CSA

Interested in joining the Shrock Family Farm CSA?  Below you’ll find pricing and information.  Always feel free to contact us if you have questions.

CSA Information:

Share Sizes

Whole Share – includes a box of vegetables larger than a paper grocery bag. A good amount for a couple or family who eat a lot of veggies.

Half Share – includes about 2/3 of a full share of vegetables. A good amount for 2 people or a family.

Quarter Share – includes the same amount of produce as the half share but is offered every otherweek. A good amount for 1-2 people.

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture.

It is a relationship between our farm and you as our customer (farm community). Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” of this CSA farm who receive a portion of the farm’s harvest. Members are welcome to visit and even work on the farm.

Our CSA runs for 24 weeks, from May 4th – October 12, 2019. Members are responsible for showing up at the drop off site each week to pick up your share of freshly harvested vegetables.  You will
generally receive 8-12 vegetables and herbs equivalent to 1-2 grocery bags of produce, with 2-3 bags during peak season. Variety and quantity may vary as described below.

Growing Practices

We are developing and implementing sustainable growing practices in order to grow vegetables in a way to benefit the environment, our community, health and family. We are not a certified organic
farm now but we do use organic practices. Your purchase today will become an investment in the future of our farm.

Expected Produce

Produce for 2019 may include but is not limited to the following:

Month HarvestedExpected Crops
May – JuneLettuce, kale, beets, radishes, peas, broccoli, cabbage,
carrots, cilantro, spinach, gourmet mix, arugula, chard
June – July

Lettuce, kale, beets, radishes, summer squash, zucchini,
cucumbers, peas, broccoli, cabbage, garlic scapes,
oregano, turnips, basil, okra,

 

July – AugustGreen bean, zucchini, summer squash, onions, peppers,
tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, chard, eggplant, garlic
August – September

Peppers, potatoes, cantaloupe, winter squash, kale
radishes, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, green
beans, onions, garlic

 

September – OctoberSpinach, kale, beets, radishes, cabbage, chard, lettuce,
green onions, broccoli, green beans, garlic, carrots,
lettuce or gourmet mix

Sharing in the Risk of Crop Failure

We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week. The quantity of vegetables, 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 the farm that are ready for harvest at that time. If a large portion of crops fails, we may not be able to deliver any product in some weeks (very unlikely).

Sharing in the Reward of Crop Surplus

In addition to our CSA, our farm sells to farmer’s market(s). We balance priority of the CSA with our other markets. When production of our CSA segregated crops are especially abundant, we pack as much as possible into your share. However, we don’t want to overwhelm our members or deliver so much produce that it goes to waste. When we feel that members have received enough of certain crops, we handle the surplus by selling to farmer’s market(s). This allows us to select a consistently full and diverse share to our customers while avoiding over-delivering of any one product.

Picking Up Shares (Boxes)

You are responsible for picking up your share each week from your drop site.

Pick up locations:

Muncie: 2200 N. Walnut St -Thursdays 6:30pm
Farm:  Saturdays 1-2pm
Minnetrista Farmers Market: Saturdays 8-12pm

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

  1. Return last week’s box every week or bring your own bags.
  2. Pick up your share within the timeframe stated. Although we deliver high-quality produce to the site, it will decline quickly if not picked up in time.
  3. Be respectful of our drop site hosts’ property.
  4. Follow additional rules posted at your drop site regarding parking/pick-up.

If you cannot pick-up your share, you must arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. You are responsible for explaining the pick-up location and procedures to the substitute. If you wish to change your drop site, you must contact us by Wednesday. Shares that are not retrieved within the pick-up time will be donated to charity or sold at the farmers market.

Food Safety

We take the safety of your food seriously. We rinse and wash produce. Food is stored at proper temperatures to preserve shelf life. For your added protection, wash all produce before eating.

Member Fees

By selling membership in advance of the growing season, CSA reduces the burden of up-front costs for the farmer. Your membership fees provide us with the money to purchase seed and equipment before the season starts, and we appreciate your commitment.

Work Shares: We hope to offer work shares in the future. Members work on the farm for a set amount of hours each week in exchange for share. Contact us for more details.

Subsidized Shares: Shares offered to low-income families at a reduced rate. Members must qualify based on income level.

Share schedule

See dates in the boxes above.

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