CSA SHARES 2018
What is CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. By purchasing a "SHARE" you are investing in our farm and in return we provide you with a weekly payout of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. This program allows us to have financial capital early in the season for seeds, marketing, equipment repair, new tools, etc. By owning a part "share" in our farm you take on some of our risk, we are not immune to crop failures due to natural disasters, pests, plant disease, etc. However, becoming a CSA member has some real benefits for you:
1) You will get the "first fruits" of every harvest - meaning all our best produce will go to members
2) Your fruits/veggies/herbs are discounted (For example we sell shares at a rate of $30/week but you will receive more than $30 worth of produce)
3) Every member will receive a Sweeter Days Farm tote to pack their shares in.
4) An invitation to our Fall Harvest potluck party at the farm for a full farm tour, dinner and live music.
5) The satisfaction of helping build your local food economy and supporting sustainable agriculture!
How our CSA Works
Our CSA model is a "pack your own". We will have crates full of available items with detailed instructions. For example: in the summer we may have out crates of lettuce, kale, tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, garlic scapes and the instructions will read "Full Share = 2 lettuce, 2 kale, 5lbs tomatoes, 3 eggplant, 4 bell peppers, 2 cucumbers 2 summer squash, 1 quart green beans, 5 garlic scapes ". There are several benefits to the "pack your own" model that we have chosen. It eliminates our packaging costs (and therefore reduces waste). You have a chance to select individual items you would like (maybe you like skinny eggplants, or maybe you want larger zucchinis for making bread).
We recommend the Full share option for families or for couples who eat a lot of fresh produce and the Half share for households of two or fewer people. Half shares will actually contain more than a true "half" so this option is priced at $430
Cash or check preferred method (email firstname.lastname@example.org) for more instructions
Credit card/Paypal through our website
If you are unable to pay the full amount we would be happy to set up a payment plan for you.
ex. Full share 1/2 due March 1 ($360) and 1/2 due June 1 ($360)
If you are active duty military and have a scheduled PCS/ETS or deployment for 2017 we can modify the end date of your Share and price it accordingly.
Cancellation policy: If you are unable to pick up your share, please have a friend coordinated to pick it up for you. If you will not need your CSA share for the week please let us know at least 48 hours before your pick up day so that we can plan accordingly. On rare exceptions we will allow you to pick up your CSA on Thursdays during our On-Farm pick up hours if you were not able to pick up or coordinate a friend to pick up during your regular time. PLEASE try your hardest to either pick up your CSA or ask a friend to. If you need to change to an on-farm pick up you must send us a request 48 hours before your scheduled pick up and get a response from us agreeing to this change before you schedule accordingly. With so much to coordinate this season we appreciate your assistance in helping us keep it all organized!
This is truly an investment in our farm. We ask that you stick with us for the whole season. If you are genuinely dissatisfied with our CSA program and decide to cancel, we will refund you a pro-rated amount. .
24 weeks beginning Wednesday, May 23rd through Saturday August 11th -- 2 week break -- then starting back Wednesday, August 29th through Saturday, November 17th.
Spring - Lettuce, beets, carrots, fennel, celery, kale, cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, strawberries, radish, boc choi, chard, turnips, radish, leeks, cauliflower
Summer - potatoes, garlic, onions, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, beans, okra, collards, summer
Fall - sweet potatoes, squash, mustard greens, tatsoi, spinach, radish, arugula, nappa cabbage, radicchio
We will try to include as many fresh herbs as we have available. We will definitely grow scallions, cilantro, parsley and basil and hope to add thyme, rosemary, oregano, lavender and mint.
Receive a frozen Sweeter Days Farm pasture raised chicken every other week for the CSA season. We raise our chickens with non-GMO, no soy feed and move them daily onto fresh grass. They are processed and frozen in Kentucky at a USDA inspected facility.
12 birds approximately 2.5 - 3.5 lbs each at $5.50/lb
Pick up will be every other week beginning the second week of CSA (Week of My 30, 31 & June 2)
pick up locations
We have 4 pick up locations available this year.
West Nashville Wednesday nights from 4 pm - 7 pm near Gale Ln and Belmont Blvd. (details to follow)
Ashland City Farmer's Market Saturday Evenings 4 pm - 7 pm
Clarksville Downtown Market Saturday mornings from 8 am - 1 pm
On Farm (299 Jones Ln. Ashland City, TN) Thursday evenings from 4 pm - 7 pm
What if i can't make it to a pick up?
Please coordinate with a friend to collect your share or let us know ahead of time so we won't harvest your share.
What if I get deployed or PCS/ETS?
Let us know ahead of time and we can arrange a prorated fee for your share