2015 Mixed Fruit CSA
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? CSA brings together community members, farmers, and agricultural land in a relationship based on an annual commitment to one another.
Here, at McDougal Orchards, CSA means that you (the community member) pay us (the farmers) a share of the costs associated with growing this year's crop prior to the growing season. In return, we share with you the best we have to offer: a continuous weekly supply of fresh, locally grown, fruit picked at the peak of flavor, from early-August through October.
We currently have 24 varieties of apples, 5 varieties of nectarines, 6 varieties of peaches, 4 varieties of plums and 2 varieties of pears.
In August and September the share will contain a possible mixture of peaches, nectarines, plums, pears and apples. Starting in October the share will most likely consist of apples only, as the stone fruit and pears will have gone by or are picked out.
We reserve the right to limit the amount of shares we sell. No shares will be sold after we open for the season.
Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and/or Pears. Each week we will choose the most flavorful fruits to go into your share.
For 2015 we have two different sizes of shares.
Full Share - a 1/2 peck bag which is around 5 pounds of fruit.
$120 per full share if paid before June 1st OR $140 after June 1st.
1/2 Share - a 1/4 peck bag which is around 2.5 pounds of fruit.
$65 per 1/2 share if paid in full before June 1st or $75 after June 1st.
Share pick up - your choice.
Each share member will receive a card that will get them a 10% discount on any extra fruit (hand picked or PYO), donuts or cider at the orchard only.
We'll remind you each week via the CSA E-Newsletter including what fruits you will find in your bag. If you cannot make a pick up time, we ask that you make other arrangements with us in advance. Monday morning any remaining shares will be donated to a local food pantry.
The success (or failure) of our crop hinges on the weather. Frost, hail, dry or wet conditions are a few of the weather events than can affect the out come of the crop. Weather related events are beyond our control.
We will notify you in advance if anything affects our crops. We will make an effort to fulfill your share even in the case of a crop failure. Keep in mind that we may not be able to purchase certain fruits at reasonable rates from local farmers.
I have set up a Google Docs form for you to fill out if you want to purchase a Mixed Fruit Share. Once we receive payment your share is locked in. We reserve the right to limit shares. We want to make sure that all of our customers have access to our stone fruits.