What sets our CSA program apart from the rest?
Our Cultivating Member CSA is more than just vegetables. With your membership, you feed your family with high-quality certified organic produce while also purchasing a food share for a Vermont family in need. In addition, your CSA purchase supports local youth through employment at our headquarter farm and partner farms throughout the state.
How can I ensure that your food is safe and clean?
Our farm is Certified Organic by Vermont Organic Farmers. We also participate in produce safety planning through the University of Vermont Extension and all of the produce in your share has been thoroughly cleaned in our wash station.
How many weeks is my CSA?
Each Cultivating Member CSA includes 15 farm shares: 12 weekly shares throughout the growing season and 3 monthly shares into the fall.
When are pick-ups?
The first pick-up will be the first week of July, dates TBA! In October, November, and December, shares will transition into monthly boxes.
Where are pick-ups?
Our main pick-up location will be at our headquarter farm in Richmond (1949 East Main Street). If this is inconvenient for you, please contact us for more information on other pick-up sites throughout Washington and Chittenden counties!
Can someone else pick-up my share? Do I have to notify you?
If you cannot make your pick-up, let us know in advance when you are able to retrieve it and we will store your share at our headquarter farm in Richmond for up to three days. If you are away and unable to get your share, we cannot offer the share later. Consider offering your share to a family member or friend that week!
What if there is produce in the share I don’t want or like?
Each week, we work hard to harvest and package shares for more than 400 families through our Cultivating Member and Health Care Share programs. In order to meet demand, we ask that if there is a veggie that isn’t your favorite, you share it with friends, families, or coworkers!
Finances & Payment
What are my payment options?
We accept cash, credit, or check as payment for your CSA. Payments can be made in full or in installments of two or three. See our “Payment Options” below for more information!
Do I save money through CSA rather than just purchasing from the Farm Stand at VYCC?
Yes. With a Cultivating Member CSA, you will gain around 10% in savings. The share is lighter in earlier weeks and provides $24 worth of produce, but as the season picks up you will a receive a greater value of food in each share than the share costs you!
What are VYCC Farm Bucks?
VYCC Farm Bucks can be redeemed at the Farm Stand at VYCC to buy eggs, pasture raised chickens, herbs, flowers, and additional vegetables. You may also use them to pre-order any of these items and add them to your share!
Will my VYCC Farm Bucks roll over into next year?
No, your VYCC Farm Bucks do not roll over and must be used within the year. To help you use them, we offer a variety of eggs, frozen pasture-raised chickens, vegetables, flowers, and herbs to purchase through the Farm Stand at VYCC!
Can I add to my share for additional costs?
If you let us know a week in advance, we can add eggs, chicken, herbs, extra produce, and sometimes flowers to your share for an additional cost. This can be paid using your VYCC Farm Bucks, cash, or check.