How Does Our CSA Work at Hindinger Farm
Families and households sign up to purchase a "share" of the upcoming season's harvest. The commitment in advance partners with the farmer on the costs of running the CSA, including seeds, fertilizer, labor, equipment and insurances, most of which are incurred during the spring planting season.
So you purchase an annual share of the farm's harvest. We start the CSA shares in mid-June and will run for 24 weeks from June 12, 2013 to November 20. You'll pick up your share on the farm on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Click here to see the typical share, week by week. Items will vary, depending on weather and growing conditions.
In June, we will have fresh strawberries, lettuce and greens. July will bring out fresh picked green beans, beets, sweet corn, squash and cucumbers.
In August, we will also have peaches, tomatoes (plum, round, cluster and yellow), early apples, and lots more vegetables. As fall comes around, we harvest prune plums, nectarines, pears, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, and much more! We have many varieties of apples to suit your specific needs.
The CSA program costs $550 for the 24 weeks, and each weekly share will be a box of fresh farm products for a family of 3-4 people. Half payment is due by cash or check with your completed application, and the second half is due before the first pickup in 2013. We are now accepting applications until all shares are sold (or June 1, 2013, in the unlikely event all shares have not been sold.)
Failure to pick up shares at set times, or without prior notification, will result in a forfeit of the week's share. If you cannot pick up your share, have a friend pick it up for you!