With our Farm Stand Style CSA members will purchase credit for the 2016/2017 winter season. Members come to the farm stand or farmers market locations to use up their credit during the season. Your credit is valid November 1, 2016 – April 29, 2017 and can be used on anything we have available! There are many things to choose from including a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, honey and more! Farm stand style CSA members are able to choose their own share and have the flexibility to come when and where works for them.
Pick up information:
You can stop by any of the following locations to use your farm stand credit.
- Our farm stand, 5888 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424. Monday – Saturday | 8am – 6pm.
- Muskegon Farmers Market – Saturday | 8am – 1pm
- Kalamazoo Farmers Market – Saturday | 8am – 1pm. Open until the week before Thanksgiving. *Chicken not available at this location.
- Kalamazoo Bank Street Winter Market – Saturday | 8am – 1pm. Market Opens November 26. *Chicken is not available at this location.
**Please note we are not planning to attend the farmers markets on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve.
Our farm stand style CSA members will have 7% of the share price added to their credit total for the season. For example, if you purchase a large share for $600.00 you will have $42.00 added to your credit. That would give you a total of $642.00 to spend at the farm stand! Medium share will have $428.00 total to spend and small share will have $214.00 total to spend.
We have 3 share sizes to choose from:
- Large: $600.00 ($642.00 to spend.)
- Medium: $400.00 ($428.00 to spend.)
- Small: $200.00 ($214.00 to spend.)
How much farm stand credit should I purchase?
Great question! Although it is hard for us to give you an exact answer here are some things to think about when deciding how much credit to get: How often do you plan to visit the market? How much produce do you use each week? For example if you purchase the $400.00 share you will be given a card with $428.00 to spend, divide that by 26 weeks = $16.46 to spend each week. What other factors would make you need more credit each week? Do you plan to purchase meats, honey, eggs? Keep those additional items in mind when deciding how much money to spend.
Farm stand CSA members will receive a card with your available farm stand credit. You can stop by any of our farm market locations, pick out what you would like and we will add up your total. We will then take your total off your card. We can check your available balance at any time! You can add farm stand credit in $100.00 increments. You will receive a 5% bonus for the credit added. For example, if you would buy a $100.00 to add to your credit you would have $105.00 to spend at the farm stand. You choose when to use your credit. You can spend it all at once, or spread it out through the summer season. You do not need to arrange for vacation plans, or are you limited to fresh products once a week. You can shop as much as you would like! Your credit is valid November 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017 and it will not be transferred over to the next season.
CSA members receive weekly newsletters with pictures and updates from the farm as well as recipe ideas.
For more information on our CSA program check out our FAQ page.
To see what kind of produce we have available check out the produce calender. (Located near the bottom of the FAQ page.) We also have a variety of beef, pork, chicken products, honey, maple syrup, eggs and dry beans available.
To receive your farmstand card by November 1 please sign up by October 20, 2016.
Example scenario for our farm stand CSA member:
“Katie is a new farm stand CSA member and has purchased a $400.00 share. She received her farm stand card in the mail that has $428.00 loaded on it and heads to the farmers market. She picks out a basket of potatoes, carrots and beets, a bunch of swiss chard and kale. She also needs a pound of ground beef. We add up her total which is $19.75. Katie gives us her card and we run it for the $19.75. We let her know that she has $408.25 left on her card and she is all set to go.” As you can see it is a pretty simple process. You shop for what you would like and we check you out just like a farmers market customer, but the perk is you have a pre-paid card and you receive $28.00 worth of free produce!
If you have any questions about the CSA program please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (616) 795-2571.