Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Bouquet Subscriptions
The CSA Model
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model allows customers to support our farm during the off season when there is limited income but lots of expenses. Bulbs, seeds, tubers, equipment and supplies are purchased during the winter to prep for the next years growing season. The CSA subscription is an investment in the farm allowing us to make these big purchases during the winter and then you would be repaid with a “share” of beautiful flowers during our growing season. Our CSA subscribers are our top priorities; you will receive the best flowers we have blooming in every one of our bouquets. CSA shares also help us plan better for the upcoming season by allowing us to predict demand and how much to grow of a certain flower.
We pour a lot of love, care and time into the product we grow and share with you and it shows. Our bouquets offer a striking alternative to imported grocery store bouquets. Our bouquets also offer more whimsical and unique flowers that what you would receive from a florist. I focus on growing a variety of trending and classic flowers in romantic colours that will be freshly harvested on our subscription date to ensure a long vase length.
We offer a variety of subscription options designed to appeal and fit every customers schedule. Select a season (Spring, Summer or Fall) to receive a limited subscription of the flowers that are blooming during those months or choose "The Whole Growing Season" to receive 6 months of flowers. The seasonally subscriptions offer the option of weekly or bi-weekly bouquets while "The Whole Growing Season" offers a bi-weekly subscription over 6 months.
Pick Up & Delivery Options
The pick up options have no additional costs. Subscription pick ups are available as per the following schedule,
-Tuesdays Tart and Soul (6389 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 2A5) between 9 AM and 3 PM
-Thursdays at the farm (2804 Sackville Drive, Upper Sackville, NS B4E 3C4) bouquets will be ready to be picked up after 9AM
-Sundays Spryfield Farmers Market (location to be confirmed) between 12 PM and 3 PM
Delivery available on Tuesdays at an additional cost of $10 per delivery to be billed to the email address that is attached to the order the week before the requested delivery. Delivery available with in the Halifax Regional Municipality. All deliveries take place between 9am-5pm. Due to a high volume of orders we are not able to guarantee a delivery time. You will be receiving an email on the morning of your scheduled delivery with a 2h window in which we expect your delivery to arrive.
If you would like the whole subscription delivered instead of just one week, select a pick up location when you complete the order and then add a note in the comment section or send us an email inquiring about whole subscription delivery. A discount will be provided to the normal delivery rate depending on how many weeks are in the subscription you selected. All deliveries will be completed on Tuesdays.
What if we are away on vacation or unable to pick up our bouquet one week?
If you are away or unable to pick up your bouquet one week, we suggest that you gift it to a friend or family member. Simply give the person your name and pickup location information and have them pick up your bouquet for themselves that week. Alternatively, use the bouquet to surprise someone special in your life, contact us and request a delivery ($10 charge to be billed to your email address) for the week you are away or unable to pick up the bouquet. Provide us with the name and address of the person you would like the bouquet delivered to and we will delivery the bouquet on our Tuesday delivery date.
When exactly will my CSA subscription start?
Farming is always unpredictable but we will try our best to keep to a schedule despite the curve balls that Mother Nature may try to throw at us. The Spring and “Whole Growing Season” subscriptions are expected to begin mid/end of April. The Summer subscription will start beginning to mid July, and Fall subscription will start the last week of August or beginning of September.
I intend on forcing a small amount of bulbs in the Spring to start off the Spring and Whole Season subscription. Once as our growing season is underway and the treat of frost is behind us, I will have a better idea of what the season is looking like so I will send out a pickup schedule for Summer and Fall as soon as possible.
In the event of a crop failure due to drought, floods, fire, what have you, I will do my best to make up for the valve of the share by substituting something else in its place.