Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Become a member of our best win-win-win farming model and pledge your support of:
Sign up for your CSA Share today to receive
23 weeks of fresh vegetables and fruits!
We are looking for members who are dedicated to the success of our mission and who are willing to grow along with us. As with all CSA models, members assume the same risks as the farmer in regards to the unpredictability of weather and growing conditions. However, our farmer promises to do her very best to buffer against any potential loss with a diverse array of crops and the opportunity to share in the benefit of abundance.
The CSA experience is an educational opportunity to explore the joys and challenges of eating both locally and seasonally. We welcome you to connect with the world that nourishes our bodies, minds and souls. Thank you in advance for your dedication, support and commitment!
June 1st - Nov 2nd, 2016
(Dates are subject to change)
SMALL SHARE (Avg of 5 items/week): $395
LARGE SHARE (Avg of 8 items/week): $595
Only 30 shares will be available in total,
so get your membership agreement and deposit in today!
Each week will include a diversity of the freshest items available; with fewer items at the beginning of the season and more during peak production. Generally, the quantity of each item in the share will be the same for both share sizes, for example one quart of tomatoes and one bunch of carrots. However, a large share will receive a greater number of different items: tomatoes, carrots, kale and kohlrabi.
Depending on your diet and cooking habits, a small share will feed 1-2 people, while a large share will feed 2-4 people. During peak production you can expect a diversity of nearly 20 different items available each week and an array of over 80 vegetables and fruits throughout the season!
SPLITTING A SHARE
Not sure if a CSA membership is right for you?
Not sure if you'll be able to consume all the produce?
Not sure if a weekly commitment is feasible?
Consider splitting a share with a friend or neighbor. You decide on the size, you decide how to split it up. Divide the share in half weekly or rotate who receives the share each week. Whichever option works best for you, splitting a share can be a great way to enjoy the benefits of a CSA membership without feeling too overwhelmed with the experience!
DISTRIBUTION & SHARE PICK-UP
Takes place at the farm:
6141 Hicks Rd. Naples, NY
Wednesdays between 3:00 and 6:00.
Alternative pick-up arrangements may be possible on a limited,
HELPING ON THE FARM
There are no required work hours for your share, however there may be times when we may send out a cry for help. Those of you who are able to assist will be kindly rewarded with additional produce or credits toward future offerings and/or events. Volunteers are always welcome!
COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Stay tuned for details
ADDITIONAL MEMBER BENEFITS:
Discounts to attend our on-farm events and workshops
First priority registration for limited attendee events
Discounts on herbal products
Monthly availability of grass-fed meat from Sweet Grass Meats
Discounts on bulk purchases for canning and/or freezing
Farm fresh eggs when available
Your application agreement and deposit of $100 must be received by
April 1st 2016
Deadline extended to April 25th 2016
Half of your remaining balance must be received by the first distribution on June 1st 2016
Final installment must be received by Aug 3rd 2016.
Of course complete payment is always welcome in advance of the season, however we understand that such a large fee is not always financially feasible and we strive to offer a win-win relationship for everyone!
Submit the 2016 CSA Membership Agreement Form
found on our new organization-wide website
Mail check or money order made payable to Shimmering Light Farm
Shimmering Light Farm
PO BOX 599
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Your membership will only be guaranteed once your
$100 deposit and membership agreement have been received
MEET OUR FARMER!
Saturday March 12th 2016
11:00 - 3:00
New York Wine & Culinary Center