2021 CSA Deposit!

2021 CSA Deposit!

Reserve a spot in the 2021 CSA

When does it run?
- STARTS Week 25 (June 21st to June 27)
- ENDS Week 52 (December 27 to Jan 2)

What do I get?
- 25 shares over 28 weeks 
- 1 week off of your choice 
- Thanksgiving off, Christmas off 

How much does it cost?

- $40/week for pickup at farm (early and late weekday and mid-day weekend times available) 
- $40/week for other locations (TBD, early and late weekday times) 
- Or, $50/week for home delivery (weekday)
- THIS IS ONLY A DEPOSIT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. YOU WILL PAY THE REMAINDER BY CHECK, HALF BY FEBRUARY 1ST, THE REST BY JUNE 21ST. We will contact you by email with further instructions. 

What is in a share? 
- A lot of food. Without wanting to over-commit for next year, we can say that shares this year averaged over a dozen different types of vegetables and herbs, and we are attempting the same. 

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Late October share from the 2020 Season

What will be different in the shares next year? 
- Quite a lot, considering we’re planning it all out now with the CSA as the primary goal of our farm, instead of slapping it together during the start of a global pandemic. (Thanks again, 2020 founding members, for bailing us out then! That was clutch). 
- We’re responding to feedback from all of you, and we’re trying to do the same thing we do every year, and improve how we farm, reinvest in the operation, and continue learning. 
- As far as the farming goes, we’ll be up to 26 acres, and that means really wonderful things for the CSA! Melons! Sweet potatoes! Corn! More delicata and other types of winter squash! Watermelon! Potatoes! Cornmeal actually in the shares! More onions, and some leeks! 
- As far as the feedback goes, we hope that anticipates some of it. We also hope that a schedule change (later start, later finish) will get us through spring salad season faster and into sweet, sweet summer sooner, and keep feeding all of you until deep in the winter, when we have some delights so delightful that they take all year. 
- But yeah, for real, that means less turnips. 
- And less other stuff we mainly planted for restaurants in the past - shishito peppers, fennel, mustard greens, celeriac (but we will grow regular celery!), radishes, etc.  Less mixed salad greens, more sturdier salad greens that hold up to dressing better, like more lettuce and radicchio and spinach. 

What else will be different next year? 

- The presumed prevalence of a coronavirus vaccine. 
- Seriously, we want to hug every one of you. And show you around the farm, have events, pick-your-own stuff, everything. We’ll start by making pickups at the farm way more fun and optimal for you. 
- Instead of just getting a bag dumped in front of you from a 6’ distance, we will have all the items in your share setup market-style, with instructions on how you can choose. If you don’t want something, you can leave it, and hopefully we will have extra of things you do like. 
- Once we figure out a real fun way to do pickups that incorporate the right amount of choice into your selection, then we’ll add on to it. Maybe some musical accompaniment, etc. 

How do I sign up?

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY WITH A $50 DEPOSIT BY PURCHASING THIS ITEM. THE REST IS PAID BY CHECK. HALF OF YOUR TOTAL DUE BY FEBRUARY 1ST, OTHER HALF DUE BY JUNE 21st. We will contact you by email with further instructions. 

I cannot pick up at the farm, and I cannot receive home delivery, what can I do?

- Sign up now. Wait for pickup locations to be announced. Choose one. 

Why don’t you know where the pickup locations are yet? How can I sign up?
- Our goal is to provide convenient access to our food for the maximum amount of members. In order to offer the best possible locations, we need to start with a map of our remaining members who are not receiving home delivery or picking up at the farm, and then try to provide the best pickup locations. 
- So give us a few weeks, and if the locations really absolutely don’t work out, we’ll give you a refund for your deposit and hope to see you at some of our markets. 
- If you can pickup at the farm, or receive home delivery, you are good to go. 

What about the day of the week? 
- Wish it was all easier. We will have to see how the sign ups come in first, and then same thing: we will seek to create the schedule that is most convenient to the most people. 
- There will be both weekday and weekend on-farm pickup. Weekday pickup will include times both during the day and in the evening. Weekends will likely be 10-1. 
- Delivery will be on a weekday, and will likely be a large time window. 
- Same caveat: give us a few weeks to work out a schedule that works best for all, and if the schedule really absolutely doesn’t work for you, we’ll give you a refund for your deposit and hope to see you at some of our markets.

The CSA is too large for me, any way I can buy less food?
- We will do one of two things. Our goal is to fill all of our spots with full-size shares. We will offer our items available for purchase by the piece for those of you who can’t eat that much. We hope to have a market-style shopping option at every pickup. However, if we cannot fill all of our spots with full-size shares, we’ll see how many empty spots we have, and consider multiplying that number by two to offer half-size shares. 

What about flowers?

- We will have a small and large flower add on! It would be available wherever / whenever you got your veggie share for $25 or $45 a week.
- Runs from week 25 (June 21st to June 27th) to week 42 (Oct 18 to Oct 24), the first 18 weeks of CSA season. 
- Small shares will likely be a bouquet a week, larger shares will vary based on what is in season. It will either be two bouquets, one very large one, or a selection of various flowers by the stem to create your own arrangements. 
- Place a deposit now by clicking here: Flower Share Deposit to secure your spot.

What about add-ons from other producers?

- Commit to eating your vegetables and then you can have dessert! (And eggs, bread, cheese, and meat). Seriously, putting together these add-ons is a major endeavor, and we want to take it one major endeavor at a time. We will have add-ons as soon as we work it all out. Part of that involves a schedule that works for each producer, and that might involve different schedules and durations. 

Will we have anything before June 21st?

-Yes, but we believe you will enjoy your CSA the most if we wait to start it until we have some real, hearty veggies like broccoli, carrots, snap peas, beets and zucchini - plus, the closer to the start of tomato season the better. For those who really enjoy spring salads, we will figure out how we are offering our earlier harvest once we finish CSA signups.

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