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what our CSA members have to say about their experience.
average food item on a U.S. grocery shelf has traveled farther than
most families go on their annual vacations.”
food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of
medicine or the slowest form of poison."
you have a connection with the farm, if you’ve actually walked on the
soil of the farm, it nourishes your soul.
it becomes a revolutionary act to eat real food, we are in trouble.
of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most
vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to
their country and wedded to it's liberty and interests by the most
you can't find your answer here or still have questions please call us
at 616-862-2973 or shoot us an email.
What does a
Vegetable CSA Membership include?
vegetables can I expect in my share each week?
weekly or every-other-week delivery of
seasonal vegetables and herbs bursting with flavor and freshly
harvested from our fields.
Invitations to Chimney Creek Farm Member
events, farm workshops, gardening and cooking classes, as well as our
annual Spring open house and Fall Pumpkin Day so you can see where your
food is grown and meet the people who produce it.
picture and recipe filled weekly
newsletter that includes details about how to handle and store your
produce. Each week we also share news from the farm and cover events
and happenings in the local West Michigan food and farming community.
will also have access to our
Pinterest online recipe, cooking and storage tips database.
will receive our free e-book, The CSA Survival Guide, our own creation
that will help you make the most of your CSA share. Take the stress out
with hints, tips, stratagies, and gadgets. Good for new CSA
members and experienced ones too.
are also invited to join us on
Facebook. Each week we post a picture of that weeks share along the
names of the vegetables.
option to expand your CSA vegetable
share with a Premium Share add-on.
It depends as different vegetables are in season at
different times of the year. A share usually starts in the spring with
8-10 vegetables in the box and quickly grows to 12 vegetables in the
Here are some examples of what you could expect at different times of
vegetables do you grow?
- leaf lettuce, bibb lettuce, arugula, beets, bunching
onions, garlic scapes, radishes, peas, spinach, kohlrabi, chard, kale
- leaf lettuce, cabbage, corn, eggplant, broccoli,
cauliflower, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, summer squash, tomatillas,
- winter squash, melons, lettuce, kale, onions, garlic,
parsnips, leeks, herbs, eggplant, brussel sprouts, corn, tomatoes,
grow over 40 different kinds of vegetables and herbs. When you
include all the different varieties of each it totals well over 150.
which vegetables are in my weekly share?
CSA shares are all packed the same and include the vegetables that
are ripe that week. You cannot choose what goes into your individual
share. Many people actually find that this encourages them to try new
vegetables, and helps them realize that fresh, locally grown vegetables
can taste dramatically superior compared to the supermarket versions
that they thought they didn’t care for. We also have many wonderful
recipes on our Pinterest page that utilize the vegetables you will be
receiving to help you create meals your family will rave about.
expect my home delivery?
delivery day for 2015 is Thursday (another day may be added
depending on how many choose farm pickup vs home delivery). Your home
delivery will arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on your scheduled
delivery day. Your delivery time should be around the same time each
week however it may fluctuate based on traffic and the driver's
scheduled route for that day.
prepare for my home delivery?
help keep our costs down and be be as sustainable as possible we do
not supply boxes for our home delivery. To maintain the freshness of
your share if you are not going to be home we ask that you provide a
large cooler with ice or freezer packs outside your door.
prepare for my farm pickup?
be on time for your pickup. The farm pickup day for 2015 is
Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. To help keep our costs down and be be as
sustainable as possible we do not supply boxes for our farm pickups so
please bring a container or bags to take your share home with.
I split a
share with a friend?
We do offer half shares but if you feel that any of our shares is
too much food for you we encourage you to find a friend or family
member to share with.
if I am
unavailable to receive my share or I go on vacation on a certain week?
pickup - Ask a friend or a family member to pick it up for you.
Please call or drop us an email to let us know when they come so we
don't think a stranger is taking your food. If you are unable to have
some one else pick up your food, your share will be donated to a local
delivery - Ask a friend or a family member to pick it up at your
house and enjoy it. If you are unable to find anyone you may call us
and let us know so we don't delivery that week and will donate your
share to a local family.
you have the one time option to skip a delivery and
schedule a double delivery in the coming weeks.
within your delivery area?
deliver to the City of Grand Rapids and the surrounding metropolitan
area (all suburbs). If you live outside this area we may be able to
deliver to you (especially if you live in Kent County and north or east
of Grand Rapids). Please call us 616-862-2973 or drop us an email
you have a question.
unlike the farms that produce grocery store food, you can actually
visit our farm! We are a working farm, so please understand that we
won't be able to spend a bunch of time visiting. We do request that you
check with us to make sure it's a good time to come! Also, we host two
"farm days" annually - these days are set aside to be spent with you!
may cancel at any time, for any reason
the CSA model, members are seen as active farm partners, sharing the
risks and rewards of the harvest. Should you choose to cancel your
subscription, we cannot offer a refund for shares already paid for or
partially paid for.
shares must be paid in full before the season starts. Deposits are
non-refundable and there are no refunds for partially paid or canceled
shares – The money that you pay for your share is used to grow the
crops for the term for which you are subscribing.
use organic growing methods. We use NO genetically modified seeds,
NO chemical pesticides, NO herbicides, and NO chemical fertilizers.
"Organic" label is a defined food industry term legally protected
and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Compliance requires certifications, inspections and fees which we do
not want to pass on to our members in the form of higher share prices.
Our produce is grown using the highest, healthiest and most sustainable
standards possible (higher than any certification requires!) and we
invite you to check it out yourself with a farm visit.
we have taken the Michigan
which covers organic
growing practices and 10 other important farm concerns.
Please note: Occasionally, vegetables and fruits may be sourced from outside the farm. All are local and we strive to source the most healthy options but
some may be conventionally grown.
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& Linda Brengle
Bakery & Basics
Local West Michigan