What is a CSA membership?
Once the flowers start to bloom, the CSA season begins at Save the Bees Flower Co.
A ‘CSA’ stands for Community Supported Agriculture and has been practiced in the United States in the 1980s. A CSA is a seasonal subscription that allows customers access to fresh, locally grown goods while supporting local growers. In the simplest terms, a CSA membership is like a bouquet subscription in which you pick up a seasonal bouquet every other week.
For the 2020 season, my urban flower farm will be offering full season CSA bouquets to a limited number of participants. Due to the limited number of memberships available, I will also be able to offer a few extra goodies and gifts throughout the season that were not previously available.
What does a CSA Membership Include?
- Seasonal Bouquets (every 1-3 weeks as we follow the harvest) Pickup during the growing season
- Pickup Location: My home in Lehi near Snow Springs Elementary (address sent after purchase)
- Pickup Time: Designated Wednesdays between 4-5 pm. We follow the harvest so bouquets will be picked up every 1-3 weeks during the season. I will send a text a week before a bouquet will need to be picked up.
The 2020 CSA Dates & Blooms:
4 SPRING CSA Bouquets
Blooms in Season: Peonies, ranunculus, anemones, tulips, daffodils, Iceland poppies, roses, foxglove, bee balm etc.
4 SUMMER CSA Bouquets
(Approximately: end of July-end of August)
Blooms in Season: Sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, dahlias, globe amaranth, celosia, lemon basil, delphinium etc.
CSA Membership Cost (with taxes):
Regular CSA Membership: (Pickup Only)
$200 $180 Valentine’s Day Sale!
I sell out of blooms every week during the growing season and priority is given to CSA member orders. Extra bouquets are pretty rare. By signing up for a CSA you will cut out the hassle and ensure you have fresh blooms all season long!
You must DM me on Instragram @savethebeesflowerco to request a 2020 CSA membership. Please read the policies below before messaging me.
Once the season begins, you will get a group text notification. CSA members will pick up their bouquets from my garage cooler on designated Wednesdays between 4-5 pm. I will text one week before a pickup Wednesday to let you know the next bouquet is ready.
There is about a one-month gap between the end of the spring round and the start of the summer CSA bouquets. (See approximate dates above under season descriptions).
The weather might delay us a few weeks, but the goal is to provide 8 bouquets by the end of fall. If mother nature does not cooperate, will refund $20 per bouquet that cannot be filled at the end of the season.
Also, there will be times that I am out-of-town and will need to change the pickup day/time. I will let CSA members know in advance if that is to happen. Similarly, there may be times that you are out of town and unable to pick up your bouquet. If that happens, you can “gift” that week’s bouquet to a friend or family member.
As you know I am raising a little family and must balance my side hustle with their needs. I’ve found that rescheduling pickup or waiting for someone to show was too chaotic for my family in previous years. Please arrive within the designated time frame. If you or a friend does not show, your bouquet that week will be forfeit.
There are no refunds on CSA bouquet subscription memberships. However, if circumstances change and you cannot participate, you may gift your membership to someone by contacting me.
CSA members understand that bouquets are made based on what is blooming. I cannot customize bouquets due to the size of my space. I try to give you a general idea of what is blooming in each season, but note that Mother Nature has her own schedule.
Once the flowers have been collected, Save the Bees Flower Co. assumes no responsibility for flowers that wilt or die due to poor handling (i.e. left in a hot car, stems not immediately re-cut and hydrated after brought home, etc.).
I grow thousands of blooms on my urban flower farm each year and each variety plays a part in the design. If Mother Nature decides to wipe out one crop then I may need to mix in substitutions from other sources. I will try to source from other local farmers first. However, I may need to source a few blooms from the local wholesaler to guarantee a beautiful full bouquet.