Burlington Farmers' Market Discount Cards
New in 2017, Full Moon Farm will be offering our new absolute free choice CSA, available only at the Burlington Farmers Market. Use this card at the Burlington Farmers Market any time during the 2017 season and receive a discount commensurate with the 'size' card you purchase.
Why would I purchase a Market Discount Card?
Purchasing a Market Discount Card is another way, (along with the traditional CSA,) to support Full Moon Farm. Making the commitment to purchase a card provides you with benefits that a regular shopper, and/or a regular CSA member doesn't get. Like a CSA member, you receive financial benefits. The amount of bonus you receive is proportional to the amount of purchase commitment. Also similar to the CSA model, the farmers are always present to answer your questions. What this gives you that the regular model lacks is all the flexibility people normally want in a CSA share: absolute free choice in type as well as proportions, flexible summer schedule, (Go away for two weeks without missing out on your share,) and longer hours of pick-up.
What is the card good for?
Everything sold at our farmstand: meat, vegetables, plant starts and cut sunflowers. Unlike other diversified farms at the market, absolutely everything we sell is certified organic so you don’t even have to ask what is. But feel free to ask because we love telling people : )
What size card do I buy?
Market Discount Cards come in three sizes: Small Market Card: $400 plus 8%,($32 worth of bonus product,) Medium Market Card:$700 plus 12%, ($84 worth of bonus product,)and Large Market Card: $1000 plus 16%,($116 worth of bonus product.)The small market card is equivalent to a small share on our farm. That's easy. But what if you normally purchase a small share plus a chicken share? Or you don't normally get a meat share but like to buy a package of bacon every two weeks from us at market? Below is a list of some of our prices to help you judge what size share card might be best for you.
Small CSA share = $395. Buy the $400 Small Market Card
Small share plus a chicken share: $395 + 137.50 = $532.50 Puts you smack in the middle of two sizes. Decide if you would buy more from us if you had more choice, or if you should just stick with the Small Market Card.
Small share plus a small meat share: $395+325= $720 Purchase the Medium Market Card
Small share plus a lg meat share: $395+455= $850Purchase either the Medium Market Card (and make due with a little less,) or the Large and load up on extras of the things you love.
Regular share plus a chicken share: $575+$137.50 =$712.50 Purchase the Medium Market Card
Regular share plus a small meat share: $575+$325 =$900Puts you smack in the middle of two sizes. Decide if you would buy more from us if you had more choice, or if you should just stick with the Medium Market Card
Regular share plus a lg meat share: $575+$455 =$1120Purchase the Large Market Card
Regular share plus a package of bacon every other week: $575 + $165 = $740Purchase the Medium Market Card.
Large share plus a small meat share: $745 +$325=$1070 Purchase the Large Market Card
By registering before the Early Bird Registration Deadline, your bonus increases fairly dramatically.
Purchasing a Small Market Card ($400) before the April 15th deadline, if you can take the Returning member discount, ($10,)plus pay in full, (another $15 off,)means you would receive $432 worth of product for only $375! Your product bonus for the season would then jump from 8% to 15%. Not bad for getting your work in on time!
How does this work?
Once you register we will make your market card for you and keep it in our market card file box at Market. When you come to market, shop as you normally would. Buy whatever you want. We have shopping baskets at market so your hands can be free. There are no restrictions. When you are done, approach the check-out area. Let Farmer Dave know that you have a card and he will apply your purchase to your card. At any time, you can ask what your current total is or how much is remaining on your card.
To sign up, download the registration form and mail it in with your payment. To download the form, available as a Microsoft Word document and a PDF, right-click on the link below and select "Save Link As..." (Windows users) or ctrl-click and select "Download Linked File As..." (Mac users).