Living Acres Farm
CSA A la Carte
In a traditional CSA (community supported agriculture) people pay a large sum upfront and get a share of whatever is in season each week. In that model, people sometimes get veggies that they don't like and not enough of what they like. Our a la carte CSA model gives people flexibility and control over their vegetable share.
CSA members come to the farm to pick up their veggies for the week. Its a pleasant experience to see the gardens where your food is growing. People have really enjoyed the u-pick herbs and flowers growing near the pick up location, they are included in the CSA membership. The herb selection consists mainly of basil, parsley, cilantro, and dill.
Pick up day is on Tuesdays 1pm-7pm.
CSA members view the selection and order on our website. It is a quick and convenient process. I send out an email, usually Saturday evening letting people know that the website has been updated and what new veggies and specials we have for the week. A link in the email takes you to the CSA order page. Then CSA members choose what veggies they want for the week and submit their order.
The orders must be placed by Monday evening, because we start the harvest early Tuesday morning for optimum freshness.
The cost of the CSA share is $300. Each week your order will be subtracted from your "deposit". You will get a paper invoice with your order.
CSA members are welcome to order as much as they want.
CSA members are NOT obligated to order every week.
If you order $50 or more you get a 10% discount of your order.
Splitting shares is not allowed.
There is a $20 minimum when you place an order for the week.
If you miss a week, that is no problem. There is no penalty for not ordering, as long as you use up your initial deposit by the end of the season. The CSA deposit does not transfer over into next year. (The money is used up in the beginning of the season to pay for supplies and other expenses) The harvest season lasts at least 20 weeks.
Typically the harvest season begins around the end of May and goes into November.
When the harvest is plentiful you will have the option of buying 1, 2, 3 or more of certain vegetables and bulk items like cucumbers/tomatoes etc. at a discount.
The vegetable offerings are seasonal. Typically, there are a lot of greens early in the season, but the variety increases as the season continues.
If you use up the CSA deposit before the season is over you can: a) pay each week for your order b) put it on your "tab" and I'll send you a bill later.
We have a limited number of shares available. Please make the payment by April 1st.
You are welcome to pay in installments
If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607.281.4496 to see if space is available or if you have any questions.