Frequently Asked Questions

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a direct link between the farmer and the  consumer in order to connect you with the food grown by small, local farms right in your community. Members sign up for a subscription or “share,” and the farm delivers bundles of fruits and vegetables to give their members a great value on high quality produce. CSA produce is harvested within 24 hours of delivery, so members receive the freshest and lowest cost produce easily in the most environmentally friendly way.

As a CSA member, you have access to the freshest produce all harvested within 24 hours of delivery at a great price. CSAs connect you to a local farm. You know exactly where your food was grown, and you are supporting a local business. Your vegetables were not trucked across the country; they were grown right in Santa Barbara County on our acreage. No need to worry about when your produce was picked or how long it's been sitting on a shelf. At Something Good Organics, our produce is fresh picked and delivered quickly.

Because of the freshness and quality of our produce, you will find it just tastes better. Children can tell the difference too: you might catch an avowed vegetable-hater snacking on a snap pea one day. You are not only supporting the community and good farming practices, but also benefitting from delicious, in-season, certified organic produce on a regular basis. 

Something Good Organics is a companion to the 30+ year old John Givens Farm in Goleta, CA. Together we work to provide the local community with sustainably cultivated, certified organic produce all year long. We are dedicated to bringing the most delicious, in season fruits and
vegetables right to you.

Support your farm and reap the delicious benefits with a weekly or bi-weekly subscription to freshly picked, certified organic, and seasonal produce in convenient pick-up locations (such as the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and the Hollister Building). There are flexible options that include a two-week trial membership; three-week, six-week, and 12-week subscriptions; and up to a year's subscription pre-paid. Visit our About page here to learn more.

Each box will be filled with certified organic, seasonal fruits and vegetables picked within 24 hours of delivery. Items will change with the seasons and you will receive an e-email every week with a list of fresh fruits and vegetables to expect.

To give you an idea of what a regular box contains, a previous September delivery included the following:

  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Red Bell peppers
  • Red onions
  • Green zucchini
  • Strawberries from Sunrise Organics
  • Sugar Baby watermelons from Tutti Frutti Farms
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Hass avocadoes from Rancho San Roque

The Big Box included all of the above items and also the following add-ons:

  • Cilantro
  • Yellow cherry tomatoes
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Cantaloupe

 Our blog is also updated weekly with the latest harvest and news. You can also see also a general harvest calendar for reference, though actual harvests can change from year to year.

A CSA share for us is generally defined as one box. It can fluctuate in price depending on add-ons like fruit, eggs, or bread. However, our box sizes are as follows*:

Basics Box subscriptions are $21 per box.
Regular Box subscriptions are $30 per box.
Large Box subscriptions are $41 per box.
We also offer a Juice Feast box specifically designed for juicing: $30 per box.

(*add $7 per box for home delivery, and $1 per week for Trout Club delivery.)

We have flexible options including weekly and bi-weekly Basics, Regular, or Large subscription boxes that can be put on hold any time with at
least 3 days advance notice. You can sign up for a two-week trial membership, three-week, six-week, 12-week, or 1-year subscriptions

For more details on subscription options and discounts, please visit our About page.

You can easily put your subscription on hold at any time online with at least 3 days’ advance notice. Simply sign into your account here (we suggest using a regular computer rather than the phone, as the interface is easier to use). Click on the "delivery hold" tab and enter the dates you'd like to skip. If you are logged in via your mobile phone, please look for the  icon. You will receive an email confirming your selected dates.

Weekly newsletters are emailed a couple days before the pick-up. Each newsletter will contain a list of what you can expect in your next box along with some recipes to help with meal planning. There can be surprises to what’s in your box sometimes, but that’s part of the fun. Our blog is also updated weekly with the latest harvest and news.

We work hard to give members the freshest produce at a good price; and in order to do so, we pick seasonal fruits and vegetables within 24 hours of box deliveries. This means we are somewhat on nature’s schedule according to the seasonal harvest. 

Unfortunately our operation is not large enough to let you pick and choose what goes into your box. Everyone gets the same thing, and we don't allow substitutions within the box. You can, however, customize your box by adding specific produce items such as herbs, eggs, and even fresh bread from Deux Bakery. Visit the store to see current available add-ons (members only).

Signing up for a bi-weekly subscription (where you pick-up deliveries every other week) can be a great solution. Some members have changed box size from regular to basics size; and some members even share a box subscription with coworkers, friends, or family members. You can divvy up the produce easily based on individual preferences.

Each week's delivery should be a pleasant surprise, so we hope you try new recipes with your vegetables. We send recipes with our weekly emails to help spark inspiration and we do have a section of recipe ideas and juicing recipes! But honestly, the internet is your best friend here.

There are occasions where the weather or undeterminable events (like the inside of a pepper is rotten) happen. If you receive wilted greens, promptly soak them in cold water for about 10 minutes and spin them dry. They should perk right up as they were harvested within days of receipt. If something is rotten, please notify us as soon as possible so we can seek a replacement.

We use your personal information ONLY to collect payments, make deliveries, and contact you if necessary. We do not and will not sell your personal information to anyone.