Tiny Roots Organic Farm Free Choice CSA 2022
Tiny Roots Farm is a small certified organic vegetable and Microgreens farm in Litchfield, ME. We grow using no-till methods to improve soil health and bio-diversity thus allowing us to provide you with the healthiest vegetables, microgreens, and plant starts.
CSA’s stand for Community Supported Agriculture and increases a farms cash flow in the time when we need it most. Early in the year we are spend thousands of dollars on buying seeds, soil and supplies to get us through the season. Your contribution of anywhere from $100- $500 will be used to help offset expenses. We will upload your balance onto a Market Card that you will swipe at the market to pay for your purchase.
As a thank you for supporting us early in the season for every $100 you spend by April 1st, 2022 we will give you a 10% bonus. So if you spend $100 then we will upload $110 to your market card.
Here are a few key points about our CSA:
Flexibility – Come weekly or every other week in the 2022 season. Going on vacation or traveling for work? Come when you can and purchase with your Market Card balance.
Choice – Each visit, you’ll choose the produce you like best in the amount that makes sense for you. Your Market Card balance can be applied to any purchase including plant starts, produce, herbs, and microgreens.
Reward – An extra 10% in credit is added to each Market Card purchase for every $100 you spend as a thank you for support early in the season.
Frequently asked Questions:
What farming practices do you follow?
Tiny Roots Organic Farm is Certified Organic by MOFGA( Maine Organic Farmers and Gardners Association). Our crops are grown without the use of chemical pesticides, inorganic fertilizers, GMO seeds, or other environmentally harmful practices.
Where can I use my Market Card?
The Market Card can be used at any of the following market locations. Markets will begin in May 2022.
- At our farmstand – 223 Pine Tree Rd.
- Saturdays (8am-1pm) May 7th- November 19, 2022. Kennebunk Farmers Market. Garden St. Kennebunk, ME.
- Sundays (10am-2pm) June 5th- December 4th, 2022. Kittery Community Market. 10 Shapleigh Rd Kittery, ME.
- Winter markets- TBD
- Online winter store Starting in December
- Do I have to spend a certain amount each week?
No, that is the best thing about the Market Card! You get to choose what you want to buy in the quantities that make sense for you and your family.
What can I use my Market Card on?
You can use the funds on your Market Card toward the purchase of anything Tiny Roots Organic Farm is selling, including plant starts, vegetables, herbs, and microgreens at any market.
How do I keep track of my Market Card balance?
This spring, you will receive your Market Card with your starting balance. You will be able to check your balance at any time throughout the season at the market.
Does my Market Card expire?
Technically no, because the funds are place on a gift card and gift cards cannot expire. The idea, however, behind this version of CSA is for the funds to be spent on produce in the season the Market Card was purchased for. So for the 2022 season, please select the Market Card amount that you feel confident you will spend this year. As a guide people who have gotten Market Cards and come to market 3-4 times a month (almost every week) ran out of their $100 card by the beginning of July. These cards can be reloaded at any time in the season but you will only receive the bonus for the money you apply before April 1st. You can return the card to us when it is empty or you may hold on to it and we can reload it in the new year.
How do I purchase a Market Card?
To purchase your Market Card please fill out the form below and either send it and a check in the mail to the address below or find us at one of our markets. Don’t forget to sign up before April 1st to receive your bonus. Our preferred method of payment is cash or check. You may pay for your Market card with a credit card but this does put extra fees on us that we have to take out of the farms profit. Once you complete your purchase, and your balance has been uploaded your Market Card will be ready to use!