Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many people does your share feed?
That will depend on your eating and cooking habits, such as how often you eat at home and how many vegetables you typically eat. Generally, our share is the right amount for a typical family of four that enjoy cooking with fresh produce or two vegaterians!
What does "seasonal eating" mean?
Cheap fossil fuels and significant investment in our transportation infrastructure has made out-of-season produce so common that most consumers no longer even know when a particular fruit or vegetable is in season locally, if ever. One of the benefits of being a CSA member is having the opportunity to learn these cycles of nature. Spring is the time for greens in salads, sautés and stir fries. Summer begins with summer squash and cucumbers, peaks with sweet, ripe tomatoes and sweet corn, and ends with the harvest of the first winter squash. Autumn brings cool nights and warm days, and the best broccoli and spinach you ever ate, along with an abundance of beets and carrots to savor in winter soups.
For a great read about seasonal eating and reconnecting with your local food chain, we recommend
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver.
Are you certified organic?
No, we are not certified organic. because of the size of our farm and the high cost of certification, we do follow organic principles and some might say we are “beyond organic”. Our farm also operates completely without the use of petroleum/chemical based pesticides and herbicides. We may occasionally use Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listed herbicides or pesticides if absolutely necessary. You are more than welcome to come out to the farm, to see our growing practices first-hand.
Is there a deadline for signing up?
There is no deadline for signing up for a given season. Shares are sold on a first come, first serve basis and are available until we are sold out. We highly recommend signing up before April 1st.
Do you accept Credit Card payments?
We do accept payment via credit cards.
What if I go on vacation?
If you are unable to pick up your box on a given week, we recommend finding a friend, family member or neighbor who likes vegetables and can pick up your share for you.
Deep Root Gardens
47038 281st Street, Worthing, SD 57077