All these years and we’ve not set a formal deadline for our CSA sign up/payment.
Much like every CSA, our rationale for your early sign up/payments is this: Our planning and our major expenses usually concentrate from late December through March (this year into April, see below).
As far as planning: we plan for a certain sized CSA. Your early sign up/payment helps streamline where/how I spend my time. Once mid March hits, my time becomes spread thinner. If I can be well along (better yet, done) with attracting sufficient CSA shareholders, all the better. (This helps calm my nerves, helps settle my inner Nervous Ned). Your early sign up/payment also lets me get growing for you!
Frankly: The earlier your sign up/payment the better for us.
We have been dedicated to getting our good food to you. We do have payment plans for our CSA. Just get in touch with me. This season we’ve launched a formal scholarship share too. Your contributions will help bring food to others. (If you have ideas for a better name than “scholarship share”, please let me know.) We’d also highly recommend a crate mate, if you do not want a full share.
Since our start, we have built our CSA upon this:
This CSA brings you and us, the Farm and the food, together. Our CSA is both a concept and practice. This requires mutual trust, understanding and flexibility. You support stewardship of the farm and food when you buy a share of the upcoming harvest. As partners in community and agriculture, we pledge to share the benefits of abundance and the risks of failure. We will all do our best to nurture this CSA this season.
You have all agreed. We greatly appreciate this.
…You support stewardship of the farm and food when you buy a share of the upcoming harvest…We will all do our best to nurture this CSA this season… Thus far, we’ve all been nurtured without setting a deadline.
Once our CSA is full to capacity, we are full. We often have a wait list.
We have not rebated for early sign ups. Our share price is accurate as is.
This season is a bit different for us financially. In April we have a new annual tractor payment from now until 2020. Yep, one payment per year for 6 years. We’ll also be buying a great pile of fencing materials (remember, my greatest challenge growing food last year?). These are major expenses.
So, yes, to reiterate, the sooner the better for your sign up/payment!
For Our Vegetable Brochure: 2015VeggieCSABrochurepdf
For Our Mushroom Flyer: 2015MushroomCSAFlyerpdf
To contribute to our scholarship share (Thank You!)
To Contact Us:
Chris and Kate Swier
640 E 18 Mile Rd
Remus, MI 49340
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