Since you were a member last year – you can join at last year’s prices. Please see the attached document. Print out the Shareholder agreement form and mail it in with a check.
This year we’re increasing our heirloom varieties – with more colors of tomatoes (white, purple, green, and variegated), unusual squashes, and unique greens. Of course, there’s going to be the old-standbys that you can expect to see too. I wish there was a way that we could post up our seed purchases online – then you could get a detailed view of what we’re putting in the ground this year! We spend about $2000 on seeds each year, then another $2000 on potting soil and organic soil amendments. Then, there’s irrigation supplies, row cover, fuel for the tractors and heat for the greenhouse. Our organic certification usually costs around $1000, then taxes, the mortgage….. you know how it goes – it all adds up!
This is why running a CSA program is so cool. You folks help defray a lot of these up front costs – helping to disperse our flow (in and out) of cash throughout the growing season.
So – please sign up! You can join the CSA as a basic share, half share (every other week pick up), or plus share (2 times a basic share, every week – the most economical – buddy up with a friend and enjoy the savings!).
We’re adding a new drop site this year – up in Butler Co. at the intersection of Bonniebrook Rd and Rt 422, at Crossfit Bonniebrook. So, if you know folks up that way that would like to join a Certified Organic CSA – send them our way! (The 2014 shareholder agreement and pricing in on our homepage at http://www.blackberrymeadows.com )
New members for 2014 can go to our homepage and download the 2014 shareholder agreement.