Forever Farm Memberships

As Pearson Organics transitions to its "forever farm" home, we hope you'll consider looking into a three- or five-year CSA membership (available in half or full shares) to support our big move.  Below you will find all the details about these memberships and a letter from farmer and owner Kristin.

 

In your three- or five-year membership supporting our forever farm, you benefit from locking in at the 2020 CSA half or full share rate, and also receive forever farm membership-only perks:
 

Three Year Forever Farm Memberships

 

Three Years Full Share: $1,710

Locked in 2020 full share rate of $570 annually – that’s only $31.60/week for 10 items!

OR

 

Three Years, Half Share: $1,155

Locked in 2020 half share rate of $385 annually – that’s only $21.40/week for six items!
 

Three Year Forever Farm Members Receive:

  • Locked in 2020 full or half share rate for three years

  • 25% off our inaugural fruit CSA shares (set to start in 2023 or 2024)

  • 10% off all 2020 Farmers Market purchases

  • Special pre- and post-CSA season goody boxes – a small boxy of veggies in late May/early June and November each year, exclusively for our Forever Farm members 

  • Two (2) tickets to our first On Farm dinner events, to take place late summer/early fall 2020

 

Five Year Forever Farm Memberships

Five Years Full Share: $2,850

Locked in 2020 full share rate of $570 annually – that’s only $31.60/week for 10 items!

 

OR

 

Five Years Half Share: $1,925

Locked in 2020 half share rate of $385 annually – that’s only $21.40/week for six items!


 

Five Year Forever Farm Members Receive:

  • Locked in 2020 full or half share rate for five years

  • 50% off our inaugural fruit CSA shares (set to start in 2023 or 2024)

  • 20% off all 2020 Farmers Market purchases

  • Special pre- and post-CSA season goody boxes – a small boxy of veggies in late May/early June and November each year, exclusively for our Forever Farm members 

  • Four (4) tickets to our first On Farm dinner events, to take place late summer/early fall 2020

Dear CSA Members,

Whew! We made it through another growing season (almost), and greatly anticipate what amazing growth and changes will be possible for us in 2020.  As you may have read in my previous emails, Neal and I are embarking on the exciting process of purchasing a farm.  For the last two years I have leased 4.5 acres from a family in Oronoco.  This year we utilized as much of this land as possible, and decided to make moves to grow the farm further in a permanent location.

Neal and I made an offer on a larger piece of land west of Lake City, MN and are thrilled that our offer was accepted.  Now we are working with the Farm Service Agency (branch of USDA) and a private lender to secure financing.  While this purchase is by no means set in stone, we have worked hard to ensure that it will all go through.  The most uncertain factor is timing.  Our goal is to treat 2020 as a year to transition to the new farm.  The new farm will allow us to grow the business to a scale that is more financially sustainable and better on our bodies (a little more tractor, a little less back ache).  We will also be able to invest in permanent improvements to the property (think better vegetable storage and better irrigation system) and begin to grow more perennial crops (think asparagus, blueberries, and plums) - yes we have big plans :).

In order to make this transition as smooth as possible we are reaching out to our membership.  Scaling up the farm will require some new equipment that will save us time, energy, and money.  With these efficiencies we will be able to provide more families in Minnesota with the CSA shares you all have come to know and love.  So I will keep it brief.  Our goal is to raise $25,000 through three and five year CSA memberships to the farm.  Our shares for 2020 will cost $385 for a half share ($21.40/week or $3.56 per item) and $570 for a full share ($31.60/week or $3.16 per item).  With a Forever Farm Membership you will lock in this pricing for the duration of your long term membership (3 or 5 years).  As our expenses rise over time we will undoubtedly need to raise our prices, but yours will remain unchanged.  See the details above for full list of Forever Farm Membership benefits and perks.

Your support will enable us to move into the next phase of our farm with ease!  We will hope you will consider a Forever Farm Membership with Pearson Organics.  Please contact Kristin at pearsonorganics@gmail.com with questions, to learn more about our future plans, or to sign up.  Don't live near-by and want to support the farm?  Email us anyways and we can talk about investment opportunities.

With Gratitude,

Kristin Pearson

THE FARMSTAND

2009 11th St. SW Rochester, MN 55902

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