How much food is included in the weekly basket?
A weekly basket typically feeds 3-4 people. Each week has a different quantity and variety of fresh produce, depending on the season and Mother Nature! Consider it a supplement to your weekly groceries and enough to feed a small family. Often you’ll receive more produce during the middle and end of summer when it’s peak harvest season. Spring baskets will weigh the least. Lettuce and greens in spring are lighter than summer melons and winter squash.
What will be included in my weekly basket?
You’ll be eating in tune with the seasons! A variety of vegetables and fruit are offered that are grown in Northern Nevada from early spring through late autumn. The growing cycle yields different crops at different times. For instance, corn won’t be available in June, yet in August and September it will be bountiful. CSAs are a wonderful lesson in seasonal eating.
Is your food organic?
Most, but not all of our food is organic. Lattin Farms, the main producer, is certified organic, as are many of our other farmers. We support and buy from local family farms who are good stewards of the land although they may not be 100% organic.
How local is your produce?
Most of our farms are within 100 miles of Reno. Occasionally, they are farther. Our mission is to support small, sustainable family farms.
Will there be any fruit?
Melon and berries will be in your basket in late summer, along with seasonal vegetables. Look for Nevada’s famous Hearts O’ Gold melons in late summer! Fruit lovers can purchase an additional share of late-season fruit from Kelley Orchards to be delivered with your regular basket.
What if I’m out of town or on vacation and can’t pick up my basket?
We cannot give credit for missed weeks. If you can’t pick up your basket during any week, why not arrange for a family member or friend to pick it up and enjoy it? Otherwise, baskets not picked up are given to charity.
Can you change my delivery day for a week or two if I can’t pick up my basket on my scheduled day?
No, we can’t make temporary changes for your pick-up location as it’s more complicated than it seems. Changes have to be made for the picking, packing and delivery schedules every time a change is made. Everything is done in a short period of time to make sure you’re getting the freshest produce possible.
Can I get bananas, lemons or avacados in my weekly basket?
Sorry, those and other tropical fruits won’t be available from local growers. Part of belonging to a CSA is becoming familiar with local seasonal eating. That means eating what grows in our region during the different seasons. Light greens in the spring, melons and berries in the summer, potatoes and hearty root vegetables in the autumn. These are the foods that are best for our bodies.
More questions? Contact us!