***COLFAX CSA IS CURRENTLY FULL!!! PLEASE EMAIL ME TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST!***
WHAT/WHERE/WHEN OF CSA
WHAT comes in my share? You have a choice of what share fits you best:
Full share – $600 – 23-25 weeks of food ($23/week), 6-8 items, and the FULL U-PICK SELECTION – items at the farm that you can pick yourself!! Includes flowers, herbs, beans, peas, cherry tomatoes and more! Full shares are geared for families, and also for couples who like to do a lot of cooking. Great size for vegans and vegetarians!
Half share – $300 – 23-25 weeks of food, half amounts of the 6-8 items, and a LIMITED U-PICK SELECTION – items at the farm that you can pick yourself! Includes smaller flower bouquets, and limited pick amounts of herbs, beans, peas, cherry tomatoes and more! Half shares are great for single people, or for couples who eat out or travel quite a bit.
U-Pick Only Shares – $250 – includes any crops available to our CSA during the season that are for members to pick which may include: herbs, flowers, peas, beans, cherry tomatoes, and more! This share is geared toward people who grow some of their own food, or prefer shopping at farmers market. This share allows you to access the farm without having to sign up for a traditional share.
Flower Only Shares – $125 – gives you the ability to pick a bouquet of flowers every week during the summer! This share also allows you to access the farm without having to sign up for a traditional share.
WHEN is the CSA?
CSA pickups will begin at the very end of May/first week of June. We will have shares throughout the summer and into the fall, lasting 23-25 weeks of the season.
WHERE is the CSA?
Pickups are on Fridays, from 2-6pm at the farm, 181 West Rd. Alford MA. Pickups also available at the Farmers Market in West Stockbridge, Thursdays, from 3-7pm.
To sign up for our CSA, or to ask any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHY AND INTENTIONS, AND WHAT TO EXPECT OF YOUR CSA, READ ON!!
WHAT IS CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is when/where community members can have a direct relationship with their food and their local farmers. As a CSA member, you are committing to the inherent risks and bounties of a farm from season to season. When you sign up, you pay for your “share”. A share consists of your weekly vegetables throughout the summer.
Signing up early, in the fall and winter months, allows us to plan properly, purchase new seed, and invest in equipment at a time of year when resources/funds are low.
Your “share” (a monetary subscription) will provide you with the freshest organic produce every week of the summer at a convenient pick-up location.
But being a CSA member is not just a direct exchange of money for food. It is so much more. It’s the exchange of ideas and recipes between you and your fellow CSA members every week at pick-up time. It’s the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to grow your food in an ethical and environmentally-conscious way. It’s a way to get your hands in the dirt and contribute. It’s a way to appreciate the land and what it offers us. It is a way to feel a real connection in this ever increasingly disconnected world.
Being a part of Colfax Farm, and its CSA, is a way to build and strengthen our relationships in our local community.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Shares will be provided each week at a convenient pickup location, such as the West Stockbridge Farmer’s Market or at the farm in Alford, 181 West Rd.
Shares will be provided for 23-25 weeks (about $23/wk)
Just some of the things you will see in your share:
Lettuce, Kale, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Turnips,
Arugula, Spinach, Peas, Herbs, Radishes
Tomatoes, Squash, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Carrots, Beets, Onions,
Potatoes, Beans, Herbs, Flowers
Winter Squash, Rutabaga, Turnips, Parsnips, Carrots,
To become a Colfax CSA member, please email email@example.com or call (607) 743-8190 if you have any questions. Otherwise, please mail a check to: Colfax Farm 230 West Rd. Alford MA 01266 by April 15th, 2020. Or join online!!
The share cost for the season is $600 (approximately $23/wk) and payment is accepted by check, cash, or credit card. Availability is limited so be sure to sign up soon!