Still have questions about the Farm Share?
Yes, we are USDA Certified Organic via the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Our farm land has been Certified Organic for over 18 years. As of 2021, we are also Real Organic Project certified! Everything we offer from partner farms is also Certified Organic unless otherwise noted; we believe in transparency in the food you feed yourself and your family. Links to the growing practices of other farms will always be provided in their respective product descriptions.
You can divide up your CSA share however you’d like. While we are unable to prepackage CSA shares to be split we do have some customers who set up a system between themselves.
A Full Share is a weekly box of produce; a Half Share contains the same amount of produce for that week as a Full Share but it is delivered on a bi-weekly basis.
The pick up time at all of our sites in the Des Moines Metro is 4:30 until 6p on Wednesdays (except Ankeny, which is 4:30-6p on Thursdays). Our on-farm pick-up offers the most flexible timeframe, from 3-7p on Wednesdays.
We accept payment via check, cash, or online payment via credit card. The CSA model relies on payment at the time you join; if you are interested in a payment plan, please contact us here. We aim to make our program accessible and feasible to as many as possible!
This is our brand new CSA share offering! In keeping with the tenets of the CSA model, payment is received up front, for a share in the form of a store credit. This store credit may be redeemed throughout the season via our online farm store, the farmers' market, or other in-person events (excluding the online/in-person plant sale). This option allows members to choose exactly what items they want to order. All credit must be redeemed by 12/1/2022 and may only be used via our online store.
If you are not able to pick up your share please notify Farmer Ben through text (515-745-9951) or email by NOON on your designated pick-up day. We are able to hold your share at the farm for on-farm pick-up until Friday at 3p. Alternately, you are welcome to have a friend or family member pick up your share at your designated pick up day/time. Please note that your share will be labeled with YOUR name. If you miss your original pick-up and didn’t let us know, your share will be donated to a local organization/food bank.