If you are keen to become a member of our 2018 Summer/Autumn/Winter CSA Shares please send us an EMAIL via the form at the BOTTOM of this PAGE and we will make sure you are followed UP, closer to SIGN UP TIME i.e. NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2017, with all the relevant membership process details including the Share Agreement and Payment, Member and Share Selection Details.

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!

Our inaugural CSA - Autumn-Winter 2017 Weekly Produce Boxes (16 weeks of deliciousness, from MID APRIL through to Friday July 28) was SOLD OUT and has NOW CONCLUDED! - THANK YOU for supporting our small farm xx

From 2018 the CSA produce supply will begin the 1st FRIDAY in FEBRUARY (i.e. Feb 4th) and run through to August 10th, with CSA SIGN UP DEADLINE being December 11th 2017 

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.


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 (or fortnightly) assortment of our produce share, picked fresh at the farm within 24 hours of produce delivery/pick up. 

2018 CSA Porch/Hub Pick Up Day will remain as FRIDAY (HUBS: Daylesford, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North & Hawthorn)

THREE (3) SHARE SIZE OPTIONS 2018...

OPTION 1:  STANDARD Full Share (i.e. same weekly size as 2017 CSA Shares)

Feeds approximately 2 - 3 adults or a family of 2 adults and 2 young children, who like their veggies! 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 10-12 items (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

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), 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.

Pricing and Payment- STANDARD Full Share:

28 WEEKS - Summer/Autumn/Winter - Fridays, Feb 2 – Aug 10 inclusive

  1. FULL 'Season' in Advance = $1400.00 in advance- DEPOSIT - $420.00 i.e. 30% non-refundable deposit required by Monday 11 December at Sign Up DEADLINE (N.B. ONLY payment secures your member Share) Balance due Monday January 15th (i.e. $980.00)

  2. 2 BLOCK PAYMENTS of 14 WEEKS = $700.00 per 14 Week Block paid in advance                                                             DEPOSIT covers both blocks - $420.00 i.e. 30% non-refundable deposit required by Monday 11 December                      i) Summer/Early Autumn – Feb 2 – May 4 - Balance due Monday January 15th - $490.00 ($700 less deposit)                    ii) Mid Autumn/Winter – May 11 – Aug 10 - Balance due Monday April 16th - $490.00 ($700 less deposit)

 

OPTION 2:  FEED A FAMILY Larger Full Share (approx 1.5 x (plus) 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. 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 a good fit for anybody 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 11-14 items (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

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), 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.

Pricing and Payment - FEED A FAMILY Larger Full Share:

28 WEEKS - Summer/Autumn/Winter - Fridays, Feb 2 – Aug 10 inclusive

  1. FULL 'Season' in Advance = $2240.00 in advance- DEPOSIT - $672.00 i.e. 30% non-refundable deposit required by Monday 11 December at Sign Up DEADLINE (N.B. ONLY payment secures your member Share) Balance due Monday January 15th (i.e. $1568.00)

  2. 2 BLOCK PAYMENTS of 14 WEEKS = $1120.00 per 14 Week Block paid in advance                                                             DEPOSIT covers both blocks - $672.00 i.e. 30% non-refundable deposit required by Monday 11 December                      i) Summer/Early Autumn – Feb 2 – May 4 - Balance due Monday January 15th   - $784.00 ($1120 less deposit)                 ii) Mid Autumn/Winter – May 11 – Aug 10 - Balance due Monday April 16th - $784.00 ($1120 less deposit)

 

OPTION 3:  FORTNIGHTLY Share (Fortnightly starting week #1 (Feb 4) ONLY)

Feeds individuals/small households or those who are not home most nights to cook or have 1 household member with food intolerance to some veggies for example or perhaps you wish to supplement your home garden produce with our staples?

Contains 10-12 items, depending on the season and availability but always an average of the weekly/fortnightly price and often way more $$ value.  Average value per week = $30.00 (i.e. $60/fortnight)

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), salad/leafy greens mixed with other seasonal items (e.g. cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic in season).  Each fortnight may be slightly varied allowing for a good mix 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.

 Pricing and Payment - FORTNIGHTLY Share:

14 FORTNIGHTLY SHARES - Summer/Autumn/Winter - Fridays, Feb 2 – Aug 3 inclusive

  1. FULL 'Season' in Advance = $840.00 in advance- DEPOSIT - $252.00 i.e. 30% non-refundable deposit required by Monday 11 December at Sign Up DEADLINE (N.B. ONLY payment secures your member Share)     Balance due Monday January 15th (i.e. $588.00)

  2. 2 BLOCK PAYMENTS of 7 WEEKS = $420.00 per 7 Week Block paid in advance                                                               DEPOSIT covers both blocks - $336.00 i.e. 40% non-refundable deposit required by Monday 11 December                      i) Summer/Early Autumn – Feb 2 – April 27 - Balance due Monday January 15th - $252.00 ($420 less deposit)                ii) Mid Autumn/Winter – May 11 – Aug 3 - Balance due Monday April 16th - $252.00 ($420 less deposit)

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. Therefore, for several important practical/viability reasons, we are prioritising FULL ANNUAL SHARES (i.e. 28 weeks for 2018). "Half Shares" will ONLY be offered (at our discretion)in the unlikely event of a few 'leftover' full shares at the last minute (i.e. 'left over' leading up to OR on sign up deadline). 

Weekly Produce Box Collection

YOU will normally pick up your weekly share on FRIDAYS for the duration of the 2018 Summer/Autumn/Winter CSA. Pick up day will be revised at this season's end.

Our 4 collection hubs are:                                                                                                                                                              MELBOURNE: 1) Alfred Crescent Nth Fitzroy2) Rose Street Pantry - Fitzroy and 3) HAWTHORN/KEW (locale details TBC)  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.

 

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 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. 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!

2018 Summer/Autumn/Winter CSA Season..... Enjoy 28 weeks of delicious, truly seasonal organic veggies, recipes, newsletters and more... FULL DETAILS re Share Sizes and Pricing on our "How Our CSA Works" page (i.e. ABOVE!!).

Our 4 collection hubs are: MELBOURNE: 1) Alfred Crescent Nth Fitzroy,  2) Rose Street Pantry - Fitzroy   and 3) HAWTHORN/KEW (locale details TBC) & DAYLESFORD (East Street)

If you would like to SIGN UP for our NEXT CSA SEASON starting FEBRUARY 2018, please fill in the form below to be added to the mailing list for notifications (SIGN UP STARTS late November. SIGN UP DEADLINE will be DECEMBER 11th, with the new CSA starting 4th FEBRUARY 2018).

A certain set number of memberships ('Shares') will be available, with sign up and payment securing your 'share'

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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.