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Receive fresh, locally produced microgreens direct from our petite farm, waste-free.

What is CSA?

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) takes many forms, with many model variations. The diversity of CSA reflects that CSA farms have grown from grassroots initiatives. As a result, individuals find their way to address the challenges of food production rather than following the set model. As a producer we are offering a share of production in return for a fixed subscription. 

About Our Microgreen Membership Club

Joining our Microgreens Club means committing to at least one FULL 10-week season. We are an operating micro-farm, and our membership is structured based on a CSA (community supported agriculture) model in order to streamline our planning, planting, harvesting, and deliveries/collections for the season. This means committing to a season in advance to support us (the farmers) in all stages of the growing season.

The Club will be open for new enrolments once per season (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). 

Memberships are payable in advance of the season starting. You can pay by one or two instalments.

Your first invoice will be emailed to you when you enrol/ during the enrolment period, and the second payment is due on week 5.

Your membership will continue from season to season unless you notify us via email that you wish to cancel. We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice before the end of your current season. Invoices are emailed out during the enrolment period. Memberships are non-refundable once the enrolment period has ended and the season is in process.

Our CSA membership program launches in 2023, starting with the first 10 week season in Spring.

For all the details of enrolment dates please see below. 

Spring

17th Feb - 28th April

Enrolment Dates

13th Jan - 3rd Feb 2023

Summer

5th May - 14th July

Enrolment Dates

7th April - 21st April 2023

Autumn

21st July - 29th Sept

Enrolment Dates

23rd June - 7th July 2023

Winter

6th Oct - 15th Dec

Enrolment Dates

8th Sept - 22nd Sept 2023

 

What's included

You have the choice of receiving 2 or 4 punnets of live microgreens plants bi-weekly. The dimensions of each punnet are 14.2 x 9.5 x 4.9 cm
The exact weight will vary slightly depending on the variety, but our punnets are packed full of tasty goodness. The benefit of receiving live plants rather than pre-cut is that you get to nurture your plants and cut as and when you want to eat them, ensuring the freshest possible microgreens on your plates every time. We will also give you a care sheet to help you with how best to store and handle your live plants.

You collect your microgreens bi-weekly directly from us here at the farm. Your collection day will be determined after enrolment closes, but usually it is on a Friday afternoon.

 

What's on the Menu?

 

You’ll get a freshly curated live selection of microgreens with each collection. For example, a 10 week season :

OPTION #1 - 2 punnets

Week 1: Pea Shoots + Mizuna
Week 3: Sunflower + Broccoli Raab Microgreens
Week 5: Rambo Radish + Pak Choi Microgreens
Week 7: Sunflower + Red Cabbage Microgreens
Week 10: Pea Shoots + Black Mustard Microgreens 

or

OPTION #2 - 4 punnets

Week 1: Pea Shoots + Sunflower + Radish Rambo + Mizuna

Week 3: Pea Shoots + Sunflower + Radish Rose + Broccoli Raab Microgreens

Week 5: Pea Shoots + Sunflower + Radish Rambo + Pak Choi Microgreens

Week 7: Pea Shoots + Sunflower + Radish Daikon + Red Cabbage Microgreens

Week 10: Pea Shoots + Sunflower + Aragula Rocket Microgreens + Black Mustard Microgreens 

The Containers

Our live plants are grown in reuse-able/ recycled punnets. The punnets are made from fermented plant starch from corn, cassava, maize, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp. PLA is an all-natural, non-toxic, and theoretically food-safe material. They are lightweight but durable, you’ll just need to rinse them and return them to us on your next collection day. 

A one-time €5.00 deposit will be required at the start of your membership. This is for the punnets and square black tray. At the end of membership, when all punnets and tray have been returned, the deposit will be refunded. The punnets/ trays will be tracked, and additional deposits will be charged as necessary.

The Costs


OPTION #1 - For 2 punnets bi-weekly - first membership payment €35 plus the punnet/tray deposit €5.00 = 40

                                            and then a subsequent charge on week 5 of €35

                                            Total cost of a 10 week season for 2 punnets for a bi-weekly collection = €75 

OPTION #2 - For 4 punnets bi-weekly - first membership payment €65 plus the punnet/tray deposit €5.00 = €70 

                                            and then a subsequent charge on week 5 of €60

                                            Total cost of a 10 week season for 4 punnets for a bi-weekly collection = €130 

Your first invoice will be emailed to you when you enrol/ during the enrolment period, and the second payment is due on week 5.

Invoices are payable via bank transfer, cash/cheque or via our website with Pay Pal.

Your membership will continue from season to season unless you notify us via email that you wish to cancel. We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice before the end of your current season. 

Memberships are non-refundable once the enrolment period has ended and the season has started.

The Collection 

 

Collect directly from our petite farm - 2 Moulin des Monts, 87600 Vayres. Your collection day will be determined after enrolment closes, but usually it is Friday afternoons. 

On your bi-weekly collection we ask that you return your punnets back to us so they can be reused for the next collection. 

 

OTHER: Microgreens Club memberships are non-refundable, but if you are not available to make your collection, please email us at lafermemoulindesmonts@gmail.com and we will donate your greens to a local community fridge/ charity. Or, if you would like to redirect your greens to a friend to collect, then this is also an option with enough notice (2 days).
 


Thank you for choosing to invest in our petite, local, sustainable micro-farm

Our CSA membership program for 2023 launches its first season for Spring on 17th February.

Enrolment for the Spring Season runs from 13th January till 3rd February 2023.