So was the first, and second, of course. We’ll soon be entering our third season of partnering with Timberwood Organics, to offer fine, freshly roasted coffees along with Timberwood’s CSA boxes.
Timberwood is based in Efland, NC, and they are potentially the largest CSA in North Carolina (I say potentially because, as you may be surprised to learn, there is not a thriving industry keeping rock star-farmer statistics. I dare say there may never even be farmer trading cards. Even though there should be.) And in talking with them last week, we learned that they may still have some slots open for the 2010 season, so contact them soon of you are interested in a CSA membership.
The first thing we love about Timberwood is Ray Christopher. Ray is one of those quiet, charasmatic people that I liked instantly. A vegetarian since age 12, Ray has a respect for the land that I have only ever seen in one other person – my dad. Ray is an outstanding sustainable businessman, too, which endeared him to us early on. His CSA offers outstanding produce,with the convenience of home delivery (I kid you not).
And this is where we come in – in addition to subscribing to Ray’s vegetables, you can buy a Muddy Dog coffee subscription, which will be delivered every two weeks with your produce.
Entering our 3rd year now, we’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t in terms of CSA partnering. So this season we’re offering two methods of purchasing coffee via your CSA. In both cases, the actual transaction will be through Muddy Dog, not Timberwood. This is a bit of a departure from previous seasons, but rest assured that your purchases still benefit Timberwood. We switched over for a few reasons, but primarily to ease the administrative burden at Timberwood, and to keep the transactions clean for things like sales taxes and such.
The two ways of buying:
1. A season subscription. Easy and automatic, and your biggest savings opportunity. We rolled back prices on this one to the bare minimum that will save you $140 over the season. We’ve set it up to be super flexible, so we think we can accommodate any coffee lover’s needs, even a family with multiple people having different tastes. Click HERE for details and purchase.
2. One time purchases. Still a savings, but not as much as a subscription. Your order is still delivered with your veggies. Selections and delivery dates are in the description – click HERE for details. Ignore the details for now, they reflect the last offering of last seaon.
Timberwood is still a little uncertain exactly when they will start this season, so stay tuned for details. And call them to get on board with a veggie subscription!