Q: What is a “FLEX Share” and how is it different from a regular “Full Share” Farm Share?
A: Your FLEX Share will contain exactly the same quantity and variety of veggies on any given week as our regular Farm Shares – you’ll just receive your box half as often during the season, for half the price. You can choose a semi-weekly distribution (every-other-week), or you can choose a flexible, custom pickup or delivery schedule based on your own scheduling needs.
For example, if you register for a Peak Season FLEX Share, you will receive a total of 12 weeks of Farm Shares during the course of our 24-week Peak Season. If you know that you will be out of town for, say, three weeks in August and two weeks in October, just let us know that, as well as which 12 out of 24 weeks would be best to put you on the distribution schedule. If you don’t know your ideal schedule at the time of registration, no worries – we’ll start you with an every-other-week schedule, and you can just let us know if you want to adjust from there, by emailing our CSA coordinator or calling the office.
Q: Excellent, this sounds like a great FLEXible option for my crazy schedule! Am I correct in seeing that I would be paying half the price of a weekly Full Share, for half the total amount of vegetables during whichever season I sign up for?
A: You got it! We’ve received a lot of helpful feedback over the years that we have many customers who love our veggies, and love the idea of supporting our farm through a CSA membership, but can’t quite commit to a weekly Farm Share, for any number of reasons. By offering our FLEX Shares, we want to make our CSA more accessible – and FLEXIBLE! – to our community.
Q: If I register for a Full Share now but decide part way through the season that I’d like to switch to a FLEX Share — or vice versa — is it possible to make that switch on the fly?
A: Absolutely, yes. We have several options in place to transfer your membership from a Full to a FLEX, or from a FLEX to a Full, so just give us a call in the office and we’ll talk through the choices.
Q: I see that you’re offering the FLEX Share option for all of your seasonal vegetable Farm Shares as well as all of your Specialty Shares. Is it possible to choose a weekly Full Share for, say, my regular seasonal veggie share, but then choose the FLEX option on a Specialty Share? Or vice versa?
A: Absolutely. Our goal with the new FLEX offerings is to make our CSA as flexible as possible around our members’ specific needs and schedules.
Other questions? Check out the other “More Info” links on our CSA page, chat with us at our Copley stand or farmstores, or call us at 978-261-5365. Cheers and Happy Eating!