Farm Member Spots open now for 2022!
CSA may not be the best option for you. If you like to choose your veggies each week, this may be something to consider! Although a membership or login is not necessary to purchase from our store, a membership will reward you if you plan to order often!
The 1 year membership starts when you sign up and costs $61.50 inc. tax.
What are the benefits?
- Order as much or little of what you want, when you want. (Great option if you know you will be gone on vacation for part of the season.). Or a great option if you know that you don’t like many of the veggies that may appear in the shares. This may not be the best option if you will not remember to sign-in and order during the buying window (Fridays at 6PM-Monday)
- For each order as a member you receive 10% in-store credit. This applies to veggies, meats, eggs, flowers and more!
- As a member you will receive weekly emails with pictures and news on the farm. You also gain access to our recipe idea page and archive farm stories.
Where do I get my veggies?
We offer 3 pickup points on Wednesdays and delivery to Charlottesville on Thursdays between 1-4 PM. Pickup on the farm is also available Fridays between 11 and 3 PM (Please contact email@example.com for more info.)
Church Hill 4-5 PM
Henrico (Innsbrook) 4-5 PM
How to order?
We take Friday morning to work on inventory and our newsletter. We have our store inventory updated by Fridays at 6PM. The store is set up so that you can only checkout from Friday at 6PM through Monday at midnight. This helps us know how much we need to pick in the field and cuts down on wasted veggies!
Read our CSA Terms and Policy for more details about how the CSA works. For more general questions:
Each week, you’ll receive the freshest vegetables in season. Winter season includes leafy greens like lettuce mix and spinach, root veggies like radishes, carrots and turnips, along with cooking greens like kale, chard, and collards. We also have a nice selection of storage crops like butternut, pumpkins and sweet potatoes going into winter! Full veggie list can be found on ‘Sign me Up’ page
We send monthly newsletters with tips for some of the more unusual veggies and feel free to send us an email if you don’t know what to do with a certain veggie. You also get access to our veggie guide list, with food facts and recipes for the veggies we grow! Also if you don’t get to finish everything in your box we will gladly add anything that has spoiled to our compost piles.
We were in the application process to be certified organic by the USDA, but decided against completing the application almost at the end of the process due to high cost associated with the audit visit. On top of that, certified organic allows certain pesticide/chemical sprays that can be bad for human and environmental health. It’s also too much busy work and a list of don’ts rather than proving farmers are caring for the soil. And at the end of the day a large majority of ‘certified organic’ farms do not undergo actual lab analysis to prove whether of not prohibited materials are present in plants or soil.
At BFF we use no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, we use no GMOs, we plant habitat for pollinators, use aromatic and medicinal plants for immune boosting crop sprays, we use lots of compost to replenish burnt carbon lost in uncovering the soil, plant cover crops and make compost teas with cultured micros to nourish the soil. Our annual practice is to preform in depth soil samples and make custom amendments per crop to grow the most nutritious veggies that we can.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We’re always happy to answer questions.