it: see delivery details below).

Due to the volatile nature of our ecosystem (sunshine, weather, insects, vertebrates, etc.), some of our produce may not be available during the scheduled weeks. But, not to worry, because EcoCulture Farms works with other local farms and sustainable/organic farmers to supplement box content when necessary.

You can subscribe to a regular sized box, approximately enough for 2-3 people for one to two weeks, or a large box approximately enough for 3-4 people for one to two weeks. You should find a range of 8 to 12 items in each box (with a variety of familiar and unfamiliar farm fresh produce).

EcoCulture farms has several delivery types:

  • We deliver to an identified host (community member) in your area where you will pick-up the current week's box while dropping off the original (empty box).
  • Once a week you can pick up your box at EcoCulture Farms.
  • Once a week EcoCulture Farms delivers locally grown, farm fresh goods to an identified establishment where you pick-up the current week's box while dropping off the original (empty box).
  • You can check our website for delivery dates, farm news, delicious recipes, quick tips and options to customize your box (add chicken, eggs, etc.)

What happens if I forget to pick up my box?

If you forget to pick up your box on the scheduled pick-up day, the location where your box was dropped will hold your box for up to one full day following your scheduled pick-up.  After the allotted 1-day buffer, your box will be forfeit to the establishment where it was dropped and will hopefully be used to make something tasty and delicious.  Unfortunately, you will not be refunded for a forfeit box. 

If I am vacation for a week, can I stop that week's pick up or does it count as one of my weeks even though I am out of town?

You can always put your boxes on hold or skip a week.  Just log into your account on CSAware and follow the links to manage your box intervals.

If I pay with my credit card, is that a one-time payment or will you automatically recharge once my membership expires?

If you wish to pay by credit card we will only charge to it on your request. We never recharge a card without your consent. If you opt for recurring billing, your card will be charged on the interval you choose.  We do not store your credit card information and will not charge your card without your consent.

What forms of payment are accepted by your CSA?

We accept all major credit cards, checks and cash of course.

Are EBT (food stamps) accepted by your CSA?

Not at this time. However, we are working hard towards being able to accept food stamps in the future, as we sincerely would like to be able to supply EBT clients with local fresh, nutritious, and organic foods.

Could you please explain exactly how the every other week or "biweekly" option works?

If you choose the "biweekly" option, you will receive a box of vegetables every other week instead of one box per week.  If you choose biweekly, your 4 boxes will last you approximately 2 months as you will receive approximately 2 boxes per month.