Good Eats CSA - FAQ
What is Good Eats CSA?
Good Eats is our weekly food delivery program. Each Wednesday we deliver fresh vegetables from the farm, plus locally grown and produced staples, value added products and meats to our members. Along with the beautiful fresh produce and food, members receive a weekly newsletter with news from the farm and information, recipes, and how to information about the food in that week's share. We started Good Eats CSA because we wanted the public to have full and direct access to all of the great vegetables we grow. Joining our CSA is the best way for our customers to experience the full diversity that makes up Pete’s Greens.
Good Eats is based on the Community Supported Agriculture model in which customers pay up front for vegetables and other farm products and receive a share every week. Our shares save our members an average of 18% per week over retail. You can pick up your Good Eats share at our farm in Craftsbury or at one of our pickup sites in Central Vermont.
How do I join?
Please continue reading through the FAQ's then either sign up online and mail in your payment(s) or download our printable form and mail in with payment(s). Our shares always fill fast and it is first come first serve. If we are already full, or if you are interested in an upcoming share, please sign up for our Farm Updates (fill out form to the right) to be put on our contact list for upcoming share periods.
Can I join after the season has started?
If shares are still avaialable you will be able to join after the season has started. Email our CSA Manager for the details of how to join at a prorated price. If the current share period is already full don't worry, since we are a year-round CSA you will be able to sign up for our next share season. By signing up on our email list you will be notified when upcoming sign-up times are.
What is in the shares?
We have all the staple veggies you would expect as well as a large selection of specialty varieties with culinary value. Your bag will contain the same produce that we sell to top chefs around New England. Our hope is to both delight and challenge you with the selections. For specific descriptions and examples of shares please see our Join Good Eats page.
Do I save money with the CSA share?
Yes, you can save as much as 20% over retail by getting your vegetables directly from the farm through our Veggie Only Share. We estimate that the value of a weekly Localvore Share saves you on average 18% a week.
Do you offer payment plans?
Although we prefer that you pay for your entire share at the time that you sign up, we do offer a payment option for full period shares that include vegetables.
Can I split a share?
Yes, simply fill out the sign-up form indicating that it will be shared. Co-members are responsible for splitting up the share themselves at pick-up. If you are looking for someone to split a share with check out our Members Seeking page or email our CSA Manager to have your information posted on the page.
What if I can not pick up my share?
If it is last minute, we suggest you arrange to have a family member or friend pick your box up and the week's bounty. If you know that you will be away at least a week in advance, you will be able to halt delivery and be given credit on your account that you may use toward the purchase of a future share. You can not use your credit at the farm stand or farmer's market. To cancel a particular delivery
at least one week before the delivery you wish to cancel.
Do you give refunds or credits?
We do not issue refunds for the entire share. If you are disappointed in the quality of produce, or we are at fault for a missed delivery
to work out a fair compensation. Our goal is complete satisfaction.
What pick up spots do you deliver to?
Please see our Delivery Sites page.