It's that time! Time to grab your first CSA box of the season - we look forward to seeing you all at your pick up!
A reminder...Most of you are on the default payment plan for your CSA Share (unless you opted to pay all at once). The payment plan a-goes like-a-this: When you signed up, you were charged 25% of the total cost of the CSA share. At your first pick up, you'll be charged another 25%, and the remaining 50% will be spread across all of the pick ups in the season. So you'll see a larger charge this week because it's charging for that 25%.
Here's an example: Towanda signs up for an every other week CSA share in February (total cost $247.50), at that time her card on file is charged $61.89 (25%). She patiently waits until her first pick up in May when she is charged another $61.89, but it was worth it, those greens were great! Since Towanda gets 9 deliveries spread across the 18 week season, each delivery will have a portion of the rest of her season's cost. $247.50/2 = $123.75 this is the 50%, so divide that by 9 and each week will be charged $13.75. So for the very first pick up week, if Towanda is responsible and checks her account, she'll notice a charge of $75.64 ($61.89 + $13.75).
Hope that's clearer than mud, sorry for all of the math, but the payment plan is something we get a lot of questions on (so if you asked one, you're not alone!). It is a little confusing, but it offers us the chance to get some upfront payments (to buy seed!) and offers our members the option to not pay too much up front. Thanks for bearing with us, you all get an A for attention =)
It'll be a leaner market tomorrow, because so much of our harvest it going into your CSA boxes, but we'll still rally up plenty of greens, plant starts and tee shirts!
Cheers, Bonnie & Rudy