Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Three important CSA-related announcements.
The cutoff time to order a veggie share for Monday deliveries is now Friday at the end of the day. (Previously, it was Saturday.)
Please note that the farm will be closed for the last week of December. This means there will be no CSA deliveries on Saturday December 25th nor Monday December 27th. Eager to get some Vrdnt veg into your holiday meals? Monday, December 20th will be your last chance to pickup veggies; place your order by Friday the 17th.
For those CSA Members who have a regular, recurring schedule and currently have a delivery slated for 12/25 or 12/27, we need to know whether you’d like to donate your produce for that week to Saffron Trust or push back your schedule.
Please take a quick moment to FILL OUT THIS NIFTY FORM and let Erin know which option you’d prefer. Responses are due by Thursday, 12/23 at the latest, though the sooner we know if you’d like to donate, the sooner we can get Saffron Trust some veggies.
In case you were wondering how our Donation Program works: each time you donate a veggie share (you can do this anytime; click here, and scroll to bottom!) Saffron Trust gets a $25 credit that they can use to order any wholesale item from us, at any time. For example, when we first launched our Donation Program and received our first-ever donation, Saffron Trust ordered $25 worth of collard greens that we delivered straight from the farm into their hands.
If you’re headed out of town or are just swimming in more veggies than you know what to do with, we hope you’ll consider supporting our Donation Program by simply giving, instead of postponing, one of your CSA shares. Your support in this endeavor helps us amplify our harvest, extending the benefits of wholesome, locally grown produce, to worthy recipients beyond our usual CSA roster. Thank you in advance. We are so thankful for you!
A bit about our donation recipient, Saffron Trust Women's Foundation, from their website:
Systemic inequality has more than 50,000 women living in poverty in Austin. Saffron Women’s Trust Foundation is working to break the cycle of generational poverty caused by systemic inequality to strengthen our community. We accomplish this by helping women find the stability they need to survive, and the education and resources that they and their children need to thrive.
How it Works
We started Saffron Trust because we understand poverty—we lived it.
Getting help for yourself and your family can be exhausting, so we make Saffron the connection to help you thrive.We reach out to the local Austin organizations on your behalf to make a plan that helps you move forward. As your central point of contact, we reach out to local Austin organizations on your behalf, so you don’t have to. We’re partnered with nonprofits, community organizations, and businesses that help women get all the assistance they need.