NOTICE FOR 2014-2015 SEASON
Sept 13, 2014: CSA shopping cart completed and tests out. Today I'm working on our CSA agreement. First thing next week I will link up the site with our merchant bank and hopefully we can go live.
Sept 7, 2014: No shopping cart yet but I'm working on it daily. Came to realize that we required a second ecommerce site for the CSA because scheduling demands a specialized product hence we are now subscribed to Small Farm Central's "Member Assembler" product. It will be linked to our site this week (that's my goal) and our customers will be very pleased with its comprehensive features. Individual vegetable items will probably use our other platform from Local Food Marketplace--a very good shopping cart but also a big task to get it setup! Our intention is to get the CSA boxes online first followed by general produce.
WE DISCONTINUED THE $30 MEMBERSHIP FEE! If you recently paid email admin@kaikaivegetables to request a REFUND or store credit.
CLICK THIS LINK FOR 2014-2015 CSA PRICE LIST
CLICK THIS LINK FOR CSA MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT & REFUND POLICY
The CSA season will be divided into 4 x 8 week periods as follows: October/November (Fall) , December/January (Winter Early), February/March (Winter Late), and April/May (Spring). CSA boxes may be pre-ordered from each period. Extra items, when available, may be added to boxes.
USDA resources about CSA's
As for Kai-Kai Farm we have no work requirement. September 24, 2014 will be our first volunteer orientation and this will enable "work-for-produce". Here is a link to our CSA member agreement.
With the inclusion of two great ecommerce service providers, Local Food Marketplace and Small Farm Central, Carl's "food hub" project has begun. We encourage other local food producers to join our hub and market their products through our CSA member network.
We offer two types of CSA memberships: Pickup or Delivery. We can not serve large areas without your help and encourage the establishment of pickup locations to reduce wasting resources.
DELIVERY ZONE: Martin County, Northern Palm Beach County, and Singer Island.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CSA BOX DISTRIBUTOR? Give us a call.
Finally it should be said there are numerous distributors of produce masquerading as CSA's. These folks assemble produce but rarely (if ever) grow it. The logistics of this often mean the produce is not as fresh compared to KAI-KAI's. Also some distributors may not have a cold-chain produce storage and delivery system. Some produce is extremely temperature sensitive. Some distributors do not understand ethylene gas emissions and the damage caused by fruits and veggies in close proximity to each other. Wherever you purchase your produce compare its shelf life to KAI KAI's. We guarantee ours will outlast the competition. In the long run this saves you $ because less rotten produce goes in the trash.