We're launching a CSA!
What is a CSA? A CSA (short for Community Supported Agriculture) is essentially another term for a veggie box program. It has been a way for the community to help support local farms for generations, and it comes with perks! By becoming a "shareholder" in our farm you'll receive a weekly veggie box filled with seasonal produce like salad mix, tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, and so much more. We love to grow it all and share it with our community! By purchasing a share of our CSA, you'll be ensuring that GreenerFarms goes on and is able to grow organically with the soil, the planet, and the people in mind.
This is a 22 week veggie share running from May 23rd until October 31st (with a break for two weeks on August 8th and 15th).
There are two payment options for this CSA AND two size options:
FULL SHARE (FEEDS 1-4 PEOPLE)
PAY UPFRONT (Before May 1): $1,500 (includes delivery)
PAY WEEKLY (As you go): $1,650 total or $75/week (includes delivery)
HALF SHARE (FEEDS 1-2 PEOPLE)
PAY UPFRONT (Before May 1): $800 (includes delivery)
PAY WEEKLY (As you go): $880 total or $40/week (includes delivery)
Both options can be paid via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or in cash.
We will be using reusable rubbermaid boxes for the veggie program and will require a deposit of $25 for two boxes. You will get this money back at the end of the 22 weeks once we have our bins back!
We really hope to have you as a member of our 2023 season. It would mean the world for us to share our passion for growing (and our passion for food) with all of you.
We know you may have some questions about this program, and if so, read on!
Are we still doing a-la-carte veggie delivery?
Absolutely! We'll still have veggies listed individually for purchase, however the priority of choice for the veggies will go to our CSA members. We will be adding a $10 delivery charge as of June.
What if I need to miss a week of the CSA?
There will be no transfers to other weeks. You’re welcome to gift the box to someone or split it with some loved ones!
Can I skip a week if I'm paying "as I go/weekly?"
Unfortunately not. A CSA is a beautiful commitment to a farmer you trust. You’re welcome to gift the box to someone or split it with some loved ones!
Can I choose my veggies?
It's very likely but not guaranteed! We will be sending out a weekly email listing the veggies that will be in the box. If we have lower than expected availability, we will ask you for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices and based on the order of response we will get you one of these three bundles.
How many veggies will I get each week?
For the full share you can expect to receive a variety of 6-10 veggies per week depending on what we have in stock. For the half share you will receive the same variety and half of the quantity of each item! You'll always have a beautiful variety of greens, alliums, nightshades, root veggies, and more! Less variety in a given box = higher quantity of the other produce available. More variety = less quantity per item.
What if there's a freak storm or accident?
Our 2023 CSA Program is non-refundable, even in the unlikely event of crop loss due to extreme weather. The original goal of a CSA was to support a farmer through good years and bad. We are very diligent with our crop planning and with our sustainable practices; it is very, very unlikely that we will lose every single crop. That's the beauty of growing over 40 different varieties of vegetables on less than an acre - whatever does well and is overflowing with abundance will find its way to our shareholders. In a bad year, there may be less bounty. But not every year is bad, and the next year might be filled with incredible harvests, and you'll make out like an organic veggie bandit! With that being said, as a shareholder of the GreenerFarms CSA, you're assuming the risks involved with outdoor growing and understand that wins and losses are felt equally by farmer and eater. We will do our absolute best to get you the highest quality food we can.
You are welcome to send any additional questions to email@example.com! We hope to have you as a member this year!
YOU CAN SIGN UP HERE!