2020 SUPPORT OPTIONS
We’ve heard from so many of you asking how you can help our organic farm and mission during these uncertain times. There are two ways you can support us right now through our FRIEND OF THE FARM CARD prepaid discount cards or our 2020 ORGANIC VEGGIE SHARE MEMBERSHIP (expanded from 16 to 20 weeks). Both help financially sustain our program, while also providing you amazing from-scratch baked goods and locally-grown organic produce and eggs. You also get priority ordering and early access to our new online ordering and drive-thru pickup at www.farmtakeout.com
ORGANIC VEGGIE SHARE:
Our Organic Veggie Share Membership creates a direct connection between you and the farm. You buy-in at the beginning of the season, we provide a weekly assortment of the freshest, tastiest, and most nutrient-dense organic veggies and eggs available. As a thank you for your support, you’ll receive 20% more produce than you pay for.
FRIEND OF THE FARM CARD:
Our Friend of the Farm Card is a prepaid card that is purchased in $200 increments. The perk of the card, other than being able to choose what you buy, when you need it, is that we add 10% of your total investment as an additional credit to thank you for supporting our farm and mission. So, when you buy a $200 Friend of the Farm card you get $220 to spend all year-round.
WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. As part of our CSA, you’ll be provided with the freshest local produce at a discounted rate throughout the growing season and it affords us a much-appreciated income boost early in the season, when our spending on the farm is highest. And you can feel good knowing that each share is 100% reinvested back into our program to hire & inspire local youth.
What is a Veggie SHARE?
The Veggie Share is our traditional CSA model. Each week we pack a box full of fresh, seasonal, Certified Organic veggies, herbs, and eggs for you to enjoy. The season runs for 20 weeks, from Mid-May to the last weekend in September. When you sign up, you choose whether you’d like to pick up your box on Fridays or Sundays.
What is a “Friend of the Farm Card”?
Our Friends of the Farm (FoF) card is the best option for those who would like to support the farm and mission, but would like more flexibility in what, when, and how you receive your produce. Instead of committing to a weekly pickup, the FoF card allows you to visit our Market+Bakery anytime during business hours and choose from almost any of our incredible products to take home and enjoy. Simply preload your card in $200 increments, and we’ll match 10% of your investment that you can then spend on our organic produce, eggs, local meats, fresh-baked goods, and more!
What is the difference between the Veggie Share and and the Friend of the Farm Card?
The Veggie Share is our traditional CSA model. You prepay at the beginning of the season, and each week we pack a box full of fresh seasonal veggies, herbs and eggs for you to enjoy.
The Friends of the Farm Card is a prepaid card that allows you to increase your purchasing power on almost any of the products you can find in our Market+Bakery. Available in $200 increments, we’ll match 10% of your investment as a thank-you for supporting the farm and mission. The FoF Card is the best option for weekenders, people who don’t need as much produce per week, or folks who want more flexibility on what they receive from supporting us.
Whether you choose the Veggie Share or the Friends of the Farm Card, we’d love your support and hope to see you this season!
Are there different share sizes for the Veggie Share?
No, this season we’re offering one standard share size to streamline the packing and distribution process. Each week you’ll receive around a half bushel of the freshest local certified organic produce around. This option is ideal for households and families committed to eating local, seasonal produce, herbs, and eggs as a dietary staple. Looking for something different? Check out the Friend of the Farm card and completely customize what you purchase to suit your needs.
Are there bakery add-ons for the Veggie Share?
We’re no longer offering weekly add-ons for Veggie Shares. If you’re interested in discounted baked goods, coffee, honey, flowers, etc., we recommend opting for the Friend of the Farm Card instead.
What if I can’t pick up my box on Friday or Sunday?
If you cannot get to the Garden Market on time or are out of town, we suggest sending a friend or family member in your place. It’s a great way to introduce the Veggie Share program to others. We cannot guarantee that boxes will be available outside of the stated pickup time. Unclaimed boxes will be donated to the local food pantry or our students or staff for their families.
Can I use the FoF card at any time and for any purchase?
What happens if I lose my Friends of the Farm Card?
Contact Farmer Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll get you sorted out.