DCF CSA spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. The CSA is open to Dickinson College employees, alumni, retirees and students only.
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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014 Dickinson College Farm CSA. We have quite a few changes to share with you. Please take several minutes to explore the list of updates below. As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or phone (717-245-1969) with questions or concerns. Alright, let’s get started!
Quick Overview of 2014 CSA Options – Check out the Information Packet for More Details!
DUE DATE: All general applications are due by May 1st. An early due date of April 10th applies to members who would like to order a cookbook or participate in auto-payment deduction.
FREE CHOICE CSA: 2014 marks a transition into uncharted territory for the DCF CSA. This new path is very exciting to the Dickinson College Farm staff and we hope that our members will find great benefit in the new approach that we will take. “Free Choice”, otherwise described as “Take What You Need For the Week”, will be the theme of the 2014 CSA season, encouraging members to pick freely from the list of available items, determining their own quantities and variety. Read page 6 of the info packet for lots more information.
30-WEEK CSA OPTION: Weekly Shares (formerly called “Regular” shares) are available for 24 or 30 pickups. Bi-Weekly Shares (formerly called “Small” shares) are available for 12 or 15 pickups. This brand new 30-week CSA option (30 pickups for Weekly Shares, 15 pickups for Bi-Weekly Shares) will replace our CSA X-treme option from past years. The extended option will offer campus delivery through the very last pickup! Please be sure to select the share option that best suits your household needs. We cannot guarantee that mid-season requests to extend CSA share options can be accommodated.
AUTO-PAYMENT DEDUCTION FOR DICKINSON EMPLOYEES: To make our CSA more convenient and pocketbook-friendly for Dickinson employees, Financial Operations and Human Resource Services have agreed to work with the farm to offer auto-payment deduction! This will replace the payment plan offered in past years. Members who choose to participate in auto-payment deduction must submit their application and initial check by April 10th. All applications received after April 10th must pay in full. Check out page 10 of the attached info packet for more information.
2014 FAIRSHARE CSA COOKBOOK: We’re offering 2014 CSA members the chance to order the brand new FairShare Coalition CSA Cookbook at the bulk price of $15. For those of you who received an early bird FairShare CSA Coalition cookbook last year, you don’t have to worry about repetition in the new cookbook! It’s bursting with enticing recipes, helpful prep suggestions, nifty charts and clever prep tips. We’ll pay for shipping! To buy a cookbook, your application and check must be submitted by April 10th.
WORK SHARES: We are offering a limited number of work shares on a first-come, first-served basis! Please email farm at dickinson.edu asap if you are interested! Page 13 of the CSA information packet contains additional details.