WINTER 2018 EGG CSA NOW AVAILABLE!
We have decided to offer a limited number of EGG CSA shares over the winter 2018. Please read the following information and follow the links to sign up while availability is still open.
Why join our egg CSA?
Joining our CSA helps provide the financial support over the winter months to keep feeding our hens when there is not a GREEN MARKET outlet to sell our eggs. This also keeps you from resorting to grocery store eggs over the winter months and keeps you first in line as our egg production naturally reduces, as the days get shorter.. In order to make sure we don’t over commit we are starting by only offering 20 shares total. After twenty people sign up there will be no more egg shares available for the winter CSA at this time.
How do you raise your chickens?
Our chickens are fed a USDA certified organic layer feed, sunflower seeds, and free range on our farm to complete their daily dietary needs. We also utilize organic apple cider vinegar in the water supply to control parasites and cleanse their digestive tract. Organic oregano tea, which is a natural antibiotic, is made and periodically put into their food supply, which helps to boost their immune system. We collect our eggs daily and refrigerate them to preserve taste and which keeps them fresh for 45 days. We also elect to not wash our eggs. By not washing our eggs we are able to keep the natural protection barrier on the egg, called the bloom, which helps to protect the interior from any bacteria that may be on the outer shell.
What is the pricing for the EGG CSA and how long is the commitment?
Our egg CSA will run from October 6, 2018 to March 2, 2019. You are purchasing a 20 week share for $140 and will receive one (1) dozen eggs per week during that time period. The week before and after the Christmas holiday is excluded and there will be no deliveries during this time. If you will be traveling during your 20 wk csa you may thoughtfully and sparingly skip any weeks you may not be in town. Please let us know at least one week (Thursday) in advance of skipping a week. Any weeks skipped can be added to the end and picked up after the GREEN MARKET resumes in 2019. Skipped weeks can also be redeemed during the 20 week period on a case by case request, based on our egg availability during the winter months.
Where will I pick up my eggs?
During the remainder of the GREEN MARKET season, you can pick up your eggs at our farm stand on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. The GREEN MARKET runs until the weekend after Thanksgiving or November 24, 2018. After the GREEN MARKET closes for the season we will deliver to the city on Thursday and either drop off at your concierge as pre arranged or meet in the parking lot by Willy’s Mexican Restaurant between 6pm-7pm.
An EGG CSA membership will give you access to purchase any items that become available during the winter months through our online farm stand. You will be notified via our newsletter of anything such as sprouts, sunflower shoots, lettuces, etc. that will be harvested and dropped off with your eggs that week. Details of the purchase process will be provided after the GREEN MARKET closes for the season. You will also have first option to renew your egg CSA share in spring of 2019 before it is available to the general public.
CALENDAR OF DELIVERIES WITH LOCATION
October 6th – GREEN MARKET PICKUP
October 12th – FRIDAY DELIVERY CONDO/RESIDENTIAL DROP OFF
October 20th – GREEN MARKET PICKUP
October 27th – GREEN MARKET PICKUP
November 3rd – GREEN MARKET PICKUP
November 10th – GREEN MARKET PICKUP
November 17th – GREEN MARKET PICKUP
November 24th – GREEN MARKET PICKUP
(NOTE: GREEN MARKET CLOSED AND DROP OFF DAYS MOVE TO THURSDAY)
November 29th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
December 6th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
December 13th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
December 20th – NO DELIVERY FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
December 27th – NO DELIVERY FOR NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY
January 3rd – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
January 10th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
January 17th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
January 24th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
January 31th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
February 7th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
February 14th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
(note: due to valentines day we may move this delivery)
February 21ST – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP
February 28th – CONCIERGE DROP OFF/ WILLY’S PICKUP (last delivery)