Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in my box?

Every box will have a diverse assortment of roots, salad greens, cooking greens, hot crops, and herbs depending on the season.  Here is a list of some of the vegetables that we expect to grow this season: head lettuce, radishes, salad mixes, spinach, turnips, scallions, sweet onions, baby bok choy, broccoli rabe, kale, swiss chard, fresh herbs, culinary herbs, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, carrots, cabbage, arugula, broccolini, zucchini, cauliflower, potatoes, napa cabbage, and more!

 

Signing up for a CSA is signing up for a partnership with the farm. Farming doesn't come with any guarantees, so if the farm experiences a crop loss what comes in the box share might change. 

How does payment work?

Check out our page about payment plans and pricing to learn more!

How does pickup work?

When you register for our CSA you will

select a pickup day, either Tuesday

afternoons at the farm or in downtown

North Adams or Saturday mornings at

the farm or in downtown North Adams.

We may also add more pickup sites

before the season starts depending on

interest. CSA pickup will happen every

week, rain or shine! We try not to allow

changes to the CSA pickup schedule

once the season is underway, so if you

are going to miss a pickup we suggest

that you have a friend pickup your box!

Any boxes left behind will be donated.

What if I can't pickup one week? Can I get a refund?

CSA members cannot be refunded for individual weeks because they have paid in advance, essentially investing in a portion of the farm's produce for the season. If you are going to miss a week we suggest having a friend pickup for you! 

Is FWF organic?
While Full Well Farm is not "certified organic," we use organic, no-till practices that generally go above and beyond what that certification calls for. We only use organic approved soil amendments, including organic compost and alfalfa meal and utilize no-spray pest management practices, including crop rotation and row cover, to protect our crops from insects without the use of pesticides. 
How will I get farm updates?

When you register for one of our CSAs your email will be added to our farm newsletter! Each week you will receive farm updates, event notifications, recipe ideas, photos from the farm, and gardening tips.

What should I pay on the sliding scale?

Below is a short list of guidelines to assist you as you navigate the question of how much you can afford. Learn more about payment options here.

Consider paying more on the scale if you: Own the home you live in, have investments, retirement accounts, inherited money, travel recreationally, work part-time by choice, have access to family money and resources in times of need, have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.) Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, we ask you to recognize this as a choice.

Consider paying less on the scale if you: Are supporting children or have other dependents, have significant debt, have medical expenses not covered by insurance, have tuition/educational expenses, receive public assistance, have immigration related expenses, are a senior citizen.

The sliding scale payment model is an alternative to a charity model. It is an opportunity to look inward and take stock of our levels of financial privileges and resources. It's intent is to give the opportunity to facilitate a small piece of local economic justice. While we do ask you to reflect on where you fall on the scale, please don’t stress about it. Pay what feels right.

*Thank you to Soul Fire Farm, Rock Steady Farm, and many others for their dedication to developing sliding scale models and for their willingness to share their resources with other farmers.*

 

 

Sample Shares:

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Sample June Box - Full Share

French Breakfast Radishes

Green Garlic

Red Oakleaf Lettuce

Greens Mix

Baby Box Choy

Cilantro

Fresh Oregano 

Spinach

Sample June Box - Small Share

Green leaf lettuce

Carrots

Scallions

Heirloom Tomatoes

Cilantro

White Russian Kale

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Sample July Box - Full Share

Carrots

Green Leaf Lettuce

Celery

Broccoli

Shiso

Sweet onions

Summer Squash

Poblano Peppers

Sample July Box - Small Share

Green cabbage

Golden beets

Parsley

Sweet onions

New potatoes

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Sample October Box - Full Share

Red Radishes

Garlic

Green Tomatoes

Arugula

Purple Top Turnips

Acorn Squash

Spinach

Sample September Box - Small Share

Spinach

Red Radishes

Honeynut Squash

Shishito Peppers

Green Curly Kale

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