Curtis, if you’re willing to do a CSA crop planning video, that would help greatly! It’s what can make or break the CSA! The organization is key and it’s easy to get too ahead of one’s self and feel overwhelmed.
Excellent! I am starting my first CSA this season and had already came up with some of the “flexible” options such as payment plans because my mission is to make good healthy food accessible to everyone. Some people paid for the season up front, many opted to do the 50/50 payment plan. 50% due at time of signing up and 50% due by July 31st. I have a few others that are paying once a month due to small budgets. But I really like the idea of the farm cards. Definitely an advantage if you are also doing a farmers market. Customers will come back to you because they have the card and want to use it up. What I would like to learn more about is the packaging for CSA. I’m trying to decide on the actual boxes to use. I want to keep costs down but at the same time want something durable and hopefully environmentally friendly. Thinking wooden crates and part of the CSA sign-up cost is the deposit for the crate. But where can I get elastics, bags and clam shells at wholesale? Any recommendations? And yes, I would love to see more on CSA crop planning! Thank you so much for this info!