Why Yokna Bottoms?
We've been doing this for a long time (11 years!), and we know the importance of producing high-quality, certified naturally grown foods. Our vegetables have become trusted for their quality and reliability.
We strive to be highly involved in our community, and a pillar of our mission is to give back to Oxford and Lafayette County. Each week we typically donate food to the Oxford Food Bank, and we're really grateful to be a regular vendor at Oxford Community Market. By supporting our farm (and other local farmers/businesses), you help us give back to the Oxford Community.
Shares? Points? What?
We refer to those participating in our CSA as shareholders, and each week, shareholders are able to pick-up "shares" of produce.
Our CSA program is point-based. This means that each we, we allot each shareholder a certain amount of points. Point amounts typically change each week, and this is entirely dependent on how much we can harvest. One point is equal to one dollar, to make things simple. For example, a pound of bell peppers is typically $3, so if a shareholder was picking up their share, a pound of bell peppers would equal 3 points, which would go towards the maximum allotted points for the week.
A CSA is a great option for busy people or anyone who just wants to try new foods. You don't have to worry paying at the market stand each week, and you get "first dibs" our most high-demand vegetables.
How do I pick up my share?
Shareholders can pick up their shares at Oxford Community market on Tuesdays 3:00-6:30PM and at Midtown Market (by BBB) Saturdays 7-11AM.
We will fill out a weekly email including a survey. Fill out this survey to indicate whether you are choosing a pre-packaged option or to pick up at the table.
Do I have to choose a pre-packed option? What's included?
You do not have to choose a pre-packaged option, but it's highly recommended to choose this option to reduce traffic at the market and to keep our visitors and workers safe. By choosing a pre-package share, you are also more likely to get high-demand items included in your bag. If you are hoping to get these items at the table, they often sell out quickly, so arrive when market opens.
Pre-packaged options include $12-$15 worth of produce. It varies depending on what is harvested that week, but it includes a wide variety of produce including high-demand items like broccoli, arugula, etc.
What's the best method to pay for my CSA?
Paypal is easiest for us. However you can also pay with cash or card at the market stand.
What forms of payment are accepted at our market stand?
We accept cash, card, and check. All are easy for us to accept, but we have a $2 minimum when using card.
We also accept "Veggie Bucks," which are obtained at the Oxford Community Market. This is a great option if you would like to EBT benefits on fresh, local produce. Find out more on Oxford Community Market's Facebook Page.