Frequently Asked Questions about Worden Farm Membership
Is all of the produce organic? Is it non-GMO?
Yes, ALL of the produce in every type of farm membership and at our farmers markets is certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture, and as such, it is also required to be entirely non-GMO. Worden Farm has been USDA-certified organic since its founding in 2003.
Is all of the produce grown at Worden Farm in Punta Gorda?
Most all of the produce is grown at Worden Farm, and occasionally for more variety, we include additional local and USDA certified organic produce from our farmer friends.
What happens if I have to miss a share pick-up?
Market Credit and Farm Stand members maintain their credit until expended or until the end of the season, and can miss a week or several weeks of pick-up.
There are no make-ups or refunds for missed pick-ups for the Organic Veggie Box. If you need to miss a pick-up, you can have a friend pick up your share on your behalf, or the share will be donated to a good home.
What about getting larger quantities of produce?
Institutional memberships are available for restaurants and other food service businesses. Please email the farm for details: office [at] wordenfarm [dot] com.
Why does the farm membership fee have to be paid in advance?
Payment by the start of the growing season is typical in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm membership programs. This prepayment is required because the farmers plan for how much to plant and grow many months before it is harvested, and must pay for the significant expenses of production in the months prior to the first harvests. Deposits and partial payments cannot be accepted, due to administrative costs.