What Does It Mean to be a CSA Member?
It means you are AWESOME and that you are investing in local agriculture. Simply put you are a buying a share of our flowers for the upcoming season. Your purchase is an investment into our farm and allows us to invest in seeds, supplies and equipment before the growing season takes bloom.
What is the risk involved in being a CSA Member?
Let me say, there is low risk. The main one being Mother Nature! As a member, you share in the abundance of the harvest and the risks that come with it. Mother Nature, our farming partner may throw a few curveballs our way. If one hits us, it means you will not receive that particular crop for that season. If this occurs, we will do our best to make up for the value of the share by providing a substitution.
When will I be notified of the pick up and delivery dates?
Our subscriptions begin in the months of April, June and September. Exact dates are determined based on weather patterns and planting schedules. We will send an email notice one week prior to the first week of flowers.
What happens if I am on vacation and cannot pick up/receive my flowers?
If you will be out of town, feel free to share the joy of flowers with a neighbor or friend. Just give us a heads of up. No worries! If that’s not an option, we can double up or add a week to the end of the subscription.
How long can my flowers be out of water when I pick them up or how long can they sit on the porch?
We recommend no longer than 30 minutes in a cool vehicle, flowers are like a half gallon of ice cream, they will melt in a warm car. For deliveries, we place the flowers in your bucket of water in a shady spot. They are ok in a bucket of water for a few hours. If the day is unseasonably warm or the flowers are in direct sun, try to retrieve as soon as possible.
How long should I expect my flowers to last?
First, it’s important to note that vase life varies significantly between different flower varieties. Some delicate blooms will last 3-5 days. Hardier stems like tulips and sunflowers will last up to two weeks! It’s important to use a clean vessel, change the water every few days and use flower food per instructions. Visit our Cut Flower Care page for more information.
What days are pick ups and deliveries?
Thursdays and Fridays are pick up and delivery days. Pick ups are at our location in Baldwin from our flower stand at the foot of our driveway. Instructions will be sent on where to park and what hours for pick up. Deliveries are made to a shady porch or driveway in a bucket provided by us. Each week, you will place the bucket out with about an inch of water. Your wrapped bunch will be placed in the bucket.
When do subscriptions go on sale?
Typically, spring subscriptions go on sale in February and fall subscriptions go on sale in August. Subscriptions are purchased via our website. Our email newsletter list is notified when ordering is available, with prior year customers getting first notice. Over the years, our list has grown and subscriptions sell out quick.
What subscriptions does Celadon Hill offer?
We offer an April, June and Fall Subscription. Purchasers receive a loosely arranged mix of seasonal blooms wrapped in brown paper. Each bouquet has a focal flower that steals the show- fancy tulips in April, gorgeous peony in June and stunning dahlias in Fall.
Subscriptions are a great way to support local agriculture and get the best of the season. Win-win! 💐
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