All CSAs Are NOT Alike—MITP Rules!
Moon In The Pond’s CSA is a major innovation–it’s ultimately flexible, ultimately diverse, has ultimate quality produce, great locations, and runs year ‘round! Most CSAs fill a weekly box with vegetables (some you may not want, need, or use). We allow you to shop for what you want, when you want. BACON BUCKS guarantee you the best of MITP throughout the year. You can check in on our Face book page or Instagram feed to see farm news, seasonal specialties and produce pics (and more) . And best–as a MITP CSA member, you’re welcome at the farm anytime! Come on down, take a stroll on your farm, visit the fields and animals and shop for the best food ever–at the source!
How It Works
Simple: We print our currency/coupons called BACON BUCKS. Take a CSA share at Moon In The Pond—we send you BACON BUCKS! (see sugggested levels below). Don’t be confused—you can buy veggies, other products, or a farm tour too! Spend BACON BUCKS at the farm or at local farmers’ markets (see Market Schedule), on what you want from us, throughout the year. No deadlines or expiration. BUCKS left at the end of the year?—Use them to re-subscribe!
Deliciousness, Farm Fun, and Health—Year ‘Round!
Come down to the farm anytime. In spring visit the baby animals (and new apprentices!)–pick up your first haul of greens, eggs, or spring vegetables. During the farmers’ market season in the summer and fall visit the farm OR pick up goodies at any of our farmers markets (schedule below)–enjoy the markets, see our amazing array of heirloom vegetables and heritage breed, Pasture-raised, grass-fed meats. Even in the winter, back on the farm we have available our meats and winter vegetable (onions, carrots, winter squash, celeriac, etc., etc.)—a Full Diet, Full Pantry, Full Year CSA!
It’s our mission. Our farm is dedicated to education. Training new farmers in our full-year apprenticeship program, hosting seasonal interns, conducting workshops, and educating and advocating for healthy sustainable food production are what we’re all about. Every dollar you spend supports our mission. 100% of all proceeds of Moon in the Pond sales supports our educational mission.
To Join—Cash, Check, On-Line, or with Berkshares
Sign on right now with Pay Pal On-Line . Or, pay by check via snail mail with the Bacon Bucks Coupon Link. Come by the farm or farmers market to use cash, OR…
Berkshares are a tool for community empowerment–A “great economic experiment”, (NYT). Purchase any of our products with Berkshares—you’ve saved 5% and showed your support of local x 10!
Make It Happen, You’re a Producer Too—Right Here
Put your money where your mouth is. You sign on to our CSA and you eat the best food money can buy and make the changes you believe in. No other farm has this level of commitment, in this many areas, to changing the food system! You support the amazing work here at MITP: educational programs, farm apprenticeships, historic livestock breed and heirloom vegetable conservation, ecological agriculture and more. You help change the landscape of sustainable agriculture of Berkshire County and beyond. Be a co-producer, in a varied, beautiful farm, the way a farm was meant to be, right here in our community. Farm with us!
Subscription Levels and Bonus Premiums
HARVESTER ($1500)—You receive $1500 in Bacon Bucks plus the following premium ($220 value): 12 lb. Heritage Turkey, 1.5 lbs Ground Veal, 1 lb. Ham Hocks, 1 lb. Farm Bacon, .75 lb. Liverwurst, .25 lb Pancetta.
PLANTER ($1000)—You receive $1000 in Bacon Bucks plus the following premium ($105 value): 1 lb. Stew Meat, 3 lbs. Ground Beef, 1 lb. Pork Chops, 1 lb. Ham Hocks, 1 lb. Farm Bacon, .25 lb. Pancetta.
TILLER ($500 level)—You receive $500 in Bacon Bucks plus the following premium ($40 value): 1.5 lbs. Stew Meat, 1.5 lbs. Ground Beef, 1 lb. Ham Hocks, .25 lb. Pancetta.