How does our Extended Fall CSA work?

Our Extended Fall Share will give you an opportunity to receive many varieties of fall produce from Tantre Farm for 3 weeks starting the middle of October through the last week of October. In order to receive all 3 shares, please register online by Oct. 13. Please keep in mind that we offer prorated shares, if you miss the Oct 13 deadline. The last possible share sign up will be Oct. 27, so we have enough notice to make a share for someone for the last week. Non-members and returning members are welcome! Please let us know if there are any questions.

Once again we are offering online registrations, so please refer to the following payment options.

PAYMENTS:
1. Credit card payments (online transaction, so you pay a small $3 fee)–If you are splitting a share, please make only one credit card payment.
2. Check payments (no online fee)– If you would like to use a check, you will receive an invoice response in your email after registering. Then you can send a check (or checks, if you are splitting a share) written out to “Tantre Farm” to our mailing address for the balance due listed on the invoice. IF YOU ARE SPLITTING A SHARE, PLEASE INCLUDE BOTH CHECKS IN THE SAME ENVELOPE.

You will find more specific information listed below:

EXTENDED FALL CSA SHARE: We are offering an Extended Fall CSA Share for $108 for 3 weeks after the Summer Share is over. This will begin the week of Oct. 14-20 and the last distribution will be the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3. A weekly newsletter will be sent out with storage tips, recipes, etc.

Each week we will try to have 8-12 items, which may include a variety of Cooking Greens (kale, collards, spinach), Salad Greens (lettuce, spicy greens mix, arugula), Brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts), Roots (potatoes, turnips, carrots, radishes, beets), Fruiting Veggies (tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, pie pumpkins, mushrooms), Alliums (garlic, onions) and celery.

What Do I Do When I Pick Up My Share? When Do I Pick Up My Share?
At each of the Distribution Sites, there will be a Tantré Farm worker or a white board to remind you of Pick-Up procedures, a clipboard with a Pickup List to be checked off, and a paper newsletter, if needed. Please note that MOVE Fitness Studio in Ann Arbor and Chelsea Farmers Market are NOT distribution sites for the Extended Fall CSA. Here is a general overview:

*Ann Arbor Farmers´ Market (LOCATION–315 Detroit Street)
We will try to be in the same location every week, but are not always able. There is a map on the outside wall of the market office, where our stall is listed. Please always look for the large, canvas Tantré Farm sign as you walk around the market. Then follow instructions on the white board, and especially remember to check off contact person’s name and take a newsletter, if you need it. It can get very crowded at the market, so for those of you who split shares, it might work better if you split your share at one of your houses, instead of at the stall where a lot of people are coming and going.

Advantages for pick up at Ann Arbor Farmers Market: You can buy extra items from our stall and other vendors’ stalls and enjoy exploring the variety of Kerrytown stores and restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor.

DISTRIBUTION at Ann Arbor Farmers Market: Wed. AND Sat. 7 a.m. until Noon.

**MOVE Fitness & Wellness Studio (LOCATION-3780 Jackson Road, suite K, Ann Arbor, MI)
This is NOT a distribution site for the Extended Fall CSA.

*Argus Farm Stop-Packard (LOCATION-1200 Packard, Ann Arbor)
Argus is a year-round, every day farmers market featuring over 100 local producers in all categories including produce, meat, eggs, dairy. Every purchase you make supports local farms and producers! They also have a cafe for delicious coffee and baked goods. Shares will be inside building in the back room. Simply ask a friendly Argus staff and they can get your box for you and check your name on the clipboard, and take a newsletter if needed. Argus staff can answer limited questions and a Tantre volunteer will be able to assist with more knowledge. There is no refrigeration, so please pick shares up promptly to enjoy your produce at its freshest! Argus is not responsible for shares left unclaimed, so shares left there after noon will be donated or brought back to the farm, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Advantages for pick up at ARGUS: You have opportunities to additionally purchase a wide array local products to complete your local shopping experience. As well, there’s a great cafe and Harvest Kitchen offers a pop-up brunch during drop off times.

DISTRIBUTION at ARGUS: Sat. 10 a.m. until Noon.

**Chelsea Farmers´ Market (LOCATION–South St. in the Library/Church parking lot)
This is NOT a distribution site for the Extended Fall CSA.

*Tantré Farm (LOCATION–2510 Hayes Rd., Chelsea)
Please park on the North side of Hayes Road or in the driveway for those who are physically challenged. Go behind Main House to the “Distribution Shed” in the backyard. Please remember to check off contact person´s name and take a newsletter from the check-in table. Follow the instructions on the white boards inside. Get share box from walk-in cooler and choose the rest of the listed “share add-ons” that are bulk items inside and outside of Distribution Shed. Also, please feel free to ask a farm worker (in the herb garden or U-pick Flower Garden) or knock on house door, if you have any questions.

Advantages for pick up at the Farm: Walking paths around the fields, visiting the animals, playing, exploring, and picnicking, free u-pick flower bouquets, u-pick opportunities for other produce, extra produce in Grab Box, free-range eggs, and sometimes honey or other extra items for sale.

DISTRIBUTION for Farm: Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

*Washtenaw Food Hub (LOCATION–4175 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor)
This location is about 7 minutes directly north of downtown Ann Arbor. There are many buildings at this site, so look for the one that has the “sun window” on the building. Distribution is right on the front porch with shares in a reach-in cooler. Please check off your name on the clipboard, follow the instructions on the white board, and take a newsletter, if needed. There will usually be someone there to help you, if you have any questions.

Advantages for pick up at the Hub: plenty of free parking, picnicking areas, and food artisan/farm market items sometimes for sale.

DISTRIBUTION for Hub: Wed. 6 -8 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. – Noon.

*Pure Pastures (LOCATION–1192 Ann Arbor ROAD, Plymouth, MI) (www.purepasturesmi.com) This is a specialty grocery store offering grass-fed meat, eggs, dairy products, and organic, gluten-free, nonGMO products. Shares may be outside on the north side of the building, unless it gets too cold, and then they will be brought inside to the cooler. This will be a “self-serve” pickup spot, so please check off your name on the clipboard, follow the instructions on the white board, and take a paper newsletter if needed. Pure Pastures staff can answer limited questions. Pure Pastures is not responsible for shares left unclaimed, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Advantages for pick up at Pure Pastures: opportunities for extra purchases from “a healthy alternative to the big chain supermarkets”.
DISTRIBUTION at Pure Pastures: Wed. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m..

“EXTENDED FALL CSA SHARE” registration is now closed for 2018.