CSA / Veggie Box Information
CSA RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2020 SEASON IS NOW OPEN! PLEASE SIGN UP TO BE ADDED TO OUR EMAIL LIST TO HEAR WHATS AVAILABLE!
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What is A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, CSA is a unique partnership of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members. In a traditional CSA, members pay for a full seasons worth of 'shares' upfront to help cover initial farm costs and in turn receive a weekly share of harvest during the growing season. We understand that this can be a very large commitment for many of you, and thats why we've gone with a slightly different model.
How is CCR Gardens' CSA different?
Our CSA program is structured in the following way:
You can purchase shares in either a full season, half season, or "Summer" half season. Each weekly share costs $20 and is one box/bag (worth at least $20) of fruits/vegetables that will be available each week.
We offer the following options.
Full Season ($400) - 20 weeks starting the end of June through September.
1st half season ($200) - 10 weeks starting in late May through early August.
Second half season ($200) - 10 weeks starting early August and running through end of September
Summer half season ($200) - 10 weeks starting in early July - ONE WEEK FREE DISCOUNT
In order to keep all this working smoothly, we do have two requirements:
1. In order to avoid wasted produce, we cant allow you to just 'skip' a week. If something comes up and you cant find someone to pick up your share in your place, we will gladly assist in donating the box for you to a local shelter, church, or other place of need. With that said, if you know you'll be going on vacation next month, we can put your account on 'hold' if you give us a heads up in advance.
2. We are making a commitment to provide these fresh vegetables to you each and every week. We appreciate your understanding that you are committing to the same! The best way to "lock in the freshness" is to buy the shares in quantity.
What can I expect to receive in a share box?
CSA is not like shopping at the grocery store. You will be receiving whatever fruits and vegetables are in season, so you may have to wait a few weeks for that farm fresh ripe tomato (it'll be worth the wait, we promise!), or the spicy hot peppers. You will get to try different produce that may be new to you, and you'll regain the sense of eating 'seasonally' - one of the things that Megan and Kevin have enjoyed the most out of their gardening adventures over the years.
Through membership in our CSA you will also have the opportunity to get to know and understand life on the farm as well as support our efforts to grow healthy, nutritious food in a sustainable way.
MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT TERMS
Membership in our CSA represents a commitment of both the farmer and customer. This commitment is important to the future of local, sustainable agriculture. As a CSA Member, you share the rewards in form of our produce harvest, but there are also risks that you will share with us, the Farmers.
CCR Gardens assumes responsibility for providing each paying member with fresh produce, grown on our farm with non-chemical natural methods and materials for the number of weekly shares the member paid for. While produce quantity and type may vary week to week, we strive to provide produce amounts and quality that meets or exceeds the value of your membership payments.
CSA Members assume the responsibility for pickup of their weekly shares. If shares are not picked up the share will be forfeited. We will do our best to donate it or put it to good use but you will not be entitled to a replacement share or refund.
Pickup location is at Renzie Farmers Market Saturdays between 9am to 1pm.