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Here are some frequently asked questions:
- How do I place an order?
- Will I have to buy products I don't want?
- How do I order?
- When do I pay?
- When and Where do I pick up my order?
- Why Support CSA Farmers Market?
- Are there any rules or recommendations I should know about.
- Whom do I contact if I have a problem with my order?
- How can I sell through this market?
- How to create an account?
- How to shop on-line?
- How does pre-order for freezer meats work?
- Is there a minimum order size?
- Do you accept EBT?
- When is the Market Open for shopping?
- Can I get a distribution Location Nearer to me?
- Who do I make my check out to?
- Are there membership fees?
And here are some answers:
How do I place an order?
FIRST YOU NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUT
CREATE A New Account so you can place an order with us. You will need to scroll to Don’t Yet Have an Account?
Fill out the on-line form completely especially the email address and phone number.
When the market is open for ordering you can place an order. It is open from 3pm Thursday to Monday night 10pm
Will I have to buy products I don't want?
You do not have to buy vegetables or anything you do not want. With CSA Farmers Market you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The website lists the produce, milled products, meats, baked goods, cheese and many other goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
How do I order?
You must first create an account by clicking the Sign In at the top of the website. Fill out all pertinent information.
If the website is enabled for customer ordering you can now you can browse the site and fill your shopping cart, than go to check out to complete the order.
When do I pay?
We accept cash or checks when you pick up your order. We may have to adjust your total due to items that were unexpectedly unavailable. We prefer checks although returned checks will be charged $10 per check. We also accept EBT, to use the EBT you must let us know ahead of time that is your method of payment.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
Green Earth Grocery Davison
The Grafted Root Eatery Grand Blanc
Westwind Milling Co. LLC Linden
Whetham Organic Farm Flushing
Almar Orchards Flushing
Forr Chiropractic Clinic Burton
Clawson United Methodist Church Clawson
Me, My Health & Eyes Lake Orion
Kinetic Systems Bicycle Clarkston
Breadwinner Bakery Rochester
Mulefoot Gastro Pub Imlay City
White Pine Farm North Branch
Rebekah’s Pure Living Lapeer
HEATHLY HABITZ 4 LIFE Frankenmuth
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Grosse Pointe
The Little Mustard Seed Cafe New Baltimore
Week’s Meat Market Richmond
Nature’s Finest Organics By arrangement with MaryAnne
Hilltop Farms Bakery Richmond
Lapeer Farmer’s Market Lapeer
DETAILED INFORMATION CLICK HERE
MAP OF LOCATIONS CLICK HERE
Distribution Dates & Order Times
Why Support CSA Farmers Market?
Enhance your local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: CSA Farmers Market supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
Are there any rules or recommendations I should know about.
- We recommend that you bring a cooler with ice during the summer to your distribution location so you can transport your frozen items.
- Distribution locations will do their best to keep frozen things frozen and cold things cold. Although some have limited storage so the sooner you can pick up your items the fresher they will be.
- Communicate with the distribution site directly.
- Take your invoice with you.
- All items are labeled. Please take only your items.
- Pay for your items when you pick up your items.
- You are still responsible for paying for orders even if you don’t pick up your order.
Whom do I contact if I have a problem with my order?
You can email us
You should also contact the farm from which that item was purchased. To view the contact information for a grower, go to the Our Growers tab and click on view details.
How can I sell through this market?
To be able to sell at this market you must be one of the following
- Certified Organic
- Certified Naturally Grown
- Grows Organically
- Makes products from local and/or organic ingredients
- Willing to participate and help with the success of this market. (If you cannot participate with the market’s operation you can sell wholesale to the market.)
- Call 810-688-7442 or email us with questions.
- We are always happy to discuss how other farms can be involved.
- Since we are also farmers we will accept applications throughout the year, although we only have time to review applications between December and March.
- Print and fill out the following forms Participation Agreement and the Application
How to create an account?
To create an account, click the door/arrow symbol at the top menu bar. Then go to and click "I want to create an account” Here.
Fill out the on-line form.
Now you can shop. The information in the form lets us know where to distribute your orders or how to contact you if there is an issue with the order.
How to shop on-line?
Log-in to your account at www.csafarmersmarket.com
Go the “The Market” tab.
Select items to place in cart by clicking the shopping cart pictures to the right of the amount box.
Review your shopping cart, which is located in the top left corner.
When your cart is full click “Proceed to checkout”
At the invoice page click “Place this order”
How does pre-order for freezer meats work?
You can make a deposit by placing an order for the meat on line. That will reserve the animal for you. The farmer receiving the sales notification/deposit will contact you and make the arrangements on the meat. The farmer takes the animal in to the processor and the customer goes to the processor to get the meat. The meat will not be delivered with the normal distribution system. Much of how that works depends on the type of animal being processed.
When deciding rather to or not order freezer meats consider the following.
Do you have a manual defrosting freezer? Meat will keep longer in manual defrosting freezer as opposed to self defrosting freezers.
Do you have enough room in your freezer?
A cubic foot will hold about 30 pounds of meat depending on the cuts. To help visualize a cubic foot consider that a milk crate is slightly smaller than a cubic foot.
Is there a minimum order size?
NO there is no minimum order size and you can place as many orders as you like while the market is open.
Do you accept EBT?
Yes, it is available at all locations. We will send you a voucher with the total due and a self addressed stamped envelope. Please place the signed voucher in the self addressed stamped envelope and mail it to us as soon as possible.
If you are going to shop online and use the snap benefits please be reminded that the only things you can buy are food and seeds. If you want to buy items that are not covered under your snap benefits please place a separate order for those items.
When is the Market Open for shopping?
The market is open Thursday afternoon and closed Monday night each week from May to December except for certain holidays.
It is open from January to May every other week from Thursday to Monday prior to the Friday delivery.
Can I get a distribution Location Nearer to me?
If you would like a distribution location nearer to you we would need your help finding an appropriate location. Since we do not live in your neighborhood, we are not familiar with the businesses who might be appropriate for a distribution location. Please fill out the following form and we can begin the dialogue. Request for Distribution Form If you know of a location that might be willing to host us please read and print the following document HOST INFORMATION. It will help a location understand how we operate.
Who do I make my check out to?
Please make your check out to CSA Farmers Market.
Are there membership fees?
We charge a 7% distribution fee on orders rather than a membership fee. This helps to cover costs of operating the market, such as gas for deliveries, supplies, software fees, employee etc.