U-Pick CSA Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is your farm’s produce grown?
A: All produce (including flowers) from our farm is sustainably grown with little or no use of any non-organic fertilizers, herbicides and/or pesticides.
Q: Do the eggs that are in the CSA Program come from cage-free hens?
A: Yes, our chickens are 100 percent pasture-raised. They spend the day outdoors foraging for their food, dust bathing and getting exercise. At night, they come home to roost in a large moveable “chicken tractor” where they are safe from predators.
Q: I am planning a party and would like extra or a certain type of produce one week. How can I arrange that?
A: No problem! As a U-Pick CSA Member, you will be entitled to purchase extra bushels of the produce you desire. The price of the extra bushel will depend on the type of produce you select and it’s availability.
Q: What happens if I miss collecting my U-Pick CSA share?
A: If you are unable to pick your U-Pick CSA share, you will be allowed to pick an extra share the following week.
Q: Can I join the CSA once the program has begun?
A: Yes, but only if space remains. Our U-Pick CSA Program tends to fill up quickly so it is best to register as early in the season as possible.
Q: Do U-Pick CSA Members get discounts on stays at The Inn at East Lynn?
A: Yes, U-Pick CSA Members get a 10 percent discount on stays at The Inn at East Lynn. Read more about our Farm Stays here.
Q: Do CSA Members get any discounts on the farm’s pasture-raised beef, lamb or poultry?
A: Yes, CSA Members get a 10 percent discount on the farm’s beef, lamb, and poultry when it is made available. Be sure to add our email to your inbox’s address book, so you can be sure to see all of our farm announcements.
Q: Can I bring my child’s class to the farm for a visit?
A: Yes, please come experience local agriculture on our beautiful working farm! Tour the fields and discover the beauty and wonder of growing food in our gardens. Also try your hand at seeding, planting, or harvesting. To schedule a group tour of the farm, please email us.
Q: What if I am allergic to eggs or a particular kind of vegetable, fruit, or flower?
A: As a U-Pick CSA Member as you can simply pick only the items you want from our fields and gardens.
Q: Once I become a member of the CSA, can I quit and get a refund?
A: You may quit the program at any time but we do not provide refunds. However, your share is fully transferable, so if you find that you are unable to use your share for any reason, you may simply transfer it to another party. This can even be done on select weeks designated by you or for the duration of the program. You are required to furnish us with the name(s) of these parties so we can update our records.