CSA: Community Supported Agriculture
Why Deep Roots?
Two small farms come together to grow for Deep Roots. These farms are local and have entered into this partnership to grow high quality produce and strengthen the communities with food. Chandler Family Farm and Highway 19 Produce are passionate about growing food and keeping it affordable for families who wish to choose fresh options for them. . Since each farm contributes items weekly to the boxes, a variety of vegetables is assured and the possibility of crop failure for any reason is limited. All will be grown without the use of pesticides or GMO's. Everything in your share will be grown by us, we do not bring in any outside produce or fruit. We want you to be fully informed considering this is an investment and support for all farms involved.
How it works!
Your Commitment: As a CSA member, you are essentially a shareholder in our farms, sharing both the benefits and the risks. Your investment at the beginning of the season provides funding for our farmers to grow your food. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds or cancel subscriptions after the second week of the season.
We offer a few pickup options: When you sign up, you will choose a day and location for your weekly pick up. These locations are our farms and farmers markets. We rely on you following the designated times of pick up to allow us to continue on with our farming or personal off farm lives. It is important when choosing your pick up option to commit to these hours/days each and every week for the season. We are small farms without a lot of storage areas and produce needs to be cool after harvesting for optimal results. So the earlier you get it into you refrigerator after harvest the better.
If you will not be able to pick up your box within 24 hrs of delivery, you may ask a friend or family member to pick it up for you. Or you may ask that we donate your box to a local food pantry that week. If you would like to donate your box, please let us know 24 hrs in advance of delivery.
The benefits of membership:
Farmer's Commitment: We commit to using only natural and sustainable methods to grow our vegetables. While our farms are not certified organic, everything we grow is free from pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We commit to transparency in our farming methods and encourage you to visit and ask questions so you are fully informed.
We also commit to having your box of fresh veggies ready for your pickup on time each week. In the event of a storm or other weather that prevents on-time delivery, you will be notified by text or email. Delivery will be made as quickly as possible after the weather passes.
What do you get in a Share?
What about add on's ?
As of now - we will NOT be offering an egg share add on. Our hens here at Chandler Family Farm have dwindled down and we are in the process of building up the flock once again. I will have eggs available at the farmers market and will probably offer a sign up list for each week to reserve them. But at this time, i can not set aside for egg shares because I will not have that many available.