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 8-10 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 Cornerstone on the Westside of Gainesville from 2:30-4:30, Micanopy from 2:30-4:30, & on the Farm from 3-5, and Saturday at the Alachua 441 market 8:30-12. Space at the Saturday market is limited.
The following payment options are available:
SINGLE SHARE $425 paid in full & due at sign-up **this amount has been pro-rated for the season**
Or $450 on the payment plan with $125 down (due at sign-up) monthly installments to end of season
OR for Double Shares: $925 in full (due upon sign-up) **amount pro-rated for remainder of season**
$125 down and monthly installments through end of season
Half Share (a full box of vegetables every other week) for $250 paid in full or $75 down and installments of $50 through seasons end.
Thursday Half Share Pick Up Schedule at UF
NO CSA March 5-11
Friday Micanopy, On-Farm, & Cornerstone Half Share Pick Up Schedule
Dec 30 **Cornerstone & On Farm Only
Spring Break NO CSA pick-up or make-ups this week March 5-11
Saturday Half Share Pick-Up
If you know you will miss a pick-up we will happily make a box for you to pick-up at the farm, but please let us know ahead of time. We pick based on the families we expect to pick-up, so help us keep your food fresh and let us know ahead of time. If you miss your pick-up and would like to donate your share, please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help get the box to a family in need.
We have had very good feedback from past customers 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.
We take off for three weeks throughout the season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and early March as we are always busy planting.
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.