COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRIGULTURE
High quality, fresh produce grown sustainably and organically by Greenlands Farm
Our SPRING 2017 CSA PROGRAM OPEN for Sign ups!
About our CSA Program
ABOUT THE FARM: Our farm is enrolled in the Voluntary Agriculture District (VAD) which is a farmland conservation program. Greenlands Farm practices sustainability and low impact design (LID) on our farm, a growing ‘green’ trend in managing stormwater.
Our goal is to attach old fashioned service to our affordably enjoyable foods and products! It’s true: Organic produce does mean more nutrients and flavor. So dig out your oldie but goldie cookbooks or treat yourself to a recipe from our private collection because we share our delicious recipes from time to time in your CSA.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CSA?
- Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
- Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
- Visit the farm regularly
- Invest in a farm and develop a relationship with the farmer who grows your food
- Enjoy eating seasonally and locally
- Learn more about how food is grown and the weather related variables that come with each growing season.
CSAs can be picked up** 2-5.30 pm, every Friday at the farm store. Think about electing a designated driver to pick up for your neighborhood or area!
Your produce will be ready-to-go, at Greenlands Farm, in a waxed 1/2 bushel vegetable box, with your name on it. Return your box each week when you pick up your new box!
*In order for Greenlands Farm to deliver vegetables to any off-site locations, a minimum of seven (7) Vegetable CSA sign-ups must be met...so get your friends to sign up for a box!
*Egg CSA is for on-site pickup, unless Vegetable CSA sign-up minimum is met for off-site deliveries.
**official date to be announced
Extensions of the CSA season (5 weeks) will likely be available, depending on the weather
THERE IS MORE IN STORE:
In addition to your fresh veggies, if you visit the store you can always grab:
Let us help you pair one of our fine wines or craft beers with your veggie box! We have a small selection, but have worked hard to have a concise selection of affordable, quality wine and beers. Add any of our hand made body products to your box. They are made with natural and essential oils only and our soaps are infused with naturally moisturizing goat’s milk (three cheers for our goats!). Finally, you may also order our popular eggs, weekly, organic teas and off-the-charts baked goods… made from organic flour. We can bake you something special!
Thank you for supporting Greenlands Farm by reserving your share of our fine organic vegetables and fruits. We’ll look forward to seeing you on a regular basis.
ón bhfeirm (from the farm) Heather and Henry Burkert
2016 Produce List
- Pak Choi
- Batavian Endive
- Green Beans
- Swiss Chard
- Tendergreen Mustard
- Spain Peanuts
- Sweet Potato (Red & Purple)
Community Supported Agriculture FAQ
How does the CSA program work?
By joining our CSA program, you are purchasing a “share” of our produce before our growing season begins. That way, we know how much income we can expect and we’ll have the needed resources early in the season when we have the bulk of our expenses. For your share purchase, you’ll get a box of our homegrown, fresh produce each week during our specified harvest season. You’ll pick up your produce at the farm (or specified location), same day & same time, each week.
How much produce is in my box each week?
Your weekly CSA vegetable share comes in a ½ bushel box (14 x 10 7/8 x 6 3/4"). We cannot guarantee a specified amount of produce each week, nor can we guarantee specific crops. That is the risk factor involved with farming. We can, however, guarantee that you will receive the best of what we are growing before any other customers of our farm.
How much fruit will I receive?
Since we don’t grow a lot of fruit, you won’t receive a lot of fruit. When available, we try to provide our CSA members with homegrown blueberries, melons, and persimmons. Fruits are only available according to the season in which they grow, the quality, and quantity of the harvest.
Can I choose which produce I receive?
No you cannot choose what is in your box. We make up the boxes with the produce that we picked fresh just for the week’s CSA program. Each box (of the same size) receives the same produce. When in season & available, our most popular crops can be found in most boxes on a weekly basis. When flexibility within our harvest allows, we try to rotate the frequency of other crops.
Do I have to pick up my box myself?
No, you can have someone else to pick up your share. Just be sure to have them check your name off the list when they pick up your box.
What happens to my share if I am going to be out of town on pick up day?
You can have a friend or family member pick up to enjoy or it will be given away.
What happens if I forget to pick up my box?
If you forget to pick up your box, we cannot replace it.
What happens to my share if it isn’t picked up?
Any shares not picked up will be given away.
Can I cancel my share?
No. Your CSA membership is valid for the entire season…and that time period can not be altered. If you cannot pick up your share of produce or for some reason need to relinquish your produce, you can either gift your produce to a friend or let us know that you would like it given away.
What happens if there is a crop failure?
We plant several successions of a variety of crops. It is rare that we have a complete crop failure, but there are times that weather, bugs, deer, or other wildlife devastate some crops. When we do have crop failure, it’s for a relatively short time until the next crop rotation matures. Thus, any crop failure has a limited impact on our CSA. This is the advantage of growing multiple successions of a variety of crops. Nevertheless, joining a CSA connects the consumer to the farmer and to all the risks, as well as bounty inherent in farming.
Is your produce certified organic?
We are not organic certified. We grow our produce with sustainable practices and use no non-organic/synthetic for pest, weed, or disease control. We take great care and pride in our sustainable methods for our produce, our soils, and our environment. We not only grow our CSA produce…we eat it and feed it to our children too…so rest assured that our produce is as healthy, fresh, and delicious as can be! Through our farming practices, we strive to help build the soils, protect wildlife and waterways, encourage biodiversity, safeguard human health and produce healthy, delicious food.
OPEN: Spring/Summer 2017 CSA Registration
I would like to become a CSA member and receive fresh vegetables for 10 weeks, starting in April.
$325.00 per share
$325.00 Bald Head Island
Thank you! We look forward to sharing our farm goods with you!
668 Midway Rd., Bolivia, NC 28422