CSA:  Birch Point Farm

Operates: March-December

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Michelle Ferrarese
(231) 933-7256

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Your membership in the farm will allow us to supply you and up to 79 other members with a weekly box of beautiful, nutritious seasonal veggies, herbs, and occasional flowers and fruit. A share is intended to feed a family of four, or 2-3 veggie lovers. If you can't use an entire share, consider canning, drying, and freezing the rest for yummy local produce through the winter! Some members find a friend to split a share if it's too much for them to use. Our main pickup is at the farm on Tuesdays from 4-7. We also offer in town pickup at these Traverse City locations for an additional $30 per season:

Monday Farmers Market at the Grand Traverse Commons 3-7 pm Wednesday Downtown Market 8-11 am Wednesday at The Little Fleet 3-7 pm Saturday Downtown Market 8-11 am

Investor Shares: If a traditional share won't work for you, create your own share size! Invest up front as much as you like in the farm. Your investment yields 10-20% interest (i.e. if you invest $100, you have $110 in farm credit; if you invest $500, you have $600 in farm credit), and each time you shop from our market stall, your purchases are deducted from your account. Re-invest any time you run through your account, or carry your balance over to the next season. Super flexible, more options, but no guarantees (get to market early to take advantage of this option!) . We post a weekly blog list of items included in shares, and we include an e-newsletter with descriptions of new items, recipe and storage ideas, and farm news, every other week or so.


CSA Details

Season:  March through December

Type:  single farm


Full Share:  Traditional CSA share: $575 for 18 weeks. A share is intended to feed a family of four, or 2-3 veggie lovers. Investor Share: $50-$500, your choice, all year long. NEW THIS YEAR: 8 week Fall/Winter Share for $250 Nov-Dec

Work Req?  No

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Birch Point Farm  (Tue)
You can pick up your share Tuesday afternoon/evening at the farm, located 8 miles from downtown TC. For on-farm pick ups, we use a "buffet" style distribution -- we'll put out that morning's harvest on a table in the barn, and post a list of how much you can take of each item. You bring your own cooler, bags, or boxes, and "shop" from the table. Sometimes extra items will be available on the farm, and you'll be able to share recipe ideas or trade items with other members if you like.

Contact: Michelle Ferrarese
Phone: 231-933-7256
Address:
7506 E. Birch Point Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Downtown Traverse City (Sara Hardy) Saturday a.m. Farmers' Market  (Wed Sat)
If you cannot make it to the farm Tuesday p.m. you can pick up your pre-boxed share (harvested Friday for Sat pick-up, or Tuesday for Wed. pick-up) from our stall at the farmers' market Saturday or Wed. morning. You may miss some of the "extras" available for on-farm shares, but you'll be able to shop from the rest of the market when you pick up your share. Farmers' market pick-up requires a one-time $30 packing/handling fee.

Contact: Michelle Ferrarese
Phone: 231-933-7256
Address:
Grandview Park Union/Cass
Traverse City, MI 49684

Monday Market and The Grand Traverse Commons  (Mon)
This pickup is during the Monday market at the old State Hospital. Pickup is from 3-7 pm.

Contact: Michelle Ferrarese
Phone: 231-933-7256
Address:
Grand Traverse Commons
Traverse City, MI 49684

The Little Fleet  (Wed)
An afternoon pickup at The Little Fleet food truck hub. This pickup runs from 3-7 pm.

Contact: Michelle Ferrarese
Phone: 231-933-7256
Address:
448 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684