Community Supported Agriculture
We raise all our food without chemicals; that means no chemical sprays used in our garden and no chemicals going into our animals. We have organically mineralized our soils to make the veggies full of vitamins and minerals. Our animals grow in clean pastures with access to fresh water, sunshine, grass and vitamins and minerals.
Our CSA buying options are detailed here.
Frequently Asked Questions about CSA
What is a CSA, and what does it stand for?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. We offer a “share” of what we produce on the farm. Members purchase a “subscription”, and in return, receive meat and other products from us every month. This helps our farm’s cash flow and gives us an opportunity to know the people who eat the food we produce. And our members tell us they get more flavorful, healthier food and learn more about how food is produced.
What if deliveries have already begun, can I still join? Are there any deadlines?
You may sign up to join Day Spring Farm CSA at any time during the season. We will pro-rate costs monthly. However, you may not join one month at a time. Registrations are for the remainder of the season. The only deadlines are for the Early-Bird Discounts.
Can we choose which meats and cuts are in our share?
Our shares are customizable by meat, but not by cut. We are able to plan how many chickens or pigs we raise, but we can’t plan for a scenario where, say, everyone wants only chicken breasts without wasting a lot of chicken legs and thighs, which we don’t think is fair to the animal or other members. We do make an effort to keep track of what cuts we provided to you the prior month, so that you get a rotation of familiar and new cuts. If you don’t eat a certain type of animal please just let us know and we can make substitutions.
What would I do with cuts that I am unfamiliar with, don’t use enough of or like?
Many of our members have been pleasantly surprised to try our recipes with new cuts, which they previously had never considered. If there are still some cuts that you don’t like, you can share them with family/friends/co-workers. We can’t promise specific cuts per individual tastes.
Where do you deliver?
Please contact us for delivery options .
Can I pay by credit card?
We can take Visa or Mastercard in person.
Do you have an installment plan option?
Yes, contact us to set up a month to month payment plan.
If I go on vacation, how do I deal with my share?
You may share it with a friend, or contact us for possible other options.
Can I order smaller quantities for a single person?
We suggest you try a medium-share, or perhaps split a medium-share with a friend, co-worker or neighbor.
Do you ever need new CSA delivery sites?
Yes, there are times when we seek a new delivery site. For members who are interested in offering their home, church, or place of business as a potential delivery site please contact us to discuss this possibility. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Is it possible to visit the farm?
The farm is ALWAYS open to visitors. We believe it’s important for people to know where there food comes from, and we want people to see how we do things. Just email or call ahead of time so we can make sure that one of us can give you a personal tour. We also have open farm days a few times a year, with activities, prizes and opportunities to meet your fellow CSA members. Please refer to the website home page for current events.