Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at
Merry Autumn Good People,
We’ve passed Fall Equinox and it’s time for Winter preparations. As the current season winds down, we will be transitioning from the Summer CSA to the Winter CSA. The following changes will be made:
THANKSGIVING WEEK: All Cincinnati drop-points will become TUESDAY drop points and pick-up times will be changed (new pick-up times will be posted here on the farmblog later in October)
DROP POINTS CLOSING FOR WINTER thanksgiving week: MODO NKY, ALKERMES, HILLSBORO. Members’ with funds remaining in their Farm account (after their participation in the CSA ends) will receive their remaining funds in check via USPS.
Fullshares will continue to be delivered until sometime around Thanksgiving. Then, fullshares will cease for winter season and we will only offer halfshares. Now is a great time to sign up for the BAKESHARE. Now is a good time to place your farm account on hold if you do not plan to continue thru the winter.
Eggs, BAKESHARES, and add-ons will be delivered weekly throughout the winter. Half-shares will not be delivered weekly, and the frequency of half-shares will vary. Most likely, half-shares will be delivered twice in December, once in January, once in February, and maybe twice in March. Winter shares may contain storage items (potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, onions, etc), fresh greens (weather dependent), and value-added items such as maple syrup, sorghum syrup, fresh stone-ground cornmeal, jams, juices, and more.
fyi probabilities for 2015 are:
1) same day delivery, we will pick in the morning and deliver in the afternoon.
2) a new “mini” share, prolly $12 and organic, and less than half the size of a half-share. This year’s pesticide-free half-share for $20 and pesticide-free full-share for $30 will probably remain the same tho with more variety in 2015.
3) We will no longer accept credit cards. Online check payment will still be accepted, tho thru a different processor, namely Dwolla. As always, you can mail a check via real mail.
4) “Pay as you Go” will probably be replaced with “Pay by the month”. #s 3&4 are being made to keep more of your food dollars and our business expenses in the Cincinnati area.
We would like to hear from you about your CSA experience. Please answer the following survey questions so that we can better serve you and grow together.
Please tell us 1-3 things that make you feel good about participating in the CSA.
Please tell us 1-3 things that could be improved to better your CSA experience.
You can email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can real mail your response to Fair Ridge CSA 7066 Fair Ridge Rd., Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
Thank you for a good season! It just wouldn’t work without you and others like you, thank you for ensuring us, your growers on Fair Ridge, a favorable market for the crops. We grow to please you.
in the dirt
Adam ps egg dozens and half-dozens increase twenty-five cents effective immediately pps this information is also in the “farmblog” on fairridgefarms.com