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
When: You can become a CSA member, or add funds to your CSA Card, ANYTIME throughout the year. If you do this in person in the farm store, your new balance will be effective immediately. If you order online, your account should be updated within a week.
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.
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 as long as your card has funds on it.
Why sign up now? There are certain times of year when a farm’s cash flow is especially tight. Around the New Year, we are purchasing seeds, plants, soil amendments, and more, for crops that won’t be harvested and sold for another 6+ months. For this reason, we are especially appreciative of CSA memberships that are purchased in December and January. CSA memberships make great gifts for the holidays, bolster resolutions for a healthier New Year, and are an easy way to “vote” for your values with your grocery budget. Do you believe that buying local and organic can help change the world? Put your money where your mouth is!
We continue to evolve: Our Debit-style CSA system and year-round open sign-up period evolved from 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 Summer 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! We actually LOVE cash and checks! 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!