TapRoot Farms / CSA Options

2018 Full Year CSA Share Options

48 weekly deliveries running January 15th – December 14th, 2018

24 weekly deliveries running January 15th – July 1st, 2018 and July 2nd - December 14th, 2018

 

 

 

Full Year and Half Year Full Monty vegetable, fruit, meat and egg shares available for sign up now!

 

***New Single Size***

This new share has been created in response to many people asking for a smaller option. We hear you. This share will consist of fruit and vegetables and is intended for very small families. We suggest this share feeds one person a couple of meals. The value is $10.00 per week. $240 for the 24 weeks from July 2 - December 16th. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL MONTY

Full monthy share for CSA membership at TapRoot organic Farms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of what you get in a winter full monty share.

 

The full monty share provides everything the farm has to offer: Vegetables, meat, eggs and fruit.

 

The value of the share has been calculated based on this:

- Vegetables value of $25 per week

- Meat value of $25 per week

- Egg value of $7 per week

- Fruit value of $10 per week (From Noggins Corner Farm).

 

Full Year - total of $67 per week or $3216 for 48 weeks

Half Year - total of $67  per week or $1608 for 24 weeks


VEGETABLE

Organic vegetable share for CSA membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most vegetables in the share are certified organic with a few in transition to organic or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown and by who if we purchase items from other farms.

 

The value for the whole year vegetable share is:

 

Full Year

Large share $25 per week for 48 weeks = $1200

Small share $16 per week for 48 weeks = $768

 

Half Year

Large share $25 per week for 24 weeks = $600

Small share $16 per week for 24 weeks = $384

 

You can expect your shares to have between 4-8 items each week.


MEAT SHARE

Organic meat share for CSA membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TapRoot Farms Meat share is made up of licensed free range chickens, pastured pork and pastured beef. All our animals are fed a non GMO grain diet locally grown for us by a neighbouring farmer and is always free of additives and antibiotics.

If we need to buy in meat from other farmers in order to ensure a variety throughout the year we will be sure to source it from farms who have the same growing practices as us.

 

Full Year - value is $25 per week for 48 weeks or $1200 for the full year

Half Year - value is $25 per week for 24 weeks or $600 for the full year



TAPROOT EGG SHARE (ONLY FULL YEAR SHARES)  

Organic eggs share for CSA membership

 

Our hens eat non gmo grain grown in the Annapolis Valley. They spend as much time as they wish outside and are closed up at night to keep them safe from predators.

 

The cost is $7 per dozen or $4 per 1/2 dozen

$7 per week for 48 weeks = $336

$4 per week for 48 weeks = $192

 

Egg shares are limited in number by how many full monty shares we sell.


FRUIT SHARE

Organic fruis share for CSA membership

Noggins Corner is where Patricia grew up. Her family farms lots of delicious fruit that we get to eat year round.

 

Full Year - share is valued at $10 per week for 48 weeks = $480

Half Year - Share is valued at $10 per week for 24 weeks - $240

 

During the summer and fall you can expect lots of berries, various varieties of apples, pears, plums, peaches, etc. In the winter you can expect lots of apples, cranberries, cider, jams and pears.

 

This share is not organic. Dad uses current industry standards of integrated pest management and preventative practices to manage the orchards. It is a family business with my brother in law Dwaine managing the orchards and sister Carolyn running many aspects of the business. And you will find Dad (Andrew) at Seaport each week. Beth (Dad's spouse) runs the corn maze and school tours. Not to mention my grandparents are out and about the farm often and still live on the farm.


Additional Information:

 

Please note that your invoice will say full payment due December 1st, 2017, this is not necessary.

See below for more payment information.

 

Delivery Fee

There is a flat fee of $3.00 per week for most delivery locations.
There is a flat fee of $5.00 per week for home delivery (within 20 minutes of the farm). 
Pick up at the farm Wednesdays with no delivery fee.

Administration Fee

We collect a $25.00 per year administration fee from each CSA member who registers. This fee covers:  

The cost of our online member management software, Harvest Hand

Administration time specific to the CSA (entering your registration and payments into the accounting program) 

Payment Options

All accounts will have one annual invoice. There is one annual cost for your CSA share. It is based on an assumed or approximate weekly amount, but the price is an annual price - one invoice. 

You are invited to pay this invoice in full with email transfer (password 'taproot'), cash, cheque or RBC bill payments prior to the start of the season. You are also welcome to pay monthly (see below).  

Payments can be emailed to info@taprootfarms.ca or mailed to:

TapRoot Farms
1736 Church St.
Port Williams, NS
B0P 1T0

If paying in full does not work for you, you are welcome to pay in monthly installments. To pay monthly, simply divide your total amount owing by 11 (11 months of shares, 11 payments). Please let our bookkeeper know that you will be making monthly payments so she can make a note on your account. You can reach our bookkeeper by email: info@taprootfarms.ca


NSF Cheques

A charge of $30 will be applied to your account for NSF cheques. We don't like it any more than you do but it takes us time to deal with and we incur the NSF fee from the bank, so we need to recoup these costs.
 

What if I don't want to continue?

Please seriously consider if this is the right step for you and your family.  If you change your mind and find the CSA is not working out for you there are two options (refunds are not available):

1) Ask a friend, colleague or family member to take it over for you OR 2) donate it to a family in need/foodbank 

As we share the season and the realities of farming with you, your commitment is critical to our ability to carry on into the next year.

 

Please read over all of the details, ask questions, and discuss joining the CSA with your family prior to registration to be sure you are committed.