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What is a CSA?

"Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production"

Read more at https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/community-supported-agriculture/

"Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a production and marketing model whereby consumers buy shares of a farm’s harvest in advance. Consumers become CSA members by paying an agreed amount at the beginning of the growing season."
Read more at https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-csaguide/

 

In our CSA models, you will pay the upfront cost for a certain number of weeks of farm goods and we will provide you with weekly reoccurring pickups for our farm goods like our vegetables, flowers, and yeast breads for the weeks you have signed up. By purchasing your CSA share upfront we are able to offer you better discounts than we would in the store. You can purchase multiple shares or different types, mix and match however is best for YOU.

Can I use my loyalty card to receive additional discounts or points for my CSA?

Your loyalty card cannot be used for additional discounts or accumulating points from the CSA purchase. Although the price of a CSA can be large at first, it is a one-time cost and you will end up receiving a great deal for our bread, flowers, and vegetables. You can sign up for as many CSAs as you would like!

How do I pick up my farm share?

Come to the farm on your designated pick-up day for the extent of your share time length. When you arrive at the farm pull up to our Vegetable barn (the building behind our farmstand) and check-in with the CSA attendant. We will collect your name and retrieve your farm share for you to collect. You can then exit out our back entrance by our windmill.

Can I pick up my CSA share outside of the designated pickup time or spot (Farmer's Market, etc)?

CSA shares must be picked up at the farm on your designated pickup day. If you cannot pick up your share because of extenuating circumstances, you can reach out to us and we will hold CSAs at the farm for next-day pickup. We will not be able to offer pickup at the Farmer's Market or other locations at this time all pickups outside of the set time need to be coordinated in advance and at the farm in Edgartown.

Can I buy multiple CSAs?

Yes! You can buy as many shares as you like. Multiple quantities of a farm, bread or flower shares can be purchased at sign up and you can mix and match whatever shares are best for you. You can add them to your cart and checkout

Can I choose my pickup day?

Yes! You can choose to pickup either Tuesday between 3-6pm or Friday between 3-6pm. The first possible pickup for the Farm and Bread Share is June 1st (Tuesday) and June 4th (Friday) and the earliest Flower Share start date is July 6th (Tuesday) and July 9th (Friday). Your last bread or farm share pickup can be no later than the week before Thanksgiving (Nov 16th/19th) and the flower share does not go beyond the second week of October (October 5th/8th.) You can enter your start date in the order comments and we will confirm the dates with you once you purchase your share. 

What if I want to extend my CSA?

At the end of your CSA share, we will email you and you can have the opportunity to extend your CSA for a discounted price.

Can I skip a week in my CSA or postpone my CSA for another week?

The CSA pick-ups must be consecutive. You are welcome to have someone else pick up your share. Your assigned pick ups are firm and cannot be moved.

What can I expect in my Vegetable CSA?

You will receive a variety of produce all grown by our hardworking Morning Glory Farm team. Each farm share will include herbs, greens, roots, seasonal veggies and all the fresh produce you need to fill your fridge. Throughout the season with our CSA you will have the opportunity to try the vegetables in the changing season. We will provide recipes and suggestions throughout the season.

Here are some examples of this past year's CSA. These are all full share sizes. Half share would be approximately half of any of these examples

 

What do I do if I have an issue, receive the wrong share, or I am missing products?

Email us to let us know at wholesale@morninggloryfarm.com to figure out the best solution. We are not accepting any products back but can issue replacements or even refunds for extenuating circumstances.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Morning Glory Farm

Address: 120 Meshacket Rd 

Edgartown, MA 02539

Phone: (508) 939 3202

Email: wholesale@morninggloryfarm.com

 

Illustrations by Abbey Kuhe

Photos by Alison Shaw and Ryan Hassel