This week’s box (updated 8/12):
purple fingerling potatoes
rainbow swiss chard
herbs: cinnamon basil
mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes
The $20 Box is NOT a traditional CSA. No memberships. No subscriptions. Every day we harvest the best from the field and deliver to homes and offices throughout Saratoga County. Order online when you want it, and expect it the next day!
What is the $20 Box? When we say goodbye to our dearest friends and family who visit the farm during the growing season, we like to send a parting gift: a sampling of all the things we are proud of growing, and would like for them to enjoy once they return home. The $20 Box is just that, a thoughtful selection of the best of the harvest at Goode Farm. You order here and, if you live locally, we will deliver it to your door the next day. Or pick up at the farm on Thursday afternoons!
Is it a CSA? Like subscribing to a CSA, buying a $20 Box supports community agriculture. Buying directly from the farmer bypasses the middlemen who ship, handle, and resell your food. Unlike membership and subscription services, there is no large, upfront fee or months long commitment. Instead, the $20 Box is offered daily, in season.
What is in the $20 box? We specialize in heirloom and heritage varieties, and micro-seasonal cultivars that you won't find at Hannaford. The amount and kinds of produce you'll find in your box will change with the growing season. Early Spring boxes may include wild ramps, spinach, herbs, microgreens, peas, and young root crops. Summer will be dominated by heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, flowers, basil, new potatoes, and peppers. Deep into Autumn, we continue to harvest arugula, raddichio, cabbage, carrots, squash, garlic. There will be lots of special surprises in between.
Who is the $20 Box for?
- Someone who wants ingredients, inspiration, and instruction for a delicious, organic, seasonal meal.
- A family who wants to supplement their groceries with vegetables direct from a local farm.
- Anyone whose schedule is too unpredictable for a season long commitment to a subscription CSA. (Folks who travel sometimes, and might entertain at other times.)
- As a gift! The $20 Box makes a thoughtful host gift, especially paired with the $20 Bunch. It is an enlightened present for new parents, or anyone else who loves quality, local, organic food but lacks the time to both menu plan, shop specialty markets, and farm stands.
How does payment work? Boxes are pre-sold online, and we deliver it the following day. We use Stripe, a secure payment service, which accepts:
- Visa (credit and debit cards)
- MasterCard (credit and debit cards)
- American Express
Can I make substitutions? We will try! We like saying yes, and if we can, we do.
Is there a delivery fee? Delivery is free if you live within 5 miles of the farm. $5/ per address within 5-12 miles of the farm, etc. To guarantee next day delivery to an address more than 5 miles away, you must also order Delivery before you checkout.
Do I have to be home when you deliver my box? No. Just leave specific instructions when you place your order about a secure place where we can leave your $20 Box. On hot days it is a good idea to leave a cooler out, or identify a shady corner of your garage for us to leave your box. Things like flowers and salad greens, won't hold up on a sunny porch in the middle of summer. We leave orders unattended at the buyer's risk.
Can I come to the farm? We hope you do! Boxes can still be picked up at the farm between 2-7PM on Thursdays, so if you can't be home and don't have an ideal place for boxes to be left outside of your home, or if you live outside of Saratoga County, or just want to see where all the amazing food comes from, consider scheduling your order for pickup on Thursday at our farm, or join the Goode Farm Pétanque Club, and compete boules at our farm court.
What if I'm unhappy with a box? Talk to us! You can email us at email@example.com -or- call Robin at 202-445-0809
Can I cancel? Once your order has been placed, there are no cancellations, but you might consider offering it to a friend or neighbor if you really can't use your box. If you need to change the delivery location, let us know asap. Text is fine: 202-445-0809
What if I can't or don't pick up my box after ordering one? Unclaimed boxes will be donated to The Saratoga EOC.