Sep's Farm CSA 

Why join our CSA?

CSA's have become a popular way for communities to support local farmers, hence the name: Community Supported Agriculture.  There are many different CSA models.  At Sep's, our CSA members buy their share in advance of the growing season.  This upfront investment provides early revenue for the farm, helping us to buy seeds and pay employees.  We are grateful for our members trust and support and show our appreciation for your investment by providing you with more than you paid for each week.  For example, a large share is $25 per week, each week you are likely to get $25.50-$28 worth of produce.  You can see examples of weekly menus by navigating to our CSA Forms page. 

Sep's CSAs 2020

This year we are offering two CSA options: Pick Your Own (menu style) and Pre-Packed.  

Members who choose a Pick Your Own option will receive an email each Monday containing the week's menu and recipe ideas.  The menu will outline the produce choices for that week (check out our sample menu on the CSA Forms page).  Members will be able to come to the farm stand any time the it is open to pick up their share.  

Members who choose a Pre-Packed option will receive a pre-packed CSA box each Wednesday afternoon between 1-6pm. We realize that there are just some veggies that people do not like.  Therefore, when you sign up for this option, you'll be able to identify up to 3 items that you just never want to find in your box.  We will happily substitute you with something of a comparable price so that you're still getting more than you paid for!

CSA Sizes and Season Length

Members can choose to buy a Large or Small share size for either a Full Season or a Half Season depending on their needs. 

A large share is good for about 4 people, or 2 veggie lovers. 

A small share is good for about 2 people, or 1 veggie lover. 

The full season will run 20 weeks: Week of June 15th-October 31st. 

The half season will run 9 weeks: Week of July 1st- August 30th 

How the Pick Your Own (PYO) CSA Works 

  • PYO CSAs are available for pick up any time the farm stand is open after you receive the weekly email.

  • PYO menus will be sent out each Monday afternoon. A copy will also be available at the stand. 

  • If you need or want additional items this is the perfect time to pick them up. 

  • Choose your items from the menu and head to the cashier who will check your CSA card and ring up any additional items. 

  • Repeat each week for the length of share you've chosen.

  • CSA members regularly receive produce valued at more than their weekly share cost.  This is intentional, and our way of saying, "Thank you!" for investing in our farm. 

A FEW NOTES: 

  • We encourage members to choose items from each area on the menu card. Occasional substitutions are ok if we have items in stock. 

  • Items such as eggs, fruit, prepared foods, and retail items may not be used to substitute other items, but may be offered as a menu option.  

How the Pre-packed (PP) CSA Works

  • PP CSA boxes will be packed on Wednesday morning with produce picked Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. 

  • PP CSA boxes will be ready for pick up between 1pm-6pm when the stand is open. 

  • PP CSA members will also receive an email each Monday with recipes and farm updates. 

  • Pop into the farm stand and pick up your box from the designated location any time between 1pm-6pm.  

  • If you cannot pick up your box for some reason we will refrigerate it until Thursday, however all pre-packed boxes will be donated if not picked up by Thursday afternoon at 1pm.  

  • Members will pay a $5 weekly packing fee. 

  • If you REALLY want this CSA option but the pick up time isn't good for you email, info@sepsfarm.com and we'll see if we can accommodate you!

Share Prices and Value

FULL SEASON 20 Weeks 

A Pick Your Own Large Share is $500 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week.  

A Pick Your Own Small Share is $300 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $15 per week. 

A Pre-packed Large Share is $600 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week plus a $5 packing fee

A Pre-packed Small Share is $400 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $15 retail per week plus a $5 packing fee

HALF SEASON 9 Weeks 

A Pick Your Own Large Share is $225 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week.  

A Pick Your Own Small Share is $135 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $15 per week. 

A Pre-packed Large Share is $270 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week plus a $5 packing fee

A Pre-paced Small Share is $180 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $15 retail per week plus a $5 packing fee

A few notes about our CSA...

We work hard to ensure that you get more than you pay for when you become a CSA member. We are really appreciative of our community's investment in our farm.  Early on your CSA share may match the retail value paid, however as the season progresses, the weekly share will increase in retail value at no extra cost to members.

 

Our family has been farming for generations and are really good at what we do.  We will work tirelessly to ensure that CSA members receive at least the minimum retail value of their CSA purchase. There is an element of shared risk when joining a CSA.  If an event out of our control damages the produce, CSA members may see this reflected in altered options for their weekly pick ups. If a catastrophic event were to damage many/all crops, there is the possibility that members would receive less than the value of their share. While possible, this is a highly unlikely scenario. We have consistently worked to avoid such events by implementing good farming practices while we produce the freshest local produce for our customers.  We are in this together with our community. The ultimate measure of our success is the quality of the product we provide and the relationships we build with our customers. For more information on CSAs the following website is a great resource: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/ 

CSA Pick Up Location and Times 

  • Sep’s Farm Stand, 7395 Main Rd., East Marion 

  • PYO CSA members may pick up any time the farm stand is open, after receiving the weekly email.

  • PP CSA members may pick up on Wednesdays between 1-6pm. 

  • Members may send a friend or family member for their share if desired. 

  • Can't pick up your share? Send an email, text or phone call in advance and we will honor a double pick up the following week. 

CSA Sign Up!

There are three ways that you can sign up for a CSA share. 

  1. Sep’s Online Store

    1. Navigate to Sep’s Online Store by clicking the ONLINE STORE button here, or navigate to the store using this URL https://www.sepsfarm.com/online-store

    2. Choose a share size and season length

    3. Enter your payment information.

    4. You will receive a welcome email confirming your payment and CSA pickup information.

  2. Through the mail

    1. Print and complete a CSA Member Sign Up form from the website at https://www.sepsfarm.com/forms

    2. Mail the form and a check made out to “Sep’s Family Farm” to the Sep’s Farm address on the form.

    3. You will receive a welcome email confirming your payment and CSA pickup information.

  3. In Person

    1. Print and complete a CSA Member Sign Up form from the website at https://www.sepsfarm.com/forms

    2. Bring the form and cash or a check to the Sep’s Farm Stand during business hours.

    3. You will receive a welcome email confirming your payment and CSA pickup information. 

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