Tomtit Farm Seasonal Harvest CSA
Our Spring 2022 seasonal harvest has sold out!
This runs from 13th of September and runs for 15 weeks until the 21st of December.
Our next Seasonal Harvest - Summer starts in January 2023 - Join our waitlist and find out more information here.
We are offering a season harvest CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
What is a Seasonal Harvest - CSA?
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 member 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. We also will be connected with you each week, providing you with recipe ideas, storage tips, and new veggie varieties to keep things interesting.
How does the CSA work?
We are not a veggie box service, a meal kit or a supermarket. We offer seasonal organic produce growing in a way that always puts the environment first. Produce is harvested and delivered directly to you with no middle man, reducing food miles, cost and creating food solvency in your community. We focus on growing food for you.
You choose what size suits your needs between a small harvest or a large harvest.
Choose your collection option between drop off click and collect locations (free), home delivery (cost), or farm collection (free).
Click and Collect locations and deliveries in Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge and surrounding areas.
Choose your payment option between upfront or weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments.
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What if I'm away during the Seasonal Harvest period?
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.
When is the next Seasonal Harvest - CSA?
Our next Spring & Summer will start in September 2022 options to choose from small or large.
Below are images 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.
What do I receive as a Tomtits Seasonal Harvest member?
Click and Collect or delivery and two re-usable swapper boxes are included in the purchase price.
A fresh weekly supply of local organic vegetables from our gardens. This is a diverse variety of produce you wouldn't find in the supermarket.
Access to Tomtit Farm events and workshops including a visit to the farm and see how your food is grown and packed each week.
Weekly newsletters with storage tips, recipes, competition and farm updates.
Exclusive access to Tomtit Farm PYO flowers days.
Ability to order more if we have extra produce and first offers on farm seconds and deals.
Discount deals from our friends of the Tomtits businesses.
Full involvement and an understanding of where your food comes from. Become part of the the Tomtit Farm community and have your voice heard from us the farmers.
Can I sample a Seasonal Harvest - CSA?
On our off season and during our Seasonal Harvest period we offer limited sampler boxes for a month to see if this is something you might be interested in next season.
CSA is not for you if...
You have a large home garden and grow your own stable supply of vegetables, our produce is seasonal and therefore is similar to what can be grown in home gardens.
You are looking for an easy meal kit with all the ingredients needed to create meals.
You need to know exactly whats going to be in the harvest at the start of each week, though we do send out a weekly harvest alert we can not guarantee this is is exactly what you will receive.
You are out of town most of the time, the reason a CSA works for both us and you is that we have your commitment for the season.
Join our Tomtit Farm community
All still sounding good to you, then join our waitlist now!
Can't wait to have you join our Tomtit Farmily.
Your friendly farmers Brit and James