Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequenty Asked Questions

  1. What is a Dairy Credit? A  Dairy Credit refers to one item that is made in the Farmstead Dairy, these items can include a half gallon of our raw whole milk, 2% raw milk, a quart of our whole yogurt, low fat yogut, or kefir.  Dairy credits also refer to our cheeses, which include, raw cheddar, blue cheese, formage frais, brie, feta, cottage cheese and quark, and we also make butter. The only item that is equal to two dairy credits is our camembert cheese, which is worth two credits due to production cost of this variety.  You are welcome to choose a weekly selection that equates to the total number of dairy credits you purchased with your share. Please take into consideration that we do not always have every item available every day.  Our cows are pastured raised and our farmstead creamery only uses the milk that our cows produce, this amount can very during certain times of year depending on their natural cycle.
  2. Do I have to pay a deposit on glass?  Yes.  The cost of the glass jars and bottles are not included in the dairy share.
  3. When do I receive my meats?  The pork and beef are distributed every 4 weeks. The dates are determined depending on the season.  The chickens will be distributed on certain dates, which will be announced through our CSA newsletter.
  4. What is in the meat share?  The meats are prebagged for all the distribution locations, except for the Canterbury location.  We usually give a good variety of different cuts in the share.  For example, in the pork share you can find Bacon, Sausage, Ribs, Ground Pork, Chops, etc. and in the beef  you can expect some Ground Beef, Stew Meats, Steaks, etc.
  5. What is the Maple Syrup Add- On Share?  The Maple Syrup Share consists of a quart of syrup per month.
  6. What can I expect for vegetables in the fall/winter share? Here is a list of the vegetables, that are planned to be in the Fall/Winter share: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Salad Mix, Lettuce, Onions, Shallots, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Rutabega, Parsnips, Winter Squash, Radishes, Arugula, Spinach, Garlic, Kale.
  7. What if I miss a week picking up my share?  If you can not pick up your share for some reason, we ask that you find a friend or family member to pick up your share for you.  If you are unable to find someone to pick up your share, please let us know ahead of time, and we will try to work something out for you.
  8. Can I change locations in the middle of the session?  Once the session starts we are asking for members not to change locations.
  9. Can I join a session after it has started?  This depends on what shares are still available to purchase.  Many shares sell out well before a session starts.  If there are still shares available we will allow people to sign up. You will get a prorated cost for your share if you start after the session has begun and there is  $25 late to join fee.
  10. Are there payment plans?  We ask for 50% of the total balance due at registration, and the other 50% during the first week of the session.  We may allow a different payment plan, please contact us for details.
  11. When do the sessions start?  There are three sessions.  The Summer share starts in June, and goes for 20 weeks.  The Fall/Winter share starts the end of October and goes for 20 weeks.  The Spring share starts mid March and goes for 12 weeks.

 

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