Shelter Island CSA Options
We are saddened to share that we will not be opening our Shelter Island Farm Stand in the same fashion as we have for years. We are offering Shelter Island CSA shares and we will be offering weekly Grocery Services delivered to the Island. Stay tuned for updates on how to order groceries. We have looked at this from many different angles, and due to a number of factors we've found that this is the best model for this season for a number of reasons.
CSAs on SHELTER ISLAND:
We are offering Pre-Packed CSA options for our customers on Shelter Island. CSAs will be delivered to the island each Thursday afternoon. Members will be able to pick up their box between 3:30-6:30pm at a designated pick up location. CSA members will also be able to request specific items to be added to their order each week and will be charged for the retail value of the item(s) e.g. sunflowers, cut flowers, jarred items etc... If you want a CSA but this pick up time DOES NOT work for you, please contact Brenna at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a new process and we are open to making some adjustments.
The Pre-Packed CSA Model:
We realize that there are just some veggies people do not like. Therefore, when you sign up for this CSA, 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! Here's how it works:
PP CSA boxes will be packed on Thursday morning with produce picked Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.
PP CSA boxes will be ready for pick up Thursday afternoon between 3:30pm-6:30pm.
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 3:30pm-6:30pm.
Members will pay a $10 weekly packing and delivery (think shipping/handling) fee.*
We are taking extra caution due to COVID 19 and will be using additional packaging to ensure food safety. At the moment we are assessing how these extra measures will impact our expenses and determining if we would be able to reduce the packing fees at all. We are so appreciative of the SI community and your continued support of our farm.
CSA Sizes and Season Length
Members can choose to buy a Large or Small share size for either a Full 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
Full Season Large Share is $700 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $25 retail/week plus $10 packing/delivery fee
Full Season Small Share is $500 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $15 retail/week plus $10 packing/delivery fee
Half Season Large Share is $315 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $25 retail/week plus $10 packing/delivery fee
Half Season Small Share is $225 (USD) and is valued at a minimum of $15 retail/week plus $10 packing/delivery fee
A few notes about our CSA...
We work hard to ensure that you get more produce 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 (typically 5-10% weekly) 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: