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Full Moon Farm's Flexible CSA Shares



New in 2018

Full Moon Farm is offering an Absolutely Flexible CSA

When you buy into the CSA this summer you can buy into five different size options. Similar to the regular CSA, you get a higher percentage bonus the more money you spend. However, the three main differences will be:

Location Flexibility!

You can collect your value at any of our five locations! (See locations, days and times below.) Out running errands? Have a doctor's appointment on the other side of town? Out of town for your regular pick-up? Visiting the Farmers' Market with friends? You can show up at any of these pick-ups, on any of these days, without notifying us. No explanations needed; no questions asked.

Flexible Quantities!

At each pick-up you can get any amount of any item. For example, if we have sweet corn, you can take as many ears as you want. 2? 7? 12? Don't want any? Then just leave it. Going out of town soon?Take less. Got company coming?Take more.

Flexible Choices!!

You can use your CSA (Virtual) Card for anything we have at our pick-ups or markets.This includes, vegetables, pork, chicken, eggs and flowers. Have a dietary restriction? With this type of free-choice share, you can avoid all the foods you cannot eat. Feel like trying one of our products but don't want to commit to a share of it yet? Try one of our organic chickens this week and an organic pork shoulder the next.

This new system preserves a lot of the original intention behind a CSA while striving to meet the ever-changing needs of our members. This flexible choice system will still be a mutually beneficial system that supports the farmers while also benefitting the members.

(1) By buying in, people are still supporting the farmer through good seasons and bad.

If there is a crop failure, we still will not be able to provide that crop. We cannot produce it out of thin air. Folks support us by using up their value on something else we were able to produce. (same as the old system.)

(2) This system also supports us by agreeing to buy in and giving us money up front that we need during the lean times.

Without money up-front, farmers need to take out loans that they then need to pay back. As with all loans there are fees. Help us keep food affordable by affording those costs.

(3) By committing to the CSA model, members also guide us on what to grow. Knowing how many folks to grow for is very helpful in planning for the season.

We have no desire to waste precious resources, (those of the Earth or our own,) growing food that is not going to be eaten.

(4) With the new system, members still support us emotionally.

We are still a face-to-face farm. We could not work as hard at what we do without the kind energy from our members. If we were just wholesaling or doing an anonymous box-csa, we would not be able to keep going. All the connections we have made over time, all the kind gestures, all the thank yous, all the offers of help, all the hugs, all the complements on how beautiful our vegetables or bouquets are, have really made this hard work bearable, beautiful even.

(5) By buying-in upfront, early in the season, members also buy-in to the profits.

By giving us money up front, members sign up for a bonus of anywhere from 6% - 12%. Keep in mind, this is 6% -12% off our farmstand prices. That is a savings of 20% -30% over stores prices. Our members have always received more than they paid for. ALWAYS, even in the worst of seasons. But what members have received isn't always what they wanted. We have commonly heard that a bonus isn't a bonus unless folks eat what they get. We are hoping that this new system will allow people to choose the bonuses that work for them. This new system preserves many of the original intentions, it is just going to look a little different.

CSA Pick-Up Options

Tuesdays, 4 - 6:30PM at Temple Sinai in S. Burlington.

Wednesdays, 4 - 6:30 at People's United Bank in Williston.

Thursdays, 4 - 6:30PM at One Main St in Burlington.

Fridays, 4 - 6:30PM at Full Moon Farm in Hinesburg.

Saturdays, 8:30am - 2pm at Burlington Farmers' Market.

Sign-up for our summer CSA by our Early-Bird Deadline, (post-marked by April 16, 2018) and qualify for a bonus. Click on the registration form below for details.

If you need financial assistance in purchasing a share, you may qualify for a discount through the NOFAVT Farmshare program. Applications open March 9 through NOFAVT. For an application and more information Click here

Eating fresh corn

With our new model, you can literally take whatever you want every week until your account is empty. As a Full Moon Farm customer you choose the tomatoes ('black' or yellow, red or striped, cherries, medium or beefsteak, super ripe or slightly firm.) You choose the variety of greens you want, (Lettuce or mesclun mix, arugula or spinach.) You choose the foods you CAN eat and avoid those you CAN'T. We aim to provide you with options to allow you to take home the most food you will use for your money.

Not only do you get to choose what you take each week, you get to choose how much you take, which location to go to AND whether or not you even want to show up! Going on vacation? You don't have to come get your food or arrange for anyone else to come get it in your stead. If you don't show up at any pick-ups, the value remaining on your card will wait for your next visit.

With the new model, how does one make the choice what to sign up for?

Mini

The mini is just that, a mini share. Consider the mini if you are a single person, a couple who eats out a lot, a couple who won't be around much this summer, or someone with a garden who wants to buy occasional meat purchases from us.

Small

Consider this option if you generally get a small share from us and never purchase flowers, eggs, chicken or pork OR if the old small was a little too big and you would buy fewer veggies but would occasionally buy flowers, eggs or meat.

Smedium

Consider this option if you generally get a medium share, are happy with it and don't plan on buying other items. OR if you usually get a medium but get a few items you'd rather not get and would replace it with other veggies or an occasional extra item, (bacon, sunflowers, eggs, sausage, etc.)

Medium

Consider this option if you generally get a medium share, are generally happy with it and plan on buying occaional other items.

Large

If you normally get a medium share and a large meat share, or a medium share and a small meat and would like to buy eggs or flowers occasionally.OR if you normally get a large veggie and would occasionally supplement it with other items.

UNLIMITED

This is the BE ALL/ END ALL of shares. Unlimited shares are exactly what they say they are, unlimited. That means that every week, you can come get whatever your family needs: vegetables, chops, bacon, eggs and flowers. The best part is, you can just take it. There's no standing in line, no reporting to anybody, no waiting. You should consider an unlimited share if you normally buy a medium share and spend $25 - $35/wk on other items. So if you get a regular share and would buy eggs and flowers one week, a pork shoulder the next, sausage and bacon the next. This is really a great deal! It might seem expensive but trust me, many of you are already spending that kind of money for that amount of food over that money months. Unlimited shares are available to members who have been with us for two or more years, are a single-family household, and who make a commitment to take only what is needed each week.

Registration

To sign up, download the registration form and mail it in with your payment. To download the form, available as a Microsoft Word document and a PDF, right-click on the link below and select "Save Link As..." (Windows users) or ctrl-click and select "Download Linked File As..." (Mac users).

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Certified Organic Flowers

Sunflowers, zinnias, bachelor buttons, salvias, rudbeckias and more, all from our farm. Feel like bringing flowers home this week?Pick up a bouquet today.


Certified Organic Vegetables

Shares typically begin in the first week of June and run until the first or second week of October (18 weeks). Most CSA farms have fairly similar harvest calendars. The season starts with salad greens, herbs, radishes and mini onions and winds down with garlic, sweet potatoes, winter squash, kales and collards. At Full Moon Farm Inc., over the course of the entire season, members can expect to indulge in:

Basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, collards, corn, cucumbers, daikon radish, dill, edamame (soybeans,) eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melon, onions, parsley, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, scallions, spinach, sugar snap peas, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, winter squash and zucchini

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