This is why we run a CSA. I could borrow money from banks. I'd much rather not. I view each of your CSA memberships as a micro-loan. I'm borrowing small amounts of money from you to finance the farm, and intend to pay you back - plus 5-10% extra - in produce. I sit down to create a budget for the farm each winter, and then trive to take in enough CSA memberships to cover our anticipated farm expenses. Balanced against what we earn through sales at other venues, it's a system that has always worked very well to keep the farm going year-round without incurring any debt.
But at the moment, we're nowhere close to meeting the goal of signing on enough CSA members to cover those expenses. So if you've been thinking about a new membership this year, or your renewal check has been on the back burner, we'd love it if you could get those memberships to us in the next month. Know anyone who might be interested? Forward this to them! If you have any questions about how the CSA program works, please don't hesitate to contact me. If you've already sent in your membership or renewal for the year, thank you very much!