There's something so romantic about going to a farm to pick up your vegetables, fruits, beef and pantry staples.
It's fitting, then, that Mainstone Farm announced the application period for its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares just 10 days before Valentine's Day.
OK, perhaps connecting a farmstand to Valentine's Day is a stretch, but the point remains: Now is the time to apply for a Mainstone Farm CSA if you hope to have one this year. According to the announcement, "act fast, as it fills up quickly!"
Two share sizes are available at Mainstone Farm, a $300 and a $400 share. Both also include a 3 percent return, meaning a $400 share is actually worth $412 in Mainstone Money. In addition, if you're a returning Mainstone CSA shareholder, you receive a 5 percent loyalty bonus.
At Mainstone Farm, there are no pick-up days or piles of surprise veggies. Shareholders visit the farmstand as often as they'd like (once a week, once a day, once a season) and select the items they want.
The share entitles shoppers to any number of products including grass-fed beef, eggs, vegetables, honey and maple syrup. Shares can be split.
More information about the CSA program at Mainstone is available on the farm's website. Share will not be held via email or online. They will be reserved only when the application (download a PDF), along with a check for the full payment, is mailed to the farm.
Tell Us: Are you a CSA shareholder? Why do you partcipate and what are you most looking forward to spending your Mainstone Money on this year?