What items will I receive?
You will receive an assortment of produce. Contents may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Leafy greens: lettuce, kale, arugula, chard, mustard greens, bok choy, pechay, kang kong, sweet potato leaves, moringa, pumpkin tips (leaves), malabar spinach
- Vegetables: tomatoes, cucumber, eggplant, okra, beans, pumpkin, squash, gourd, breadfruit, sweet potato, taro, corn, radish
- Fruit: banana, papaya, starfruit, starapple, calamansi, local lemon, lemonchina, avocado, mango, dragonfruit, soursop, guava, sweetsop, surinam cherries, mansanita cherries, mulberries, barbados cherries, pineapple, watermelon, tangerines, coconut
- Herbs and Spices: basil, parsley, dill, lemongrass, turmeric, cilantro, sage, mint, ginger, garlic chives, green onion, hot pepper
- Local Eggs
Can I choose what produce I receive?
No. Every bag will include the same produce depending on season, availability and weather conditions.
Where is the produce coming from?
In our efforts to support local agriculture, we ensure the produce is grown on local farms, gardens and backyards and occasionally from farms located on our sister islands such as Saipan or Rota.
Is everything organic?
Everything that is grown by Farm to Table Guam has been grown using organic methods. While we do encourage all participating growers to use the same methods, not all do. We continue to work with all growers to ensure they are, or are in the process of, being CORE certified by Guam EPA to safely handle pesticides.
Currently there is no USDA organic certification being offered to our location so while you will not see the label, we recommend asking which items are grown using such methods.
Are the farmers Bona Fide with the Department of Agriculture?
Some of the larger growers are, however some of the smaller backyard growers are not large enough to be considered a bona fide farmer.
Will I know ahead of time what will be in my share for that week?
You will receive a list of contents via text the day of.
How far in advance do I need to fill out an application before I receive my bag?
The application and payment must be submitted by Friday at 5:00 p.m. in order to pick up the following week.
Do I need a Paypal account to sign up?
No. You can sign up as a guest. However you must create a PayPal account to manage your subscription, although no account is needed to subscribe initially.
How does the auto-renewal work via PayPal?
All who subscribed using PayPal via our website also agree to our auto-renew service. After 30 days of your first payment, PayPal will automatically charge you the same amount until you cancel.
If you need to change the card on file, please contact PayPal directly.
What if I want to change the share size or how often I receive produce?
Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the charge will be lower than what you originally signed up for, we can change your recurring payment amount. If the amount will increase, your current subscription will need to be cancelled and you will need to submit another application. PayPal will not allow us to change the amount to a larger amount (to protect their customers).
How do I cancel auto-renew?
You can cancel your membership via PayPal or on our website. To unsubscribe, click here.
Can I put a hold on my subscription? I’m going off island, not available, etc.
Yes. You must inform us the week prior (before Saturday). We can put your recurring payments on hold via Paypal or change the dates in which you will receive the produce.
What if I can’t pick up my box at that time or I forget?
You forfeit your share. The produce will most likely be donated to a family in need.
If I can’t pick up my box, can I send someone else?
Yes. On the member application, you can designate other people authorized to pick-up your share.
What if a holiday lands on a pick-up day?
We will send an update via text and/or email.
What will the produce come in?
Your produce will come in a crate, however you will need to transfer all items to your own bag. If needed, we will provide you with one (1) reusable bag.
What if I don’t want any of the plastic packaging the produce comes in?
While we would prefer not to use plastic, this is currently the only option we are able to utilize in order to keep your produce in the best possible condition. We continue to trial other options that may be more environmentally friendly. We do welcome the return of plastic bags, clamshells, rubber bands, twist ties, and egg cartons.
If some of the produce is wilted or bad, will it be replaced at no fee?
Yes. Send us a photo and let us know as soon as possible.
What if I’m missing an item?
Let us know as soon as possible. We will replace it either the day of or the next time you are scheduled to receive a share.
What if I don’t know how to use (or recognize) an item?
Feel free to send us a photo or ask for suggestions on how to use any items. We are happy to help. We also have a Pinterest page that includes many recipes.
Do I have to wash the produce?
Most of the produce you receive has been washed, unless it is an item that will degrade from doing so. However, giving it an additional wash at home is recommended. Because the harvest is going straight from the farm to the kitchen, there may be a few ‘friends’ of the farm that have tagged along.
If I want more of a particular item, can I buy more?
Depends on availability. Please send us your request to email@example.com., 647-0100 or message us on any of our social media outlets.
Do you accept checks?
Yes. Please make all checks payable to Farm to Table Guam Corp. Please note: there will be a $25 fee for checks returned for any reason.
Do you accept WIC vouchers, Quest Card, or SNAP?
Not at this time.
If I am a farmer and want to sell my produce to the CSA, how do I get involved?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org., 647-0100 or message us on any of our social media outlets.