Trogg's Hollow 2013 CSA Program


Good news everyone!  We are now accepting applications for our 2013 CSA shares.  

If you are interested in becoming part of our 2013 farm family and receiving a weekly (or bi-weekly) share of wonderfully fresh vegetables, read on.  Our program will go from early-June for 18 weeks through October with an extra bonus week if the season has been good.  We are hoping to to supply around 50+ shares this year. 

Included in membership:

  • Weekly or bi-weekly shares of fresh naturally grown veggies (Here's an example)
  • Weekly newsletters with wonderful recipes and happenings on the farm
  • First claims to purchase any extra produce for the week
  • Participation in farm events such as our spring meet and greet, composting and canning demos and a shareholder harvest pot luck. 
Two share sizes:
This year we will be offering two share sizes to better accommodate different appetites and budgets.   Full shares will be a weekly 1/2 bushel (17.6 liters) and half shares will be a bi-weekly 1/2 bushel (17.6 liters).  Full shares are set up to be enough for a family of 4 for a week, however we have several current full shareholders who are single or couples.  Half shares are the same amount but would need to be stretched over two weeks.  Half shares work great for anyone that wouldn't be able to get through a 1/2 bushel of fresh veggies in a week. 

Pickup sites:
Just like last year there will be a pickup in Elgin, Roselle and Berwyn.  And, of course, there will be a pick-up at the home farm in Poplar Grove. Other pickup sites will be in Glen Ellyn, Sugar Grove, the Forest Park Farmers Market, and the Huntley Farmers Market.  Depending on if we have enough shares in that area to cover the cost we will add more.  It's like this, we can create a pick-up site anywhere within reason, as long as we have a willing host with an acceptable location, and at least 5 whole shares each week (any combo of weekly and bi-weekly shares) going to that location.  That being said, we have shareholders in the Hampshire, Sycamore, and Aurora areas who are interested in starting pickup sites. 

Cost and payment options:
We have several options depending on your personal tastes (and finances).  We prefer option #1 because it provides the most money upfront to cover our season start costs and it costs you the least.  The other options are setup to assure that we have adequate cash flow throughout the season and to breakdown the costs into more easily digestible pieces.   This year we will have a $25.00 early-bird discount, no matter the payment option, for those who commit before January 1, 2013.   

Full Shares:

  1. $665.00 in one payment dated 5/1/13. ($640.00 before 1/1/13)
  2. $675.00 in two equal payments dated 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($650.00 before 1/1/13)
  3. $685.00 in four equal payments dated 1/1/13, 3/1/13, 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($660.00 before 1/1/13)
Half Shares:
  1. $360.00 in one payment dated 5/1/13. ($335.00 before 1/1/13)
  2. $365.00 in two equal payments dated 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($340.00 before 1/1/13)
  3. $370.00 in four equal payments dated 1/1/13, 3/1/13, 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($345.00 before 1/1/13)

This year we are accepting cash, checks or credit cards!  Cash and credit card payments will have to be in person.  Please note: with credit card payments there will be an additional 2.75% fee assessed by the processing company.

If you are signing up for one of the payment plans please send in all post dated checks at the same time.  We will deposit these check on or after the corresponding dates.

Once we receive your application you will be notified with info on how and when to pay. 

Sign up:

So, if you’re still interested in becoming part of the farm family please complete our 2013 sign-up form and submit it to us.  We will send you a confirmation email upon receipt and further communication once we have solidified our member list and pickup sites. 

Alright, great.  Now fill out the form, yeah!
Thanks,

Marcy and Trogg





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