Invest in the farm and get Fresh Produce, Weekly
As a CSA member, you will receive the cream of the crop from our harvest. Your CSA Share will be harvested with the utmost care by your farmer. It will include a variety of fresh certified organic produce. Some of the highlights are blueberries and lettuce in the spring, heirloom tomatoes, and pears in the summer, and winter squash and greens in the fall. We also grow the following items that will make an appearance or two or more in your CSA bag: carrots, beets, kale, chard, onions, fresh herbs, broccoli, cabbage, figs, black raspberries, radishes, rhubarb, blackberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, green beans, apples, Asian pears, garlic, leeks, and more.
We have three CSA options throughout the year. Why not join them all?!?
Main Season CSA- 20 weeks
Half- $24/week or $480
Full- $36/week or $720
Holiday harvest CSA - 5 weeks
Oct. - Nov.
Reg. $24/week or $120
Large $36/week $180
Winter/Spring- 8 weeks (every other week)
Dec. - March
Reg. $24/week or $192
Large $36/week $288
Add on eggs to any share and get a discount.
Payment plan options available.
Kansas City Area
Pick-up will be at 66th and Main KCMO on Saturdays. Delivery is an option for an additional cost ($7), but if you spend $40 delivery is free within a 10 min drive of Brookside (63rd and Wornall KCMO). One Park Place Residents get free delivery no matter what!
Hickory County Area
Pick- up on the farm by appointment on Fridays.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is the best form of communication with Green Gate Family Farm?
Texting is the surefire way to get a hold of us (Katie 816-809-5074 or Ken 304-809-5074). If you have a lengthier question, an email or phone call would be the best. GreenGateFamilyFarm@gmail.com
+ Are all of the products in my CSA share Certified organic?
Yes, all of the produce found in your CSA share is Certified Organic. We get inspected annually by a USDA certifying agency (in this case the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry) to receive certification for our 67-acre farm. Our egg production is small scale and we use only fed certified organic feed. The flocks are free-range and are primarily heritage breeds. If you ever want to add eggs to your order please refer to question nine about adding extra items.
+ How long does the Summer CSA go?
The Summer CSA goes for 20 weeks, with the start date being of Saturday June 1st and the end date of Saturday October 12th, 2019. In November, our Fall/winter CSA will begin, look for details about that soon!
+ I am a One Park Place Resident, when will you deliver?
For our OPP customers, we will bring your CSA Share either to your door or we can leave it at the front desk based on your preference. Expect delivery on Saturdays between 12 and 2pm. Please call, text, or email if you want to make a different arrangement.
+ For Brookside pick-up how do I find you and what should I expect?
The Brookside pick-up at 7E 66th St. is Katie’s brother’s house. It is the second house (coming off Main St.) on the south side of the rd. Ken and Katie will be there on Saturday’s from 9:30-11. We will have all items ready for you. Your job will be to go through the produce line and collect them. If you know you will be tight for time, we can pre-package your share before you get there. Just let us know.
+ What if I am running late for pick-up?
Brookside pick-up is from 9:30-11am. If you are running late, please send us a text or call. If you are not running too far behind, we can leave your CSA Share on the porch of 7 E 66th St. for you to pick up. Or we can work out a different solution. If you have not shown up by 11am and we have not heard from you, your share will be donated to our local food pantry.
+Can I bring my own bags to pick-up my share?
We would love it if you want to bring your own bags to pick up your share. We will also have produce boxes available for you to use. Produce boxes will be used when we deliver to your house. If you can return the boxes each week, we will reuse them. We will be trying to reduce single use plastic for as many items as possible. We can also reuse any returned egg boxes that are not too dirty.
+Can I pick the items that go in my share?
Every week your harvest box will have between 5-8 different items in it. In an ideal harvest week, in addition to a set list of items, you will choose from a list for one or two additional things that go in your box. We will send out an email on Wednesday with a link to a google form where you can choose which items you would like. If you are not able to fill out the form by Friday morning (9am) we will make the choice for you. Hopefully this will become clearer in the first week and become an easy habit over the course of the 20-week CSA.
+How do I add extra items, like eggs, to my order and how do I pay?
By Wednesday each week, you will know what items will be in your CSA box on Saturday. You can also add more things to your box via our farm store: greengatefamilyfarm.com/shop. So if you want to add eggs, more produce, more herbs, a farm flower bouquet, or some jam you can go shopping! CSA customers get a 5% discount on all food purchased in the store. You can even use it this weekend and give it a test run. Use code CSA2019 at checkout. This coupon code is active now and onlt for CSA customers to use. You can pay via credit card on the webstore or at pick-up with cash, check, or credit.
+What if there is something that I just don’t like in my CSA share?
that you just do not like. If you need help learning to like it, we have some pretty good recipes to share! If you know that is not going to do the trick, please let us know about your issue with that particular item, and we can see about substituting it out.
+What if we are on vacation on a Saturday during the CSA?
This is another question we have had a few times. We want to be flexible with your schedule and know summers are the time for vacations and busy schedules! You are able to defer up to 2 of your 20 week CSA shares over the course of the season. In other words, technically, the season will go 22 weeks and you can choose to skip two of them.
+How do I arrange a delivery to my house?
If you know you are not able to come to Brookside for the Sat. pick-up, please let us know in advance and We can drop your CSA off at your house. Please keep in mind we have a delivery fee of $7 if your CSA order is less than $40. For example, if you have a Half Share ($21) and did not add anything to your order we will need to charge a $7 delivery fee. If you have a Half Share and add $19+ to your order via the online store, we will waive the $7 fee. We will have other deliveries on Sat. and organize our route on Fridays. So the sooner we know that you need a home delivery the better.
+How long can my produce and/or eggs sit out before they go in the refrigerator?
We get this question a lot. If you are picking your share up on the way to do something and won’t be home for more a couple of hours, bring a cooler with some frozen ice bottles in it and put your produce (and eggs) inside the cooler.
+ Can I come visit your farm?
We also get asked this question a lot. Usually when we tell people that our farm is a 2 hr drive away that is usually the end of the conversation. After knowing this, if you are still interested in a visit, we can arrange something.
+I have food allergies or specific dietary needs, should I let you know this?
Yes, we want to make sure we are aware of any dietary issues, please send us an email explaining any of these. We especially would like to know if you have food allergies. We occasionally process hazelnuts (grown on the farm) and other non-produce items (like jam) in the same location we wash and pack produce.
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