What will I get in my share?
Each week you will receive a variety of vegetables picked fresh at Tioga Valley Farm. You will receive a minimum of 7 different types of vegetables at each pickup. Members should expect to get about a shopping bag full of produce per week. Produce variety and quantity will increase as we go into the summer months, look at our 'Crops & Recipes' page for a complete list of what we grow!
Can I choose my vegetables?
Our on-farm CSA pickup features a market-style layout so that members get a choice in what vegetables they take home. During the majority of the season we offer a "Mix-and-Match" section where members get to choose exactly what they want from a variety of different vegetables. Members pick a half-bag of Mix-and-Match vegetables in addition to several designated items.
Is Tioga Valley Farm organic?
We grow all of our produce naturally, without chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or genetically modified seed (GMOs). We strongly believe in farming for the health of our community and our environment. This means that we follow organic growing practices but have not yet been certified as organic. For more information see Northeast Organic Farming Association's "Farmer's Pledge" which outlines our promise to grow responsibly.
What is the U-Pick?
Tioga Valley Farm offers free U-Pick vegetables, herbs, and flowers to CSA members. The U-Pick is available during farm-share pickup times most weeks of the season. U-Pick items include cut flowers, herbs, beans, peas, cherry tomatoes, and more! The U-Pick is a great way to get kids excited about eating their veggies!
What if I can't make it to a CSA pickup?
You can have a friend or family member pick up your CSA share during normal pickup times. You do not need to tell us in advance. Due to labor and time constraints we cannot arrange pickup outside of our normal hours. Shares that are not picked up will be donated to local food pantries.
Is that a bug in my vegetables?
We grow all of our produce without the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides. We also harvest our vegetables fresh, with most of your CSA share being harvested the day you pick it up. This means that sometimes you may find a bug in your vegetables- remember that all of our produce is grown naturally!