|Think Little CSA Membership
- sample CSA boxes from last season -
Our CSA is a small, traditional, seasonal vegetable CSA. Our goal is to provide our members with a half-bushel box of farm-fresh, healthful, seasonal vegetables, week after week, for the duration of the season. Most of it will be grown on our farm and some of it (asparagus, melons, strawberries, some storage crops, etc.) we will procure from other small-scale farms across south-central Kentucky, because we love supporting our farming friends, too. In order to balance each box, here are a few "box rules" we do our best to follow:
- CSA members get the best and get it first. Period.
- Popular, easy-to-use items every week, when available: lettuce, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, etc.
- At least one allium every week, when available: garlic, leeks, onions, & scallions.
To answer the question, "How much food is it, really?" A: It depends on how much you cook/eat at home. In our experience, it's enough for a couple who LOVE cooking at home and frequently use vegetables, a family of three to four who eats at home several days a week, or a families of 6+ who just want to make sure some of their vegetables are coming from a local farm. Each week, members will receive 5 to 7 vegetables, fruits, and/or herbs (see example shares above). If it's too much veg week after week, or if you want some flexibility with the schedule, consider splitting a share with a friend or designating a backup member you can rely on. We purposefully grow vegetables that are more approachable and easier to use (i.e. no kohlrabi in our CSA, not sorry) at a scale you can easily "add-on" to by simply shopping with other local farmers at the market. In fact, we encourage you to do so!
|THE VEG WE GROW
Arugula, Asian-greens, fresh beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, mini-eggplant, cut flowers, garlic, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce, micro-greens, onions, parsnips, snap peas, Summer squash, sweet corn, peppers, new potatoes, salad turnips, scallions, spinach, Swiss chard, and all kinds of tomatoes.
We'll also have farm-fresh eggs available for CSA members only at $4/dozen, a la carte (request at pick-up/drop-off). The chickens are raised free-range by family members of ours in Auburn, KY.
|CSA FARM DAYS
Periodically throughout the season, weather permitting, we invite our CSA members out to see the farm and share a meal (times & dates TBD).
|Location & Delivery
Our Bowling Green CSA drop location is Community Farmers Market (2319 Nashville Rd.), Saturdays from 8a to 1p & Tuesdays from 2p to 6p. We will also deliver your weekly CSA box within Bowling Green city limits on Tuesdays between 10am & 2pm for an additional $20/month. We ask someone be there to receive it or a cooler left in an accessible location.
|MAIN SEASON $480 ($600 for delivery)
The six month main-season begins the first week of May and extends through October.
|WINTER SEASON $480 ($600 for delivery)
The six month winter-season begins the first week of November and extends through April.
|ALL OF IT
Membership is paid 100% before the beginning of the season. With it, we're able to purchase what we need (seed, amendments, tools, water, etc.) to enter the growing season, which begins a few months before the first CSA box makes it to your home. If able, we prefer this option, but we also understand that most would not be able to afford a CSA otherwise (ourselves included), so we offer a few other options below.
|HALF & HALF
Membership is paid in two installments of $240 ($300 for delivery), one before the first CSA box of the season and the second three months into the season.
Membership of $80 ($100 for delivery) is paid monthly on or before the first CSA box of each month.
* In order to reserve your share, we ask that new members make a payment either online or in person. Think Little accepts cash, checks, and SNAP. For SNAP, please let us know beforehand so we can make appropriate arrangements for maximizing your dollars (i.e. Double Dollars).
**Payment is non-refundable, except in the form of vegetables, because it will have been invested in the farm.
Be sure you've read and understand everything on this page before becoming a CSA member. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us here, and we'll get back with you as soon as possible. 'Preciate it!
|FAQ ON BECOMING A MEMBER
Break it down for me, one more time.
The main-season CSA begins the first week of May and continues through the last week of October. Every week, you'll receive a half-bushel box of five to seven vegetables on the day/location you select. Delivery is only available within Bowling Green city limits, but if you live just outside of, please send us a message.
I don't want to pay through a website, is there another way to become a member?
Purchasing a share through the site is convenient and can secure your membership in our CSA, but you can also pay with check, cash, card, or SNAP in person at Community Farmers Market. Send us a message so we can reserve your membership for a week so we don't sell out online before you reach us at market.
What if I'm going out of town or on vacation?
If you are not able to get your box on a given week, you may move it to the following CSA day (please give a 24-hour advanced notice) or you may have someone get it for you. If you believe it will be a regular occurrence, consider splitting a membership with a friend.
There is a small chance I may be moving over the Summer, but I still want to be a part of Think Little CSA.
We get it, life happens. In the event something life-changing occurs and you need to drop the CSA, we'll help you figure out a solution. We only ask that to the extent you know, please let us know before becoming a member, and consider paying monthly.