Our CSA Program

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What is CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is a group of individuals who pledge to support a farm where the grower and consumer share the risks and rewards of food production.  Typically, CSA Members or "share-holders" pledge in advance to cover anticipated costs of the farm's operation.  In return, members receive a share of the farm's bounty from the season.

 

Why Join Our CSA?

There are many benefits and rewards to being a CSA Member through our farm.  Here are just a few:  

  1. Quality & Selection: We grow over 65 different varieties of produce to enjoy through the season.  We also offer spring flowers, raw honey, and farm fresh eggs.  Our produce is often less than 24 hours fresh from our field!  There are also 9 different pick up locations and many times available to pick up your produce share.  You are not tied down to any specific location or time.  

  2. Save Money: We offer an Early Bird Special that saves you 10% off your initial purchase (Promo Code Applies).  We also provide CSA members with the following coupons and perks: 

  3. Save Time: No fumbling in your purse at the farmers markets.  There are no set pick up times or days.  Our flexible point system makes for such an easy experience!  You "check out" using points and approve your "purchase" with your signature.  It's a very simple process!  
  4. Help Sustain a Healthy Michigan Economy

  5. Eat Healthy!

  6. Learn Something New: You'll have the ability to try new vegetables and ways to prepare them that you never tried before.  You'll add diversity to your diet!  You'll learn about the challenges and victories we faced that year and gain a greater understanding of what goes on at our farm.

  • Buy One Get One 1/2 Off on Your Choice of Hanging Baskets or Patio Tomatoes
  • 10% Off U-Pick Strawberries
  • Buy Two 1/2 Bushel Baskets of Tomatoes & Get One Free
  • Redeem your "Strawberry Extravaganza" postcard invite for $10 worth of FREE produce & a FREE totebag
  • CSA Member of the Week: Each Monday, a member's name is drawn and announced on our Facebook page. The member will receive $10/40 points worth of produce when they pick up their farm share that week.

What is the Risk of Joining a CSA?

The risk you'll take with farm sharing is that you never know just what you're going to get.  Michigan weather, pests, disease, etc. are never the same from one year to the next.  This means the harvest yield is always different.  But that's all part of the fun!

 

Our CSA “Flex” System:

When participating in our CSA program, members choose from an assortment of produce from our market stand.  Our 2015 program offers a 27 week CSA season from May 1 - November 7.  Our flexible system makes CSA easier than ever!  Members get to select the produce they wish to receive by spending points. Once the produce is chosen, the points are tallied and you will “check-out”. The value of your item’s points correlate with the price of your share.  Points may be spent at ANY of the farmers markets we sell at, on ANY day, and at ANY time.  Just come whenever it’s most convenient to you - as often or as little as you wish.

Cost

Choice of:

ANY SHARE SIZE

$100 min purchase | $100 Increments

$100 = 400 points

 

Early Bird Special:

Buy today -  Mar 31 and SAVE 10%   promo code: EBS1510

Buy Apr 1 - May 30 and SAVE 5%     promo code: 1505EBS

Enrollment:

Enrollment is OPEN NOW!

 

Purchase a CSA share at our online farm stand or download our enrollment form and submit by mail.

 

To inquire further about CSA, please email megan@visserfamilyfarms.com.