2019 Free Choice CSA

 

What is a CSA?

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a model in which customers pay farmers at the beginning of the season for a share of their harvest, delivered throughout the growing season. Farmers receive an influx of cash when they need it most and customers receive local produce for a discounted price. It’s also a great way to get to know your farmers, try new vegetables, learn new recipes, and share in the joy of eating and cooking.

Free Choice Model

Our free choice model allows you to choose what vegetables you want. Each week we will have anywhere from 15 to 30 different vegetables to choose from at the farmers market and our farm stand. With the free choice model, you can choose a variety of vegetables or you can choose to take a share’s worth of salad, if that’s what suits you. If you have to miss a week, no problem, you can pick up your items the week before, the week after, or a combination of the two. Or send a friend to pick it up for you.

What is an item?

Examples of an item include a bunch of kale or carrots, a pound of tomatoes, or a bag of salad. Smaller bunches (herbs, radishes, salad turnips) are a half item, while higher value items such as a pint of cherry tomatoes are an item and a half. Each vegetable will be clearly marked with its item value.

september market bounty

september market bounty

The Details

Size Options

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  • Small Share - 4 items

  • Medium Share - 7 items

  • Large Share - 10 items

Share Options

  • Full -  18 weeks (June 23 - October 26)

  • Summer - 10 weeks (June 23 - August 31)

  • Fall - 8 weeks (September 1 - October 26)

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Pickup Options

  • Tuesdays 4-7PM,  June 25 - September 24 at the Munising Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

  • Wednesdays 5-7PM, June 26 - September 25 at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

  • Fridays 2-6PM,  June 28 - October 25 on farm in Chatham

  • Saturdays 9AM -1PM,  June 29 - October 26 at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Payment Options

  • Pay in full by June 15 for the early bird discount of $20 off a large share, $15 off a medium share, or $5 off a small share (can only be applied to one share per season)

  • Pay in three monthly installments, beginning on the first pick-up day; two monthly installments for the Fall Season Share.

  • Pay in weekly EBT/SNAP installments (only available to those using EBT; Double Up Food Bucks accepted)

**Please compare the dates of your preferred pickup location with the dates of the Full, Summer, and Fall shares, and plan accordingly.

**Shares are limited -- First come, first served

Questions? Contact Joe or Kate at mightysoilfarm@gmail.com, through Facebook, or Instagram, or call us 906-439-5770

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Checks can be made out to Mighty Soil Farm / PO Box 208 / Chatham, MI 49816

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