Why Yokna Bottoms?
We've been doing this for a long time (14 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.
Are we organic?
Yup. We're certified naturally grown, which means we are committed to farming without harsh chemicals and GMOs.
You can learn more about how we gained our CNG certification here.
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.
What's the best method to pay for my CSA?
Paypal is easiest for us. However you can also pay with cash, card or check at the market stand.
What forms of payment are accepted at our market stand?
We accept cash, card, check, and venmo. 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.