If you would like to sign up, please click here: http://www.thefamilygardencsa.com/members
Our produce is available locally through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. By signing up for this subscription you will become a partner of our farm for the season, enjoying the first and freshest pick of what we have to offer. As well, the CSA program gives a chance for interested members to visit the farm, and to learn about organic farming and gardening.
Our CSA membership is for people who cook and love whole, fresh food. Each week members will receive what is available according to the season. It is our goal to provide delicious food in a generous amount. We stay away from products that many people are not familiar with, concentrating on things that are great tasting and yield well. I beleive that being a CSA member is not for everyone, as there are folks who do not like to cook new things, or eat with the seasons.
We prefer to receive payment in full before the season begins. By doing this you are helping us raise the capitol needed for the continuous cycle of planting and harvesting. However, a payment plan is available if you need time to pay off the full amount.
As a member of our farm for the season, you will enjoy the benifits of the plentiful harvest and also share in the risk that may come with farming. This means that when there is plenty and we can afford to put more into your weekly share bag, we will, however, in the unlikely event of a weather disaster there may be a time when there is not much to offer. This has not happened in the past, but organic farming is a process of working with nature, which can be unpredictable.
Our CSA membership is a weekly share of the farms harvest. It is a full grocery bag of produce, usually 6-8 different items, sometimes 10, depending on the week. We try to grow the best tasting varieties or each vegetable or fruit and also provide you with a diverse product selection.
Our Fall 2016 season will begin October 13 and end June 15. The following pick-up locations will be available: Thursdays at UF from 4.30-6.30 pm, Friday at Micanopy from 2:30-4:30 & on the farm from 4-6, and Saturday at the Alachua 441 market 8:30-12. Space at the Saturday market is limited.
The following payment options are available:
$900 paid in full & due at sign-up
$125 down (due at sign-up) and 8 payments of $100
OR for Double Shares: $1700 in full (due upon sign-up)
$125 down and 8 payments of $200
OR a Half Share (a full box of vegetables every other week) for $475 paid in full or $75 down and 8 payments of $50
This works out to about $26.50/week, the cheapest Certified Organic produce in America.
If you want to purchase a second share for your family, select the option of two shares. With this option, the second share is discounted $100 for a total of $1700. This option is for families who eat more vegetables, and not for friends trying to go in together.
We have had very good feedback from past costomers regarding the quality and quantity of food that you will receive. It is one of our founding principles that our customers should have plenty.
To sign up please use the on-line form on this website http://www.thefamilygardencsa.com/members check-out with a credit card or you can mail a personal check to: The Family Garden, 1179 SE 22nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
We understand things happen; if you are unable to make it to pick-up please arrange for a friend to pick-up or email us at email@example.com to arrange an on-farm pick-up of your share.
If you miss a week, we won't have a double share waiting for you next week. If you miss your pick-up and you can't pick it up that week, you will forfeit it.
Our family is in business to grow great food for you. Lets work together, each of us being mindful of each others needs and this will be great for both of us.