2024 Farm Shares Card
Buying a Farm Share at Spring Ledge is a form of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). CSAs work when a customer pre-purchases shares to help with the farmer’s annual start-up and maintenance costs. This helps the farmer during the “off season”, when there is essentially no product to sell and little cash flow. The farm uses these Farm Share monies as mini loans. The customer loans us the money, then the farm pays back that money, plus interest, in the form of fresh plants, fresh produce or anything else that the farm sells. Farm Shares purchased on or before January 15th, 2024 return 10%. Farm Shares purchased February 28th, 2024 return 5%; by March 15th, 2024 return 3% .
Since Spring Ledge offers everything from hanging baskets to perennials and arugula to zucchini, this particular Farm Share CSA model uses store credit. It differs from a traditional CSA (of which we also offer in the form of a Vegetable CSA and a Flower CSA) in that the customer makes the choices about what products they receive, meaning they can come in anytime and buy what they like with the amount of money they invested. All this helps keep dollars in the local economy.
Farm Shares are issued in the form of pre-purchased credit at the farm, in value increments of $100. Farm Shares purchased online are subject to a 3% convenience fee. If you wish to avoid this fee, please purchase your farm shares here by cash or check. You may purchase as many shares as you wish. We will issue you a SLF swipe card containing your farm share monies. You may redeem this credit starting March 30th, 2024. Use it during the entire season for any items available at Spring Ledge Farm. Farm Shares do not expire! Any extra credit remaining at the end of the calendar year is passed through to the next year.