Community Supported Agriculture by Green Effects
Why it's available :
In light of the recent COVID19 situation, we understand the need for people to avoid large crowds as much as possible. One location people must still go to is the grocery store. As a landscaping company who has greenhouses and space, we realize that we have the resources to produce food and we want to embrace this ability to try and help the current situation in any way we can, even if that contribution is small in the grand scheme. This service will not only allow you to save money and make fewer or shorter trips to the grocery store but you will have a large positive impact on the environment by consuming fresher food that was grown locally and in a sustainable manner, reducing pollution from shipping miles and time spent degrading through processing and shipping time.
What you get :
We will be offering a 20 week (June 15th through October 26th) subscription to fresh produce we grow and pack for you. Each week you will receive a box of made up of 7-9 in-season items (vegetables/greens/root crops), a fresh herb and a bouquet of flowers. Each of those 7-9 items will be enough for a serving for 2-3 people. Example: if "lettuce" is an item that week, there will be enough to make a personal salad for 2-3 people)
Guaranteed every week:
6-8 of these items based on what's in season:
Fresh cut flower bouquet (mix of various kinds)
A live herb (counts as 1 of the 7-9 weekly items)
Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Green Beans, Yellow Beans, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Onions, Potatoes, Eggplant, Beets, Bell Peppers, Sweet Frying Peppers, Hot Peppers
Cabbage, Microgreens (fresh sprouts), Kale, Radish, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Leeks, Cucumbers. (Other additional types included based on availability)
The cost :
The weekly cost for all of the above listed items is $34.00 (less than the average retail cost of $61.88 to buy those same items in the store). By agreeing to this service, you are committing to the full 20 week subscription, totaling $680.00. In addition to paying the full fee up-front (cash, check or credit card), we are offering a half up-front payment (by June 15th) with the other half paid 2 months later (by August 10th) as an option. Pick-up would be at our nursery, 7889 US Rt 20, Manlius NY 13104 on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 or delivery for an additional $1.00 per mile from our address to your's.
Please note :
Please understand that this is a small Community Supported Agriculture "CSA" model. In a CSA model, the weather and growing conditions determine what is available each week. The grower (Green Effects) and the customer are subject to that weather. CSA's are not grocery store services that ship in produce from all over the world and have everything available all time. You will be getting the best of what is available in any given season.