2017 CSA Signup

Refer to the signup instructions on this page while you complete our online CSA signup process. Click here or click the “Join Our CSA” button below to open our signup form in a new tab. If you have completed your registration and would like to access your account please click here.

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Step 1: Select a pickup site/day. Use the list or map to find the pickup site that works for you!

Tuesday pickup/deliveries will include: Oregon District, South Park, Englewood, and home delivery to sites North of US 35.

Thursday pickup/deliveries will include: our farm in New Lebanon, Oakwood, West Kettering, East Kettering, Lexis Nexis (only open to employees; email us for more information) and home delivery to sites South of US 35.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $4 surcharge per box for home delivery. Based on the signups that we receive we will plan delivery routes that will accommodate as many members as possible. Addresses that are significantly off of our delivery route may be ineligible for home delivery.

IMG_2401Step 2a: Select your share(s). All CSA boxes are the same size with a base cost of $25 / box. All of the produce contained in these boxes is Certified Organic and grown on our farm. Boxes picked up at the farm receive a $2 discount, and boxes delivered to your home are charged an additional $4 per box. There are two default options for delivery frequency, either a weekly (24 weeks, 24 boxes) or a biweekly (12 weeks, 12 boxes delivered every other week) share. While the weekly and biweekly shares are the most popular options, we can accommodate any number of boxes between 12 and 24 that you would like to receive. For example if you will be out of town for the month of June, but would otherwise like a weekly share you may purchase a 20 instead of a 24 week season. If you would like a custom season, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a biweekly share.
  2. Chose to pay with a check, but do not send the check. Once we manually adjust your account to reflect the number of boxes you request, then you will be able to pay electronically or mail a check with the correct amount.
  3. Email us with the number of weeks that you would like to receive a box.
  4. Please note: Since we have to manually adjust the number of boxes in your share it may take us a couple of days to make this change. You will receive an email once we have modified your account that will have your updated total. Once you receive this email you may send a check for the correct amount or pay electronically through your account.

Step 2b (optional): If you are receive a CSA box you may choose to add an Apple Share to your subscription. Apple Shares feature a selection of locally grown apples from Downing Fruit Farm. Though the apples are not certified organic we have a multi-year relationship with the orchard and we are confident that the apples are high-quality, fresh, local and healthy. The apples are unwaxed and picked ripe. In short, better than anything you can get at the store!

Apple shares cost $8 per delivery and will feature two different varieties of apples. Over the course of the full apple season you can expect to receive 12-16 different apple varieties. Apple shares begin at the end of August and continue into November.

If you chose to receive a weekly CSA Box then you may choose a weekly or partial Apple Share. The weekly Apple Share (8 deliveries) will be delivered during weeks 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23 and 24 of the CSA season. The partial Apple Share (4 deliveries) will be delivered on either the even (14, 18, 20, 24) or odd (15, 17, 21, 23) numbered weeks. Wether or not partial Apple Shares will be delivered on even or odd weeks is dependent on your pickup site.

If you chose to receive a biweekly CSA Box then we STRONGLY recommend that you also choose a partial Apple Share. You will receive your Apple Share on weeks that you receive your CSA Box.

*** Update on 2017 Berry Shares*** In previous seasons we have offered a berry share in addition to the apple share. We are discontinuing the Berry Share in 2017 for a couple of reasons. First, we planted 500 raspberry canes last season and hope to have a plentiful supply of our very own certified organic raspberries to offer our members. Secondly regularly sourcing enough berries at a predictable price has consistently been an issue the past couple of seasons.

For 2017 we hope to offer strawberries (these will be certified organic) and blueberries (not certified organic, but unsprayed) as add-ons during the course of the season. If the weather cooperates we may also offer peaches and plums from Downing Fruit Farm. These special offers will only be available to our CSA members and will be delivered at the same time as your CSA Box. We will email instructions to our members that will explain how to sign up for a share of these fruits when they become available.

Step 3: Select your payment plan from one of the three following options:

Payment in full: By selecting this option you agree to pay in full when you sign up for the CSA. If you sign up and pay with this option before January 31 you will receive a 5% discount on the cost of your CSA.

Installment plan: Select this option and you will pay one third of your CSA total at the time of signup with additional payments due on the first of the next two months. For example if you signed up on Jan 1 and your total came to $300 dollars, $100 would be due at signup, $100 would be due on February 1 and the final payment of $100 would be due on March 1. If you sign up and make your first payment before January 31 you will receive a 5% discount on the cost of your CSA.

Monthly plan: With this option the total cost of your CSA will be broken into 7 equal amounts. You will pay 1/7th of your total cost at the time of signup. The second payment will be due on June 1. Subsequent payments will be made on the first of each month of the CSA. This payment plan is not eligible for an early payment discount.

Step 4: When you sign up, a secure, online member profile is created for you with your share options, your pick-up location, and your account activity. You will be asked to supply a password. This enables you to view and edit your account, change your pick up location, credit card info, or password and even place a hold just by signing in to your account. We ask for your email so that we can communicate with members during the season. We also communicate with members via text message. To receive text messages you can text “CSA [your name]” to 937-687-8762 or you can send us an email letting us know the phone number(s) where you would like to receive texts.

20140722-163814-59894519.jpgStep 5: Before checking out you will need to indicate that you have read our CSA Terms and Conditions. Payment may be made with electronic bank transfer, credit card (through PayPal) or by mailing a check(s). If you have selected a payment plan and choose to make payment with electronic bank transfer or credit card your payment information will be securely stored by Farmigo (the company who runs our signup site) and you will be charged according to the schedule of your payment plan.

If you select to pay with a credit card you will be directed to our PayPal site to complete the transaction.

If you have any questions about the signup process do not hesitate to contact Emily 937-687-8762 (voice or text) or milecreekfarm@gmail.com. Thanks!