Community Supported Agriculture: Farm Shares
River Creek Farm CSA is a year round source for local produce, an ongoing subscription to the variety of vegetables that we grow on our farm in Limestone, Tennessee and that we source from other local farms within a 150 mile radius of Johnson City, TN. Our members pick up vegetables, eggs, and baked goods once a week, every other week, or every four weeks from convenient pick up points in downtown Johnson City and Kingsport: at both locations of our restaurant The Main Street Pizza Company, and delivery is available to your work or home. We offer multiple combinations of share sizes, and pickup schedules to fit your household's needs—you select what works for you. Our members now have the option to customize each share pickup! We distribute local farm shares throughout all four seasons; join anytime to start receiving your local produce share immediately!
With your subscription, you're pledging to purchase an amount of responsibly grown, local produce and other goods, picked up or delivered at regular intervals, for a commitment of one year. It is then our responsibility to grow and source high quality, local, grown and crafted goods, and distribute them to you conveniently at a fair price. You sign up, manage your account, and pay conveniently through our website. Then, we thank you for your commitment to local and responsible growing practices with gift certificates to our restaurant, The Main Street Pizza Company, just for subscribing!
Small Share $29 // Large Share $39
The fresh, familiar foods we know and love, in Appalachian Tennessee tradition. Your share will include a variety of vegetables, herbs, and occasional pantry items and household goods, and now YOU can control your share contents! Each week we communicate your upcoming share order; you can review these and customize your order with our online web store. Product selection will vary season to season, and amount of variety is determined by your share size, approximately 5-8 pieces small share, 8-11 large share. Some example crops include....
Spring: radishes, lettuces, cabbages, spring greens, onions, asparagus, peas, new potatoes, strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb
Summer: tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, squash, zucchini, okra, beans, peppers, carrots, beets, swiss chard, basil, raspberries
Fall: acorn squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin, apples, okra, beans, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, collard greens
Winter: butternut squash, turnip, parsnip, rutabaga, arugula, mustard greens, rosemary, apples
Add On Shares
local egg share
Local farm fresh eggs, distributed with your base share package rotation. One dozen $6 // Two dozen $10
bread and pasta share
Your dinner preparation made easy. Some essential food goods that round out a meal—increase your likelihood of cooking at home, and keep your food dollars in the local economy. A variety of breads, pastas, and pastries made fresh in the kitchens of our restaurant. Share components will always include a sandwich-style loaf of bread, fresh pasta, and 2-3 other specialty baked goods. Small $17 // Large $27
CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHARE CONTENTS!
In an effort to further accommodate our customer's needs, we have updated our farm share system to allow members to customize every share you pick up! You'll receive an email from us in advance of your order indicating what's coming up in the week ahead, a variety of produce that will amount to a small share ($29) or large share ($39). You'll then have the option of accepting this order as is, or you can actively manipulate your share by logging on to our web store to customize your contents.
While we stand by our commitment to year-round produce and the lifestyle changes that promotes, we hope to further embrace the reality that home food preparation can be a time management obstacle in our already hectic schedules by allowing for even further flexibility with your share. Our web store customization will allow you the option to "opt out" of fresh produce for the week, but still receive access to local foods, by receiving your share value in the form of a gift certificate to The Main St Pizza Company. So at any time you find yourself without the time to prep, cook & clean, we still have you covered with local food options by dining out, simply select a Main St Pizza gift certificate when customizing your share order on our web store.
Select a one year commitment to Weekly, Biweekly, or Monthly pickups. Then pick how you would like to get your produce, delivery, or pick up. We distribute shares for pick up on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday available at The Main street Pizza Company (300 E Main St), and at our Kingsport location (242 E Main St) on Thursdays after noon. Our staff will be on hand during these times to review your share with you at pick up.
Your payments are made as deposits to your account. Select your payment amount during our sign up process ($50 // $100 // $250 // $500 // $1000), and a recurring payment in this amount is automatically drafted each time your account balance is below $25. You will receive email notification of your scheduled draft. The cost of your share pickup will automatically be charged to your account with River Creek Farm; your farm account is funded with the automatic payment you select at sign up each time your balance is below $25. You are able to make changes to your payment structure at any point during your membership.
Join now to receive a 10% bonus in free Main St Pizza gift cards! We increase the value of your share with a bonus of gift certificates to our restaurant, The Main Street Pizza Company. For every payment you make on your account throughout your entire membership, we'll send you a percentage of your payment amount in bonus in free Main Street Pizza gift cards with each payment, as long as you remain a member! Your gift cards will be in the first share you pick up after a payment processes.
We suggest selecting a payment system relevant to your share size and budgeting methods. Choose a payment amount that is larger than your single distribution share value for convenient payment processing and to capitalize on our bulk payment bonuses.
Larger payments allow us to plan and save us processing fees, so we pass those savings along to our members in the form of account bonuses in the following amounts, with every payment throughout your membership: $1000 = 10% bonus [$100], $500 = 5% bonus [$25], $250 = 2% bonus [$5], $100 = 1% bonus [$1]. These bonuses are deposited directly to your account upon payment.
sign up process
Follow the "JOIN NOW" link under the "CSA" button on our website header. You'll be taken immediately to the payment process, as follows:
Select a pickup location: Choose an address for pickup at our City Farm distribution point (Wed-Fri), at either location of The Main Street Pizza Company (JC Saturday, KPT Thursday), or delivery to work or home (Thursday only).
Shop for your share subscription; choose the share size appropriate for your household, small or large. Add on our bakery share for fresh breads, pastas and pastries, or our local egg share to get one or two dozen eggs with every pickup. Select how often you would like to receive your share: weekly, biweekly (every other week), or monthly (every four weeks).
Choose your payment plan. Your payments fund your RCF CSA account. Your payment plan will fund your farm account in the increment you have selected ($50, $100, $250, $500 or $1000) from the payment method you have selected (credit, debit, PayPal, EFT). Larger payments receive bonus funds added to your farm account. Enter any promotion code to receive a discount. You may update this payment information at any point in the future by logging in to your account.
Enter a valid email address that you check regularly. We send ALL communication through email. We will communicate your share contents by email before you receive your order. You will receive automated reminders to pick up your share. We will communicate regarding upcoming payments. The address you enter here will be used for a delivery address should that option be selected.
Read and accept our “Farm Policy”. Click on the link highlighted as “terms of River Creek Farm”. This will take you to our Member Policies page (back here). Please read this information in full, as we have outlined how to best commit to a successful share experience for both our members and the farm. Indicate you have read and understand these policies by checking the box at the top of the payment screen. Your payment method is automatically recurring for the life of your membership. You may update this payment information at any point in the future by logging in to your account.
The green box on the right side of the web page provides information about your subscription. You're seeing quite a bit of different info compiled here... Pick up location or delivery schedule; first distribution date; share contents, add ons, quantities and cost; payment plan amount; subtotal, reflecting cost of full share at distribution; delivery fees, if applicable; discounts or coupons, if applicable; and total, the amount due in immediate payment to fund the account and initiate a share subscription. Your total due at checkout is the amount of the immediate transaction. Your payment plan selections reflect the ongoing payments that will be made to your account each time your balance reaches $25. You can view your account balance anytime by logging in to your account online.
A successful sign up will result in a confirmation email sent to the address on your account. Welcome aboard! This email will review your subscription details and provide your first pick up date. Please email us through the website or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.