Sep's Farm CSA 

 

CSA Sign Ups are OPEN!

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 in our slower mon.  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 will get $25.50-$28 worth of produce.  

Sep's CSAs 2021 are offered for pick up in East Marion and on Shelter Island. 

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 week (likely Monday/Tuesday) containing the week's menu and recipe ideas.  The menu will outline the produce choices for that week. Click here to view a share menu from 2020.  Members will be able to come to the farm stand any time it is open to pick up their share.  

Members who choose a Pre-Packed option will receive a pre-packed CSA each Wednesday afternoon between 1-6pm. We realize that there are just some veggies 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 included.  We will happily substitute you with something of a comparable price so that you're still getting more than you paid for! Click here to view a share list from 2020. 

Shelter Islanders interested in a CSA Share can find location specific information by clicking here

CSA Sizes and Season Length

Members can choose to buy a Large or Small share size. We offer three seasons: Full Season, Summer Season, and Long-Summer Season.

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 Long-Summer season will run 12 weeks: Week of June 15th-August 30th 

The Summer season will run 10 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 weekly (Monday/Tuesday). A copy will also be available at the stand.

  • Choose items from each menu area, visit the check out to be checked off 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. 

  • Choosing the PYO version means high demand products (typically fruit) may not be in stock when you come to pick up your share. While this option allows you to shop at your convenience it also means that we cannot guarantee high demand products. 

  • 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 bags will be packed on Wednesday morning with produce picked Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Please note if you choose the full season the CSA pick up day will change to Thursdays in the fall when we adjust our hours. 

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

  • PP CSA members will also receive an email each week (Monday/Tuesday) with recipes and farm updates. 

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

  • If you cannot pick up your bag 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 which is included in the cost listed. 

  • 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 

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

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

Full season Pre-packed Large Share is $600 (USD) valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week includes $5 packing fee

Full Season Pre-packed Small Share is $400 (USD) valued at a minimum of $15 retail per week includes $5 packing fee

 

LONG-SUMMER SEASON 12 Weeks 

Long-Summer Pick Your Own Large Share is $300 (USD) valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week.  

Long-Summer Pick Your Own Small Share is $180 (USD) valued at a minimum of $15 per week.  

Long-Summer Pre-packed Large Share is $360 (USD) ) valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week includes $5 packing fee

Long-SummerPre-packed Small Share is $240 (USD) valued at a minimum of $15 retail per week includes $5 packing fee

 

SUMMER SEASON 10 Weeks 

A Pick Your Own Large Share is $250 (USD) valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week.  

A Pick Your Own Small Share is $150 (USD) valued at a minimum of $15 per week.  

A Pre-packed Large Share is $300 (USD) ) valued at a minimum of $25 retail per week includes $5 packing fee

A Pre-packed Small Share is $200 (USD) valued at a minimum of $15 retail per week includes $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 retail value will increase 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 fresh 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 

  • Shelter Island location TBD click here for Shelter Island CSA Information

  • 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 Shop, click here!

    2. Choose a share size and season length

    3. Enter your payment information.

    4. You will receive a welcome email confirming your payment. CSA updates will be sent as the start nears.

  2. Through the mail

    1. Print and complete a CSA Member Sign Up form

    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.

    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.