All the Information at Your Disposal
Is your product Organic
Here at Girlfarm we are dedicated to organics, however we do not certify. Our reason is complicated. While we believe in certification generally - we also believe and live the truth that 'organic' is not a word that should mean more costly, or a way to market or control a market. Organic in its truest form should be a paradigm shift in how we farm and steward the land, water, and the animals in our care. We find transparency or the "Know your farmer, know your food model" far more effected in creating lasting change. We fully support those farmers that are willing to traverse the work of maintaining and keeping records for their certification but at this point we prefer building lasting relationships with our customers and families.
Do you offer delivery services?
We DO offer delivery, closer to the farm we have an 8.00 charge, pick up on farm is encouraged. Deliveries are every two weeks. We have central drop off sites in Virginia City, box pick up at the local Farmers Market( by prior arrangement only) Home delivery to most areas of Reno and Sparks. IF YOU THINK YOU COULD HOST A DROP OFF - please shoot me an email here
What differentiates you from other markets?
We are seasonal and do not pretend to fill our shop with products that do not grow in our food shed. If its citrus we offer it is because we know a small farmer in the region who grows their own - our bread is from a local bakery that uses organic flour, and our meats and produce well we grow those things here on farm.
Why pay 5.00 to access your program?
Unlike traditional CSAs we have found that some customers get 'basket fatigue'. Either they receive items they do not like or do not know how to use, or they want more or less of certain things. However, the CSA model of paying up front or each week, is very good for the small farm business relationship with their customers. It provides seed money, and takes care of incidentals that create cash flow so the farm can function without the high cost of credit. It also creates a working relationship between the farm and the eater. For us we also use that model however, we have found if we charge a nominal one- time fee of 5.00 it creates that relationship to encourage you to check in with your farm. You, the EATER get to choose what you want and pay a fair price and KNOW what you are getting from your farm each week, and we, THE FARM are able to maintain good practices and cash flow to stay in business doing what we do best, feeding people