Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), or farm share, is a simple concept. A consumer buys a membership with a farm and gets a “share” of products from that farm throughout the growing season. The farmers use that membership to buy seed, pay workers, keep the lights on and the farm running throughout the entire year.
CSA is important for the local food economy because it allows small scale farmers, such as ourselves, to compete against the traditional food system by guaranteeing a market for our crops, as well as circulating money back into the community and providing jobs in the local area. It is the best way to form a direct relationship with the people who grow your food and there’s no better way to bring the freshest, healthiest, and tastiest food into your household other than to just become a farmer yourself.
By committing to a CSA you encourage yourself and your family to eat healthy and cook more in return saving you time at the doctor’s offices and money at the grocery store. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Choose your membership:
- Weekly Seasonal Commitment: A weekly share of produce for out 14 week Spring Season (March-June), 10 week Fall Season (October-December), or All-Year (both seasons).
- Pre Paid Farm Credit: A Prepaid credit that is used throughout the year to pay for your produce- Shop Online or at the Market and only order what you want, when you want it.
Choose how to get your produce:
- Pick Up: At the market or any specified CSA pickup location (see chart below)
- Home Delivery: Leave a cooler outside and Connie’s Distribution Co. will deliver it to your home or office. (currently only offered in the Gainesville area)
How to sign up:
Log on our Online Marketplace: https://frogsong.localfoodmarketplace.com/
Select your Customer Type: CSA Member and Pickup Location: (choose from one of the pick up locations or choose home delivery) and enter your account details. Once you have created you account log in again and shop the online store for a Membership (all the memberships will be at the top of the shopping page), confirm your order.
A Typical Weekly Spring Share Includes:
1 or 2 Root Crops: Radishes, Carrots, Turnips
1 Lettuce: Romaine, Red Leaf, Red Butter, Mizuna, Arugula, Spring Mix
1 Cabbage: Red, Green, Napa or Chinese (Bok Choy)
1 Onion: Scallions, Sweet Onions, Cured Onions
1 Hearty Green: Kale (curly, red sweet, lacinato), Collards, Chard
Potatoes: Sweet Potatoes, Red, Purple or White
1 Herb: Cilantro, Dill or Basil
1 Specialty Item: Beans, Peas, Sweet Corn, Squash, Kohlrabi, Strawberries, Peaches, Melons, etc.
Memberships in detail
Weekly Farm Share
“This option is best for anyone who enjoys the ease of picking up your share without getting online to place an order each week. This option is a good fit if you love trying new foods, you like to cook, you eat a lot of vegetables”
This is a Seasonal Membership. This option is very simple, once our season begins you will pick up your share every week at your predetermined pick up site or it will be delivered to your house if you chose home delivery. The share will contain about 7 to 9 seasonal vegetables and fruits from our farm that we determine early on in the week. We send out a weekly reminder with a link to our BLOG which will include information, cooking tips and recipes for the items in your share. If you need to place a hold on your share, simply log on to your account and cancel your share for that week, and we will credit your account for the missed week. *Holds must be scheduled in advance to receive credit. All members will be issued two reusable containers that will hold your produce each week. If you choose to take it home please return it when you pick up your share the following week. At the end of the season we will issue you a $24 credit for the return of your containers. Less packaging, less waste, happier planet 🙂
Pre-Paid Farm Share Credit
“This option is a little more interactive and requires you to sign on your account and place an order. This is a good option for someone who wants to eat healthy and support the farm, but might have particular tastes and may not want to commit to picking up every week- Just order your produce when you want it.”
With this option you can order what you want, when you want it. It’s basically like buying a gift card to our farm. You prepay a designated amount ($200, $400, $600 and up) and you can use that credit to order online or shop at the farmers market. Members enjoy a 5% discounted pricing when ordering online. Simply log on between Friday and your order deadline (24 hours before your pickup), shop the online store, and confirm your order of $35 or more.Your order will be boxed up and sent to your designated pick up location or your home. Please note there is a minimum order of $35 to fulfill an order online. You can also shop at our farmers markets using this credit and there is no minimum purchase. All credit is good for 1 year from purchase date.
Home Delivery Details:
How do I sign up for free home delivery in Gainesville?
CHOOSE LOCATION HOME DELIVERY GAINESVILLE
CUSTOMER TYPE HOME DELIVERY GAINESVILLE
What is the minimum order required for a home delivery?
When can I order?
Every Week: Friday-Monday
When will my order be delivered? – Thursday by 7 pm.
I AM A CSA MEMBER, how do I get home delivery?
For existing members: Add on the service for $66.50 for the entire 14 week season.
For new members: Your delivery cost ($66.50) is included in the membership that you pay when you sign up.
Unfortunately, we cannot switch locations back and forth from pick up to delivery, please choose one type to stick with for the season.
Your delivery charge ($4.75) would be credited to your account if you schedule a hold for a certain week.
How can I make sure my delivery stays fresh?
Please leave a big cooler and ice packs in your preferred delivery location, like the back door, front porch, or carport. We will notify you by text/call when your box has been delivered.
What if I need to cancel my order?
You can cancel or change your order online during the order period by logging in and taking the items off your cart. Please call 352-468-3816, if you need to cancel or change your order after the order period closes on Monday. **NO REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ORDERS AFTER 5 PM TUESDAY SINCE WE WILL HARVEST AND PACK YOUR ITEMS ON WEDNESDAY**
How do payments work?
We will run the credit card on file after your delivery has been or if you are enrolled in the weekly CSA program your delivery cost ($66.50) is included in the membership that you pay when you sign up.
If you have any questions for your delivery driver, contact Connie @ 352-448-8403
For Questions and help signing up please contact our CSA Coordinator-
Shanica Crider at CSA@FrogSongOrganics.Com or call the farm (352) 468-3816