CSA

Update 9/2020: Please email me here to be added to the 2021 First To Know Sign Ups. 2021 CSA emails will be sent out in November 2020. Your spot is only secured by a submitted application along with the $50 deposit. See below. Traditionally, CSA shares sell out by the end of November. As much as I would love to include everyone who wants to be part of the CSA, I cannot. Once the spots are filled, they’re filled. 

Due to the nature of my CSA, if you’re not a member, but want to be on the waitlist there are often 1 or 2 members a week who skip their share that week. At that point, I reach out to those on the waitlist. 

🍉New for CSA 2021🌽

🐓 Due to my CSA membership increasing, I can no longer accept cash that isn’t in exact change. For example, you order a $15 CSA and give me $20 in the money slot. Because I want you to be prepared, I will text back your amount due so there’s no confusion. I understand that sometimes mistakes happen so I will never take extra money from you, but please try and have exact change. Alternatively, Cash App is easy to use and I also accept Paypal.

🐝I am no longer doing pickups on Tuesdays at the Southtown Stand & Market. You CAN do a pickup on Tuesday at the farm. 

🐞My pickup hours are changing to 10am-9pm. If you need to pick up outside of those hours, please let me know and I will work with you.

🌻Along with the deposit, I need you to fill out this application. This application is required for previous CSA members as well.

🕷One of the fun things about a CSA is getting foods you’ve never seen before or never have seen just picked (for example, cauliflower is actually yellow not white-I need to cover the heads so they’re white). If you’d like one or two items, I can accommodate you, but I can’t always guarentee $20 of, for example, cucumber and raspberries. We may have to drop the price (and quantity) of your CSA that week.

Full CSA Description (including deposit info): 

🍎A traditional CSA or Community Supported Agriculture program consists of a farmer offering a certain number of CSA shares to the public. You pay a large sum upfront and throughout the growing season you will receive a weekly box of seasonal produce. Traditionally, you have no choice of what’s in the box.

🍄Trempler Family Farms will require a FULLY REFUNDABLE deposit of $50 to hold your spot as a CSA 2021 member. In order to have the deposit refunded, members will need to order, pickup, and pay for CSA boxes 50% of the time during the full CSA season. Typically the CSA season lasts for 24 weeks (May-October) so you will be allowed to miss 12 weeks. As always, I understand if something drastic happens in your life. Please speak to me if you need to cancel your CSA membership early.

🍆I will accept this deposit in cash, check, or Cashapp. Please no PayPal or credit deposit payments due to their fees. If you pay in cash, I will return your deposit in cash. If you pay with a check, I will not cash the check unless you miss more than 12 weeks of CSA pickups. If you pay with Cashapp, I will pay you back with Cashapp.

🍓Expect your deposit to be returned at the end of October. If you pay with cash, I will have you sign a form saying I returned your deposit to you.

🌶Trempler Family Farms’ CSA is non-traditional and is much more relaxed. You will request a $15 or $20 per week for a box tailored to you & your family’s tastebuds. Here’s how it works:

🍅I will text you a list of available produce that week. You text back and tell me if there’s anything you don’t care for or are allergic to. I prefer to text so that I have a written record that I can reference while making your box. Please text back even if you don’t want a box that week as it will help me plan accordingly.

🍒You pick up* at the farm stand on a day that is convenient for you (10am-9pm). Your box (cooler) will be marked with your name. Please bring your own box/cooler etc to transfer your produce into. You are allowed to take everything home, but my coolers. Please return mesh bags, ice packs, jars, plastic tubs and other containers the following week.

*Delivery is available in Corvallis during regular business hours for a $15 delivery charge. $15 delivery charge is still applied for no shows or those who are later than 15 minutes.

**Pay in cash, Square cash (aka Cash App), credit, or PayPal (credit and PayPal is accepted for the weekly CSA boxes but not for the deposit). Let me know if you have another preferred way to pay.

🍏If you’re going to be out of town, no worries! Just text me back, let me know, and I will text you the following week. You do not lose any money because you did not pay upfront. If I am going to be out of town, I will let you know ASAP so you can plan your meals accordingly.

🍐The CSA season runs from May to October. Mother Nature is unpredictable. I can usually count on having at least $15 worth of produce for you weekly; however, if I can’t provide that amount of produce we can adjust the amount to a $10 CSA. Alternatively, if there is an abundance of produce and you would like to up your CSA from a $15 to a $20 or $20 to $25 etc for one or multiple weeks, I can do that for you too.

CSA members get first dibs on the best produce and the add ons such as eggs, honey, homemade jelly, juice, mushrooms, and more!

🍎What you can expect each season:

1. Spring:

Months of April, May and June. Spring is green veggie heavy. 

-Mostly greens, some broccoli, peas, radishes, possibly early tomatoes, strawberries, herbs etc

Example $15 Week: 2 gallon sized bags of mixed lettuce, radish bunch, 1 gallon size bag of broccoli, pint of strawberries

Example $2o Week: 2 gallon sized bags of mixed lettuce, radish bunch, 1 gallon size bag of pak choi, pint of strawberries, pint of sugar snap peas. 

2. Summer: 

July, August, September, 1st 2 weeks of October

-Tomatoes, Peppers, Summer Squashes, Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Beans, Chiles, Herbs, Garlic, Fruits (may include grapes, apples, pears, figs, and plums), etc

Example $15 Week: 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 3 heirloom tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, 1 summer squash, a clove of garlic, 1 pint of beans, 3 Gravenstein apples

Example $20 Week: 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 3 heirloom tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 pint of green beans, 3 Bartlett Pears, 1 zucchini, 1 summer squash, six beets, 1 pound new potatoes, a clove of garlic.

3. Fall: 

Middle of October until the season ends and as produce is available. 

Greens, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Winter Squash, Pie Pumpkins

Example $15 Week: A pint of Brussels Sprouts, 1 Cabbage, 1 Cauliflower, Acorn Squash, Head of Garlic

Example $20 Week: A pint of Brussels Sprouts, 1 Cabbage, 1 Cauliflower, a pint of sugar snap peas, 2 Delicotta squash, 1 pie pumpkin. 

 

Example of Farmer/CSA Customer Text Interaction:

Farmer Lindsey: This week I have tomatoes, potatoes, onions, summer squash, cucumbers, garlic, apples, pears, eggs, broccoli, eggplant and green beans.

You: I don’t like eggplant and I just bought garlic but I really would love extra cherry tomatoes. I would like a $20 CSA with an add on of a dozen eggs and I can pickup on Friday.

Farmer Lindsey: No problem, see you Friday! Your total is $25.

Then you’d see in your $20 box: 1 dozen eggs (the extra $5 noted above) 2 pints cherry tomatoes, 1 pint green beans, 2 apples, 2 pears, 1 summer squash, 1 pint potatoes, 1 yellow onion, and a bundle of kale.

🍓Because of the small amount of CSA customers, I can spend more time customizing the CSA box to fit your needs. You won’t always get everything that I list in the text, but you will always* be able to customize. 

*If you don’t want anything but one or two items, I can still do that, but I may not have $15 worth of those few items.

🍐I send out the produce list to everyone at the same time-Wednesday. For produce that is in limited quantities, I first split it between everyone and then it goes to the first person who contacts me. For example: I have 10 pints of cherry tomatoes and 15 CSA shares. I will give 1 pint to the first 10 customers to contact me. However, the other 5 customers will still receive a full box of beautiful delicious produce–just no cherry tomatoes. 

🌶Do you still have questions? Email me at tremplerfamilyfarms@gmail.com or Call/Text 231-750-9321

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