A CSA Box is a box filled with local (100% Blue Sky Organic Farms grown), organic, produce that was harvested the day before you receive it, not weeks beforehand.
Why should I sign up for a Blue Sky CSA box?
A CSA box subscription provides you with locally grown, freshly harvested, organic produce that is better for you, your family, and the community. It saves you time at the grocery store, and keeps your fridge stocked with fresh veggies so you can keep your health on track.
How does the CSA Box subscription work?
After signing-up, you receive a box of fresh veggies weekly or bi-weekly.
How do I receive my box?
We have pick up locations throughout The Valley, including at our Farm Store and at the local Farmers Markets we attend. When you sign up for a subscription you will select the location that you wish to pick up your box. Click here to see our current pick up locations. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for picking up your CSA Box or for making alternative arrangements to have your CSA Box picked up.
What if I want more produce than I have in my CSA Box?
All CSA Box members receive 10% Off all purchases in our Farm Store and at our Farmers Markets. This way, members who eat a lot of veggies can still get a deal on the extra items they may need. You may also add on to your boxes through the online store, you may add eggs, honey, or other offerings from the farm.
Can I place my CSA Box on hold?
Yes, you can place your account on hold for those times when you will not be able to pick up your box. You will need to log into your account and place your box on hold. The farm will not be responsible for doing this for the customers.
What happens if I do not pick up my CSA Box on time?
That depends. If your pick up location is the Farm Store, all unclaimed boxes will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank, or any other food bank, church, or charitable organization we are working with at that time. If your pick up location is a third party business, please understand that they are not responsible for storing your CSA Box. Most third party locations will toss unclaimed CSA Boxes. Some may hold onto your CSA Box, but please note that we are not responsible for their storage conditions and your produce may not be stored properly, resulting in less-than-stellar veggies. There are no refunds, credits, or exchanges for unclaimed CSA Boxes.
What if I want to cancel my subscription?
Please call the office and ask for the CSA coordinator. 623.266.4031 There are no refunds, credits, or exchanges for unclaimed CSA Boxes.
Where can I sign up for a Blue Sky CSA Box?
Sign up for a Blue Sky CSA Box here: http://blueskyorganicfarms.csaware.com/store/csadetails.jsp
How do I customize my CSA Box?
Customization emails are sent out on Friday afternoons (usually before 4:00pm). Make sure that you make your selection before 10:00am on Monday (customization deadline). The Friday before your box’s scheduled delivery, you’ll receive a notification email alerting you that it is time to customize your box. We only post the box contents one week at a time (as it is impossible to forecast any further than that with the weather). If you are a bi-weekly or monthly member, you can only customize the box the Friday before you are going to receive a box. The Friday emails also contain important information for our members, new products for the week, and and upcoming events. If you are not getting these emails, please check your spam folder (and adjust your spam settings accordingly).
Log into your account and click on “box schedule and contents.” Click on the day you are to receive your box on the calendar. Then click on the up or down icon to add or remove items from your box.
Your upcoming box should appear on the screen. However, you may have to click the date of your upcoming box on your calendar if you are a Friday member.
The Box Contents should appear on the screen. This is what the box will be if you choose not to make any changes. If you do wish to make changes, please click “Customize.”
Customize your box. Next you will come to a page that will have the same items with up and down arrows and you can change the numbers. There are also items (such as cheese and eggs) that start with 0. That means that you can add them or trade an item for them, but they will not be in the box otherwise. Make sure to SAVE CHANGES. You can also click “reset to defaults” to reset the box to the original contents. We want to be as flexible as possible with our members, however Mother Nature can be fickle at times and nothing is certain in farming. Therefore it is possible that an item will not be ready even though it was predicted to be ready in the customization list. So far this has only happened a few times. We try very hard to make an accurate forecast, but if it turns out that an item is not ready on your box delivery day, we reserve the right to switch for another item and replace it at the last minute. We will not credit the original item but we will provide an item of similarity or value. Thank you for understanding. That being said, the “add-on” items from the store are inventoried and will be guaranteed. In the event that “add-on” items are unavailable to ship, we will notify you when we can fulfill the order and you can decide at that time whether you want the order placed or credited.