Frequently Asked Questions
What is the main difference between Home Delivery CSA and Free Choice CSA?
The Home Delivery CSA is a diverse selection of vegetables delivered right to your door each week in an insulated tote. You don’t have to do anything, we show up in the afternoon to early evening and hand you a bag full of beautiful produce!
The Free Choice CSA allows you to pick exactly what you want from our farm stand each week. It is offered as a pick up. You come to our farm located just 10 minutes from downtown Montpelier and choose your own in a market style pickup.
Can we get the Free Choice CSA delivered to our house?
If what you are looking for is choosing your own vegetables, we recommend you to select the Free Choice CSA at the farm. We are a small family farm, the capacity of the delivery system only allows us to offer a standardized bag to Home Delivery customers.
How do Home Deliveries Work?
We develop a delivery route and drop your produce off in an insulated Ananda Gardens tote so that your produce will stay fresh for many hours if you are not home when we drop your bag off.
Does the delivery have any additional cost?
The delivery fee is included in the price of the CSA. You don't have to pay any additional fee for delivery. You do pay for 2 insulated totes, included in the CSA price, that you get to keep at the end of the season. These special insulated totes ensure your produce will stay fresh after drop off.
How do you measure the value in each bag?
Depending on the size of your share, we give you the dollar worth of the CSA share in produce each week. We do not just fill up the bags, we make sure you are receiving a fair value and nutritious diversity for the week.
What happens if I am not going to be able to receive my delivery this week?
For our members that are going on vacation we offer the choice to put your share on hold for one week. You can then choose a week in the remaining weeks of the CSA to receive a double share.
What happens if I miss a Free Choice CSA pickup on Thursday?
If you can’t come on Thursday and let us know, we will pack a bag for you and leave it in our farm stand refrigerator. You can come pick it up at your convenience on Friday.
If you go on vacation or miss a week, you can make it up by selecting extra produce on other weeks of the CSA season.
What if I don't recognize something in my bag?
You can check our website under Recipes and Vegetables as we are updating it frequently in accordance with what we have ready in our garden. You can always text to our Customer Service line 802 279 337 or email us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I pay my CSA?
You get a discount if you pay in one sum at the beginning of the year, as it is very helpful to us. We also offer payment plans. You can send us one payment when you sign up and two postdated checks for July 1st and August 15th. You can pay by sending us a check or by credit card on our website. If you pay by credit card, we pay a small fee to cover the percentage that the credit card takes from us. This is why we prefer checks. Thank you for your understanding.
How do I know if you deliver to my area?
Check our Delivery Route to see if your house is within our range.
Why join Ananda Gardens CSA?
We grow amazing produce and offer a wonderful diversity of crops that thrive on our fertile farm. In order to make it easier for our members to eat fresh locally grown products we offer home delivery! “We are your neighbors, we love to be your farmers”