Veggie CSA Survey & Evaluation for 2013

Swier Family Farm : Veggie CSA 2013 Evaluation, Survey and Feedback

Since our start, we’ve consistently sent out an end-of-year evaluation and survey. 

We really appreciate you taking time out to mull this over. Please return your evaluation as soon as able.

I will look at all I receive, try to make some general sense of it all, and share “results” as soon as I can. When this happens depends on how soon I receive a significant number of replies from you, our CSA shareholders.


Return your evaluation in any way you see fit, anonymously or not: email (, facebook or website (you’ll know how to do that better than me!), snail mail (640 E 18 mile Rd, Remus, MI  49340), or drop it off with me at your curbside delivery.

I’m not going to stir the pot too much up front. I will try not to be too wordy for now. I’d like to see what comes of the Evaluation, see what we hear back before I dive in with my own seasonal reflections (many of which are already somewhere on our Website). I do really enjoy the back and forth communications, and I look forward to your Evaluations.  

My focus and my intent are to economize our CSA efforts and  finances. We are trying to “work smarter” as we “work harder”.  We continue to try to put our farm efforts where they best make most Shareholders most happy, contented, and satisfied.

Thank you for taking your valuable time to help us better understand your needs. Your frank evaluation is invaluable; don’t hesitate to tell us the “good, the bad, the ugly”.

Do you have a full share __a half share __ How many people eat from your share ___ Are you a new shareholder___ returning shareholder___ Do you expect to purchase a share next year? Yes__ No__ If no, please detail (this could be a most valuable lesson for us):

With the Veggies, do you eat:     Them All Up     Most, Toss Some     Just a Few

Which veggies that will grow here, do you most want from us?

Which veggies that we grew, do you least want from us?

Which don’t you eat at all?

On a scale of 1 to 10 (terribly inadequate to perfectly adequate): Through our pre-season telephone conversations, emails, and/or website materials:  Did we prepare you and your expectations for the seasonality, the uncertainties, the vagaries, and the “reality” of this CSA__ How could we improve this communication? What more should we express?

The price you paid was:     A Steal     A Worthy Deal     Too Much For Too Little 

On a scale of 1 to 10 (awful to fantastic), how have you found the veggie’s presentation__, cleanliness__, freshness__, sufficiently bagged__, quantity__, variety__, overall shelf-life in your fridge__, taste__

On a scale of 1 to 10 (no value to (nearly) priceless) how valuable are the flowers to you__the stand-by, familiar veggies__, the odd-ball, new-to-you veggies__, the community crate/grab-crate/trade-crate__, your families nutrition__, seasonal eating__, local food production__, organics__, diversity in your diet__, home-cooking__, cooking from scratch__, experimenting with new foods__ “knowing your farmer”__, investing in your local community__, sharing food, food prep with your children__. Did your participation in our CSA satisfy or further these (1 to 10, “definitely not!” to “absolutely, positively!”)__

On a scale of 1 to 10 (no value to (nearly) priceless), How valuable is CSA communication to you__I’d like to hear from more than just you, Chris__On our Website or Facebook, how valuable is our communication regarding: Recipes__, In your crate__, Notes about Veggies__, Photos__, Nutritional Contents__, Freezing/Canning/Drying (extending your harvest)__, Info about our farming practices__, How valuable is our Website__, our Facebook__ How important is an annual, on-farm event to you (i.e. the garlic harvest party)__ Work Bee opportunities__ No work, just a tour of the farm__ the “Community” in a CSA__

On a scale of 1 to 10 (strongly disagree to strongly agree), I enjoy, and make good use of occasional large quantity-bursts of produce (eg eggplant, peppers)___

Have we met your overall expectations (1 to 10, not at all to very well met): __ 

Any other thoughts you might like to share with us?

Thanks for your time! Thanks for your honesty!

Please detail any of your answers. Feel free to include any other suggestions, feedback, constructive criticisms, questions, comments, inspirations….

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