What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Community Supported Agriculture CSA is a direct partnership between you the consumer and our farm. Your commitment not only helps supports the valuable work we are trying to accomplish but in return you receive the highest-quality local produce your money can buy. You have the added advantage of getting our freshest product reserved for you without the hassle of having to be the first at the market, insuring that you get the products that you want when you want them. CSA members pay in advance for a share of the upcoming harvest and we work to harvest and deliver the “CSA Shares” to our members at the South
Durham Farmers Market :
Greenwood Commons Shopping Center
5410 NC Highway 55
Durham, NC 27713
We are located about 5 minutes south of I-40 on the corner of NC 55 and Sedwick Road.
Summer Market Hours
Saturdays: 8:00a – Noon
We aim to grow the highest quality produce possible. We harvest the day
before delivery and cool it down over night. Picking up your box as early as possible during the pick-up window will help ensure their freshness and nutritional quality. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed- if you have a problem with any of our produce please let us know and we will replace it free of charge.
What does a CSA Membership Include
A weekly or every-other-week delivery of seasonal vegetables that are ‘Beyond Organic’. Our vegetables and herbs have never been treated with any synthetic chemicals and are bursting with flavor and freshly harvested from our fields.
Invitations to any farm workshops, gardening and culinary classes, potlucks, U-picks, as well as our farm our Annual Spring Farm Tour so you can see where your food is grown and meet the people who produce it.
An Invitation to join us on Facebook for a weekly newsletter that includes
recipes and details about how to handle and store your CSA produce, as well as news from the farm. We will post pictures of the content in each box on our website, as well as provide a weekly hard-copy of easy recipes that use these farmed products
Special member pricing on bulk-item purchases and value-add products and samplers.
Boxes cannot be individualize but be assured that if there is something that you really dislike on our availability list (or can’t eat) please let us know and we will gladly swap out up to two items for substitutions.
An option to serve as a part of a focus group and test out some of our new value-add products in exchange for valuable feedback on pricing and any quality issues to help us improve our CSA and product line.
How much does it cost to become a member?
The cost of your CSA share depends on the box size you order: Small ($25), Medium ($35), or Large ($41) with the contents of each shown on our website for you to choose from. There is no commitment required, you can choose to purchase a CSA at your convenience, as long as the order is received on our website 2 days in advance of the Saturday South Durham Farmers market.
We accept credit cards, money orders, cash or checks upon delivery. Please make checks payable to Floppy Hat Farms and please save and return your CSA box and/or cool pack on your next pickup. We believe everyone deserves access to healthy and nutritious food, regardless of socioeconomic status. As part of our mission, we can accept SNAP/EBT benefits in conjunction with a Double Bucks program, matching the first $10 of any SNAP purchase with an additional $10 in market tokens that can be used to pay for your CSA box purchase. Please inquire on how to participate in this program.
How do I Sign-up?
Go to our Join page on our website and follow the steps to choose your membership option. Thank you for supporting our farming efforts!
Rachel Tinker-Kulberg, PhD