Our Daily Tasks: Covering and Uncovering

Our Daily Tasks: Covering and Uncovering

The winter wonderland where we grow your veggies.

The winter wonderland where we grow your veggies.
Photo credit: Emily Hammon
Want to join and receive your own share of delicious veggies each week? If you are interested in signing up, please email us at greededgegardens@gmail.com. For more information or to download our Enrollment brochure, visit our website at www.greenedgegardens.com/CSA.

We love sharing our wonderful produce with you! We started this blog so that we can keep you up to date with all that is happening on the farm. It is also an opportunity for all of us to get to know one another better. One of the strengths of a CSA is the direct relationship between the farmer's experience and your experience receiving fresh vegetables weekly.

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April 27, 2008

CSA Pickup Location Requirements

Green Edge Organic Gardens

Athens Hills CSA




16232 henry road amesville, ohio 45711

Pickup Location Guidelines

Minimum of 10 Full Shares

♠ In order to be a drop off site for Athens Hills CSA, you need to have a minimum of 10 full shares in order for us to be able to use you as a drop-off site.

♠ We will be happy to help you by sending you brochures and posters to pass out.

Offer Some Security

♠ It is ideal if someone is there during the pick-up times, but we understand that this can be very difficult.

♠ An good example is to use your garage – it is a covered space outside of your home. It would be great if you could keep the garage door open so that the CSA members could go in through a person door, but again, we understand if that is not possible.

On-Site Problem Solving

♠ You will be the first contact for the CSA members when there is a problem. They will have your name, email & phone number, and they will contact you if there is any unusual scenarios.

♠ We ask for a minimum of 2 hours for the pick-up times (you pick the best times). We recommend 4-6 pm as that seems to be a good time for people getting off work, but feel free to pick a time that works best for your pick-up members. If you are able to offer more than 2 hours, it makes it easier for our CSA members.

♠ It is up to you to decide what to do with people who have unusual situations such as they cannot pickup during the regular times (we suggest that they find someone else to pickup for them, but this is up to you).

♠ We will provide you with a full list of people who will be picking up at your location so that you can get in touch with them. We will also provide you with a check-off list to keep track of who has (and who hasn’t) picked up their produce.

♠ We ask that if there is a problem you give them your share first. For example, say someone has picked up more than 1 share – as soon as they find out they will return the extra share. If it is something more complicated than that, we will provide you with an extra share so that you do not miss out!

Summer Requirements

♠ Our CSA’s are delivered to you in a refrigerated truck to keep the produce cool & fresh, and we need to keep them fresh until the CSA members can pick them up.

♠ We require a shaded area to keep the CSA produce fresh.

♠ We will help provide coolers to keep the produce fresh until pickup (2 shares fit easily into 1 cooler – if 10 shares are dropped off, you only need 5 coolers).

Winter Requirements

♠ A covered, heated location is needed for winter as well as summer to keep the produce from freezing.

♠ Coolers are also suggested for winter to make sure that the produce does not freeze.

In return for all of your help, you will receive a free share of our CSA, worth $475 for the whole CSA cycle!

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