Weekly CSA Food Box 

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a unique partnership between grower and eater.

 
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Bring on the veggies

WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER CSA!

5th December - 27th March

On a seasonal basis Mossy Willow Farm direct delivers a weekly food box of organic, seasonal and freshly picked vegetables to the City every Tuesday afternoon / evening with on-farm pickup available on Tuesday afternoon / evening.

Mother earth makes the decisions each week, so your box contents will depend on what is seasonally ripe and ready at the farm. This Summer season we are growing Broccoli, Cucumbers, Kale, Salad Mix, Rainbow chard, Heirloom beets, gorgeous red and white spring onions, Tomatoes, Chilies, Eggplants, Capsicum, Fennel, Suger-snap peas, baby kale, Tatsoi, baby Bok choi, Radishes, Beans, sweet Japanese turnips, Carrots, Parsley, Dill, Basil and other herbs!! There are also number of staple vegetables which we do not grow on our farm (such as potatoes, onions and sweet potato) which we source from various Organic and Biodynamic farmers. 

You will also receive a newsletter each week giving you a little snapshot of what is happening on the farm, how the season is panning out, some interesting food systems reading and recipe suggestions to get the kitchen fun happening. It's our way of keeping you connected to where your food comes from.

 

* Please note that while the first charge will occur immediately after payment, the CSA boxes only commence in December 2017

 

 
 

City Summer Season (17 weeks)

Veg Box with city home delivery - $60

Now Selling

Our weekly CSA box is a great option for those who eat a lot of fresh veggies.

To give you an idea of what to expect, your box could contain roughly: 1 bunch of carrots, 250 gr salad mix, 1 bunch of parsley, 1 bunch of kale, 3 beets, 2 Zucchini, 2 Cucumbers, 4 Potatoes, 2 Onions, fennel, 1 bunch of sweet Japanese turnips.

**At this stage the city home delivery is only available to for inner South-Eastern suburbs. For those located outside of this area, or unsure if Their address applies, please be in contact before signing up. Thank you

4 x up front payments for Dec, Jan, Feb & March box + home delivery (commencing from sign-up date)
Number of payments 4
No.Due*Amount
1At checkout $240.00 AUD
2after 1 month $300.00 AUD
3after 2 months $240.00 AUD
4after 3 months $240.00 AUD
Total $1,020.00 AUD
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
Sign up for
 

Peninsula Summer Season (17 weeks)

Veg box with on farm pickup- $50

Now Selling

Our weekly CSA box is a great option for those who eat a lot of fresh veggies.

To give you an idea of what to expect, your box could contain roughly: 1 bunch of carrots, 250 gr salad mix, 1 bunch of parsley, 1 bunch of kale, 3 beets, 2 Zucchini, 2 Cucumbers, 4 Potatoes, 2 Onions, fennel, 1 bunch of sweet Japanese turnips.

Please bring your own bag to the farm for onsite pick up.

4x up front payments for Dec, Jan, Feb & March (commencing from sign-up date)
Number of payments 4
No.Due*Amount
1At checkout $200.00 AUD
2after 1 month $250.00 AUD
3after 2 months $200.00 AUD
4after 3 months $200.00 AUD
Total $850.00 AUD
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
Sign up for
 
 

                                            Tuesday Evening City Delivery

                             Your weekly CSA box will be direct delivered to your home on a late Tuesday afternoon/evening between 16.30 -20.30 pm. 

                      Tuesday Afternoon/Evening pick-up from the Farm: 

           Veggie boxes will also be available for pick-up each Tuesday, anytime between 3 -8 pm from Mossy Willow Farm at 547 Main Creek Rd, Main Ridge.

 

Tell Me More

Community Supported Agriculture is a growing trend in the small-scale regenerative agriculture sector. It presents a more viable alternative for farmers and allows consumers to connect more deeply to where their food comes from.

 
 
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The more we share, the more we have.

Practically speaking, Community Supported Agriculture enables a farmer to sell directly to her customers/members and therefore acquire a fairer price for her produce. It also gives her business a greater level of financial stability due to the on-going (subscription) support that members provide. In return, the farmer can plan ahead for the season and happily guarantees to provide healthy, seasonal vegetables and share the extra bounty when available. By working together the whole community benefits.

 

Food Brings people together.

The sharing of food need not begin the moment we begin eating around a table. ‘Teikei’, the Japanese word for the original CSA inspiration, means ‘relationship’ or ‘partnership’.  It was a way family and farmer, grower and eater, could support each other in creating something healthier and beneficial for all those involved – people, community, the environment. 

 

What I stand for, is what i stand on.

Farming is about creating life – be it human, plant, animal, bacterial or fungal! Yet most agriculture around the world represents a different reality. The CSA model gives grower and eater a unique opportunity to work together at regenerating our shared landscape and restoring it to a level of beauty we’ll feel proud to pass on to future generations. Growing food and healthy farmscapes is a step on this journey. It’s a fun and challenging path best done together!

 

 

 


 

FAQ's

What do I get each week?

The content of the weekly boxes are seasonal, organic vegetables available at that time of the year on the farm. Some items will be largely consistent from week to week, while others surprises will come and go. It's part of the fun of a CSA and allows you to learn more about seasonality.

 

How much do I get?

Each member will get a variety of vegetables equal to the price of their box (be it $40 or $25). We will however happily share extra produce when the bounty is available therefore giving you a better bang for your buck!

 

How is a CSA different from a veggie box scheme?

The CSA model is based upon a direct relationship with the farmer and consumer. On the other hand, many Veggie box schemes are not based upon direct partnerships, but on a 'middleman' who makes profit by adding a margin. Produce is also rarely guaranteed to be either local, season or freshly picked (we pick and pack the day of delivery). CSA models also involve an element of pre-purchasing (most require a full seasonal payment in advance), which allows a farmer to plan ahead and grow produce without the need for bank loans and speculating on quantities. Ultimately this results in consumers getting high quality veggies at less than retail price and farmers having less debt.  

 

Can I change what is in my box?

It isn't possible to offer modifications to boxes because the season is planned months in advance. However on the day of delivery we will have a small 'exchange box' where members can trade items with each other.

 

CAN I MAKE REQUESTS OR PROVIDE SUGGESTIONS?

We certainly encourage requests and would love as much feedback as possible, it will help us to keep everyone happier. We will do our absolute best to customise what we do to meet the needs of our community, within the bounds of what is feasible.

 

WHAT IF I AM OUT OF TOWN?

The gift of nourishing food is a true example of enlightened hospitality. We encourage you to find someone who you can gift your box to or find a friend to pick it up for you. Alternatively we can arrange to have your box donated to a local charity.

 

CAN I CANCEL MY BOX?

In the unfortunate instance that you need to cancel your box, we would firstly urge you to try to find someone to take it over for you. If this isn't possible we can cancel any subsequent payments in your instalment plan, provided we get at least one weeks notice prior to the next payment date. 

 

Can you deliver to my house?

At this stage it is not feasible for us to deliver to individual homes. However, if you can offer your house as a pick-up point for some friends, then let us know and maybe we can do a group drop-off for a few people.  


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