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					2010 CSA Application                                  26 weeks, end of May – mid November
Spring/Summer Season

Community Supported Agriculture and Grasshoppe rs

Community Supported Agriculture is the concept of people supporting a farm with a direct investment,
and sharing in the return of the harvest. Their relationship with the farm, the fresh seasonal food that
comes in the boxes every week, and sharing in the risks that make for a bountiful or poor harvest, all
connect them to the place where they live. Meanwhile, the farm family has the resources it needs and a
secure market throughout the year.

Grasshoppers has improvised on this model, to offer a multi- farm, all- natural and organically grown
program that provides beef, chicken, pork, milk, cheese, and eggs as well as produce. Many of our CSA
farms also have their own CSAs and sell at Farmers’ Markets or other outlets. Our program provides them
with a stable market and fair prices for the additional crops they can produce, creating another stream of
income on the farm. The income generated for Grasshoppers helps us pursue the new frontiers of local
food opportunity, such as hospitals, schools, and other institutions. Our farmer-owned business is
dedicated to building a local food economy on all levels, and we enthusiastically invite you to join us!

The Details

Each share – whether it is from the produce, protein, or dairy category – is individually priced to allow
you to design your very own basket. Any combination is possible, so long as your basket meets the $300
minimum. Once a week or once every other week, depending on the shares you select, you will pick up
your basket at one of our CSA sites throughout Louisville. Several days and locations are available.

Our produce share is $598 for 26 weeks, or $23 a week. Each ¾ sized bushel box has between 6-8
seasonal items. Beginning this season we will also be offering the “Produce For Two!” Share for smaller
households! Boxes are full by volume in the spring and fall, with leafy greens, and by weight when the
hearty summer crops come in. A weekly newsletter tells you what items are in your basket, the farms they
came from, and has recipes to help use the more adventurous items. If for any reason you do not pick up
your basket, we will see that it goes to food- insecure people here in Louisville.

We offer a payment plan to make these options accessible to more people, but please keep in mind that
when you sign up you are committing for the entirety of the season. Producers will be planning for your
package months in advance. If you must cancel for any reason, we ask that you find someone to take your
share, or donate it to a family in need.

About the Farms

By becoming a member, you will be supporting over thirty family farms who supply the Grasshoppers’
CSA, all located in Kentucky or southern Indiana. Produce is naturally grown without the use of
chemicals or pesticides. Although many of the farms have chosen not to become certified organic, we
know them personally and will introduce them to you, through CSA materials and farm tours. We may
substitute conventional items at times if needed to fill your box. These items will always be pointed out in
the newsletter. Our farms raise their meat and dairy animals on pasture, without antibiotics, steroids or
hormones.




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Spring/Summer Season
Seasonal Produce Chart                of what might be in your boxes from month to month.

May-June            July            August              September        October          November

SPINACH             POTATOES        POTATOES            TOMATOES         SALAD MIX        PUMPKINS
PEAS                CABBAGE         CORN                PEPPERS          TOMATOES         WINTER SQUASH
LETTUCE             KALE            CUCUMBERS           EGGPLANT         PEPPERS          CABBAGE
RADISHES            BROCCOLI        TOMATOES            SUMMER SQUASH    BOK CHOY         BROCCOLI
KALE                BEETS           PEPPERS             SWEET POTATOES   SWEET POTATOES   BEETS
MUSTARD             CHARD           EGGPLANT            OKRA             PUMPKINS         CHARD
ARUGULA             LETTUCE         MELONS              BEANS            BEETS            CAULIFLOWER
SALAD MIX           CARROTS         OKRA                CORN             CHARD            SPINACH
ASPARAGUS           BEANS           SUMMER SQUASH       POTATOES         NAPA CABBAGE     RADISHES
                    SUMMER SQUASH   CHERRY TOMATOES     CILANTRO         KALE             SALAD MIX
                    GREEN ONIONS    BASIL               DILL             COLLARDS         TURNIPS
                    STRAWBERRIES                        RADISHES         MUSTARD GREENS   BOK CHOY
                                                        TURNIPS          NAPA CABBAGE


I.     Select Your Shares.    Minimum of $300 for your package.
     Any combination is possible. Item substitutions may occur due to
availability.

Every Week Shares (26 deliveries)

Staples Share       …………………………………………………..______ # of shares x $790 =_________
This package includes 3-4 Fresh, All-Natural or Organic produce items, one dozen
pastured, farm-fresh eggs, one ½ gallon of Farm-Direct Milk from JD Country Milk,
formerly Rebekah Grace Milk (your choice of 2%, Skim or Whole)and one alternating
Farm Staple Item every week. Rotating Staple Items will include 1 lb. of Fresh
Butter from JD Country Milk, pints of Maple Syrup from Sugarbush Farms in Salem,
IN, 16 oz. bottles of honey from Harry C. Jones in Crestwood, Gourmet Mushrooms
from Sheltowee Farm in Bath County and Sorghum from Country Rock Farm in Woodford
County. $790. Includes $52 refundable bottle deposit for milk ($2 per jar,
refunded on pick up site).

2%____      Skim____ Whole____ (Please Check One Box)

 Produce CSA       …………………………………………………_______ # of shares x $598 = _____________
Fresh and all-natural, a 3/4 bushel box delivered every week containing six to
eight fresh, seasonal produce items items. This box is designed to feed a family
of four. $598.

Produce for Two! CSA          …………………………………………………_______# of shares x $438 =
_____________
Ideal for households of one to two people, each weekly delivery will contain 4-5
fresh and All-Natural or Organic produce items per week. $438.


 Milk Share       …………………………………………………..______ # of shares x $155 = _____________
This non-homogenized milk comes in glass half-gallon jars from JD Country Milk, a
family farm that is thinking outside the industrial milk box. Choose between Skim,


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2% and Whole Milk. One half gallon delivered every week for 26 weeks. $155.
Includes $52 refundable bottle deposit ($2 per jar, refunded on pick up site).

Pastured Eggs    ………………………………………………._____ # of shares x $135 = _____________
These thick-yolked, vitamin rich eggs come from hens that spend their days being
rotated in perennial pastures, under the sun. One dozen eggs each delivery. $135.

Every Other Week Shares (13 deliveries)
This year some shares are smaller for more mix-and-match-ability. Keep in mind the
delivery quantities for these shares will need to last you two weeks. You may want
to order more than one of some shares.


 Mushrooms      ………………………………………………._______# of shares x $125 = _____________
Organic oyster mushrooms in a rainbow color mix, from Sheltowee Farm in Bath Co.
A perfect complement to the produce share. A ¾ lb. bag with each delivery. $125.


 Have a Cow Cheese         ……………………………………… # of shares x $145 = _____________
Several small dairies in KY are churning out batches of raw-milk aged artisan
cheeses. Each week you receive two different 8 oz. cheeses. $145.

 Goat Cheese Gourmet     ……………………………………….._ # of shares x $115 = _____________
A selection of diverse surface-ripened, aged, and fresh cheeses from award-winning
Capriole in Southern Indiana and Bluegrass Chevre in Fayette County, the first
cheese maker in the Commonwealth to use 100% Kentucky Goat’s Milk. One 4 or 8 oz.
Goat Cheese delivered every other week. $115.

 Pastured Chicken     …………………………………………….___ # of shares x $210 = _____________
These chickens keep insect pests to a minimum with their pecking, and fields
fertilized as the flock moves from one pasture to another. 1 frozen Whole Chicken
in the 3-pound range each delivery. Comes with detailed instructions on using the
whole chicken to get you the most value. $210.

Pastured Beef      …………………………………………..._____ # of shares x $155 = _____________
Raised in the pasture, this beef has higher levels of Vitamins A & E, and
essential fatty acids. Over the course of thirteen deliveries, you will receive 14
lbs. of Ground Beef, 9 lbs. of Roast and 3 lbs. of Kebab Meat. $155.

Breakfast Basket     …………………………………………..._____# of shares x $210 = ____________
The lean pigs that these sausages and bacon come from have forests and pastures to
roam, foraging on acorns and tubers in addition to their high quality grain
ration. Deliveries will alternate between one lb. of Mild Sage Sausage with one
lb. of Piggies (Sausage Links), fresh bacon and one lb. of Spicy Ground Sausage
$210.

Grass-Fed Lamb ……………………………………………________ # of shares x $260 = _____________
From Garden of Eden Farm in Mt. Sterling. Eden Meyer raises her sheep on the grass
for which Kentucky is famous. The limestone soils and abundant rain which nurture
Kentucky’s world famous thoroughbreds also produce world class grazing for our


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sheep. Over thirteen deliveries expect to get (approximations) 3 lbs Ground Lamb,
3 lbs Kebab Cubes, 2 (1 ½-2 lb) Boneless Shoulder Roasts, 2 (2 ½-3 lb) Boneless
Leg Roasts, 2 pkgs Rack Chops, and 4 Shanks. $260.

 Mixed Meat       ………………………………………….......____ # of shares x $290 = _____________
For the locavore who wants to try it all, here comes a diverse sampling from
Kentuckiana’s pastures and ponds. Weekly medleys will add up to these totals: Pork
(3 lbs sage sausage and 6 lbs Italian rope sausage), Beef (6 lbs ground beef and 3
lbs hamburger patties), Chicken (3 whole at app. 3 lbs each), Lamb (3 lbs ground
lamb), Catfish (12 fillets), and Prawns (1 lb freshwater shrimp tails). $290
                                                                         Subtotal   $ _____________

You Bought The Farm! Discount. If you purchased $1,500 worth of shares or more,
                            (Grab some friends to chip in!) Take $100 off your total here
                                                                        $ _______________

                                                         Your Total Package         $ _______________


II.    Please Fill Out The Information Below                             so that we may provide you
with our best customer service.

Primary Contact Person ______________________ Names of People Sharing ____________________________
Address(es):_____________________________________________________________
           City __________________________State__________Zip_______________
Phone______________________________ Phone 2_____________________________
Primary Email _____________________________ Other Email(s)_______________________________
Weekly Newsletter Option: by email, in print, or both? ____________________________


III. Select Your Pick Up Spot
     Pick One.

Wednesday
     Shine, 727 E. Jefferson, 40202. 4:00-6:00.
     Brown-Forman, 850 Dixie Hwy, 40210. 3:30-5:30.

       PCUSA, 100 Witherspoon, 40202
Thurs day
       St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4700 Lowe Rd., 40220. 4:00-6:00.
       Rainbow Blossom, 3738 Lexington Rd., 40207. 4:30-6:30.
       Mama’s Hip, 1559 Bardstown Rd. 40204. 4:30-6:30.
       Harvest Restaurant, 919 Barrett Ave. 40204 4:00-6:00
Friday
       General Electric Appliance Park, 4:30-5:30
       Grasshoppers’ Distribution, 1501 Portland Ave. 40203, 4:30-6:00


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       Check here if you’d like to volunteer at pick up locations once a week. This involves passing out
       the shares to CSA members. We will get in touch with more details and availability.
       ($150 refund on shares for volunteering 13 weeks, $300 refund for 26 weeks.)

       How did you hear about Grasshoppers? Circle One: word of mouth – radio – print – online –
                                                        other___________________________
IV.    Payment Options
One Payme nt in Full- Check

Please send a check along with your completed application to Grasshoppers’ Distribution for the full
amount of your share. Please write the name of the primary contact person for your share on your
check(s).

One Payme nt In Full- Credit Card

Submit Application and pay with Credit Card via our secure online payment link, or mail in your
completed application and we will call you for your credit card information once we have received the
application.

Installment Plan

The full amount of your share may be divided into three equal payments, due on the dates listed below.
Send three checks with your application, one with today’s date, the second post-dated for July 1st , and the
third post-dated for September 1st .
The second and third checks will not be deposited until the due date. If you are not familiar with post-
dating checks, we assure you that banks will not cash a check until its listed date. This system helps us
immensely with administration and lets us continue to offer a payment plan, so that the CSA is available
to everyone. Credit card payments not available with this option.

#1     Today’s Date Amount _______________ Check # _________________

#2     Wednesday, July 1 st Amount _______________ Check # _________________

#3     Tuesday, Sept. 1st     Amount _______________ Check # _________________


V.     How To Pay
By Credit Card

Please mail, fax or email this application in and we will take your payment by phone after the application
is received.


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Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

       Check here is you would like us to contact you for a credit card payment by phone.

By Check

Mail to:
CSA Sign Ups
c/o Grasshoppers Distribution
1501 Portland Ave.
Louisville, KY 40203 
 


Please make your check(s) payable to: 
 Grasshoppers Distribution

Membership will be confirmed once payment is received.
The CSA has a limited number of memberships and is first come first serve.
The deadline for accepting applications and payments is Friday, May 1, 2009.
Late applications will have the option of being placed on the waiting list in case a membership opens up.
If a membership is not available, your payment will be promptly returned.
We recommend keeping a copy of this application for your records.

Thank you for supporting local farms – we look forward to feeding you!




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