In an effort to offer our loyal market customers an option to support our farm upfront, save a bit of money, and become a member of our growing farm community, we have created the Valley Pasture Farm Market CSA Share. As with our more traditional Produce Share, members pay prior to the start of the season so that we can invest in the seeds and equipment needed to help ensure a successful growing season. It is also a great opportunity for members to partner with the farmers and directly influence what is grown and produced at Valley Pasture Farm.
CSA Market Share Sessions
The 2018 Market Share has 2 sessions – an early session from May 15th – July 15th and a late session from July 16th – September 15th. Members can sign up for either or both session for $100 each. You will receive an individual member card for each session that can be used to purchase $100 worth of produce, meat, and other farm offerings at 10% off our regular market prices. You will find different fresh produce & herb offerings in each session, but both sessions will include lamb, pork, eggs, salsa, flowers, and soap. Produce offerings are subject to the weather and other factors outlined in the Shared Risk – Shared Reward section of the membership agreement. Check out the list of produce that we grow at Valley Pasture Farm – please note, not all items listed will be available at the Menomonie Farmers Market.
What is included in my CSA Market Share?
You are able to select from fresh produce, herbs, meats, and many other products made on our farm throughout your selected session. You have the flexibility of choosing when and how much of each item you purchase. All market share members will receive weekly emails with farm news, current market offerings, recipes, preparation & storage tips, and farm event invitations. You will also receive occasional member-only specials at the stands and will have the first chance to participate in any pre-orders for pastured chicken, eggs, bacon, etc.
When & Where Can I use my membership?
- Menomonie Farmers Market at Wilson Park in Menomonie, WI
- Wednesdays 11am-6pm & Saturdays 8am-1pm beginning mid-May
- Valley Pasture Farm on-farm Stand – E7631 North County Road E, Elk Mound, WI
- Tuesdays 4pm-7pm & Fridays 2pm-5pm beginning mid-June
Item availability at each location will be included in the weekly membership emails. If there are specific items you are craving, it is best to shop early as we often sell out of items at the market – especially eggs, ground lamb, bacon and sweet corn!
Do I have to shop every week?
No. Unlike the produce share, the market share allows you to shop when you are able and spend as little or as much as you would like each trip. With that being said, one of the main benefits of the market share is getting a wide variety of produce and meats, which comes with frequently visiting our stands. For best selection, it is best to not save your full share until the end of the sessions.
What happens if I don’t spend my full membership amount during the session?
Because the farm relies on your patronage and plans each season based on the number of CSA members and feedback from the pre-season survey, we are unable to refund or rollover unused membership funds.
This all sounds amazing, how do I become a member?
Joining is easy! Review the member agreement, fill out a form, and submit your payment via check or PayPal. We do have a limited number of each type of share available.
You are welcome to sign up for multiple shares and/or multiple share types. These are great options if you are a regular Menomonie Farmers Market shopper and would also like to reserve a box of produce each week. Large families, avid canners & preservers, and veggie lovers also benefit from multiple shares.
If you have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-256-7676.