Spoon Full CSA FAQ:
QUESTION: WHAT IS A "CSA"?
Answer: The original definition was "Community-Supported Agriculture," wherein farm consumers would pay farmers up front for the year's produce, to help with spring planting costs. Our definition is "Community-Supporting Agriculture," because our CSA program is all about building community. We design our boxes to help you deliciously grow your community around amazing food, and help to grow your personal connection to the earth and all of its bounty.
Q: HOW DOES IT WORK, EXACTLY?
Answer: You sign up, then from June-early November we bring you a big delicious box every week. You get to choose your season length, you get to choose eggs or no, and we get to hand-curate the best selection available in this whole region: diverse delicious produce from our Whole Earth Garden. We also share weekly recipes and stories, and we offer exclusive farm tours and early invites to our Harvest Dinner events (last year sold out quick)! You can also substitute one item in each week's box for a different piece of produce of your choice.
2018 CSA season dates: June 2 - November 14.
Q: WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR A CSA?
For you - Convenience and quality. The CSA is your opportunity to get the best of the best of the best, hand-picked by us farmers who eat the whole garden all the time, and live and breathe farm fresh products. When you reserve your CSA, you become part of the Spoon Full Family.
For the earth - our Whole Earth Garden stores carbon underground with every crop we grow. Therefore your Spoon Full CSA supports a business model that we can grow to make a HUGE impact on climate stability, over time. Your regenerative food choices are the most delicious way you can help heal our earth.
Q: WHAT DO I GET?
Answer: Lots of delicious health!!! Right, but what exactly? Well, it depends on the month. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for sample boxes that exemplify each month of the Spoon Full CSA season. As you can see, the haul gets better and better throughout the summer :)
Q: CAN I OPT OUT AFTER I SIGN UP?
Answer: Yes, of course. We find it highly unlikely, but we are here to serve you, and we only want to be a wonderful influence on your life. We can refund you for any boxes that you have signed up for but haven't yet received.
We also have a monthly payment option available, if you don't want to invest in your health up front!
Q: WHERE DO I PICK UP MY BOXES?
Answer: We'll drop off your weekly box at a convenient spot near you in Seattle, the Eastside, or Ellensburg. Our drop sites will most likely be: Madrona, Issaquah, Laurelhurst, and Columbia City. Home delivery is also available. If you are open to your home being a drop site (for 5-10 other members, a shady driveway is perfect), then let us know.
Q: WHAT IF I'M TRAVELING AND HAVE TO MISS A WEEK?
Answer: Not a problem. We can refund you for two weeks of missed boxes. You can also choose to donate missed boxes to help underserved youth in South Seattle enjoy and learn about nutrition and cooking! (In partnership with U-Power)
Q: WHAT COULD GO WRONG??
Answer: Crop failures are very rare, but possible. Luckily, we grow a wide diversity of crops, so we can ensure that your box will be chock full of deliciousness every week. We promise. Otherwise we'll refund you for any weeks that don't exceed your expectations.
When you're ready to reserve your season of health, click here.
If you have a different question to ask us, click here.
SAMPLE CSA BOX CONTENTS (EXPECT SOME VARIATION):
French Breakfast Radish
Green Butter Lettuce
Arugula and Ruby Streaks
Sugar Snap Peas
Japanese Long Cucumber
Heirloom String Beans
Sweet Snacking Peppers
Tri-Color Mini Romaines
Walla Walla Onions
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
Orange Bell Peppers
Ping Tung Eggplant
Red Butter Lettuce
Tri-Color Mini Romaines
Delicata Winter Squash
Washed Salad Mix