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2017  Summer Fall CSA Share Options

Receive a share in the bounty with TapRoot Farms 24 week CSA. Review our options below and sign up to begin your journey with the farm today.

Most of the vegetables are certified organic with a few in transition or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown each week and by whom if we purchase some items in on the share list, which is posted every Friday afternoon.

If you order multiple shares or products to one location on a given day, there is only one delivery fee charged. 

You can review the contents of our shares from the past years by checking out the "Shares" section of the website (at the bottom there is a button to select previous weeks).


 

Summer Fall Full Monty

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting July 2, 2017 to December 17, 2017.

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 for 24 weeks at $25 per week. Meat value for 24 weeks at $25 per week. Egg value for 24 weeks at $7 per week. Fruit value for 24 weeks at $10 per week. For a total per week of $67 and $1608.00 for the 24 weeks.

To get a sense of what the share will have in it, please click on 'Shares' and review the Full Monty contents over a number of different weeks. You are welcome to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly. First payment is due June 1, 2017. Please note: the invoice when you sign up will say payment due in full on the date you signed up. This is so it is possible for you to see your account balance in full on your account. Please do not be alarmed by it. 


Summer/Winter Vegetable 

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting July 2, 2017 to December 17, 2017.

Most of the vegetables are certified organi with a few in transition or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown and by who if we purchase some items in.

The cost of the summer/fall share fora large: $25 x 24 weeks = $600 and for the small is $16 x 24 = $384

In the summer months you can expect between 5-8 different vegetables.

We very much appreciate your commitment to eating food from our farm. 

You can expect between  6-8 different items in the share.


Summer/Winter Fruit

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

This share is valued at $10 per week for 24 weeks. $240 for the share. During the summer and fall you can expect lots of berries, various varieties of apples, pears, plums, peaches, etc.

This share is not organic. Dad uses current industry standards of integrated pests 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. You will find Dad (Andrew) at the Seaport Market each week, and 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. 


Summer/Fall Meat 

TapRoot Meat share this year will consist mostly of licensed free range non gmo grain fed chickens, pastured non gmo grain fed pork, and pastured non gmo fed beef.

In the past we have included rabbit, duck, and other meat from time to time, which we may still have once or twice. For the most part we have decided to focus on these three animals: chicken, cattle and pig.

We will be sourcing meat from a few other farmers to ensure we have a variety throughout the year. In the past two years we have focused on using only our own animals but do realize that variety is important to you, so we will include meat from other free range/pastured non gmo feeding farmers.

 The value is $25 per week for 24 weeks $600


The Other stuff........(it is really important to read this!!!!)

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 and cooler pick-up 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 money order, email transfer (password 'taproot'), cash or 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 Falicia 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. 


2017 Share Options - Full Year and Winter/Spring

Full Year Full Monty

 

There are 250 full monty shares available in 2017. The Full Monty Share Starts January 16, 2017 and will end December 16, 2017 - 48 weeks. The cost for the share is $3000.00 for the 48 weeks. 

The share will include meat, eggs, vegetables and fruit. To get a sense of what the share will have in it, please click on 'Shares' and review the Full Monty contents over a number of different weeks. 

You can expect approximately $25 value of meat (mostly chicken and pork), 1 dozen eggs ($7), $10 value of fruit from Noggins Corner Farm, and for the first 24 weeks a value of $16 of vegetables and for the remaining 24 weeks a value of $25 of vegetables per week.

You are welcome to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly. 1st payment is due December 1, 2016. Please note: the invoice when you sign up will say payment due in full on the date you signed up. This is so it is possible for you to see your account balance in full on your account. Please do not be alarmed by it. 

Please read below for more details about payments, shares, expectations, etc. 

Winter Spring Full Monty

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting January 16, 2017 to July 2, 2017.

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

First payment is due upon signup. See info on payment under CSA section. 

The value of the share has been calculated based on this: Vegetables value for 24 weeks at $16 per week.  Meat value of $25 per week for 24 weeks.

Egg value of $7 per week for 24 weeks. Fruit value of $10 per week for 24 weeks. For a total per week of $58 and $1392.00 for the 24 weeks.


Full Year Vegetable

48 weeks of vegetables from TapRoot Farms starting January 16, 2017 and ending December 16, 2017.

Most of the vegetables are certified organic with a few in transition or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown each week and by whom if we purchase some items in.

The cost for the larger is $984 for 48 weeks. 24 weeks at a value of $16 per week (January - June) and 24 weeks at a value of $25 per week (July - December)

The cost for the smaller is $768 for 48 weeks at a value of $16 per week.

We have decided to offer the one size in the winter months because of feedback from members. We will try it for 2017 and see how it goes.

In the winter months you can expect between 3-7 different items and in the summer 6-8 different items in the share.

We will ensure that there are lots of add on's available for purchase for those of you who are used to getting more vegetables.

This share price is the same as if you choose the two seasonal options - winter/spring or summer/fall. All the same price.

Thank you for joining a year of food life with the whole TapRoot farm team. We very much appreciate your commitment to eating great food from our farm.

Winter/Spring Vegetable -

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting January 16, 2017 to July 2, 2017.

Most of the vegetables are certified organic with a few in transition or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown and by who if we purchase some items in.

The cost of the winter spring share is $384.00.

We have decided to offer one size in the winter month because of feedback from members. We will try it for 2017 and see how it goes.

In the winter months you can expect between 3-7 different vegetables in your box each week.

We will ensure that there are a lot of add on's available for purchase for those of you who usually get more vegetables.


Full Year Fruit

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

This share is valued at $10 per week for 48 weeks. $480 for the share. During the summer and fall you can expect lot of berries, various varieties of apples, pears, plums, peaches, etc. In the winter you can expect lots of apples, cranberries, dried apples, cider , jam and pears.

This share is not organic. Dad uses current industry standards of integrated pests 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. You will find Dad (Andrew) at the Seaport Market each week, and 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. 

Winter/Spring Fruit

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

This share is valued at $10 per week for 24 weeks. $240 for the share. In the winter you can expect lots of apples, pears, jams, and cranberries.

This share is not organic. Dad uses current industry standards of integrated pests 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. You will find Dad (Andrew) at the Seaport Market each week, and 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. 


Full Year Meat

 

TapRoot Meat share this year will consist mostly of licensed free range non gmo grain fed chickens, pastured non gmo grain fed pork, and pastured non gmo fed beef.

In the past we have included rabbit, duck, and other meat from time to time, not in 2017. We have decided to focus on these three animals, chicken, cow and pig.

We will be sourcing meat from a few other farmers to ensure we have a variety throughout the year. In the past two years we have focused on using only our own animals but do realize that variety is important to you, so we will include meat from other free range/pastured non gmo feeding farmers.

The value is $25 per week for 48 weeks. $1200.00 for the year.

Winter/Spring Meat- The value is $25 per week for 24 weeks $600

Summer/Fall Meat- The value is $25 per week for 24 weeks $600


Egg Share - Full Year - SOLD OUT for 2017

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

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

48 weekly deliveries , running January 16, 2017 to December 17, 2017


 

The Other stuff........(it is really important to read this!!!!)

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 and cooler pick-up 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 money order, email transfer (password 'taproot'), cash or 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 Katelyn 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.