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what our veggie box members 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
Veggie Box Membership include?
vegetables can I expect in my Veggie Box 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.
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 Veggie Box with Premium & Egg add-ons.
It depends as different vegetables are in season at
different times of the year.
Here are some examples of what you could expect at different times of
vegetables do you grow?
- leaf 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 veggie box?
are all packed the same and include the vegetables that
are ripe that week. You cannot choose what goes into your individual
box. 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.
That being said, farm pick up members do have more options. They can
swap out items or take extras (early farm pickup members will have more
expect my home delivery?
delivery day for 2017 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 2017 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. You may also schedule a
week off. Call us at least 24 hrs in advance and we will take you off
that weeks delivery. You may make up a box at a later date for a
scheduled skipped week (double box for full box members/double box or a
box on an off week for half box members) If you are unable to
some one else pick up your box or you forget, your box will be held for
24 hrs and you can call to arrange pick up. Boxes that are
not scheduled for a week off or for late pickup will be donated to a
delivery - Ask a friend or a family member to pick it up at your
house and enjoy it. Your may also schedule a week off. Call us at least
24 hrs in advance and we will take you off that weeks delivery. You may
make up a box at a later date for a scheduled skipped week (double box
for full box members/double box or a box on an off week for half box
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
may cancel at any time, for any reason
the CSA veggie box model, members are seen as active farm partners,
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. You may transfer your subscription to someone else.
Veggie Boxes must be paid in full before the season starts. Deposits
non-refundable and there are no refunds for partially paid or canceled
veggie boxes – The money that you pay for your veggie box is used to
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 veggie box
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
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Local West Michigan