Q:When is the first week of the Summer CSA, Fall CSA or Spring CSA?

A: The start date depends on the growing season. The Summer CSA begins sometime in Mid June. The Fall CSA begins sometime in mid October and the Spring CSA starts sometime in mid March. Tracie will send the date of the first week of pickups/deliveries via the farm newsletter (including in the subject line) as soon as she has made the decision based on how the crops are growing that season. If you stop receiving the farm newsletter for some reason, be sure to re-sign up at the website link for the farm newsletter sign up. We typically send one out each week all year long so if you don’t get one for a couple of weeks your email may be bouncing it for some reason.

Q: What if I am going away for a week?

A: If you are going away for a week, make someone smile. You can have a friend, neighbor or family member take the basket for you that week. If you don’t have anyone to take the basket, email farmers@traciesfarm.com the date you can’t pick up and she’ll arrange for the Fitzwilliam Nursing Association to distribute it to families that need a boost in town.

Q: Do you deliver to my area? (Delivery is only an option for Summer Shares)

A: We deliver to Keene, Swanzey, Troy, Nelson, Harrisville, Peterborough, Dublin, Jaffrey, Rindge, Fitzwilliam, Richmond, and Marlborough. Call or email if your town isn’t included in this list to see what your options are. You can pick up your share at the farm for $60 off your share.

Q: What if I can’t pick up on my delivery day 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. (2:30-8 for Fall and Spring Shares) or the following day but I really want to pick up my basket?

A: No problem. Your basket will be on the back tables.  No need to let us know.  Please don’t leave it there for more than 5 days as things start to decompose. The sooner you pick up, the fresher your food will be.

Q: What if I’m not home when you deliver?

A: On the form, you explain a place out of the late afternoon sun when the basket is dropped off and out of the rain. That is where you leave the basket from the week before to be picked up.

Q: What if I can’t pay all at once?

A: For the summer share you can break up payments as needed as long as your share is paid in full by August 1st. For example, divide by 4 and pay once in January, March, May and July. Or divide by 2 and pay half in January and half in July. Fall share payments can be broken up so they are paid in full by October 31st. For example: Half in September and Half by October 31st. Spring share payments can be broken up so they are paid in full by April 18th e.g. half in February and half by April 18th.

Q: What if I don’t like something that is going in the basket?

A: Make someone smile and give it away!

Q:  What if the single share is too much food for me?

A:  Find a friend or family to share it with!

Q: What if I don’t get enough of one thing to make something because I have a smaller share?

A: Get creative and throw 2-3 vegetables that go good together to make a complete meal!
Or buy a larger share!

Q: What if I am only here during the summer and will miss the first or last baskets?
A: We can prorate your share for you.

Q: What if we want to join after the season has begun?

A: As long as there are still shares available, we can prorate your share for when you join.

Q: What is this herb?

A: Check out this Veggie ID Chart for more information.

If your questions still aren’t answered, please feel free to email farmers@traciesfarm.com or call (603) 209-1851.