Frequently Asked Questions

Take Root Farm

Why join a C.S.A.?

  • As a member you will be directly supporting local organic farms.
  • Support sustainable natural agricultural practices that produce food in a way that protects our environment.
  • Know your food is being grown with your health and well being in mind and not just for looks or shipping ability.
  • Get fresher, healthier, tastier produce at prices less than retail stores.
  • A way to invest in yourself, your family, your environment, and your community.
  • Those without time, aptitude, or availability of land to garden can come to "their" farm, feel and smell the earth and their "root" connection to life.
  • By joining Take Root Farm, you will be supporting farmers who are committed to growing healthy food that's in harmony with nature and each other.

Why Organic?

Our Grandparents ate produce that had considerably more nutrients than what is found in fruit and vegetables today. The use of synthetic fertilizers, selective plant breeding and genetically modified organisms are to blame. Agribusiness has put the focus on creating larger yields, “super sizing” our produce, while ignoring nutrient content. Some of our produce today doesn’t even taste like it once did.

Most people think of “organic” in terms of the chemicals they lack, but what they contain makes them even more valuable. Get the most out of your food, eat organic!

How do I learn about genetically modified organisms and the future of our food?

We've identified some great resources to help answer questions like this one. Please feel free to take a moment to visit the following websites:

What if I'm unable to pick up my share for a week?

It's a great time to give your share to a family member, friend or co-worker. Members can also choose to opt-out for that week by giving at least three days notice. Upon receiving notice, I will credit your account for the missed week. You can then apply the credit towards future TRF purchases.

What are the pick up days?

All boxes are packed Wednesday mornings. Members can pick up anytime between 2 pm and 6 pm on Wednesday or between 9am and 6pm on Thursdays. If needed members can request (before Friday) that there box be held for them for a specified time and I will be happy to hold it until they can get here.

What do I do if I forget to pick up my box?

Members can contact me (e-mail works best) before the eve of the following day after the missed pick-up day to make arrangements for pick-up. All boxes left the 2nd morning after pick-up day will be donated unless I receive a request to hold it.

How much does each box weigh?

We do not use weight as the method of determining the value of our boxes. Instead they are based on the retail value of the produce inside the box each week. Therefore the weight of the box will vary from week to week.

Can I exchange produce in my box?

Yes. Each week there will be a list posted of what is inside your box. By glancing at this you can easily determine if you want to exchange something in your box for something else. You never have to be stuck with items you will not use. Details about this are posted in our pick-up area.

Can I buy more of something when I pick up my box?

Yes. We understand that there are times when you particularly like a certain item and you may desire more of it for that week. We have a shelf with items available to purchase. Details about this are posted in the pick-up area.

Where does the produce come from in the winter?

We will always buy from other local growers when possible. When it is not possible we buy from other certified organic suppliers. We like to keep a nice variety of produce in our boxes from week to week and therefore do not only rely on what can be grown locally. Everything we bring in is quality certified organic produce.

Have more questions? Contact TRF.


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Bee King's

We sell Bee King's Local, Raw Washington Honey. Information about varieties and prices are at the farm.

 

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