We are excited to announce that shares for the 2014 season are now available! We will be doing this a bit different from what a “normal” CSA does. Instead of bringing produce to you that is already preselected and bagged, we will be giving coupons that you can use to buy any of our goods your heart desires!
The breakdown is as follows:
1) All coupons are bought in $50 increments. The value of the coupon itself is $55 (so an extra 10% for investing early).
2) If you purchase at least $400 in “shares”/coupons, an additional $55 coupon will be given to you. That means that if you invest $400, you will actually receive $490 worth of coupons/value to use. (This offer is only good until May 1st. You can still purchase shares/coupons after that date, but the special for this investment will be over.)
3) The best thing of all is that all coupons are good for both the 2012 and 2013 seasons! So if you don’t use all of them this coming season, no worries! You can use it the next year as well!
The coupons are used as cash with Back40 Acres and are redeemable at the farmers market or at the farm. Basically if you select to have a bundle of carrots and the price at the market is $3 then we will subtract $3 off your coupon. If you choose to come to the farm to select your produce the price will be the same as if it were purchased at the farmers market.
Be at the market early!!! While we will try to bring enough for our share holders and other customers, but we can not guarantee what will be available at the end of the market day. If we notice shortage is a regular problem for many shareholders we will look at options for hosting a shareholder only day at a central location. (Probably in Nicollet or at the farm.)
If you have any questions about how this will work please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Ed at (507) 317-0314.