Community Supported Agriculture FAQ
What is a csa?
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share is a way for you to directly invest in local farming while receiving the freshest blooms from our fields.
How does it work?
Think of a CSA like an investment - you purchase a “share” of our farm at the beginning of the season, and your “dividends” are hand-tied European-style bouquets of flowers picked up at set times weekly or bi-weekly in downtown Goshen. By purchasing flowers this way, we as farmers are able to better plan our crops, know our markets, and space out our income. In return, you get to regularly receive the best flowers we have to offer at a discount rate.
A CSA is similar to a subscription service, but differs slightly because of your investment in the farm. If our farm experiences hail or drought, CSA members may receive smaller bouquets. However, CSA members also enjoy extra blossoms when the fields are booming, and are the first to hear about special events, tours, and other opportunities.
What Types of flowers should I expect?
Our bouquets are normally 30 or so stems of naturally grown, pesticide-free heirloom cutting flowers. The blooms vary depending on the season, but some customer favorites we provide include peonies, dahlias, sunflowers, ranunculus, sweet peas, hydrangea, poppies, zinnias, and asters. We also grow our own greenery, which includes flowering branches, eucalyptus, and herbs.
What if I miss a week?
If you know you will be gone during one of your CSA pick-ups, we encourage you to invite a friend or family member to pick up your bouquet in your place. You may also email us at email@example.com, and we can reschedule your pick up time or make up your bouquet at the end of the season.
How do i purchase a csa share?
Check out our online store for our 2020 CSA options. Currently, we have a summer full share (12 consecutive weeks of flowers) and a summer half share (6 weeks of flowers, picked up every other week) as well as three monthly shares (4 consecutive weeks.)
You may also order CSA shares by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know what shares you’re interested in, we’ll set up your information, and you can pay by check.