What’s in a Global Growers Farm Share?
The very best of our weekly harvest! Our Farm Share members receive the finest we have to offer, including exclusive produce that we do not take to farmers’ markets or restaurants. We send out a weekly newsletter to Farm Shareholders to let you know what's coming your way, along with some recipes to get you cooking.
During the “cool” seasons (Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov), look for items including: carrots, mixed salad greens, collard greens, radishes, beets, mustard greens, turnips, kale, green onions, parsley, cilantro, cabbage, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and more.
During the warmer “hot” season (Jun-Aug), produce might include yellow squash, green beans, field peas, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, basil, and more.
As a Farm Shareholder, you eat with the seasons and come to understand what local food really means. We strive for a strong diversity of offerings, but generally, greens and root vegetables thrive in our climate during spring and fall, while squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes are more common summer offerings.
Each week we will partner with a local farm or vendor to add one additional specialty product to your share – like honey, farm fresh eggs, goat cheese, or some special fruits like peaches, blueberries or strawberries in season.
What should I do if I don’t recognize a vegetable I receive?
Check the list in the Farm Share newsletter first. If you’re still having trouble, send us an email and we’re happy to help you out. Or, turn to your fellow Farm Shareholders for ideas! You will be invited to join the Global Growers Farm Share Facebook group where you can share information, ask questions, and exchange recipes.
Can I visit the farm to see where my food is grown and meet the farmers?
Yes, we love visitors, especially our Farm Shareholders! We manage a total of 20 acres of land in DeKalb County at four farm and garden sites. Just reach out and let us know when you’d like to come by, and one of our team members can show you around.
Can I volunteer on the farm?
Yes, you can! We host individual volunteers as well as school/corporate/civic volunteer groups. Click here if you’d like to come and get your hands dirty!
We also offer a 10% discount to Farm Shareholders who commit to volunteer at least 10 hours of work throughout the season. You'll rotate through 3 primary areas of need on the farm: Food Safety, Compost, and Weeding.
Where do the Farm Share vegetables and fruits come from?
All vegetables are grown locally and organically by Global Growers Network farmers who have participated in hands-on training in sustainable agriculture and food safety. Farm Share sales are an important source of reliable income for farmers who are able to grow their businesses with your direct support! Don’t be fooled by other vegetable delivery services that promise to source locally “whenever possible.”
In addition to the vegetables we grow, we directly source a variety of extra offerings for you. We aim to offer you a whole pantry of goodies, including fruits, berries, honey, coffee, eggs, and more. Check out our online store for more information.
How do I pick up my share?
The first step is to select your pick up location. We are trying something new this season. Each item will be handed directly to you by one of our farmers, allowing you to ask any questions and get to know your farmers! You will receive a reusable bag, which you'll bring back each week.
What if I can’t pick up my share this week?
If you are unavailable to pick up your share for whatever reason, feel free to let a friend enjoy it that week. Just be sure to give your substitute thorough instructions.
If you can’t make it in time to pick-up your CSA Share, please contact Lauren Ladov at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do all that we can to accommodate you getting your share. Unfortunately, if nothing can be worked out, there are no refunds for missed pick-ups or forgotten shares.
How do I pay?
We use a web-based software program called Farmigo for online sales. You can make payments by electronic check or credit card through a secure processing system. Payments are made in full at the beginning of the season. We also are able to accept EBT/SNAP payments, but cannot process these through Farmigo. Please contact Lauren Ladov at email@example.com for an alternative payment method.
How do I cancel or get a refund?
Membership in our Farm Share is a commitment to our farmers for the growing season. We generally do not offer refunds or allow cancellations. However, we will consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis for the following issues: major loss of household income; unexpected relocation; and, unresolved customer service issues. A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from any refund issued.