Muddy Springs Farm
Seasonal Local Sustainable
- ABOUT -
Muddy Springs Farm is a small, family-owned farm located in Viola, Idaho. We provide registered members with seasonal and sustainably grown vegetables, fruit, eggs, and honey. Unlike many traditional community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, which often require a season-long financial commitment, members with are able to decide each week whether they want to purchase shares online for home delivery on a "first-come, first-serve" basis.
Here's how it works. Each week during the growing season (usually May through October), we determine what will be ready for harvest. Notifications are sent to your email with the items to be included in the "box" and the price for that week. If you are interested in buying a share, the email includes a link to a password protected page on our website for members to pay with a credit or debit card using a secure checkout. (We never see, handle, or store your card information or password; the only data we have access to are your name, contact info, and purchase orders.) During a typical week, pre-paid orders received before mid-day on Wednesday (start of harvest) are delivered to your residential address on Thursday. You don't need to be home to receive delivery, since the drop-off time will depend on our harvest schedule and the weather.
We check the fields to see what is available each week
You check your email and click on the link to purchase a box
We deliver the goods to your door step (not with the tractor)
The size and cost of our shares vary according to the variety and quantity of vegetables and fruit available. We typically aim for a generous and balanced portion suitable for a family of four, with prices that usually range from $15 for smaller boxes to $45 for our largest boxes. If you find that some of our boxes are too large for your needs, you are absolutely welcome to split your share with a friend or neighbor. We do not offer an "a la carte" selection of vegetables and fruit, although eggs can be ordered separately for $5 per dozen year-round. Seasonal honey is also available as a separate item, while supplies last. Unlike a subscription based CSA, we operate on a first-come, first-serve basis each week. It helps to place orders for produce boxes early, soon after we send the weekly email notification, since they often sell out. You can order eggs or honey whenever they are in stock, since we update the online inventory as they become available.
Basically, you can choose whether and when you want to purchase a share, knowing what will be in it, without a large up-front commitment to receiving produce every week. Likewise, since we are not locked into a pre-determined number of paid customers for the entire season, our shares are made available at a price that reflects the productivity of the farm for that week, without having to compromise on quality or quantity.
If you have questions, or are wondering if purchasing shares from Muddy Springs Farm is a good fit for you, send us a message after taking a look at our FAQ page. To subscribe to our weekly email notifications during the growing season and/or sign up to become a registered member, contact us. For general updates and pictures of the farm, follow us on our Facebook page.
Thank you for your interest in Muddy Springs Farm, we look forward to seeing you this season!
- Chris & Jessica