CSA

Registration for the 2017 season starts February 1, 2017.
CSA Program Details are below:

TO REGISTER
Sign up by email or phone. Please provide us with:
1. Your name
2. Phone number and email address
3. Tuesday or Thursday pick up day preference
4. $150 down payment payable by cheque made out to James or Catherine Bentum, email transfer sent to bentumfamilyfarm@yahoo.ca or cash in an envelope with your name and amount on it.
*Registration is done on a first come, first served basis. Spots are confirmed when the down payment is made.*

2016  CSA PROGRAM DATES
Start: Tuesday, June 13 or Thursday, June 15, 2017
End: Tuesday, October 24 or Thursday, October 26, 2017
*The season is 20 weeks long  – when you sign up it is for the whole 20 weeks.*
*The start date is subject to change depending on the weather.  A warm spring could mean an earlier start and a cold spring could mean a later start.

PICK UP DAYS/LOCATIONS
Tuesdays @ Inside U 2-6pm
Thursdays @ Inside U 2-6pm

COST
$460 for the 20 week season ($23/week)
$414 for the 18 week Flex Box ($23/week)

PAYMENT
$150 down payment due upon registration
PLUS
$310 (for 20 weeks) OR $264 (for 18 weeks) due the first day of CSA

Payment options:
-email transfer sent to bentumfamilyfarm@yahoo.ca
-cheque made out to James or Catherine Bentum mailed to 565556 Towerline Road Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7W3
-cash in an envelope with your name and amount on it dropped off in person
*You can pay for the whole season up front if you prefer or if you would like a customized payment plan please talk to us as we are happy to accommodate you.*
*Receipts given by request only*

General Information about the CSA program

What’s in a Box?
Your CSA box will contain a variety of over 35 types of vegetables throughout the season. Your box contents are determined by what’s available in each season: Spring is the leanest season with greens like lettuce, spinach, kale, radishes, hakurei turnips being common.  Summer is bountiful with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, sweet corn, broccoli, etc. Fall has a bounty of root vegetables and winter squash.  In winter, fresh cold weather greens like kale, spinach and Asian greens, fresh carrots and leeks as well as stored root crops.  You can expect that your spring box will be a little leaner than the abundant summer months.  We’ve accounted for that in the price of the share so it all balances out!

Here’s an example of what a CSA box could contain in a given week each season:

Spring (June):
1 bunch of radishes(10-15 radishes)
1 bunch of of green onions (5-7 onions)
4oz spinach OR baby leaf lettuce OR 1 head lettuce
1 bunch of beets (3-5 beets)
1 bunch of baby carrots (1 lb)
broccoli sprouts (about 1/2lb)
1 bunch of Hakurei turnips (4-6 turnips)
other spring items: snap peas, snow peas, early cabbage, kale, asian greens, pak choi, beets, kholrabi, onions

Summer (July -mid September):
1 head broccoli or cauliflower or cabbage
1 quart tomatoes
1 cucumber
1 quart green beans
1 bunch carrots
1-2 summer squash (zucchini, patty pan)
fresh herbs (basil, oregano, dill, hot peppers, etc)
other summer items: sweet peppers, melons, eggplant, radishes, celery, sweet corn, leeks, onions, early potatoes, garlic, beets

Fall (mid-Sept – October):
1 quart potatoes
1-2onions
1 butternut or delicata squash
1 bunch carrots
1 lb swiss chard
1 cabbage
other fall items: brussel sprouts, leeks, winter squash, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, hakurei turnips, beets

Vegetable Choice
Your CSA boxes are pre-packed but we have a couple of options to give you a little more choice:
Swap Box
Each week at the pick up location we have a ‘Swap Box’ filled with a variety of vegetables.  If there’s something you don’t want in your box, simply put it in the swap box and take out an item you’d rather have.

Veggies for Sale at Inside U
You can buy extra veggies from the sales table at Inside U on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our Policies
Registration
Registration is done on a first come, first served basis. Spots are confirmed only when the down payment is made.

Missed Pick Up
We understand that you might be away on holidays, unable to pick up your box or may just need a break one week. If you’re not able to pick up your box, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance of your pick up time to so we can arrange an alternate pickup for you. When you notify us in advance, your options for the week(s) you are away are as follows:
1. You can miss your box the week you’re away and get a double share the previous or following week.
2. You can pick up your box on a different pick up day within the week.
3. You can have a friend or family member pick up your box the week you are away.

4. You can forgo your usual veggie box and get bulk items like potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, etc instead.

If you forget to pick up your box it will stay at Inside U overnight until the next day and you can pick it up there anytime.  After that day it will be donated.

Missed Payments
If you miss making your payment by the due date, we reserve the right to withhold your box until payment is received.

Shared Risk
Due to the unpredictable nature of farming (bugs, extreme weather, etc), we cannot guarantee that all of the crops we plant will be available. We do not offer refunds but we will do our best to make sure you are happy with the crops that are available.  By becoming a CSA member you are stating that you understand and agree to the risk associated with this type of farming.

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