Don’t quite understand the new CSA? You’re not alone.
This post is for you. We’ve answered some of the more common questions. Do you have a questions that isn’t answered here? Send it to Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start by visiting our website at http://www.montalbanofarms.com/csa/
You will see three levels of CSA membership. Think of the three levels as putting money into an account. You can “deposit” whichever “size” you want.
- If you’re new to CSA, the small size is a great starting point.
- The middle level is quite similar to a traditional CSA.
- For those who enjoy lots of vegetables, those who juice, and families that want to make an impact, we have the larger size.
There is only one 25-week season, from June through Thanksgiving.
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As the season progresses, you’ll order fresh produce from our webstore. There is no obligation to order each week. So, if you are going on vacation or just need a produce break, simply don’t place an order. No money will be deducted from your account. When you do place an order, you can order as much as you like but there is a minimum of $20. For example, you order $40 of kale in week 1. We’ll deduct $40 from your account that week. Then, in week 2, you go on vacation and don’t want anything. We deduct $0 from your account that week. And so on. You have 25 weeks to use up your account balance, until November 22. To check out a sample store for the month of August, click on the image above.
Yes. Some folks like to be “forced” to try new things. Others just enjoy getting a mystery box each week. If you want a mixed box of vegetables, we can do that. If you want one every single week, just let us know. If you only want one now and again, you can choose this option when you go to our webstore.
Have your prices changed?
They have not. If you purchase at the $645 level, you can expect a similar amount of produce to last season’s 25-week vegetable share. Of course, weather and seasonality will always affect the availability of produce. On top of that, if we have a bumper year for a certain crop, say sweet beets, CSA members will have a great opportunity to take advantage and get more for your hard earned money.Won’t this be alot of work?
Probably the first year. It’s alot of organization as you can imagine. We expect to have a few bumps in the road and we hope for your patience as we walk the local food walk together. But our families asked for more choice and Christina and I figured out a way to do it. We take alot of pride in being a farm that actually listens to our families. If we can do it for you, we will. We understand that different families have different needs and this is one way that Montalbano Farms can help you bring more fresh, healthy food into your kitchen.