Sign up for your share of the Harvest
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a unique relationship of mutual support and commitment between the farmer and the member. You purchase a share of the season’s harvest in advance. Your investment plays a major roll in supporting farmers at the leaner time of the year. CSA’s help pay for the seeds, soil amendments, and tools at the beginning of the farming season, when a majority of the spending happens all at once. In return, we commit to providing you with healthy, locally grown food throughout the growing season. This interdependence helps to ensure the longevity of small farms, while also reconnecting people to the land that helps to sustain them.
We offer 2 Styles of Vegetable CSAs
Looking for an Easy Way to eat seasonally?
Get a box full of veggies each week for 20 weeks.
What's better? Its fully customizable. Don't like broccoli, but love hot peppers? You get to pick what you want from what's available in the garden each week.
One 20-week Season is $570
That’s only $28.50/week
Shop for your share
Get your pick at the Farmers Market or Online
by using Our Market Card.
Don't want a lot of veggies one week but need to host a party the next? No problem, the Market card is easy for those wanting a flexible way to get their veggies.
$200 buys you $225 credit
$500 buys you $575 credit
What is a Vegetable CSA?
The Summer CSA harvest season is scheduled for 20 weeks, June through October. The Vegetable Share consists of 8-10 different homegrown vegetables each week. The Vegetable Share is structured to feed an average family of 4 but this will vary depending on eating habits. Many vegetarian adults find that the share is perfect for a family of 2.
One share is about one half-bushel of produce per week for 20 weeks beginning in mid-June. In your box, you will find a full variety of crops we harvest each week at that point in the season.
Market Card CSA:
An alternative way to purchase vegetables at a discount. Like the Vegetable CSA, the Market Card allows you to help support our farm in the early part of the season by paying in advance for credit to be used at the farmers market. Each share gives you extra money to spend during market season and can be spent on any item that is in stock at the farmers market. When purchasing a Market Card CSA, keep in mind:
$200 CSA = $225 market credit
$500 CSA = $575 market credit
Market Credit must be used up by the end of each year.
What’s the difference between a Vegetable CSA and a Market Card CSA?
Both styles have their own benefits. Both options result in the best selection of delicious veggies for you during the growing season. A Vegetable CSA is exactly that, you pick up a customizable box full of veggies each week! A Market Card CSA is a credit at the farm market stand (or Online for Home Delivery). You get to shop for what you want at either of our markets.
When and where do I pick up my CSA Share?
CSA Shares can be picked up from the farmers market, or added to your weekly Home Delivery.
We can be found Saturdays at the Eighth Street Farmers Market in downtown Holland.
Wednesdays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winter Market Times 9:00 am - 1:00 pm every other Saturday
Benefits of being a Gypsy Valley CSA member
Being a CSA member is extremely rewarding. You get to appreciate all the benefits of fresh picked (chemical-free) produce. There is no comparison to farm fresh locally produced vegetables! The flavors are so intense, sometimes you feel like you are tasting something for the very first time. You also get to enjoy each vegetable in its prime season.
What will I receive in my share?
Each week, you'll receive a variety of fresh vegetables from what we are harvesting from our fields. Your share might include seasonal combinations of...
Arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, edible flowers, eggplant, garlic and garlic scapes, greens, herbs, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, potatoes, radishes, sweet and hot peppers, spinach, spring lettuce mix, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, winter squash, and zucchini.
Gyspy Valley Creamery will act in good faith to provide the freshest homegrown produce during the Season. Farming is dependent upon nature and there can be no guarantee of quantities or contents of CSA shares. Each year the Shares will vary with the season and availability due to growing conditions.
Why should I sign up?
Options to choose from
We offer different CSA options to choose from. Choose which CSA you would like based on your preference, the season, and the type of CSA you are interested in.
Easy Pickup at the Farmers Market
Choose where you want to pick up your CSA share from any of the farm markets we attend. Choose your market, choose your day, show up anytime. Easy as that.
Vegetable CSA's ready to go
No guess work, no hassle. Our vegetable CSA members can pick up their bag of produce ready to go. Easy and fast pickup on your way to any event. Just pick up, sign and go.
Tons of Variety
With over 100 varieties of produce planted on the farm, there is bound to be something for everyone. Only the freshest and best produce get picked to go to CSA members. What cannot be grown on the farm is sourced from small local farmers with the same growing practices as we have.
8-12 different items each week, depending on the season. Perfect portion for a family of 3-4 (for vegetarians, we find it is more fitting for 1-2 people)
No out of stock disappointments
We find some items go pretty fast at market and if you cant make it to the early hours, you sometimes get slim pickings. A CSA reserves your produce, even up till the last minutes at market with no worries. (does not include Market Card CSA)
Vegetables aren't the only thing....There's add on shares available too!
Not only can you get fresh vegetables, you can now add:
- Raw Milk
- Pasteurized Milk
- Cheese Curds
- Artisan Cheeses
- Medicinal Herbs
- Dairy Samplers
- Holiday Specials
& much more
What do others think?
Best decision I've ever made. Signing up for a year round CSA this time. Love all the options I get to choose from every week and there's always something new. Makes my meal planning so much easier.
I didn't know what i was getting into this year as it was my first time doing a CSA. It was amazing. The kids especially loved the lemon cucumbers. Before starting the CSA, my kids would only eat chicken nuggets. After the first couple weeks, I cant even get them to stop asking if they could help cook the meals, or running out to the cooler to see what vegetables we got this week. What a huge change in character for all three of my little kiddos. Hope you plan on planting a lot more of those cute little cucumbers.
David & Jessica
We loved it. It gave us a chance to try so many new vegetables. The portions were great for our family (and enough to freeze pesto and other leftovers for winter). The fact that you would deliver directly to my office was awesome - there just aren't any CSA's that do what you do anywhere near my home. We can't wait to sign up again.
My goodness, we cant say enough about how easy it is to communicate with Gypsy Valley Creamery, especially Piper! Always so friendly each delivery. A truly amazing person. Loves what she does and it is so apparent growing, raising and sharing is important to her. Very likely to join again. This is our 2nd year.
Our family looks forward to our weekly deliveries. (Its remarkable how much better things taste when they are truly fresh.) The kids especially love the pie pumpkins and look forward to high-fives from the farmer every week.