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 certified 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 stand, and restaurant accounts and can further explain our growing methods to anyone who wants to learn more. Organic Certification requires daily record keeping for every seed, amendment, and irrigation session applied to the soil which results in hours of weekly office time. It would be unsustainable for our business to spend the money on certification and the extra time behind the computer when we could use that time to grow more food for our community. When you buy your produce from Moonrose Farm, you also receiving the promise that your food is safe, fresh, and better for the environment than large-scale commercial organic produce.
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.
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.
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. We also accept SNAP EBT for CSA payment!
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, poison ivy, places where walking / touching is not allowed, and no access to 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 farm dogs who have 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.