CSA 2019 Summer-Autumn-Winter -30 week Membership

Subscription SIGN UP OPENS 16 NOVEMBER 2018

(Closes 30 Nov 2018)

Weekly Produce STARTS 25 JANUARY 2019

(Finishes 16 Aug 2019)

PLEASE NOTE: There are a strictly limited number of CSA Share memberships available for a CSA Season, as we literally plan our crop selection, plantings and harvest volumes around our CSA community and the land size we have and therefore the number of 'shares' we are supplying (i.e. bellies we are feeding). So, get in quick or risk missing out, as we anticipate a fast uptake!

Each year the exact number of weeks of the CSA seasons may vary.  Shareholders will be advised of exact dates for each season in advance by email.


building resilient + subversive fair food culture

CSA was started in Japan in the 70s under what are called the Teikei Principles. The most basic principle of Teikei is a direct distribution system based on relationships, not mere transactions. It is also based on sharing not only the rewards of organic or agroecological farming, but also the risks.

HOW DOES YOUR PROGRAM WORK?

What's in a CSA Share?

As a member of Angelica Organic Farm's CSA, you will receive a weekly assortment of our produce harvest share, picked fresh at the farm within 24 hours of produce delivery/pick up. 

2019 CSA Porch/Hub Pick Up Day will remain as FRIDAY (HUBS: Woodend, Daylesford, North Melbourne, Fitzroy, Brunswick & Footscray) AND we are looking for a suitable HUB HOST/VENUE for the South Melbourne area PLEASE?

Your annual CSA Membership Subscription is non-refundable (Only ever possible exception is under extenuating or serious urgent personal circumstances, if YOU can't find a new members to transfer your membership to). It is imperative that you read and fully understand ALL the information we provide 0n these CSA pages, including what produce we can grow, so you join fully informed & in true CSA spirit.

TWO (2) SHARE SIZE OPTIONS 2019... Subscription SIGN UP OPENS 16 Nov 2018, deadline 30 Nov 

OPTION 1:  STANDARD Full Share

Feeds approximately 2 to 3 adults or a family of 2 adults and 2 young children! It consists of seasonal, freshly harvested vegetables, including familiar as well as more unusual varieties. As 2 adults who cook 5-7 nights of the week ourselves plus making other light meals during the week, we find the mix and volume of 'what's in the box' highly practical, even if we also add some other items regularly from our farmers' market colleagues or elsewhere to supplement what we do not grow.

We do not recommend splitting this size share between a group of individuals UNLESS you eat together - just not practical to divie up.

Contains 11-14 items on average (sometimes more but averages 11-12!), depending on the season and availability but always an average of the weekly price and often way more $$ value.  Average value per week = $50.00

PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT comprise OR price share sizes by the kilo volume of produce in the 'box' each week. Your weekly VALUE is arrived at according to practical usage and a good volume of excellent quality food for the subscription paid. If you are after masses of 'cheap food' CSA is NOT for you. You will receive extra when we have surplus only. CSA is about FAIR FOOD, reflecting true production value, including that everyone wins, eater and farmers alike - Thank you for your respect, support and appreciation.

Each week's box contains a mix of staple items such as carrots, potatoes, some kind of onion, brassica(s) (e.g. broccoli/cauli/cabbage/kale/kohlrabi/Asian green), salad/leafy greens mixed with other seasonal items (e.g. cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic according to what’s in season).  Each week may be slightly varied allowing for a good mix and full variety of what is available.  All produce in the box is grown on our farm, with occasional (rare) supplementary items. With any supplementary produce items, we will be fully transparent about which other farm it came from and it will always be certified organic or Biodynamic.

30 WEEKS - Summer/Autumn/Winter - Fridays, starting 25 JANUARY through to 16 AUGUST inclusive -

Pricing and Payment STANDARD Full Share: i) FULL 'Season' in Advance = $1500.00 in advance - Recommend/preferred and what's really needed by us!

ii) OR if genuinely required DEPOSIT 50% ($750) minimum non-refundable deposit required by November at your Sign Up (N.B. ONLY payment secures your member Share) Balance ($750) due 11 January 2019

OPTION 2:  FEED A FAMILY Larger Full Share (approx 1.5+ x the STANDARD Share size)

Feeds approximately 4 adult-sized eaters and up to 2 small children or 2-3 adult vegetarians.

This Share is meant for a family or medium-sized household. We do not recommend splitting it between a group of individuals, UNLESS you eat together - just not practical to divie up. If this Share is too much we recommend the Standard Share.

This larger Share is also possibly a good fit for a smaller household who likes to preserve or freeze their own fresh produce or who entertains at home/feeds visitors. You’ll get all the basics and a great selection of additional items through all three seasons.

Contains 11-15 items (av. 13-14, including larger volumes of staples), depending on the season and availability but always an average of the weekly price and often way more $$ value.  Average value per week = $80.00

PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT comprise OR price share sizes by the kilo volume of produce in the 'box' each week. Your weekly VALUE is arrived at according to practical usage and a good volume of excellent quality food for the subscription paid. If you are after masses of 'cheap food' CSA is NOT for you. You will receive extra when we have surplus only. CSA is about FAIR FOOD, reflecting true production value, including that everyone wins, eater and farmers alike - Thank you for your respect, support and appreciation.

Each week's box contains a mix of staple items such as carrots, potatoes, some kind of onion, brassica(s) (e.g. broccoli/cauli/cabbage/kale/kohlrabi/Asian greens), salad/leafy greens mixed with other seasonal items (e.g. cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic in season).  Each week may be slightly varied allowing for a good mix and full variety of what is available.  All produce in the box is grown on our farm, with occasional supplementary items. With any supplementary produce items, we will be fully transparent about which other farm it came from and it will always be certified organic or Biodynamic.

30 WEEKS - Summer/Autumn/Winter - Fridays, starting 25 JANUARY through to 16 AUGUST inclusive -

Pricing and Payment - FEED A FAMILY Larger Full Share:

i) FULL 'Season' in Advance = $2400.00 in advance - Recommend/preferred and what's really needed by us!

ii) OR if genuinely required DEPOSIT 50% ($1200) minimum non-refundable deposit required by November at your Sign Up (N.B. ONLY payment secures your member Share) Balance ($1200) due 11 January 2019

PLEASE NOTE: We no longer offer FORTNIGHTLY Shares (Available to PRE-EXISTING Fortnightly Members ONLY) i.e. no extension of current number of Fortnightly shares will occur - NO Negotiation on this will be entered into.

We can not afford offer weekly or monthly 'payment schemes' - sorry for any disappointment.

But I Only Want To Join the Summer/Autumn or Autumn/Winter CSA 'Block'?

We plan the entire year's (growing season's) farm production around the CSA, to ensure we cater for the specific number of Shares we can reliably accommodate AND to make our farm viable ongoing AND to ensure provision to ourselves and our farm hands a fair living wage. Therefore, for several important practical/viability reasons, we are prioritising FULL ANNUAL SHARES (i.e. 30 weeks for 2019). "Half Season Shares" (i.e. 15 weeks & NOT fortnightly) will NOT be offered.  At our discretion and in the unlikely event of a few 'leftover' full shares at the last minute (i.e. 'left over' by sign up deadline), we MAY be able to offer a handful of 'half season shares' BUT do NOT aim to do so. 

Weekly Produce Box Collection

YOU will normally pick up your weekly share on FRIDAYS for the duration of the 2018 Summer/Autumn/Winter CSA.

Our 6 collection hubs are:                                                                                                                                                             

MELBOURNE: 1) Stewart St Brunswick  2) Rose Street Pantry - Fitzroy, 3) North Melbourne (Victoria St) and 4)Footscray (Gordon St) We are endeavoring to establish a South Melbourne (or close by) hub from the new season - PLEASE GET IN TOUCH if you are willing and able to become a HOST for the new PICK UP HUB (A shaded, protected veranda or such like, with the capacity to hold over the stacked empty crates week-to-week is a primary requirement)

+ WOODEND (Ryan's Rd) & DAYLESFORD (East Street, saving you a trip to Glenlyon UNLESS you are from Glenlyon, in which case we can rearrange farm pick up if necessary to be more convenient?). 

Commit confidently! 

Our CSA pricing model incorporates delivery to nominated collection hubs, is highly competitive and excellent value.

CSA's take a commitment.

We believe you can make great meals with fresh everyday ingredients (real food!) even if you’re short on time and cost conscious. You just need to cook clever and get creative!

We prefer members who are happy and positive, with can-do type of personalities... our farm and its produce is meant to be a great, positive experience for you, your family, your fellow members, and for us!

We welcome constructive feedback, but please remember, we work our tails off in blazing sun, pouring rain, driving wind and burning frosts to bring you delicious produce! 

PICK UP YOUR SHARE - You need to be committed to picking up your share each week, as well as using it. If a member will be away or otherwise unable to pick up, arrangements for someone else to pick it up (&/or use it!?) need to be made. Member shares that are not picked up will not be refunded or made up. If a member will be away or otherwise unable to pick up, consider donating that week's share to a charity, a friend, family member or neighbour or other community member?

KEEP INFORMED and INVOLVED –  We encourage all of our members to become active participants in the CSA Program.        Read the CSA Newsletters emailed to members to keep in touch with details about what's going on at the farm, how your food is growing, what was harvested for the week. The WEEKLY "What's In The Box and Farm News" newsletter contains important information about your weekly veg supply for you to plan around.

COMMUNICATE with US -  We always appreciate our customers' communication with us! Let us know: What produce item(s) 'rocked your boat'?? Which of our recipes are winners or how you made super modifications? What vegetables were new/obscure to you &/or a struggle?  Our transparency re the growing of the food, combined with shared relationship we build between each other and the food, is what makes CSA a unique way to reconnect with food and only as rewarding as what we all contribute to it.

We will offer regular/seasonal farm tours at least twice annually, so that members can experience the farm a little, get to know their farmers and see exactly where their food comes from.

STAY IN THE KNOW with us and the farm via Social Media...
To share our farming generally and keep CSA members in touch with the day to day activities on the farm, we post photos and updates on Instagram & Facebook. Follow: @angelicaorganicfarm 
 
To keep updated with all the details about our farm please join our newsletter mailing list (same list as the CSA Membership Subscription Application BELOW - i.e. you only need to 'sign up' once). We send seasonal emails with news from the farm, farm tour dates and details about when our shares are available to be purchased.

SUBMIT your APPLICATION HERE to JOIN our CSA!

                                  

*SUMMER - AUTUMN - WINTER * 30 WEEKS (CSA2019)

Pick Up Hubs: North Melbourne - Footscray - Fitzroy - Brunswick - Woodend - Daylesford

AND we are looking for a suitable HUB HOST/VENUE for the South Melbourne area PLEASE?

A certain set number of memberships ('Shares') will be available each year in advance of the upcoming CSA Season commencement, with sign up AND payment securing your 'share'. CSA2019 starts 25 JANUARY 2019. Subscription SIGN UP will commence 16 NOVEMBER and run to 30 November deadline.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT THIS FORM if you have decided to commit to joining our CSA - OTHERWISE, comprehensive information explaining our CSA terms and cost etc plus CSA info in general can be found on these website pages to assist you in making your choice prior to applying or emailing us for information already provided here : ).

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Angelica Organic Farm's CSA Membership Subscription Application
SUBMIT your CSA Membership Subscription Application HERE & indicate your chosen HUB LOCATION! Thank you.