CSA - Community Supported Agriculture

What is a CSA? For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.

Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Seldom home farm is offering memberships that are drastically different than a typical CSA as described above. We are offering a CSA Promissory Card. It is similar to a typical CSA that consumers purchase a card and in return you will receive the amount you paid for the card plus an additional percentage of return on the investment of card depending on when the card is purchased.

Youíll save some money. Most importantly, you help your local farmer by helping foot part of the bills upfront in the beginning of the new season. This pre-payment allows us to order seeds, pay fees, pay for our Urbana market spaces, start the many transplants, repair equipment and start paying our employees before we start receiving revenue in May. Itís a financial, environmental and community investment. Your pledge to support local food helps keep money within our community. For examples of other CSA operations please feel free to go to Local Harvest for a comparison from other local farms. Membership with Seldom Home Farm requires NO signed contract.

Advantages of purchasing a CSA Promissory Card
1. Will earn % on return for each $100 investment.
2. Can be used as a gift card purchased to give to someone else.
3. Lower investment than other CSA memberships.
4. No risk like other CSA memberships.
5. No pre-packaged boxes of items you may not like.
6. Can choose your own vegetables and products.
7. We can create a weekly box if you desire.
8. Can be used at the farm 7 days a week rather than getting a box every week.
9. Can be used at Seldom Home Farm at the Urbana Market.
10. Can be used for wholesale products.
11. Can be used for u-pick products.
12. Can be used for flowers.
13. Can be used for baked items at SHF at the Urbana Market.
14. Use at your own convenience.
15. Can be used during the spring, summer or fall.
16. Purchase as much or little at a time.
17. Transferable at any time. Need not be present to use. Great if you have someone else doing your errands for you.

Call for membership information 317-931-8132
or email to seldomhomefarm@hotmailcom

CSA Promissory Card Investment Options:
Purchase before Jan. 1, 2017 % of return 25% Total value $125
Purchase before Feb. 1, 2017 % of return 20% Total value $120
Purchase before Mar. 1, 2017 % of return 15% Total value $115
Purchase before Apr. 1, 2017 % of return 10% Total value $110
Purchase before May. 1, 2017 % of return 5% Total value $105

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