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Questions & Answers

WHEN DO THE VEGGIE BOXES BEGIN?

In 2019, we plan to start on Thursday, May 30. (Please realize Mother Nature might force us to change the start date).  This will continue for 20 weekly deliveries.  

HOW MANY VEGETABLES WILL BE IN MY BOX EACH WEEK?

Sunbeam strives to have on average 7-9 vegetables in the CSA box each week.  

SHOULD I GET A FULL OR HALF SHARE MEMBERSHIP?

If your family is three or more and consume a LOT of vegetables or you like to store things away for the winter, then choose the full share. With the full share you will receive a box each week for 20 weeks.  If your family is smaller or if you are single, then we suggest a half share.  You will receive a box every other week – 10 weeks total.  We also have members who split their box with two or even three people.  If that is the case we suggest a full share. There really is no right answer to this question as you are the one who knows how many vegetables you will use each week.    

IS EVERYTHING IN MY VEGGIE BOX CERTIFIED ORGANIC?

Everything except sweet corn. Sunbeam has been USDA certified organic since 2013.  We do not grow sweet corn but we have a local farm that produces non-GMO sweet corn that meets our standards. We will make sure to let you know when the sweet corn is added to your box.  Other than the sweet corn, you will receive Sunbeam organic veggies.

WHAT IF I GO ON VACATION AND HAVE TO MISS MY BOX PICK-UP. CAN I SWITCH MY PICK UP DATE?

Yes. In order to do this, you must notify us no later than Monday of that week. With 90 members, our packing system cannot handle changes at the last minute. If you have to miss a pick-up, please email Cynthia at sunbeamfamilyfarm@gmail.com or call her at 740-507-5615.  Cynthia will provide you with the various options. If you do not arrive to pick up your share and you do not notify us in time, your box will be donated to a local food pantry, and someone will benefit from your share.

I WAS LATE TO MY PICK-UP SITE AND I MISSED MY BOX. CAN I STILL RECEIVE MY BOX? 

If you are able to email or phone Cynthia within 24 hours, we can make arrangements for you to pick-up your box. If you fail to contact us, your box will be donated to a local food pantry.

CAN I SEND SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK UP MY BOX IF I CAN’T BE THERE?

Yes! If you cannot pick up your share yourself, simply send a substitute! All they have to do is sign their name on the CSA clipboard. 

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT’S IN MY BOX EACH WEEK?

Each week, we will email you the contents of your box for that week, along with photographs, description, storage tips and recipes for each vegetable.

WHY DO I NEED TO RETRUN MY EMPTY BOX EACH PICK-UP?

With 90 members it can be quite costly for Sunbeam to provide new boxes each week.  We ask you to reduce our costs by returning your empty box when you pick-up your CSA.  

How Does a CSA Work?November 28th, 2018

It Starts with a Promise You commit to support Sunbeam Family Farm for either 10 or 20 weeks and pay up front for CSA membership.  Sunbeam will begin to grow produce for your family in the spring

Aspiring Farm InformationNovember 28th, 2018

Organic Farming Positions                        Sunbeam Family Farm is looking for

Questions & AnsersNovember 28th, 2018

WHEN DO THE VEGGIE BOXES BEGIN? In 2019, we plan to start on Thursday, May 30. (Please realize Mother Nature might force us to delay the start).  This will continue for 20 weekly deliveries. &nb

Registration for the 2019 Summer CSA program will begin on December 1, 2019.  During December, Sunbeam is offering a "Holiday Discount".  Receive a 10% discount on either a full or half share during the month of December.  Don't delay, the discount will end on January 1, 2019.  We are looking forward to working with you during the 2019 season!