***Update, the Spring CSA is now full!*****
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Signups are closed for the 2017 Spring Farm at St. Joe’s CSA program(not sure what that is there’s more info at the bottom of this post).
What: Spring CSA. Shares will consist, primarily, of greens (spinach, lettuce, arugula, spicy mix) with the addition of other crops like radishes and peas.
Who: Up to 40 people
When: March 22-April 12
How: This is a self-serve CSA, meaning that you will be able to pick your shares (a bag of produce) up from a cooler at the Farm any time from Wednesdays at 11am to the following Monday at noon. Check out the video.
Cost: $48($12/wk). We ask that you pay in full before the first pick up.
How to participate:
Step 1: Fill out this form
Step 2: Payment
The share is $48 ($12/week). Please pay in advance! Options include:
1.Come to the Wednesday Farmer’s market (11-1) and pay with cash, check, credit card or payroll deduct.
2.Bring cash or check (made out to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital) to the Farm
3. Send via mail/interdepartmental mail to Amanda (Reichert Health Building Suite 1117).
4. If you are a resident and you want to use your stipend money, please go to any of the Joe’s Java’s and tell them to put $ toward the Farm. Do this as many times as you need to get to $48. Once you have the receipts, please put them in an envelope with your name on it and get it to me. (Farmer’s Market, interdepartmental mail)
Questions? Email or call Amanda at Amanda.Sweetman@stjoeshealth.org or 712-4667
Definition: If you haven’t heard of them, CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, programs are a way for farms to connect directly with customers. Typically, farms offer a set number of “shares” which customers can purchase at the beginning of the season. Then customers come pick up their share each week for a set number of weeks. This is a great model for all involved, farmers get upfront capitol when they need it most and consumers get ultra-fresh, local produce.