Please read through this page and make sure you are comfortable with the terms of our CSA before you sign up. The following is the CSA Description When you place a CSA Share in your Shopping Cart, you are indicating that you have read the following and the CSA Agreement and you understand and agree to what is in both.
WHAT IS A CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct connection to your farmer. In support of clean, locally produced food, we develop a relationship with our community and our land. We create a unique opportunity for families to receive a weekly share of seasonal produce harvested fresh from our farm. As one of only a few certified organic farms in northeast Texas, Texas Daily Harvest offers a unique opportunity. We give our CSA members access to local, fresh, certified organic produce. We share a commitment with our members, and we hope for a bountiful harvest worth celebrating.
Our CSA is for those committed members who agree to purchase a weekly supply of produce. We plan and work the fields to provide the members with their share of seasonal produce. The share is available for pick-up or delivery every week during the growing season. Our members generally love fresh vegetables, and love trying new things.
While we feel that CSA membership and eating locally and seasonally is a wonderful option, it may not be the best choice for some people. Inherent in the concept of the CSA is the reality of eating seasonally. If you expect tomatoes in December, a CSA membership is not for you. We are limited to what will grow under the current weather conditions in this particular area. We are at the mercy of Mother Nature. The produce in the shares reflects what is ripe and ready each week. While we try to plan for a variety of produce each week, we can only work with what we have.
Our produce will not always come to you perfectly clean. There will be some dirt on it. You will most likely find a bug or two now and then. This only proves our produce is raised organically, without chemical pesticides, and has had minimal handling before it gets to you. If you are not comfortable with this, then a CSA membership is not for you.
If you are flexible and appreciate fresh, minimally processed, local, organic produce, then please join us for the next season!
WHAT IS THE COST?
For the Spring 2013 Season, members agree to purchase 10 weeks at $34/week (for a Large share) or $28/week (for a Small share). We expect to begin delivery by the first of April, but a more definite date will be available as we get closer.
At sign-up, to reserve a share, there is a $25 Planting Fee due, plus a deposit equal to two weeks’ shares. This will be considered as payment for the last two weeks, so payment for the first week will then be due the first week.
For a Large share, on sign-up you will be charged: $25 plus (2 x $34)=$68 deposit for a total of $93. You will then be paying $34 per week of delivered produce (except the last two weeks.)
For a Small share, on sign-up you will be charged: $25 plus (2 x $28)=$56 deposit for a total of $81 You will then be paying $28 per week of delivered produce (except the last two weeks.)
When you sign up, you will choose how to receive your share. The choices are:
- Pick up at the farm: you will pay by cash or check each week when you pick up.
- Pick-Up Location: you will sign up through our home delivery service (if you have not already) and select the applicable CSA Membership in the store. Your share will automatically be added to your Shopping Cart each week. You will need to enter a credit card when you sign up, and this card will be billed automatically each week for your CSA share and any other products you order. You may also pay ahead of time by check, cash or PayPal. Contact us for more information on these payment options.
- The specific Pick-Up Locations will be limited in regards to the number of CSA shares they will be capable of handling, so space will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. There will be a $1 delivery fee each week to help cover the costs of the online ordering system.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Sign up for our Home Delivery (use the Home Delivery Sign-up button on the Home Page), then place the appropriate CSA Share in your cart. Be sure to download and read the CSA Agreement (link is in the description of the CSA share in the store.) or click HERE to read the CSA Agreement. By clicking "Add to Order" for a CSA share, you are indicating you have read and agree to everything on this page, and everything in the CSA Agreement.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER?
Go to this page to see a map of our current Pick-Up Locations. You can use this map to determine which site is best for you. From our homepage, you can sign up
for Home Delivery, choosing one of the Pick-Up Locations when prompted.
WHAT WILL MEMBERS RECEIVE?
Our goal is to provide at least approximately a milk crate full of produce for a Large share each week (depending on the types of produce). For reference, a milk crate holds 4 gallons of milk (or one small munchkin). We expect the produce in a Large share to feed an average family of four for a week. The Small share will generally be about half this amount. Of course, if we have melons, for example, the volume will be greater. It will depend completely on what is ripe and ready to pick each week.
Produce will be packaged in bags (or boxes), not actually in a crate. When we fill all the shares and have extra produce, this will be available for purchase a la carte in the web store for both CSA members and non-members. Click HERE to see what is being grown this year.
THE WEB STORE
We have other products available in addition the the Organic Produce. Look in the Shop to see what cheeses, meats, and other products are available each week.
WHAT IF I’M OUT OF TOWN ONE WEEK?
Please let us know what to do with your share. The garden still grows and we still need to harvest. If you so choose, any shares not picked up will be donated to a local food pantry, or you may have someone else pick it up. As a CSA member, you are responsible for payment for each week’s share.
THE WAITING LIST...
Once the allotted shares are taken, you may contact Ramy to be put on the waiting list. If space becomes available, you will then be notified.
IS YOUR FARM CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
Yes, our farm is certified organic.
CAN I CHOOSE WHAT I RECEIVE EVERY WEEK?
We aim to provide an equal share for each of our members every week, and due to seasonal availability you cannot "pick and choose" what's available. Also, please keep in mind, we are providing food from one farm. When you shop at a grocery store, you have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of farms from around the world.
CAN I VISIT THE FARM?
Everyone is always welcome to visit the farm. However, we prefer that you give us a call ahead of time to schedule a time when we will can talk with you. You can reach Kent at 903-335-1758 to make arrangements.
We especially welcome families. Kids (and adults) love the animals and just playing in the dirt (you may want to bring them an extra set of clothes). We believe everyone needs to close the gap between what they eat and where it comes from. There is a growing disconnect, and too many kids think food comes from "the store" without understanding how it gets there.