Wednesday, January 9, 2008

CSA Share FAQ with a link to the Share Agreement


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Print the form and fill it out.
Send it with your payment to the address shown on the form.

What does CSA mean?

CSA is short for Community Supported Agriculture. Instead of selling to the grocery store and letting them store and mark up your produce, Mule Shoe Farm produce can go directly to you. To receive our produce, you become a partial owner of the farm by buying a share. We all share in this endeavor together. A CSA ensures that Mule Shoe Farm is a sustainable operation and that you can get the fresh organic produce that you need to be healthy.

How much does a share cost?

A full share is $750 for a half bushel every week from mid-April to the end of October. A half share is $400 for a quarter bushel every week from mid-April to the end of October.

What if I can't pay all at once?

That's fine. The share agreement has three different payment options available. If finances are an issue, call or email for arrangments. Mule Shoe Farm is proud to barter shares for needed goods or services.

How do I participate in the CSA?

  • Pick up shares on day and time specified unless you make other arrangements. Call 615-792-9955 or email apouliot@gmail.com
  • Buy your share at the beginning of the growing season. Fill out the share agreement and send in with your share amount.
  • Recycle the container used to pick up your share by using it each week.

What does a share mean? What do I get?

By buying a share, you become one of the farm owners for one year. You will receive a ½ bushel of fresh organic and natural produce each week during our season. A full share is enough produce to feed a family of four for a week. Half shares are also available for couples or singles desiring fresh produce. You will be invited to attend our Summer Festival and you are welcome to visit anytime. Please call in advance to make sure we are here to show you around.

The volume in a share will vary slightly over the course of the season. The peak of the season will have more produce than the beginning or end of the growing season. The produce will vary depending on what is at its peak of freshness. This means you will not be getting tomatoes or corn in April. You can experience the connection to your food by “eating with the seasons.” You may get vegetables you haven’t tried before. Recipes can be found in Friday posts at http://www.muleshoefarm.blogspot.com/

Is Mule Shoe Farm certified as an organic producer? Does the farm grow its products organically?

Mule Shoe Farm is not USDA certified organic. We are currently building a paper trail for organic certification. We use organic production methods for our poultry and goats, as well as, our vegetables. Our animals are pasture-fed, free-roaming creatures and our vegetables are grown in organic raised beds, as organic field crops and as naturalized plants throughout our property.

Share Agreement
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Print the form and fill it out.
Send it with your payment to the address shown on the form.

7 comments:

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Just dropping by for a quick visit. I sure hope you make a go of it!!!!! I have faith in you. Hope you and yours have a blessed day.
Laura

Ms. Anne - the farmer said...

@2 lmz farms: I so appreciate your support. I hope things go weel for you guys this year, too.

Mike said...

That's great!! With a good members, CSA should be a lot of fun!

Ms. Anne - the farmer said...

@Mike: Thank you for your encouragement. BTW I found in an out of print book 1001 Gardening Tips how to set up a root cellar when you don't have a basement. Basicly you sink a trash can in the ground.

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Just dropping by and checking on you. Hope you and yours have a blessed day.
Laura

Ms. Anne - the farmer said...

Thanks Laura. We've got about 5 share spots left. We always appreciate your support.
Anne

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