Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial partnership where urban consumers receive fresh, nutritious vegetables while helping to sustain the livelihoods and stewardship of regional farmers. In a CSA arrangement the farmer pre-sells “shares” of his or her farm’s upcoming harvest to individuals, families, and institutions.
***Please read carefully, our policies are different during the summer and winter seasons***
INFORMATION ON SHARE OPTIONS:
The winter share will consist of a vegetable share and optional fruit share as well as several add-on shares from Equal Exchange and Purcell Mountain (see below) No half shares are available, though you may independently share with a friend if you like. Pickup will be on 4 TUESDAYS, from 5:00-8:00 pm.Delivery 1 - December 12 Delivery 2 - January 9 Delivery 3 - February 6 Delivery 4 - March 6
ORGANIC VEGETABLE WINTER SHARE - $118 - Bigger boxes this year! 15+ lbs per box grown on our farm and sourced from other local, organic family farms. (Actual crops depend on availability): Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and Cabbage. If we have a warm December, the first box may include greens from the fields. Exact contents to be determined.
Apple share NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM APPLE SHARE - $32 (must sign for veggies as well)4 pounds of apples per delivery.
Add-ons: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate from Equal exchange (delivered on Dec 12)Grains , Beans and Flour (delivered on January 9 and March 6)
INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING:Our CSA (like most CSAs) require our members to volunteer each season. We mainly need volunteers to staff our pick-ups on Tuesday evenings and to assist with truck unloading on Tuesday afternoons. You can choose either to assist with delivery (before the start of pick up, usually 1 pm), an early (4:40-6:40) or late (6:20-8:20) shift or to deliver unclaimed shares to a food pantry at 8pm. If you are unable to volunteer, we are offering a limited number of non/volunteering slots. You may choose this option on the volunteer sign up sheet. You will be billed an additional $30.
HOW TO REGISTER1. In order to register, you must first select a volunteer slot. You can do that now, by clicking on this link; it will open in another window (tab). http://tinyurl.com/tuvsignup2. Fill out the application below.3. We will invoice you, and give you information about where to send your check or how to pay with PAYPAL. 4. Your payment must be received within 1 week of the invoice date.PLEASE do not drop off checks to FHJC! 5. IF YOU ARE SPLITTING YOUR SHARE: ONE PARTNER MUST PAY THE FULL AMOUNT! We can no longer accept 2 payments per share. We subsidize a limited number of low-income shares. If you would like to apply for a low-income share, or if you have any other financial questions, please contact our core group at email@example.com.
Don't forget! Sign up for a volunteer slot at http://tinyurl.com/tuvsignup BEFORE continuing on to register.