CSA FAQ

Where can I pick up my share?

Pick up happens at any one of four locations located throughout the metro. CSA Friends pick up from New Roots farmers at the same pick up location every week (see below). You will be reminded 24 hours before  your pick up date via email. 

Pick Up Sites:

Afternoon, 11:30 – 1:00 PM

  • Wednesdays, Plexpod Westport Commons (300 E 39th Street, KCMO)
  • Thursdays, Leawood Pioneer Library (4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS) 

Evening, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

  • Wednesdays, Chief Properties (510 N 6th Street, KCK) 
  • Thursdays, Ten Thousand Villages (7947 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS) 

How do I join?

CSA customers can secure their share by signing up here. All payments and orders will be processed through Farmigo, an online CSA management system. Customers can choose to pay in full or half upfront and half due before the first delivery on May 15th. 

What We Grow

Each week your CSA share will contain $20 worth of vegetables that have been grown in downtown KCK following sustainable practices. Our farm staff and CSA Specialist works closely with each farmer during the season to bring you the highest quality produce possible! Your CSA share will contain vegetables familiar to a Midwestern palate as well as vegetables that are traditional to the farmers’ countries of origin.

~Spring (May –  June):  beets, green onions, spinach, lettuce, arugula, kale, swiss chard, Asian greens (like water spinach), collard greens, carrots, radishes, kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage, herbs (cilantro, dill, parsley, mint, sage, several varieties of basil), green peas (sugar snap, shell, and snow)

~Summer (June – August): heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, various types of eggplant, okra, melons, cucumbers, onions, green onions, kohlrabi, green beans, mustard greens, summer squash, basil, mint, dill, potatoes, arugula, swiss chard, purslane, kale, Burmese roselle, yard long beans and noodle beans, Asian cucumbers and edible gourds

~Fall (September – October): lettuce mixes, arugula, kale, collards, swiss chard, cabbage, winter squashes, edible gourds, carrots, potatoes, radish, onions, cherry tomatoes, green tomatoes, Chinese celery, sweet potatoes, garlic, herbs (same as above, plus lemongrass), pea

What if the weather is terrible this year? Will we still get our vegetables?

Part of the joy of supporting local agriculture is that we are subject to the whims of Kansas weather. New Roots will do our best to guarantee a steady and generous supply of all types of vegetables, but one of the lessons agriculture teaches us is just how little control we have in the world! If we come up short on individual crops, New Roots will supplement the missing crop with other varieties being grown at Juniper. This also means that when there is an abundance of a particular crop (bumper crop), you can expect larger quantities.

What if we don’t like all the produce we get?

While certain traditional items like tomatoes, onions, and lettuce will always be a favorite, other items like mustard greens and kohlrabi add depth and breadth to meals. Learning how to enjoy these foods is part of learning how to eat seasonally and locally. Though you have some choice in our CSA, we hope that you’ll still embrace the adventurous nature of eating seasonally and try a few new things! We will send out regular newsletters with recipes and other information to help you make the most of your CSA share. Check out the Veggie ID page for more info. 

What if I can’t pick up my produce?

If you cannot pick up your share for some reason, please first try to have a friend pick up your share! If you are not able to find someone else, and you know ahead of time that no one will be coming to pick up your share please contact ptamla@catholiccharitiesks.org to make further arrangements. New Roots is not able to issue refunds for missed shares.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

New Roots is unable to offer refunds for our CSA; staff and farmers follow a strict growing calendar to ensure each share is filled throughout the season and cannot easily make quick adjustments midseason. If unexpected changes occur during the season and you can no longer pick up your CSA,  New Roots will facilitate donating your share to Catholic Charities’ collection of food pantries across the metro area.

Questions?

Contact CSA Specialist, Paw Wah Tamla, at ptamla@catholiccharitiesks.org

" I've been very pleased with the program. Beautiful produce, convenient drop-off, helping others - whats not to like? "
2018 CSA Friend
" I barely ever shopped at a farmer's market before getting my CSA and I feel like I'm just beginning to learn about local food and urban agriculture. Having a CSA was definitely my first step in the learning process. "
2018 CSA Friend