Host a Neighborhood Pick-up
- host saves %15 on CSA share
- connect with your friends and neighbors
- have your share delivered to your home
Before Deliveries Start
After Deliveries Start
- Confirm your address with the farm to make sure it is eligible. If you live or work in the vicinity of the farm’s current delivery route(53213, 53211, 53210, 53208, 53217)
- recruit at least 5 friends, neighbors or family members who are interested in joining Three Sisters CSA
- Reach out to us once you have five people. Three Sisters will provide the host with a %15 off coupon code to use during sign up. Reach out to email@example.com and we will set up a pick-up location that your group can select during the sign up process.
- You and your recruitees can sign up for the CSA.
After Deliveries Start
- Have these people come and go from your porch on CSA pick up day to pick up vegetables and eggs. Three Sisters typically starts delivering the last week of May and deliveries continue through the second week of October. This is a period of 20 weeks. It is helpful for the farm if you are also willing to host in the fall(but this is not a requirement). Farmstead Logistics delivery service sends notifications when shares are delivered to their destination. We let people pick them up from this time until 7PM. So people might be coming and going from roughly 1:30-7PM each Thursday.
- Have a space in the shady spot for between 5-15 boxes of vegetables and a cooler to store eggs. A shady and covered location is essential for housing boxes on pick up day. We supply the cooler with ice packs each week and provide a sandwich board with instructions for members.
- Store boxes from week to week and put out on delivery day for the driver to pick up. We know from experience hosting at the farm that people aren't always considerate enough to disassemble their box for you, so you might end up having to break down a few boxes so they take up less space. It's ok with us if you leave them out if that is easier, but it is helpful if they are out of the rain so that they don't get ruined.
- Create expectations for what happens when people forget to pick up their share on CSA day. Sometimes people forget to pick up their share. We leave it up to each site as to how to handle this. We provide each host with a list for each delivery that has phone numbers so that you can text someone who forgot to pick up the next day. Or you can contact us and we will get in touch with that person. Or it is 100% ok to just have a policy that the share will not be available after the defined time period.
- Have someone that can keep an eye on things if you are traveling or on vacation. While the site could probably run itself, you would possibly want to have someone check to see if anything was forgotten at the end of the night so that you don’t return home to a box of rotten vegetables.
- Help us troubleshoot when products go missing. Occasionally someone sends a friend or partner who doesn't know how it works and they take someone else's share box by accident. When this happens the person whose box is missing usually gets in touch with us and we will reach out to you to see if we can figure out what happened.