CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

If you love to eat fresh vegetables and fruits, value organic food, and seek to support your local farming community, our CSA is for you. CSA signifies Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is an agreement between farmer and customer whereby the customer purchases a subscription to a season of the farmer's fresh, seasonal food. For more about CSAs, click here: CSA.

Our CSA members enjoy a weekly box of six to seven of our certified organic seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs with recipes. A weekly box feeds a household of one to three people.

Members pick up their boxes at the farm (913 Arthur Minnis Road, Hillsborough) on Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm. Members pay up front for a 12-week session. We offer two sessions in 2024: May 2 to July 18 and August 1 to October 17.

The contents of weekly boxes vary depending on what is growing. A typical box in June might include strawberries, lettuce, chard, beets, blueberries, carrots, and potatoes. A typical box in the September might include tomatoes, peppers, pawpaws, figs, green beans, and kale.

Members receive, in addition to their weekly box, discounts to farm events; and we host members-only gatherings throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What if I need to miss a week?

Contact us as soon as you know that you will need to miss a week. We can suspend your box for the week and credit you a box later in the season on a mutually agreed date.

What if I cannot make the Thursday pick-up time on a given week?

Contact us as soon as you know that you will not be able to make it for the Thursday pick-up. We can schedule an alternative time.

What are your growing for this year's CSA?

Each weekly box will include 6 to 7 of the vegetables and fruits below (and additionally, herbs) as they become available across the session.

Fruits: strawberries, blueberries
Vegetables: beets, carrots, turnips, sugar snap peas, bunching onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, radishes, cucumbers, summer squash, okra, lettuces, kale, arugula, pak choi, chard, collards, beet greens, malabar spinach, tomatoes (cherry, slicing, sauce), turnips
Herbs: basil, cilantro, dill, parsley

Fruits: Figs, muscadine grapes, pawpaws
Vegetables: beets, summer squash, winter squash, cucumbers, Seminole pumpkins, bunching onions, bulb onions, garlic, okra, green beans, yardlong beans, edamame, lettuces, kale, arugula, pak choi, beet greens, arugula, malabar spinach, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes (cherry, slicing, sauce), peppers, turnips
Herbs: sorrel, dill, basil

Can I choose the foods that go in my box?
No. In keeping with the traditional CSA model, we at RambleRill choose produce and herbs at their peak of seasonal freshness and quality to include in weekly boxes. We include recipes and preparation and storage tips in each box to help you make best use of our offerings. If choice is important to you, you might want to explore options other than our CSA for buying our produce. Shop in person on Saturdays at our farm store, or order produce from our online store on Thursdays for pick-up on Saturdays. For more about these options, see here: Farm Store and Ordering Online.

Have other questions? Email us at Jane@RambleRillFarm.com.