What should I do if I can’t make it to CSA pickup?
Send a friend. Donate the share to people in need. Or call or text Ben, 862-7945, before pickup ends and have us set aside your share. At our new Sutton St. location there is not a spot to leave shares around back. Therefore, if you will come by later that evening to get the share, I will bring it to my house in Elmwood, Providence, 78 Melrose St., and leave it on the front porch after 9pm. If you would like to grab you share the following day we can bring it back to the farm and leave it in our walk-in cooler for you to collect. Let us know which of these you will be doing when you text.
3 free share pack-ups ONLY
As a new policy, we will begin charging an $8 fee per share for customers who request shares packed more than 3 times in a season. The fee will be added to your total share balance and can be paid by cash or check. This fee accounts for our extra time and efforts to pack and transport your share on an already long and busy day!
How do I find the walk-in cooler at the farm?
The cooler in the first garage bay on your right as you pull into 35 Pippin Orchard Rd. As you enter the garage, the cooler door is the first large door immediately on your left. Turn on the light switch just outside the door, then enter and look for a brown paper bag with your name on it. It should be on the right side of the cooler room. Please close the door firmly and turn out the light when you leave.
What happens if I forget to call and forget to pickup my share?
If you do not let us know before 7pm on pickup day your share will be donated- along with all our extra produce from pickup- to an after school gardening and nutrition class for low-income children in Olneyville, and to Food not Bombs, an organization that prepares soup for homeless people downtown.
Do you hold pickup on holidays? Sometimes. For 2017, pickup the week of July 4th will be held on Wednesday, July 5th.
How should I determine what to pay on the sliding scale?
We do not have specific guidelines for how much members should pay on the scale. Please pay as much as you are able. The idea is to make it possible for most people to join, and allow anyone who can pay on the higher end the opportunity to help us make it more affordable for those who can't afford to pay the suggested price. We find that half our members pay the suggested price, a quarter pay more and a quarter pay less.