WHAT IS A CSA SUBSCRIPTION?
Our CSA subscription season runs from the first week of June to the second week of October. We typically have produce available for sale from May - December, but June through October is the heart of our growing season and when we have the capacity to serve the most customers.
There are two basic types of CSA subscriptions: 1) STANDARD & 2) CUSTOM.
A STANDARD share means the farmer chooses what goes in the box each week and you receive your box on set schedule - either every week (full share) or every other week (half share). A standard box includes 8-12 seasonal vegetables with a typical weekly market value of $25-35 per box. Standard Share members can also order extras to include in their boxes, including products from other producers, on a pay as you go basis. Members can put their box on hold during the season for vacations or ask a friend / family member to pick-up for them.
A CUSTOM share means the member chooses what goes in their box each week a la carte ($10 minimum per order) and can decide what weeks they want to order. There is no requirement to order each week. Orders are debited from the Custom Share member's starting balance. Any orders over the starting balance are charged pay as you go. Money left over in a member's balance is considered spent at the end of the season and does not roll over.
WHY CHOOSE A CSA SUBSCRIPTION?
CSA members get:
- First access to farm produce. Whenever product availability is limited, CSA customers get first dibs.
- 15% discount off Online FarmStand Customer prices for all CSA Members for custom / extra orders
- Detailed weekly e-mail newsletter with produce descriptions, recipes, photos, farm updates, and farmer reflections.
- To meaningfully invest in the farm upfront, making Middle Way Farm possible.
All CSA shares are delivered or picked up on Wednesdays, June - October.
Middle Way Farm - 3633 Hwy 146, Grinnell - 4 - 8 pm
Mayflower - pick-up at the pavilion above the dining area patio, 4 - 4:30 pm
McNally's - Pick-up at the grocery store, 4 - 8 pm. Shares not picked up will be stored in cooler, staff can assist with late pick-up during business hours.
Grinnell Home Delivery - Door to door delivery. FREE for CSA customers during the COVID-19 pandemic (through 2021). Must have address WITHIN Grinnell city limits (NOT a Grinnell postal address). 4 - 6 pm
Esther & Co. (Newton) - Pick-up at the store, 4 - 5:30 pm. Shares not picked up will be stored in cooler, staff can assist with late pick-up during business hours.
Partner Share Contributions
Help us raise $3000 for Local Food Connection!
After subscribing to your CSA share, we encourage you to add an additional, optional Partner Share Contribution ($5 - $100). This money goes directly to Local Food Connection, a local non-profit that purchases from local farms and provides no-cost CSA shares to folks who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford high quality, locally produced food. Middle Way Farm has between 5 to 10 Partner Share members in any given year and Local Food Connection also works with other area farms to purchase and donate food.