Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Agriberry Farm’s CSAs.
What Fruit is in the Weekly Shares?
- Several varieties of Strawberries
- Several varieties of Blueberries
- Several varieties of Raspberries
- Several varieties of Cherries
- Several varieties of Blackberries
- Apricots (if we’re lucky)
- Several varieties of Japanese-type Plums
- Several varieties of Peaches, including white peaches, yellow peaches and “donut” peaches
- Several varieties of Nectarines, including white nectarines and yellow nectarines
- A cantaloupe
- A watermelon
- Several varieties of Pears
- Several varieties of Apples
- Several varieties of European-type Plums
- Concord grapes, and
- Anything else we discover along the way that’s really delicious!
During the first few weeks of the CSA, when strawberries are the only fruit available, we will include some early season asparagus or tender spring sugar snap peas in your shares.
What is a "Unit"?
Weekly shares for the Summer Season CSA will feature four “units” of fruit. During the 20-week Summer CSA, below is a list of some frequently-included items and the typical unit size in which these items have been offered in the past. (The items included in the weekly shares are determined based on current harvest availability and this list should not be considered to be a guarantee of any particular item or unit size.)
- Strawberries – a 1-pound container
- Rhubarb – a 1-pound bundle
- Blueberries – a 1-pint container
- Raspberries – a 1/2-pint container
- Cherries – a 1-pint container
- Blackberries – a 1-pint container
- Apricots (if we’re lucky) – a 1-pint container
- Plums – a pint or quart container, depending on variety
- Peaches, including white peaches, yellow peaches and “donut” peaches – a quart or 2-2.5lbs of fruit, usually 4-6 pieces depending on size
- Nectarines, including white nectarines and yellow nectarines – a quart or 2-2.5lbs of fruit, usually 4-6 pieces depending on size
- Cantaloupes – 1-3 fruits, depending on size
- Watermelons – 1 fruit
- Pears – a quart or 2-2.5lbs of fruit, usually 4-6 pieces depending on size
- Apples – a quart or 2-2.5lbs of fruit, usually 4-6 pieces depending on size
- Concord grapes – a 1-quart container
- Muscadine grapes – a 1-pint container
During the first few weeks of the CSA, when strawberries are the only fruit available, we will include some early season asparagus (12-14oz bundles).
- 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 of the CSA program for members, the farm and the community?
What about vacations and emergencies?
Options for handling emergencies also vary by region, and your CSA coordinator will work with you to the fullest extent possible, but refunds will not be provided for missed shares.
A few more great questions!
When do you think the CSA will start?
How many different pickup locations can I have?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Payment options vary by CSA region as well, but Richmond and Annapolis CSAs accept credit/debit card payments in addition to cash and checks.