Mud College 2021 CSA Frequently Asked Questions
How does this work?
Customers buy "shares" of Mud College Farm's harvest in advance and then receive a weekly portion of the crops and eggs as we harvest them, throughout the season. The amount of produce and eggs will be greater than or equal to $20/week. At our two staffed locations, you will have the option to substitute for other items, generally of equal or lesser value, depending upon availability. Please bring last week’s bag or another labeled bag to your pickup site (boxes are also ok at staffed locations), so that we can repack it for the following week. You will also receive a 10% discount form market stands at our staffed locations.
What is Mud College Farm?
Mud College Farm is a certified organic grower located in Gettysburg, near Two Taverns. Our mission is to sustainably grow healthy local food for the Gettysburg area, and to be a catalyst for community and education. Our owner and main farm labor is Ben Mearns, a native of Gettysburg, who made a career change from software development and data analysis, to return to land stewardship and to direct community action. We are a small family farm – growing on 2 acres once farmed by Ben’s father and mother as part of their dairy operation, where his grandparents lived. We also manage 8 acres of conservation land. Our name comes from a nearby historical site, which also lent it’s name to the “Mud College Craft Guild”, of which Ben’s grandmother was a part.
What is in a weekly or bi-weekly share?
We load up a reusable tote bag (or box at our staffed locations) of fresh, certified organic produce for you to pick up. You have the option to include one half dozen free-range eggs at no extra charge. You can also include one dozen eggs for a nominal price, see cost section below.
1 dozen or 1/2 dozen non-GMO fed pastured brown eggs
1 head of garlic (cerfified organic)
1 bag of lettuce mix (cerfified organic)
1 red onion (cerfified organic)
1 slicer tomato( cerfified organic)
1 cucumber (cerfified organic)
1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes (cerfified organic)
Where do I pickup and when?
Our CSA program runs for 22 weeks, starting on Tuesday May 25th and ends on Saturday October 23rd. Locations, days and times are outlined below. We may add additional locations and times.
St James Lutheran Church (Gettysburg)
Tuesdays after 2:30 pm
Mud College Farm Tuesday Market
Tuesdays from 3-7 pm
Adams County Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8am – 1pm
If you will miss your pickup and would like for us to bring it to the market or pick up at the farm, please let us know in advance so we can plan accordingly.
How much does it cost?
Full Share (weekly)
Organic produce + 1 Dozen free range eggs - $495 check/$510 credit
Organic produce + ½ Dozen free range eggs (if selected) - $440 check/$455 credit
Half Share (bi-weekly)
Organic produce + 1 Dozen free range eggs - $250 check/$260 credit
Organic produce + ½ Dozen free range eggs (if selected) - $220 check/$230 credit
How can I pay?
Mud College Farm happily accepts cash, check, credit and by app (Venmo, Paypal, and Cash App). Credit and app prices are higher to reflect processing fees.
Payment for the season is due by Feb. 1st 2021, or whenever you sign up if after this date -- with the exception of Full Share members who would like to pay in two installments of $220 (or $247.50 for doz eggs). In this case, the second installment is due during first CSA week in May.
You can sign up on our website by clicking ths link.
What benefits do I receive as a member?
Pick-your-own opportunities for free or heavily discounted produce when we have a huge abundance. Last year we saw opportunities for pick your own tomatoes.
Receive 10% off on all additional purchases at our farmer’s market and on-farm locations.
Receive 20% off on large orders, such as for stewing tomatoes and pickling cucumbers
Farm tours and visits
1 Mud College Farm logo tote bag
Do you have a document with more information?
Our downloadable PDF handbook is available here
What is the full list of crops included in the CSA?
Certified Organic grown by Mud College Farm: arugula, asparagus, basil, bean, green, beet, brass. Salad, mix, broccoli, broccoli, raab, cabbage, napa, cabbage, red, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, chamomile, chard, swiss, chicory, radicchio, choi, cilantro, corn, sweet, cucumber, pickling, cucumber, slicing, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, head, lettuce, mix, okra, onion, bulb, onion, bunching, parsley, peas, snap, peas, snow, pepper, bell, pepper, habanada, pepper, jalepeno, pepper, lunchbox, pepper, poblano, potato, potato, sweet, pumpkin, radish, daikon, radish, french breakfast, radish, pearl, radish, watermelon, shallot, spinach, squash, acorn, squash, butternut, squash, delicata, squash, spaghetti, squash, summer, squash, zucchini, tomato, heirloom, tomato, slicer, turnip, hakurei, watermelon, strawberry