For 6 months of the year we offer a weekly veggie box starting in Summer. Generally we ask people to sign up for 1-3 months upfront through the Open Food Network platform. We offer a weekly pick up option from either Castlemaine Farmers Market Weekly or the farm in Harcourt.
The idea behind Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions is that the eater shares the risk with the grower. You pay upfront so that we have the capital at the start of the season to buy seeds, compost, irrigation and tools to then grow the produce for you. Sometimes crops fail. Sometimes there are extreme weather events that we cant predict. We endeavour to provide the full value of your subscription across the length of the season, being aware that the start of the season is often quite lean and the end can be more abundant.
Getting a CSA veggie box with us is truly eating seasonally and locally. We are aware that many of you have your own abundant gardens and may also be suffering from ‘Zucchini-itis’ at the same time as us, however our boxes are set and we cant do individual variations unless you have a serious allergy to something. We provide a swap table at the Castlemaine pick up so that you can swap what you have too much of with something else.
We want our food to be accessible to people on wages as low as a farmer, so if you cant pay upfront for a subscription we are open to other payment options that work for you. Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org