To keep your share as fresh as possible, pick it up early, remove all of the items from the bag and turn the bag inside out to make sure it's empty. Hang up the bag to dry (this also helps us keep them clean). If you don’t plan on using the items right away, store them appropriately (more tips on that below).
If you can’t pick up your share, send someone to grab it for you. However, if no one is available to collect your share, please let us know so we can donate the produce. During the summer and fall, we can also switch pick-up days for you with advance notice.
Check our blog to find out what’s in the share and tips on how to prepare your vegetables. We love keeping you updated on farm news and happenings!
Keep in touch and let us know about any problems, or even better, things you really like! We also take constructive criticism and new ideas with great interest.
Return your empty bag every week. Another option is to remove the items from your bag at the time of pick-up and transfer them to your own bag, leaving the farm bag behind. This is an important one, otherwise we run out of bags.
Keeping produce fresh:
In general, refrigerators dry out food, causing greens to wilt and fruit and roots to get rubbery. The cold is good, but keep the humidity high with damp cloth wraps inside plastic bags or containers. A little water is fine -- too much water will cause mildew and mold with extended storage.
There are a few vegetables that keep better flavor without cold, such as tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes.
Winter vegetables keep longer than summer vegetables as a general rule.
If you have questions on particular vegetables, just ask. We have lots of experience in this area.
CSA member benefits:
Come out and visit us--we’ll give you a tour of the farm and show you how your food is being grown. Be sure to call ahead though!
We’ll send out announcements for on-farm events, such as open houses and farm dinners, during the season. Visit our Events page to learn more.