tomtit farm csa
This season runs from February - May with the first box arriving on Tuesday February the 2nd and the last one on April the 27th, thirteen deliveries in total. Deliveries are every Tuesday.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. How it works: is awesome people like yourself see that we are doing something cool like farming sustainably, growing nutrient packed food and wanting to connect with our customers and are like hell yeah I want to back that!
By signing up to one season's CSA you are essentially investing in what we do for that season and your investment is paid off in local, fresh, organically grown food delivered to your doorstep each week.
Your investment is a share of the food that is produced each week, this means no waste and fresher produce. As you might know growing produce isn't as straightforward as having 10kgs of tomatoes available every week, natural things happen that cause produce availability to fluctuate each season. And not everything that is grown is the perfect 'supermarket' shape and size. Therefore you may notice the size of your box delivered each week to change a bit. Don't worry, we have limited CSA members and are confident that we will produce plentiful amounts of awesome veggies throughout the CSA season.
As you may have figured out we are not your everyday commercial growers and want you to be a part of our growing journey, giving each members the opportunity to learn how we grow your food, where we our input sources come from, what we add to the soils to make our veggies grow so well and how produce availability changes over the seasons throughout the year, therefore seasonal CSA offers the chance for our members to join us on an open farm tour, our first farm tour will be Sunday March the 7th. We also will be connected with you each week, providing you with recipe ideas, storage tips, and new veggie varieties to keep things interesting.
If you are planning on being away during the CSA season we do request that you donate your box to a family in need as we work closely with local community groups that would love this opportunity or if you would like us to deliver your box to a friend or family within our delivery area we would be more than happy to accommodate this.
I have attached three photos of what each box size currently looks like and this will change slightly from week to week to ensure that you are getting a healthy variety of seasonal produce.
Costs of the CSA are as follows. This is a one-off upfront cost done via internet banking.
Small - 1-2 people - $300 ($23 per box usually $30)
Medium - 2-4 people - $400 ($30 per box usually $40)
Large - 4-5+ families or large vegetable consumers ;) - $520 ($40 per box usually $50)
Shipping is included in the purchase price.
All still sounding good to you, then let us know and we will sign you up!
Can't wait to have you join our Tomtit Farm Whānau.
Your friendly farmers Brit and James