FAQ's

Please click on each heading to discover the answer to your question:

Do I have to receive vegetables every week?

No, you can opt for our fortnightly share and receive your vegetables only every other week.

Do you do farm gate sales and can I visit the farm anytime?

No. We only sell to CSA members on pick up days. The rest of the time we are busy on the farm growing your vegetables. We also hold regular farm tours which are a great opportunity to see the farm. Sign up to our email newsletter to find out when they are held.  

How much does it cost?

See our STORE page for this season’s prices.

Can I try before I commit to a full 3 months?

No. Because vegetables take up to 3 months to grow before harvest we need to know how many shares we are growing for before each season starts.

Do I have to pay for a full 3 months up front?

Yes. We only accept complete up front payment for 3 months worth of delicious fresh vegetables

What if I want vegetables for more than 3 months?

Just buy another 3-month share after the first 3 months are up. Existing customers are given priority when new 3-month shares become available.

Waiting List

We are a small farm focused on growing better not bigger, so shares sell out fast! If there are no shares currently available, you can add your name to our waiting list and we will notify you when a spot becomes available. If you like you can still join our mailing list to receive our weekly newsletter and find out what’s happening on the farm and get seasonal recipes and vegetable storage tips.

How do I pay for my share?

You pay online through this website using our secure checkout. Click here to select and purchase a share.

Can I pick my vegetables up from the farm?

Yes, we love it when you visit our farm. In fact, we offer a $5 discount if you come to the farm to pick up your vegetables. If you want to take part in the pick your own item of the week we recommend you pick up your share from the farm at:

170 Old Kurrajong Road, Richmond NSW 2753

Pick up time and date is dependent on the share you purchase.  Please review the products in our store for details.

What are the seasonal on-farm events?

3 or 4 times per year we will hold an on-farm event where CSA members are invited to visit the farm and take part in a special seasonal planting or harvesting occasion. This may be planting the yearly garlic crop, harvesting pumpkins or simply a farm picnic where you can meet other like-minded CSA members and enjoy spending time on the farm. We believe that being a part of Five Serves Produce should be more than just picking up your vegetables each week. Coming to our on-farm events lets you be part of the community and experience everything our farm has to offer.

What can I expect to get in my weekly share?

A weekly share contains between 8 and 15 different vegetables depending upon the season. A typical Summer share might be full of tomatoes, garlic, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, capsicums or eggplant. In Autumn or Winter you may receive carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and leafy greens. In Spring there might be fresh peas, baby beetroots and crisp rocket leaves, and pumpkins are often part of the autumn share. However as growing vegetables depends upon the weather, insect pressure and many other variables, it is impossible to say exactly how each crop will perform each year. That is part of belonging to a CSA and many customers say they enjoy the surprise each week of finding out what is available on the farm. Rest assured that you will always get a variety of fresh, nutritious and delicious vegetables and herbs each week.

Will my box be full of unusual vegetables that I don’t like?

No. We grow many popular vegetables and only have one or two less well known items each week. Most people are excited to try these few new varieties with the support of our weekly recipe ideas. In fact, some even say that this is one of the benefits of being part of the CSA – they never would have known how much they liked them if they hadn’t tried them!

What if I can’t pick up my share this week or I am going away?

If you are going away on holidays or for another reason you can have someone else pick up your share for you that week. If this isn't possible please contact us at least a week before and we may be able to defer your box by one week once in the season. If you will be away more often than this perhaps a CSA is not for you. Another option is to donate your share to a charity for those in need for that week. We will deliver it there instead. Our current charity is Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative We also regularly donate leftover produce to this charity even if all the vegetables are picked up by members that week.

Do you deliver?

Yes, we do deliver to Faulconbridge, Springwood, Winmalee, Yellow Rock, Hawkesbury Heights, Sun Valley, Valley Heights, Warrimoo, Blaxland, Mt Riverview, Glenbrook and Lapstone.

Can I choose what goes in my box?

No. We include vegetables that are in season and at their peak, ready for harvest. You get the best of the farm each week. However, if you grow your own herbs at home and don't want duplicates please contact us and let us know which herbs you don't want to receive in your box.