FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS MOONROSE FARM CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
No. Our growing practices are very similar to the organic standard, we just feel that certification is unnecessary for our farm. We do not use any chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers anywhere on our farm. Almost all of the plants and seeds we purchase are organic unless we can not find an organic option. We feel lucky to have direct relationships with all of our customers through our CSA, farmer's market, and restaurant accounts and can explain our methods to anyone who wants to learn more.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY CSA?
91 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE CRANSTON - Drive (SLOWLY!) through the neighborhood, keep an eye out for neighborhood kids and kitties! Drive all the way down to the end of the cul-de-sac and you'll see a set of green gates. Our CSA pickup will be held to the right of the greenhouse under the carport. Our parking lot is not paved so please park in the cul de sac if it's very rainy!
Please come any time between 3 and 6 pm on Wednesdays!
WHAT VEGGIES WILL BE IN MY SHARE?
Each week will vary depending on the season's bounty. We try to have salad, cooking greens, and herbs each week in spring and fall plus a variety of other veggies like radishes, peas, onions, carrots, beets, and more. Summer will bring an abundance of zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, and other summer treats. We may supplement the share in fall with our own dried herbs, winter squashes, roots, and other storage crops. We will send out a newsletter each week a few days before pickup with what will be in the share to help you plan your weekly shopping.
Click HERE to see photos of our CSA shares from 2018.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO PICK UP MY SHARE?
-If you know you can not make it to pickup ahead of time, please try to coordinate with a friend or family member to pick up the share for you.
-If no one is able to pick up your share, please call or text MELISSA at
(443) 857 7907 to arrange other options.
-If you forget to contact us on pickup day, we will donate your share. We know, sometimes life gets hectic, but please understand we harvest fresh for our CSA and can not hold shares with limited access to refrigerated space. If you let us know as soon as you remember, we can save your share for pickup from the farm stand in Rehoboth on the weekend.
WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD A CSA?
It is really important to us to make food accessible to all members of our community. If you are interested in making a payment plan with us, please send us an email. Another option is to do a work-share. You can choose to work in exchange for the cost of your CSA depending on how much time you can commit. Please visit the work-share page to find out more info about our program.
CAN I / MY KIDS / MY DOG COME VISIT?
We will periodically post events on our home page where we will invite our community to participate in harvests, classes, and tours. We would like to remind anyone interested in bringing their children that it is a working farm. This means uneven ground, electric fences, animals, funky smells, bugs, bees, places where walking / touching is not allowed, and limited access to indoor bathrooms. We ask that children are always accompanied by an adult. Please make sure you bring your own water, hats, sunscreen, and snacks. Wear sturdy closed toe shoes and use bug spray if you're into that kind of thing. As far as dogs go, we are unable to invite your pup. We have a farm dog who has been trained to follow the rules of not eating the plants and chickens and to be kind to the animals and ask that you please leave your dogs at home. We absolutely LOVE dogs and wish we could have them come over, so please just send us cute photos of them instead.