Flower CSA – Aficionado
What is it?
Flower CSA members pre-pay for their flowers in advance of the growing season, which in turn helps our farm shoulder the early season expenses of growing at a time when farm revenues are low (these costs include things like seeds, greenhouse heat, etc.) In return, CSA members receive a credit along with a bonus amount added to a unique account number to be used at our online store to pre-order flowers for pickup at our Hillsdale Flower Shop.
We’ve moved away from the curated flower CSA program that we’ve had in past years for a few reasons:
(…although we still have a 10-week curated share available if you really enjoyed that option!)
- Flower and color preferences can be very personal choices. Using our online store, CSA members are able to select colors and varieties they prefer. You may even want to select flowers based on different aspects such as vase life, height, or volume. We want you to select the flowers you LOVE!
- You may not be able to pick up flowers every week. In previous years, if CSA flowers weren’t picked up you’d simply lose out. With our new program, you order flowers when you want them; if you don’t order flowers one week, the value simply carries over to a following week.
- You have the option to “bulk up” or order arrangements for a party if you choose. Want to make your backyard barbeque FABULOUS? Or go all out for a special birthday? We’ve got you! There are no quantity limitations on how you choose to use your CSA membership from week to week.
How does it work?
When you join our CSA, you’ll a unique account number loaded with your purchase price and an additional bonus value if purchased before April 15. The more you pre-buy, the larger the bonus! Upon purchase, you’ll receive an email acknowledgement followed by a card in the mail with your CSA card code before the season begins (usually mid-April). Once the flowers start coming in, we’ll post our weekly offerings each Monday and send you an email reminder that the shop is open for the week. To purchase flowers, simply click the link in your reminder email or visit our website, choose which flowers you’d like for the week, and enter your code on the cart page. We’ll have your order ready for you to pick up that Friday or Saturday at our flower shop in Hillsdale, NY.
Please note that CSA values may only be used to purchase in-season fresh and dried flowers or arrangements through our online shop. They cannot be applied toward delivery charges, wedding or event flowers, hard goods, merchandise, plants or plant materials, or classes and workshops. If you still have a balance remaining on your account when our fresh flower season ends, you can use it to purchase dried flowers or let the balance roll over to next season. CSA purchases are non-refundable but may be transferred to another person.