FAQs

WHEN DO THE VEGGIE BOXES BEGIN?

In 2022, we plan to start mid-June. This will continue for 18 weekly deliveries.

SHOULD I GET A SMALL OR STANDARD BOX?

If you are new to the program, we recommend getting the standard size box. The majority of our customers use this size. If you know you consume a LOT of vegetables or you like to store things away for the winter, then choose the large box. The large box is exactly twice the amount of veggies as the small box. Once we sell out of regular full-season memberships, we offer a limited number of 4-week “Sampler box” memberships, where you can try out the experience with 4 weeks of scheduled boxes.

DO I GET TO PICK OUT WHAT I WANT EACH WEEK FOR MY BOX?

Yes and no. The “core” box is pre-packed for you at our packing house. This usually consists of 6-8 base items that you would consider staples as well as our featured veggie of the week. You can also order pre-order additional items from our online store which we will bring to your pick-up site. NOTE: The first weeks of the CSA have much ligher boxes than normal. This is to be expected. Don’t freak out! You’ll have heavier boxes as the season goes on to make up for it.

WHAT IS GOING TO BE IN MY BOX EACH WEEK?

To help answer this, please visit our  CSA Calendar. This PDF gives you a good idea of our plan for what will go into your box each week. This is not 100% accurate since Idaho weather can be quite unpredictable at times. But this will give you a good idea as to what is usually available throughout the season.

WHAT IF I GO ON VACATION AND HAVE TO MISS MY BOX PICK-UP? CAN I SWITCH MY PICK UP DATE TO EARLIER IN THE WEEK? WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS MY BOX? CAN I GET IT LATER?

Yes. If you are going to be on vacation, you can switch your pick up site. You must give us 5 days notice so we can make the necessary changes to our packing system. Another popular solution many of our members use is to have a friend pick up the box for the week.  
As for what happens if you “miss” your box?… It depends. If you are able to reach us via text prior to the site closing, we can hold your products and take them back to our farm, where we will hold them for 24 hours. If you fail to contact us before we close the site, your box will be donated to a food bank associated with that site upon our departure. We generally bring back at least one missed box regardless — just in case. So give us a call if you missed the window. You might be lucky! We do not credit your account if you miss a pick-up.

CAN I SEND SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK UP MY BOX IF I CAN’T BE THERE?

Yes! If you cannot pick up your share yourself, simply send a substitute! All they have to do is give us your name.  Your substitute will not be allowed to take home the actual container – just the produce inside. So tell them to bring some bags to transfer the produce into.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER ON PICK UP DAY, WHAT DO I DO?

We define “inclement weather” as severe thunderstorm, hail, tornado warning, scary lightening storms – anything that would prevent us from safely standing outside. If it’s dangerous to leave your house, stay home. If you come to the pick up site and we are not there, you can assume we have headed for shelter. We will contact you via email with alternate delivery details.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT’S IN MY BOX EACH WEEK?

Each week, we will email you the contents of your box for that week, along with your newsletter. This list is usually about 75% accurate, but there are almost always changes, especially since we have multiple harvest nights. This list will include reminders about where to store each veggie, common uses for that veggie, and whether you can freeze it.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE VEGGIES YOU GIVE ME?

One of the strengths of our CSA is teaching you how to cook the CSA way. You'll have reciepes and storage guides each week. I'll also link some other great recipes in your newsletter and I'm working on a searchable recipe section on this website. Stay tuned!

You’ll learn the checklist of basic cooking techniques you need to master, what kitchen tools are a must for CSA success, how to store your produce to keep it from spoiling. And of course, pass on your yummy veggies to a neighbor or friend if you have too much.