Monday, February 10, 2020

CSA Sign Up Season 2020

Community Supported Agriculture, (CSA for short) 2020 sign up season is here!

Cooking....sometimes it's a drag....especially since I don't have a dishwasher in my house so there's a daunting pile of dishes post cooking that haunts me...usually until the next day....or let's be real...the day after. So I try (try being the key word 9 Sundays out of 10) to hang on to a schedule. 

Sweet Sunday afternoons...the meal prep sweet spot.  This past Sunday I was staring into the freezer and staring into my mostly empty, aside from a case of seltzer, clementines, and a mix and match of various beers, hard ciders, and wine (priorities people!) and felt fussy. My chicken hadn't defrosted and I was like, now what?!? As I shifted the seltzer I saw some forgotten zucchini I bought a week ago (see farmers have to do that grocery shopping grind during the winter too) and it basically glowed gold. Yassss! A sweet CSA member bought me a veggetti years ago so zucchini noodles with peanut soy dressing it was. Exceptional in taste, fun! (turning zucchini into noodles is extremely satisfying!) and all in all took 1 pan and about 15 minutes to make.  

Circling back to my 9 Sundays out of 10 for meal prep....programs like CSA's can be a great part of your weekly schedule, a Saturday shopping ritual preparing you for Sunday meal prep and a solid accountability partner to keep you eating/cooking local, fresh, and healthy. 

Onward to the details....

So if you're not familiar with our CSA system we have a Market Style system where you come to a farmers market or our cute little Purple Farmstand and shop from what we have that week and record what you spent. This is subtracted from your a debit type account.

What we do:
  • Give you an added bonus for signing up. For example if you pay in $100, your account actually starts at $112. Fun right?! 
  • We let you shop when you want to and spend you account as you would like. 
  • Give your a complimentary bunch of flowers each month....because flowers make everything better
  • Let you use your account toward U-Pick Apples (yes! Peaches this year and Apples!) 
What we do NOT do: 
  • Give you a pre-packed box. 
  • Make you shop every week. 
  • Force food upon you that you do not like
**RULES and Changes: 
  1. No member can add money to their account if they have above a $50 balance.  I will refund you if I see you're above $50 
  2. No balance greater than $25 will transfer to the following year moving forward of any newly added money. Old balances are grandfathered in but you can not add money until you're below $50.  
  3. If you transfer your account to another member they also can not carry over more than a $25 balance
  4. CSA Season Runs from Second week in June though Last Day of October. We will NOT be open until Thanksgiving.
Sound interesting? Click the link to get some more details and join! 

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