Q: What if I want to sign up for options #3, #4, or #5 after the start date?
A: The cost of the missed pickups will be deducted from the total share price, plus a 2% administration fee.
We will determine the price per pickup and adjust the price of the membership accordingly depending on the number of pickups you’ve missed. (This amount will include a 2% administration fee)
Example: Full Summer Share starting May 3rd (26 pickups/ $1275= $49.04/pickup). If you start on May 24th, you will have missed three pickups so $147.12 will be deducted from the membership fee as follows: $1275-$147.12+2%= $1150.43. Over the remaining 23 pickups you will receive $751.92 worth of veggies and 310 foodstuff points.
Q: I’m an existing Full Year or Full Year Half member and I want to switch share types, but my current membership overlaps the start date of the one I want. Can I do this? And will I pay double for the overlapping pickups?
A: Yes, you can do this. No, you will not pay double. As with the first scenario described in Q1, your overlapping pickups will be calculated and subtracted from the share price. As a current member there will be no administration fee.
Example: You have a current membership that ends on June 24th but want to buy a Full Summer Share which starts on May 3. With your current membership ending on June 21, you will have already paid for seven pickups so these will be subtracted from the Full Summer Share cost.
Full Summer Share (26 pickups/ $1275= $49.04/pickup). Cost of seven pickups @ $49.04= $343.28.
$1275.00 – $343.28= $931.72 is the price of your Full Summer Share.
Essentially, we’ve ‘bought-out’ the remaining value of your current share with this discount to the Full Summer Share.
You start your Full Summer Share on May 3rd with $850 of veggies and 350 foodstuffs points.
Q: Do I have to keep track of how many points I’ve used?
A: We’ll do it together! We will create an account for you on our foodstuffs tracking application (an ipad & spreadsheet). At the pickup, Mount Wolfe Farm staff will help you ‘check out’ on the ipad at the end of your pickup by recording what you’re taking home that week on the spreadsheet and you can see how it affects your overall points balance.
Q: Can I use cash to buy an extra points package?
A: Yes. You can also pay via e-transfer, credit card or cheque.
Q: Can I Mix n’ Match or buy more than one share?
A: Of course! Members can purchase any combination of shares to fit their needs. Want more produce in the winter? Consider buying a full year share and an extra winter share to get twice the winter stuff!
Q: Why is the Full Year Share a lower price than the Full Summer + Winter share when they cover the same amount of time and value?
A: To answer simply, to cover administrative cost and a financial incentive to join as Full Year Share members. Ideally, the CSA model gives the farm access to capital when it needs it the most – the more capital we can secure at the beginning of the season, the more comfortably we can cover overhead costs of payroll, seeds, crop-support materials, marketing, and so much more!
Q: Can I buy chicken if I’m not a CSA member?
A: Of Course. Members of the public are always welcome to shop with us at the Bolton Farmers Market, our Online Farmers Market, and on the farm. We are discontinuing our advance Chicken Share program of the past two years and thank our customers for the support.