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Share Prices and Payment Options


2015/16 Options Price
 TapRoot Full Monty $3,200.00
 Veggie Large $1,150.00
 Veggie Small $700.00
 Veggie Staple $500.00
 Fruit Large $750.00
 Fruit Small $400.00
 Meat $1,000.00
 1 dozen eggs $463.50
 1/2 dozen eggs $244.25
 Flowers $100.00
 Administration Fee $25.00
 Delivery Fee $150.00
 Home delivery fee $250.00

All shares start the week of April 6 2015.

All shares end the week of March 23 2016.

December 22, 2015 - January 5, 2016 there are no CSA deliveries we are off for a holiday.

A total of 50 weeks of food from the farm.

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


*New in 2015 TapRoot Full Monty Share* Sold out

This year we are offering a TapRoot Full Monty Share. This share consists of everything we offer from the farm, all in one weekly box. Vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, herbs and flowers. 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. The total cost per year $3200.00.

Veggie Shares

There are three size options:

Large Veggie Share: $
1150.00
  • based on approximately $23 per week
  • We feel this can accommodate a veggie eating household of 1-4 people
Small Veggie Share:
  • based on approximately $14 per week
  • Perfect for a couple or a family that doesn't eat as many veggies

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. The farm is increasing the number of acres we have in certified organic production each year, growing more and more spray free and working hard to build the soil's ability to grow wonderful vegetables for your family.

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 shares 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. We very much appreciate the commitment to keeping our farm in year-round production and keeping our staff in full year employment.

Staple Share: $500.00
  • based on approximately $10 per week
  • The Staple Share provides an opportunity to get the food staples to feed your family each week. This share size offers only onions, potatoes, carrots and apples.


 


Fruit Shares

Large Fruit Share: $750.00
  • based on approximately $15.00 per week
  • We feel this share can accommodate a fruit eating household of 1-4 people
Small Fruit Share: $400.00
  • based on approximately $8.00 per week

TapRoot and Noggins Corner Farm partner to bring you a year-long fruit share. This share will consist of mostly non organic fruit.

TapRoot has been growing more and more fruit and Noggins has a long history of fruit production. It is also all in the family as Patricia from TapRoot is the daughter of Andrew from Noggins.

TapRoot & Noggins 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.

 


Meat Shares

One size meat share: $1000.00

based on approximately $20.00 each week

 

You will receive a variety of meats. Included in every share will be chicken, either whole, half or pieced. Pork, in an assortment of cuts, will also fill a large portion of the shares. You will also receive beef, rabbit, and lamb.  Cuts will include chops, ground, stew meat, roasts, sausages, steaks and smoked meats, including bacon and ham. Depending on availability we will source meat products from other local farmers.


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 every time

 

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 Sold out

Egg Share - Full Share (1 dozen): $463.50

  • based on approximately $9.27 per week

Egg Share - Half Share  (1/2 Dozen): $244.25

  • based on approximately $4.88 per week

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


Flower Shares

  • based on approximately $10.00 per week for 10 weeks ($100.00)

Flowers have a very real place on a farm, in our forests, our yards, and our homes. Flowers encourage biodiversity and help balance an ecosystem. Flowers play important roles in the success of farms, particularly when farming organically. Flowers are so beautiful and somehow touch our hearts and our souls. We are thankful for the beauty that comes from the earth in the form of flowers - we are so pleased to bring you flowers from the farm .


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 Fridays with no delivery fee.

Administration Fee

In 2015, we are collecting 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 for the CSA:
    • CSA bookkeeping expenses (entering payments, emailing statements, collecting payments)
    • CSA administration (member communications, website and shares posting, delivery logistics)

Payment Options

*NEW in 2015*

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. You are invited to pay monthly but there is still one invoice on your account.

You are invited to pay this invoice in full with money order, email transfer, cash or cheque prior to the start of the season on April 6th 2015.

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 whenever you are able. It is expected that you will pay regularly and that you will pay in full for your CSA membership as soon as possible.

We are currently speaking to the bank about options to set up automatic debiting. More to come on that option.

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 cost.

 

What if I change my mind?

Please seriously consider if this is the right step for you and your family. New this year, we no longer provide refunds.  If you change your mind and find the CSA is not working out for you there are two options:

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 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.