The Sampler, Half and Full Shares do not require work. Work shares are available if one is looking to get their hands dirty and learn a bit along the way. See information about individual shares below.
Our CSA harvest season runs 18-20 weeks. It begins Wednesday June 11th, June 18th or June 25th and ends October 25th , weather dependant.
Shares are available for pick-up weekly at one of 5 locations. Shares delivered off farm are pre-bagged in U.S. grown and sewn certified organic cotton totes. Greens are distributed in certified compostable produce bags (BioBags).
Additional veggies that are ripe and available, but not included in a particular week's share at all or in the quantity desired for a particular meal will be for sale at a discounted rate. Ordered vegetables will be brought to one's respective distribution site.
A Newsletter will be sent out each week describing items to be received in the week's share along with recipes tailored to those vegetables. There are wonderfully delicious ways to prepare and eat greens beyond romaine and spinach! We've tried hundreds of recipes over the past few years trialing ways to prepare the many vegetables we grow, but didn't grow up eating. Our health, taste buds and cooking skills have greatly improved because of it!
Sampler Share - $250
This is for anyone wanting to support their local, organic farm and experience the flavor of farm-fresh produce, but are not quite sure if they need or could use all the produce from a larger share. Five different vegetables will be included each week with an emphasis on more familiar varieties when in season (e.g. tomatoes, beans, zucchini, potatoes, salad, etc.), but also included will be the less traditional vegetables like fennel bulb, kale, kohlrabi and swiss chard.
Half Share - $400
A half share accommodates an individual or couple who generously adds veggies to every meal, but doesn’t make them the meal itself and the family maintaining nutrient diversity through assorted veggies in the weekly meal plan. The attempt will be made to supply various salad mixes on a weekly basis as well. In peak season, some produce may need to be preserved to make full use of abundant crops.
Full Share - $750
This share accommodates individuals or couples, whose diets are heavily reliant on vegetables, a family that includes vegetables into every meal or those wanting to preserve as much as possible for the winter. Anticipate share amounts to increase progressively alongside the season. Full shares receive double portions as half shares.
Work Share - Full Labor Exchange
We don't know who enjoys the work shares more, us or the individuals participating in the work share program. A Half Share of produce is exchanged for a 5 hour weekly work commitment at the farm. Shares are expected to work the same day and time each week throughout the 20 week season; though we're flexible to flexible needs. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8 a.m. til evening are possible days for fulfilling the 5 hr commitment.
Please advise: weather conditions are harsh at times, extremes of cold and heat, rain and drought, and repetitious, physical labor are all realities that we must work through to ensure that planting and harvesting are completed.
The farm is located at 5191 Chambers Rd in Mayville.
Share numbers are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Shares are reserved upon receipt of the signed Membership Agreement Form and full payment or deposit in the amount of the respective share by cash, check or money order. Please send form and payment to 5191 Chambers Rd, Mayville, MI 48744. Please make checks out to Nature's Pace Organics. We would like to accept latecomers, but we really must limit our offering to ensure quality.
We are farmers. Hence, we understand how it feels to be low on cash flow, but high on expectations for personal, family and ecological health. One purpose of CSA is to provide farmers funds to support business operation until planted seeds come to fruition and can be sold for a monetary return. We definitely need that early support, but we also understand that not everyone can make lump-sum commitments at this financial level. Shares are reserved with a deposit of 1/3 the share price. The remainder of share price may be sent with post-dated checks dated for the first of each consecutive month for a maximum of 3 months. Example: Check 1 (2-10-13) for a sampler share for farm site pick-up is the minimum $85. Check 2 (3-1-13) $55. Check 3 (4-1-13) $55. Check 4 (5-1-13) $55.
WEDNESDAY PICK UP LOCATIONS
Saginaw, Covenant Hospital, Harrison Building, Concierge Office
Davison, Bonnie's House, 2359 Venezia Dr ~ 1 mile from I-69 M-15 exit
Grand Blanc/Goodrich-ish, Katie’s Parent’s House, 7186 Burpee Rd
Grand Blanc Farmers’ Market, adjacent to Physicians Park across from Prana Yoga on Reid Rd/Church St
THURSDAY PICK UP LOCATION
Mayville, The Farm, 5191 Chambers Rd
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY PICK UP LOCATION
Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E First St
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.