In addition to our Farmshare CSA, we offer Farm Bucks, an alternative way to purchase vegetables at a discount while still supporting the farm. They’re worth more than the dollars you spend on them, and are a great option if your schedule or interests do not suit the breadth and depth of the CSA. Consider them to be Farmstand credit.
Farm Bucks are good at the Thursday Farmstand for all produce, flowers, honey, and live ferment sales.
A Farm Bucks purchase is fixed at $500. Pay before Jan 1st, and get $550 to spend at the Farmstand—10% more than you paid for. Pay on or after Jan 1st, and get $525 in Farm Bucks—5% more than you paid for. A 5% online transaction fee will be added to all credit card purchases.
Your purchase amounts to about $25 at the Farmstand each time you visit—over the course of 6 months, and missing as many weeks as the average Farmshare CSA member,
We will keep a record on our end, so there is nothing for you to lose. If your credit runs low, we’ll let you know. Just use the available Farm Bucks “checks” at the Farmstand.
Farm Bucks EXPIRE at the end of the year, but you may purchase another round for the next year with up to $110 of remaining Farm Bucks (priced at the current dollar value). Extensions will be made at the farm’s discretion to accommodate unexpectedly low production and subsequent farmstand selection, or for any other reasonable reason.
May through October
3194 Preddy Creek Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Left at the top of the Driveway,
Farmstand in the Greenhouse
Note: We rent our land from private owners, so please stick to the day and time to respect their privacy. Thank you so much!
After the CSA goes through on Wednesday, the perishable remainder goes out to the Farmstand. This is the logic that organizes that excess:
Summer produce—squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, etc.—is variously capable of preservation, but is most likely to be at the farmstand.
Greens are hard to preserve, and so all excess goes to the farmstand.
Flowers don't preserve, and go to the farmstand.
Roots—like carrots, beets, and potatoes—get a bulk harvest in the spring or summer, which makes it easier to determine whether or not they make it into the farmstand, and at what quantity. Because they keep so well, though, it is nice to have them around for the CSA to balance any production failures.
Herbs—cilantro, basil, mints, etc.—are easy to dry for winter, but are also present at the farmstand.
Berries—strawberries, blackberries, etc.—can freeze, but we only have so much freezer for CSA members, and so some of them may also make it to the farmstand. Plus, you like fruit, and so we want you to have it.