ELIJA Farm CSA is unique because instead of having a pre-packed share box to pick up, we will have all of the beautiful and freshly harvested bounty for the week displayed on tables in our pick-up tent, similar to what you would see at a Farmers Market. This style of pick- up allows for more flexibility for our members. Each week we will list on the tent chalkboard how much of each vegetable item a share size receives.
The quantities and types of vegetables available in your share will change weekly with the season. You bring your ELIJA CSA tote or your own container to pick-up and, based on the weekly share amounts, choose your particular veggies. You will be eating both locally and seasonally. The fresh spring greens of mid-June whet our appetites for the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants of high summer!
To allow added flexibility, we will have a Swap Box or a "take one, leave one" bin at every pickup, where you can swap items with other members. So if there is something you don’t want to take, you can exchange it for an item that another member placed in the "take one, leave one" bin. At the end of the pickup, anything left in the Swap Box will be donated to a soup Kitchen or food pantry.
We only put out the best produce that we harvest, so if even if you are the last person to arrive during your pick-up time, you will still have prime produce from which to select.
We will have a tent host at every pick-up who will greet you, help with sign in, answer questions about the weekly share, and offer information about how to cook any unfamiliar vegetable in the share. Every week we will offer our ELIJA Thymes newsletter loaded with recipes and information about the produce.