Why BECOME A MEMBER OF FRINKLEPOD FARM?
Support your local farm, support the local food system, support the local economy
Receive extra value for your money
Enjoy the convenience of having a pre-paid account. Stop by the farm whenever you need to, give us your CSA Card or simply tell us your name to have your purchase deducted from your account.
What is a CSA Card?
What: A loaded debit card that you can use to purchase ANYTHING sold at the farm store (summer store and winter store), ANYTIME during the year. This includes produce, grocery items, made-to-order food like sandwiches and smoothies, vegetable seedlings, and more. Your CSA card can also be used for purchases made in our online store, including cooking classes and Farm Meal Kits. We keep track of your account # and balance
How much: You pay $200, $300, $400, $500, $600 or more and receive 5% extra. E.g. You pay $300 and $315 is added to your CSA Card. You pay $500 and $525 is added to your CSA Card.
When: You can join or re-join the CSA between Jan. 1 and April 15 (note new deadline) and receive the 5% extra value. Once a CSA member, you may add funds to your CSA Card throughout the year ($200 minimum) and continue to receive this bonus.
Who: Anyone can become a CSA member, whether you live alone or have a large family, whether you live locally year-round or just come seasonally. You are considered a CSA member each year that you add funds to your CSA Card by the April 15 deadline.
Why the deadline? In the winter and early spring, our farm operation has a lot of expenses and CSA income really helps us with our cash flow needs at this time. We are purchasing seeds and plants, potting soil, and compost and soil amendments for crops that won’t be harvested and sold for another 6+ months.
We continue to evolve: Our Debit-style CSA system is designed around our members’ requests for freedom of choice and flexibility when it comes to shopping for food. We are making exciting plans for 2019 to provide more produce tips, recipe ideas, and cooking & gardening resources. While we will no longer be offering pre-assembled CSA boxes, we are confident that our extensive selection of produce, helpful customer service, and other offerings will meet your household’s needs.
Prefer to pay the good ole-fashioned way (cash or check)? No problem! Drop a check in the mail or stop by the Farm Store during business hours to sign up. Please make sure to write your name and email address clearly!