Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Agriberry Farm CSAs.

Why Join?

Here are some of the top reasons cited by last year’s CSA members:

  • Consistency and quality of the fruit
  • Variety of fruit, including hard-to-find and heirloom varieties not available elsewhere
  • Belief in the value of family farming in their community
  • Nutrition and health reasons
  • Creating a consistent routine for attending a farmers market
  • Support for the farm’s Young Worker Program

Want to know about some of the additional benefits for members, the farm and the community?Why Join?

May I join once the season has started?

We ask that you select a single pickup site for the season at the time of registration.   If your schedule changes during the course of the season, you can switch to a different site if desired. We understand that schedules can vary–sometimes without much warning–and we will try to offer you as much flexibility as possible, but options for changing locations vary by CSA region.  Please check with your CSA Coordinator for additional details.

 

When does the CSA start?

As soon as we are harvesting enough strawberries each day to fill the CSA shares, we will begin, usually about the beginning of May.  We will send you emails through the spring to keep you updated while things progress.

What's in a Weekly Share?

Weekly shares for the Full Season CSA typically feature a total of six “units,” of which two to four units will be berries, plus additional units of other seasonal fruit. During the Full Season CSA, the type of fruit changes weekly depending on what’s in season We try to provide as much variety as possible.  Here’s a list of fruit we typically include in your share over the course of a season.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept payment via credit or debit cards via Paypal, as well as checks and cash. If you wish to establish a payment plan, please email us so we can work something out that fits your needs. We ask that all memberships be paid in full by the time of the first pickup.

May I join once the season has started?

Absolutely! Once the season has begun, we add members as space permits, and we pro-rate the fee by week.

Where does the fruit for the CSA come from?

The fruit included in the Agriberry Farm CSA is grown by Agriberry Farm in their Hanover County fields, or is grown on other farms in the mid-Atlantic region, carefully selected by Agriberry Farm. These family-owned and operated Partner Farms are chosen by the Geyers based on their multi-generational involvement, the quality of their fruit, and the safety and sustainability of their growing practices.  The family appreciates the trust you place in them to make those choices.

Do you allow split shares?

Sure! If you wish to team up for a share, we ask that you designate a “primary” member–usually the one that initiates the registration–under who’s name the share will be listed for pickup. The details and logistics for splitting your share (alternating weeks, dividing each week, etc.) are up to you; let us know how we can help.

What about vacations and emergencies?

Vacation planning varies by CSA location, so please be sure you understand how to schedule your time away, but in general, with a little advance notice, you can schedule a Make-Up Share for any remaining delivery week of the CSA season.

Options for handling emergencies will also vary by region, and we will work with you to the fullest extent possible. Cash refunds, however, will not be provided for missed shares.