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See if your questions are answered below; if not, don't hesitate to email me! - Farmer Ruth

How much does a Full Share cost? Our 2017 Membership Fee is $625 - $800 on the sliding scale. We price shares on a sliding scale to try and make them accessible to people from a wider number of income brackets. The price you pay is up to you, but here's what we suggest; if your family's yearly income is $40,000 or less, pay the minimum amount. If your yearly income is in the 6 digits, you should be paying around the maximum.

How much does a Half Share cost? Our 2017 Membership Fee is $350 - $450 on the sliding scale. We price shares on a sliding scale to try and make them accessible to people from a wider number of income brackets. The price you pay is up to you, but here's what we suggest; if your family's yearly income is $40,000 or less, pay the minimum amount. If your yearly income is in the 6 digits, you should be paying around the maximum.

When should I sign up? It's best for the farm if you sign up sometime before March. The winter months are when we make all our detailed crop plans, hire the crew, and order all our seeds. Knowing how many people we're growing for helps us a lot with this process!

When should I pay for my share? We need to receive at least half of our CSA payments before April 1st. Many of the farm's expenses are paid long before harvest starts. Some of those costs include seeds, potting soil, propane for greenhouse heat, water, labor, tractor fuel, etc. If the share price is too much for a lump sum, we're fine with you sending it in many small payments! As long as you're fully paid by the time of you're first pick-up, you can send us payments in whatever way is easiest for you, but make sure to send at least a deposit when you sign up so we can reserve your spot.

Where should I send payments? Our mailing address is PO Box 101, Victor, NY 14564

What time is my CSA pick-up? Our shares are picked up at the farm on Monday or Thursday evenings, starting at 4:30pm until 7:00pm. Half shares are picked up every other week on designated A or B weeks. If you can't remember which you are, email me and I'll let you know!

When can I come pick in the Pick-Your-Own section? The pyo section is open to members any day of the week; you don't have to limit picking to the day you pick up your share. If no one is at the farm when you come to pick, the electric fence may be closed. You can open it using the orange plastic handle. Please be sure to close it again when you leave... the fence keeps deer from feasting on your veggies!

What should I do if I can't pick up my share? If you can't come for your share one week, you can do one of two things. You can send a friend or relative to come pick up your share; just let me know, and we'll show them the ropes. If you don't want to send someone else, you can let me know you won't be picking up your share, and we'll donate it to one of several local food banks.

What will be in my share? We took pictures of sample shares all through the 2016 season. Check them out in the Photos section. Hopefully they can give you an idea what your weekly share might look like as the seasons change! You can also peruse the Veggie Guide, which lists all the things we grow. Click on any veggie for a more detailed page and a schedule showing when you can expect it in your share.