Last week we met with a small group of people interested in our new CSA program.
It was a wonderful meeting. We had a great time sharing information and then hearing their feedback on several issues that we were still figuring out. A great big thank you to them! Our biggest question was price for a CSA share. With the help of our meeting participants, we came up with several solutions.
We will be accepting membership applications until May 22nd or up to 50 shares, whichever comes first.
>Half or Full Share
From the beginning we have offered a half share or a full share and they are just what they sound like. A Full Share will provide 4-6 people with most of the produce they need for the week. A Half Share will provide 1-3 people with most of the produce they need for the week.
>Make One or Two Payments
We appreciate the difference between paying a small amount each week (normal grocery shopping) and paying for a season of produce all at once. Lighten the load by breaking it up into two payments, one due on May 22nd, and the second one due by July 22nd. There is a $5 payment fee (to cover administrative expenses) if you choose two payments. If you choose to pay in full, that payment is due when you register, no later then May 22nd.
> A Shorter Season
You can purchase a June-October 22 week share (instead of June-November 26 week share). Some people are most interested in the abundance of Summer when they purchase a CSA share. Save some money by purchasing the shorter season… of course your welcome to come in any time for apples, squash, pumpkins, etc, etc.
Click here to view a pdf illustrating examples of what’s available to a CSA member throughout the season. Click here for pricing and FAQs.
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Photography by Stacey Kirby
UPDATE: After hearing from our customers we took another look at our prices. We hope the new options available (as listed in this post) make a CSA share a more viable option for you! Prices are corrected below.
Thank you for being patient as we calculated the pricing for our CSA shares. Whew, that’s a lot of numbers to crunch!
A Full share will provide 4-6 people with most of the produce they will need for the week. The cost is
A Half Share will supply 1-3 people with most of the produce they will need for the week. The cost is
>>Our CSA Meeting is coming up next WEDNESDAY, APril 13th at 7pm. Please come by with your questions and ideas! We can’t wait to hear from you.
CSA Informational Meeting
Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
Location: Our greenhouse at the Market (map
We hope you can make it to our first meeting! Topics for discussion include our farming practices and what you can expect from a CSA share with Kirby’s. Then we will open the floor to questions! Your feedback will help us make decisions throughout the season, starting with our first meeting.
A few details about our CSA Shares
- There are 50 Shares available
- All produce we grow will be included as permitted by Mother Nature, including fruit!
- Choose a Half Share or a Full Share.
- A share can be paid for in one or two payments.
- Your first payment is required to reserve your share.
- Shares will include additional market benefits.
- Members must commit to picking up their share on Tuesday 1pm – 7pm or Saturday 1pm – 7pm.
We are still in the process of calculating a price. We will publish that information by Friday April 8th.