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Market Share CSA FAQ

You might have heard about weekly CSA boxes but market share CSAs are also becoming very popular! While we love the adventure of a weekly CSA box containing a mix of old favorites and a few new vegetables (read our previous post about our love for CSA boxes here), we understand it isn’t the right option for everyone. That’s where market shares come in!

What’s a market share CSA? 

If you want to fully customize your CSA, our Market Share CSA is the option for you! 

With this option you can buy credit to use at our stand at the Decorah Farmers Market (Saturdays, 8-11 a.m.) Please note: We will NOT be at the Wednesday Decorah Farmer’s Market in 2023. After we receive payment, we will load up a card with your chosen amount plus 10% as thanks for your support. You can use this card like cash to purchase any items you like from our farm stand.

Your paymentYour market credit (10% for your support)

Why buy a market share CSA instead of just buying vegetables at the market? 

When you buy a CSA share, you’re supporting the farmer upfront at the beginning of the season. This allows us to buy the tools and supplies we will need to grow your produce and allow ourselves an income early in the season. It also helps us predict how much food we will need to grow at the beginning of the season, which helps us avoid waste. 

You will get 10% extra for being an early supporter of our farm! It’s a win-win for everyone.

How can I spend my credit?

Choose your items in-person at the Decorah Farmers Market and we’ll swipe your card. It’s that easy!

Can I add more credit later?

Yes, any time! If possible, please keep your card so we can reload it.

What if I lose my card?

We keep your card “on file” and have it ready for you to use at every market.

How can I check by balance?

After you make a purchase at the market, we will be able to tell you how much you have left on your card. You can also email and we will check your balance ASAP.

Will my credit expire?

No, your credit will be honored indefinitely. 

Can I donate my credit at the end of the year?

You sure can! If you would like to clear your balance at the end of the year, all you have to do is let us know and we will put it towards the produce that we donate to the Decorah Community Food Pantry.

Can I buy soap and other body care products with my market share?

Unfortunately not. At this time, your market share credit is only good for food items at our stand—no soap or body care items. 

How can I sign up? 

Click the button to fill out our Google Form to get started. After you complete the form, you will receive information about how to pay via check, card, or Paypal.

Please email us at with any additional questions. We look forward to hearing from you!