Join our veggie subscription program

Our Veggie Subscription is a healthy relationship between our farm and you. As part of our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), the Veggie Subscription provides you with the freshest local produce at a discounted rate throughout the growing season, and affords us a much-appreciated income boost early in the season, when our spending on the farm is highest. And you can feel good knowing that each subscription is 100% reinvested back into our program to hire and inspire local youth. Here’s to a healthier 2019!

VEGGIE SUBSCRIPTION FAQ

What is a Veggie Subscription?

Our Veggie Subscription is a healthy relationship between our farm and you. As part of our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), the Veggie Subscription provides you with the freshest local produce at a discounted rate throughout the growing season and affords us a much appreciated income boost early in the season, when our spending on the farm is highest. And you can feel good knowing that each subscription is 100% reinvested back into our program to hire & inspire local youth.

WHAT IS A CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture creates direct relationship between food producers and consumers. Essentially, you purchase a “share” from your local farmer early in the Spring to help cover production costs and the farm supplies you with your “cut” of the farm (in the form of food) throughout the growing season. Farms all over the world use some variation of this model to sell their bounty directly to their customers.

 

What is the difference between the Seasonal Box and the Buy-Down Card?
The Seasonal Box is our classic CSA box. Each week we pack a selection of our freshest picks from the garden for you to enjoy. We’re expanding from our 16-week long program to 20-weeks this year. The boxes will be available from mid-May to mid-October. When you sign up, you choose whether you’d like to pick up your box on Fridays or Sundays.
The Buy-Down Card is a prepaid discount card that can be applied towards not just produce, but any retail items we sell. Rather than a weekly box pick up, the Buy-Down Card allows you to pick and choose when, what and how often you get your farm-fresh produce, baked goods, and merchandise. Sign up, pre-pay, and come use your card for 20% off at our Market whenever we’re open.
Are there different share sizes for the Seasonal Box?

This season we’re offering one standard share size to streamline the packing and distribution process. Each week you’ll get around a half bushel of the freshest local produce around. This option is ideal for couples or small families.

 

What if I can’t pick up my box on Friday or Sunday?

If you cannot get to the Garden Market on time or are out of town, we suggest sending a friend or family member in your place. It’s a great way to introduce the Veggie Subscription program to others. We cannot guarantee that boxes will be available outside of the stated pickup time. Unclaimed boxes will be donated to the local food pantry or our students or staff for their families.

 

Are there bakery add-ons for the Seasonal Box?

We’re no longer offering weekly add-ons for Seasonal Boxes. If you’re interested in discounted baked goods, coffee, honey, flowers, etc., we recommend opting for the Buy-Down Card.

 

 

What is a “Buy-Down Card”?

The Buy-Down CSA model is a program where members purchase shares that are defined by a monetary amount. Think of it like a debit card for the Garden Market. In return for your support early in the year, you get a 20% discount with your card until the end of the year. This is our most flexible program yet! Get what you want, when you want it! We offer 2 options at different prices. Produce Only gets you 20% off our veggies and herbs, or the Everything Card gets you 20% off everything we sell in the Market + Bakery. Use your card anytime we are open.

 

What happens if I lose my Card?

Contact our Farm Director at josh@wardensvillegardenmarket.org, we’ll get you sorted out.

 

 

Can I use the card at any time and for any purchase?

If you choose the Everything Card, you can use your discount on anything we sell at anytime during our business hours until you’ve spent the balance of your account or the year ends.