CSA Pricing Information

In order to make our CSA shares as accessible as possible, we offer a sliding-scale payment option and payment plans. Please choose the plan that is best for your family at this time – we want everyone to be able to participate!

Sliding Scale Pricing: We offer three payment options, on a sliding scale, to allow customers to pay what they feel they can afford.
The “Standard Price” reflects the true cost of the share, which is still 20% below our retail prices at farmers market.
The “Reduced Price” is an additional 15-20% discount from our market prices. Anyone can self-identify as needing an additional discount.
The “Community Supporter” price point will be helping offset the cost of offering reduced price shares and our weekly commitment to donating 20 shares to area food pantries.

EBT/SNAP/HIP: We are working with the SNAP CSA Pilot Program office to offer automatic EBT payment options for CSA shares. If you would like to pay for shares using SNAP/EBT/HIP, please select “EBT” as your payment option at check out and someone will contact you to set up payments. Or email brittany@upswingfarm.com with any questions. It’s easy!

Payment Plans: We offer a payment plan for members which gives us the confidence and cash-flow to operate, without demanding in-full, up-front payments. We are happy to offer this plan, but we do require that customers pay with credit card or sign up for the SNAP CSA Program if they would like to set up recurring payments, as it reduces our administrative burden. (View our CSA Policy for a summary of the payment plan schedule for all shares, the SNAP CSA program will set up monthly automatic payments that are concurrent with share distribution.)

How do we determine our prices?
We use a combination of factors, including comparison to other retail prices for produce, but the main factor is the cost of production. Each year we create a budget that pays our employees a minimum of $15/hour (most employees actually earn more than minimum wage), buys certified organic amendments and pays for all of our overhead including insurance, taxes and utilities. And then we look at each crop as it’s own enterprise. This combination of factors helps us come up with our prices.

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