1. What is a CSA?
    • CSA, or community-supported agriculture, is a system where customers pre-pay for a weekly share at the beginning of the growing season and in turn, a farmer offers a box of produce to the customer valued at the weekly amount.  The produce is harvested fresh each week and will change depending on the season.   You as customers, reap the benefit of a bountiful, quality harvest all season long while supporting the farmer at the beginning of the season to get seeds, supplies, and get planting! 
  2. How big is my share each week?
    • We are offering 2 CSA plans for 2023 (please see updated information in January 2023):
    • Spring Greens share (5 weeks) at $TBD total: This is a taste of spring freshness for 5 weeks.  Each box will have 4 or 5 items in it each week.  
    • Summer & Fall share (15 weeks) at $TBD total: This share will have 7-9 items and change from spring-like summer veggies to tomatoes and peppers, and then on to fall squash and potatoes.  

A sample box in May: 

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 2 small lettuce heads
  • 1 bag of salad mix
  • 1 large pak choi or 3 baby pak choi
  • 1 bunch of radishes

A sample box in August: 

  • 1 lb carrots
  • 2-3 cucumbers
  • 1 bunch of chard
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bag of salad mix
  • 3-4 sweet peppers
  • 1 quart new potatoes
  • 2-3 summer squash or zucchini
  • Do I have to pay up front?
    • We request that your share is paid in full at the beginning of the season, however, if cost is a concern, please contact us at slopesidefarmnh@gmail.com.
  • What day is pick up?When are the dates of the Spring and Summer & Fall CSA?
    • Pick is at our farm. Pick up will be on Wednesdays from 10am-noon and 5pm-6pm. Dates are TBD.
  • What if I can’t make the pick up day? What if I’m away for the week?
    • Please inform us the week prior if you are unable to make your pickup date for the following week.  We are able to hold your box for up to 24 hours for you or someone else to pick up, or you have the option to donate your box to the Lancaster Food Pantry instead.
  • What if my family doesn’t like the items in the box?  May I substitute an item?
    • If you have allergies, please let us know.  We try to provide a variety of options in each box and change it each week, however, we appreciate that certain items are not for everyone.  Please let us know ahead of time, and we’ll try to provide a substitute or you can opt to donate it to the food pantry. 
  • Will you have recipes or a newsletter?
    • We send out an e-newsletter each week ahead of pick up with a list of items for this week’s box and links to recipes.  Recipes for seasonal items are on our website. Click on Recipes at the bottom of the homepage or in the menu to search our recipes page. Please ask about how to prepare a new vegetable.  I’ll be happy to share preparation tips or recipes.  
  • May I purchase additional items at the time of pick up?
    • As the season becomes more abundant, we offer a la carte items such as flowers, herbs, eggs, and additional vegetables for purchase at the time of pick up. These items will be posted on our Square Online Ordering page for ordering ahead of time.