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2017 Share Options

(for current  2016 share information please see below the 2017 info)

Our CSA options are available for sign-up between September 2016 and December 2016.

Note: Locations may change depending on sign up. We will communicate clearly and provide options for you if this ends up being the case. Our plan is that the schedule is settled and things will flow well. 

We are excited to launch the 2017 CSA offering. You will note that this year we are offering 48 weeks and two 24 week options. 

All winter and full year shares start the week of January 16 2017. All summer/fall and full year  shares end the week of December 17th 2017.

If you order multiple shares or products to one location on a given day, there is only one delivery fee charged. 

You can review the contents of our shares from the past years by checking out the "Shares" section of the website (at the bottom there is a button to select previous weeks).

The share prices are meant to be an average over the entire season. This means that sometimes the value may be a bit less and other times a bit higher, balancing out overall.


Full Year Full Monty 

There are 250 full monty shares available in 2017. The Full Monty Share Starts January 16, 2017 and will end December 16, 2017 - 48 weeks. The cost for the share is $3000.00 for the 48 weeks. 

The share will include meat, eggs, vegetables and fruit. To get a sense of what the share will have in it, please click on 'Shares' and review the Full Monty contents over a number of different weeks. 

You can expect approximately $25 value of meat (mostly chicken and pork), 1 dozen eggs ($7), $10 value of fruit from Noggins Corner Farm, and for the first 24 weeks a value of $16 of vegetables and for the remaining 24 weeks a value of $25 of vegetables per week.

You are welcome to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly. 1st payment is due December 1, 2016. Please note: the invoice when you sign up will say payment due in full November 29, 2016 this is so it is possible for you to see your account balance in full on your account. Please do not be alarmed by it. 

Please read below for more details about payments, shares, expectations, etc. 

Winter Spring Full Monty

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting January 16, 2017 to July 2, 2017.

The full monty share provides everything the farm has to offer: Vegetables, meat, eggs and fruit.

First payment is due December 1, 2016. You're invoice will say payment in full by November 29 2016 - this is not necessary. See info on payment under CSA section.

The value of the share has been calculated based on this: Vegetables value for 24 weeks at $16 per week.  Meat value of $25 per week for 24 weeks.

Egg value of $7 per week for 24 weeks. Fruit value of $10 per week for 24 weeks. For a total per week of $58 and $1392.00 for the 24 weeks.

Summer Fall Full Monty

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting July 2, 2017 to December 17, 2017.

The full monty share provides everything the farm has to offer: Vegetables, meat, eggs and fruit.

First payment is due December 1, 2016. You're invoice will say payment in full by November 29 2016 - this is not necessary. See info on payment under CSA section.

The value of the share has been calculated based on this:

Vegetables value for 24 weeks at $25 per week. Meat value for 24 weeks at $25 per week. Egg value for 24 weeks at $7 per week. Fruit value for 24 weeks at $10 per week. For a total per week of $67 and $1608.00 for the 24 weeks.

 


Full Year Vegetable

48 weeks of vegetables from TapRoot Farms starting January 16, 2017 and ending December 16, 2017.

Most of the vegetables are certified organic with a few in transition or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown each week and by whom if we purchase some items in.

The cost for the larger is $984 for 48 weeks. 24 weeks at a value of $16 per week (January - June) and 24 weeks at a value of $25 per week (July - December)

The cost for the smaller is $768 for 48 weeks at a value of $16 per week.

We have decided to offer the one size in the winter months because of feedback from members. We will try it for 2017 and see how it goes.

In the winter months you can expect between 3-7 different items and in the summer 6-8 different items in the share.

We will ensure that there are lots of add on's available for purchase for those of you who are used to getting more vegetables.

This share price is the same as if you choose the two seasonal options - winter/spring or summer/fall. All the same price.

Thank you for joining a year of food life with the whole TapRoot farm team. We very much appreciate your commitment to eating great food from our farm.

Winter/Spring Vegetable -

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting January 16, 2017 to July 2, 2017.

Most of the vegetables are certified organic with a few in transition or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown and by who if we purchase some items in.

The cost of the winter spring share is $384.00.

We have decided to offer one size in the winter month because of feedback from members. We will try it for 2017 and see how it goes.

In the winter months you can expect between 3-7 different vegetables in your box each week.

We will ensure that there are a lot of add on's available for purchase for those of you who usually get more vegetables.

Summer/Winter Vegetable -  

24 weekly deliveries from TapRoot farms starting July 2, 2017 to December 17, 2017.

Most of the vegetables are certified organi with a few in transition or non organic. We will outline how the vegetables were grown and by who if we purchase some items in.

The cost of the summer/fall share fora large: $25 x 24 weeks = $600 and for the small is $16 x 24 = $384

In the summer months you can expect between 5-8 different vegetables.

We very much appreciate your commitment to eating food from our farm. 


Full Year Fruit

Noggins Corner Farm is where Patricia grew up. Her family farms lots of delicious fruit that we get to eat year round.

This share is valued at $10 per week for 48 weeks. $480 for the share. During the summer and fall you can expect lot of berries, various varieties of apples, pears, plums, peaches, etc. In the winter you can expect lots of apples, cranberries, dried apples, cider , jam and pears.

This share is not organic. Dad uses current industry standards of integrated pests management and preventative practices to manage the orchards. It is a family business with my brother-in-law Dwaine managing the orchards and sister Carolyn running many aspects of the business. You will find Dad (Andrew) at the Seaport Market each week, and Beth (Dad's spouse) runs the corn maze and school tours. Not to mention my grandparents are out and about the farm often and still live on the farm. 

Winter/Spring Fruit

Noggins Corner Farm is where Patricia grew up. Her family farms lots of delicious fruit that we get to eat year round.

This share is valued at $10 per week for 24 weeks. $240 for the share. In the winter you can expect lots of apples, pears, jams, and cranberries.

This share is not organic. Dad uses current industry standards of integrated pests management and preventative practices to manage the orchards. It is a family business with my brother-in-law Dwaine managing the orchards and sister Carolyn running many aspects of the business. You will find Dad (Andrew) at the Seaport Market each week, and Beth (Dad's spouse) runs the corn maze and school tours. Not to mention my grandparents are out and about the farm often and still live on the farm. 

Summer/Winter Fruit

Noggins Corner Farm is where Patricia grew up. Her family farms lots of delicious fruit that we get to eat year round.

This share is valued at $10 per week for 24 weeks. $240 for the share. During the summer and fall you can expect lots of berries, various varieties of apples, pears, plums, peaches, etc.

This share is not organic. Dad uses current industry standards of integrated pests management and preventative practices to manage the orchards. It is a family business with my brother-in-law Dwaine managing the orchards and sister Carolyn running many aspects of the business. You will find Dad (Andrew) at the Seaport Market each week, and Beth (Dad's spouse) runs the corn maze and school tours. Not to mention my grandparents are out and about the farm often and still live on the farm. 


 

Full Year Meat 

TapRoot Meat share this year will consist mostly of licensed free range non gmo grain fed chickens, pastured non gmo grain fed pork, and pastured non gmo fed beef.

In the past we have included rabbit, duck, and other meat from time to time, not in 2017. We have decided to focus on these three animals, chicken, cow and pig.

We will be sourcing meat from a few other farmers to ensure we have a variety throughout the year. In the past two years we have focused on using only our own animals but do realize that variety is important to you, so we will include meat from other free range/pastured non gmo feeding farmers.

The value is $25 per week for 48 weeks. $1200.00 for the year.

Egg shares will be available December 1st, 2016


The Other stuff........(it is really important to read this!!!!)

Delivery Fee

  • There is a flat fee of $3.00 per week for most delivery locations.
  • There is a flat fee of $5.00 per week for home delivery (within 20 minutes of the farm). 
  • Pick up at the farm Wednesdays and cooler pick-up with no delivery fee.

Administration Fee

We collect a $25.00 per year administration fee from each CSA member who registers. This fee covers:  

  • The cost of our online member management software, Harvest Hand
  • Administration time specific to the CSA (entering your registration and payments into the accounting program) 

Payment Options

All accounts will have one annual invoice. There is one annual cost for your CSA share. It is based on an assumed or approximate weekly amount, but the price is an annual price - one invoice. 

You are invited to pay this invoice in full with money order, email transfer (password 'taproot'), cash or cheque prior to the start of the season on December 1, 2016. 

Payments can be emailed to info@taprootfarms.ca or mailed to:

TapRoot Farms
1736 Church St.
Port Williams, NS
B0P 1T0

If paying in full does not work for you, you are welcome to pay in monthly installments. To pay monthly, simply divide your total amount owing by 11 (11 months of shares, 11 payments). Please let our bookkeeper know that you will be making monthly payments so she can make a note on your account. You can reach Katelyn by email: info@taprootfarms.ca


NSF Cheques

A charge of $30 will be applied to your account for NSF cheques. We don't like it any more than you do but it takes us time to deal with and we incur the NSF fee from the bank, so we need to recoup these costs.
 

What if I don't want to continue?

Please seriously consider if this is the right step for you and your family.  If you change your mind and find the CSA is not working out for you there are two options (refunds are not available):

1) Ask a friend, colleague or family member to take it over for you OR 2) donate it to a family in need/foodbank 

As we share the season and the realities of farming with you, your commitment is critical to our ability to carry on into the next year.

Please read over all of the details, ask questions, and discuss joining the CSA with your family prior to registration to be sure you are committed. 


2016 Share Prices and Payment Options


2016 shares end the week of December 19th 2016.

If you order multiple shares or products to one location on a given day, there is only one delivery fee charged.

You can review the contents of our shares from the past years by checking out the "Shares" section of the website (at the bottom there is a button to select previous weeks).

The share prices are meant to be an average over the entire season. This means that sometimes the value may be a bit less and other times a bit higher, balancing out overall.


TapRoot Full Monty Share

Full Monty Share: $2356

This share consists of everything we offer from the farm all in one weekly box. Vegetables, fruit, meat, and eggs. We think this share is a great size for families who cook with lots of fruit and veggies and/or have at least of few people to nourish. It is inspired by how we envision the future of our CSA and our farm.  Approximate value per week $62.00.

Veggie Share

Veggie Share: Larger $950, Smaller $608
 
We feel this share can accommodate a veggie eating household of 1-4 people. Each week we will provide you with a share of the vegetables that are ripe and ready to eat from the farm. We offer a wide range of veggies. A list of what you can expect during the year can be found in the "CSA" section of the webpage. We strive to provide you with as much certified organic produce as possible. You do also get transition to organic, spray free and non organic veggies on occasion. Based on approximately $25 / $16 per week respectively.
 

Fruit Share

Fruit Share: $380

We feel this share can accommodate a fruit eating household of 1-2 people. This share will consist of mostly non-organic fruit grown by Noggins Corner Farm in Greenwich (Patricia's family farm). Noggins and TapRoot, as well as other farms, are able to offer various fruit including: peaches, pears, plums, sweet cherries, raspberries, blueberries, arctic kiwi, over 50 varieties of apples, dried and frozen fruit, fruit juices, and fruit preserves in the fruit share. You can expect lots of apples year-round. Approximately $10 of fruit per week.

Meat Shares

One size meat share: $760.00

 

Included in every share will be either:

  • chicken, either whole, half or pieced
  • pork, in an assortment of cuts
  • beef and rabbit. 

Cuts will include chops, ground, stew meat, roasts, sausages, steaks and smoked meats, including bacon and ham. Approximately $20.00 of meat each week.

 

With your support our goals are:

To grow or source all GMO-free grain for all the animals on the farm

To use as much of the animal as possible

To provide the highest quality meats and cuts for you to enjoy

To produce healthy, happy animals 
 

Symbiotic Relationship of animals on the farm

The animals we grow on the farm provide us with the nutrients and fertility to grow healthy vegetables. We are able to use the pigs to cultivate the fields for us, as the natural instinct of pigs is to dig up the earth with their powerful noses in search of nutritious roots. The sheep and beef will be on a rotational grazing routine, on land that is at rest from growing vegetables. Vegetables that don't meet our standards of marketability are recycled back into the farm as food for the pigs and chickens.

 

Egg Shares (note significant change: we are not certifying the eggs organic this year)

Our eggs are extremely limited. We are sorry in advance if they are sold out. We wish we could raise more hens and have more eggs but we are just not allowed. It is a law. 

The hens at TapRoot spend time outside whenever they like during the day; the door is open first thing in the morning and closed up after dark.  The hens are fed non-gmo grain. 

Egg Share - Full Share (1 dozen): $266.00

  • based on approximately $7 per week

Egg Share - Half Share  (1/2 Dozen): $152

  • based on approximately $4 per week

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