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2016 Share Prices and Payment Options


We are excited to launch the 2016 CSA offering. You will note that this year we are offering 38 weeks. (Winter 2017 offering will be available at a later date)

All shares start the week of April 4th 2016. All shares end the week of December 19th 2016. A total of 38 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.

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.


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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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 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, cash or cheque prior to the start of the season on April 4th 2016. With costs on the farm at their highest in the spring and summer, our hope and preference is that you will pay for your CSA membership as soon as possible. 

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 9 (9 months of shares, 9 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 Falicia 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 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 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.