Key dates for CSA members

Here are some of the key dates for members of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme.

All events, except where clearly shown, are open are open to CSA members only. The weekly farm email updates are also sent to CSA members only.

Regular events:

every Saturday – from 10am – 4pm – CSA members’ working party at the farm, with Joanne, John or Kate there to coordinate and explain what needs to be done. Tea breaks and plenty of good company!

anytime during daylight hours – come and work on the farm. Make sure you have the codes to the gate and little CSA shed (Ask John, Joanne, Kate or a fellow CSA member if you don’t have these). There is a list of “things to do” in the little CSA shed, along with hand tools and gloves. Please don’t contact Joanne, Kate or John to ask when we’ll be there – we don’t guarantee to be at the farm at any time other than Saturday 10am – 4pm for the weekly working party.

One off events:

end February 2017 – work commitment ends for members who have not signed up for a veg share from June 2017 – May 2018. Those who have signed up for the following year simply continue as before.

1st March 2017 – new members, signed up for a veg share from 1st June 207 – end May 2018, begin their work commitment at the farm. The work commitment is 2 hours a week per share on average March -August and one hour a week on average September – February so you do not have to be there on day one!! Members who sign up after 1st March begin their work commitment from the time they sign up.

Sunday 21st May 2017 from 1pm Come along to the farm with a contribution for a bring and share (pot luck) picnic. Family and friends welcome. We’ll base ourselves out in the middle of the field and after lunch there will be a bird walk, a butterfly walk and a family friendly bug hunt. More details in the regular members’ farm email.

end May 2017 – weekly veg share, and monthly payments, ends for members who have not signed up for a veg share from June 2017 – May 2018. Those who have signed up for the following year simply continue as before.

Before June 1st 2017 – details of how to pay for your vegetable share are sent out in the weekly farm email. You will be given the option of paying for the entire year in full (£468) or paying monthly (£39) in advance by standing order/regular bank payment. These amounts are equivalent to £9/week per share. We will also arrange the cooperative distribution of veg boxes before 1st June.

First week of June 2017 – new members receive their first weekly vegetable share.

A few pre-announced weeks in Autumn 2017 (after the members meeting)- existing farm members will be given first refusal on a vegetable share for CSA year June 2017 – end May 2018 – details in the weekly farm update. Following this period any remaining CSA places are made available to anyone on a first come, first served basis.

end February 2018– work commitment ends for members who have not signed up for a veg share from June 2017 – May 2018. Those who have signed up for the following year simply continue as before.

end May 2018 – weekly veg share, and monthly payments, ends for members who have not signed up for a veg share from June 2017 – May 2018. Those who have signed up for the following year simply continue as before.

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