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 as Farmstand credit.
Farm Bucks are good at the Thursday Farmstand for all produce, flowers, honey, and ferment sales. They cannot be used to purchase more Farm Bucks, though their pre-discount value may be used against a Farmshare CSA purchase.
The Farm Bucks price is fixed at $500. Pay before Dec 31st, and get $575 to spend at the Farmstand—15% more than you paid for. Pay after Dec 31st, and get $550 in Farm Bucks—10% more than you paid for. A 5% online transaction fee will be added to all credit card purchases.
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.
Farm Bucks are good for two summers—including the one you purchase them in, should you buy mid-season. At the farm’s discretion, extensions will be made to accommodate unexpectedly low production.
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, are 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.