FAQ’s about Peach Ridge Farms

What is a CSA?

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly portion of produce. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become members of the CSA.

Is the produce certified organic?

No, we are not certified organic, but we use time-tried sustainable methods. If you have any questions about our applications or pest-management practices, we are happy to provide explanations and examples.

Can I visit the farm?

Yes, you can visit the farm between 3pm and 7pm on Mondays. Please call for tours by appointment outside of this time.

When is the CSA season?

Our season typically runs from July through November or the first killing frost.

Do you only have vegetables?

No, we include fruit and some herbs as well.

What is the time and place of distribution?

You can pick up every Monday from 3pm-7pm. You may call and make arrangments for someone to pick up your share if you are on vacation.

Do you deliver shares?

No, we are not able to do this.

Do I have to be a CSA member to receive produce?

No, we sell our produce at the farm or at the Leonard and Fulton Street Markets. CSA members benefit from set weekly produce pickup.

When do I sign up?

Sign up occurs beginning at the end of a previous season and goes until all shares are sold. Late arrivals will be considered at redued cost if after the beginning of distribution (first Monday after July 4).

What is the cost of a share?

Pricing information: $465 for a full share, $245 for a half share.

What is the difference between a full share and half share?

A full share gets produce every week while a half share gets half the produce of a full share every week. A full share will feed a family of 4-6. A half share feeds 2 adults with young children.

Can I choose which produce I receive?

No, the shares are all packed the same and include the vegetables that are ripe that week. No substitutions.

How do I make a payment?

Payment can be done in cash at the farm or with a credit card at the farm or online using PayPal. Go to our Payment page to make a payment online. We also take checks by mail.

Do I have to work to be a member in the CSA?

No, but members are encouraged to visit the farm and can volunteer.

What happens if I‘m on vacation or can’t get to distribution one week?

You can ask a friend/neighbor to pick up your share or give it away. If no one comes to pick up your share it is donated to local charities.

Are there any events or activities associated with the CSA?

We sponsor a Fall Harvest sale, demonstrations, and other events.

To stay current with news about our events, please like our Facebook page.

What if there is a drought or flooding and the farm can’t produce the quantity or quality of vegetables it normally does?

By becoming a member of the CSA you assume the risk of farming. Our farmers are highly experienced and will do everything they can to make sure we have the best possible produce no matter the circumstances. We cannot quarantee that some crop will not fail. If a crop fails, we will try to substitute a different crop from a nearby farm using the same practices as our own.