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Elder Fire Winter Order Form (wk of 12/16/12)

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Elder Fire Farm Arts

Winter Pick-up Order Form

Orders placed by 8pm Monday, and will be available for pick-up

after 10am the following Wednesday at:

Confections with Convictions (116 W. Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo)

Name on order:

  price quantity total
Cultured Veggies
      Classic Kraut 16oz $7.00
      Apple Kraut 16oz $7.00
      Spicy Carrot Pickles 16oz $7.00
      Fennel Onions  8oz $5.00
      Culture Club (mildly) Hot Sauce  5oz $7.00
                                             Total cultured veggies
Farmstead Jams 8oz
     Heart of Summer $6.00
     Hot Pepper Jelly $6.00
     Maiden Voyage $6.00
     Spiced Pear $6.00
     Spiced Pear Chutney $6.00
     Sunrise Spread $6.00
     Sunset Spread $6.00
     Tomato Marmalade $6.00
     Tropical Melon Moon $6.00
     Vanilla Ambrosia $6.00
                                    Total Jams
Hand-printed cards by Annie
     Hearts (pack of 3) $5.00
     Stars  (pack of 3) $5.00
     Bunny (pack of 3) $5.00
                                    Total cards
                                               Total purchases (paid with check or cash at pick up)

All items are available in limited quantities. We will notify you if there is any trouble filling your order.

Thank you for your support.

Please feel free to call (269) 352-4711 or email  with any questions.



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2012 by foragefiend

We’re a small diverse farm part of the grassroots effort growing a sustainable and transparent food system, while building trusting/meaningful relationships as producers, consumers, neighbors, and with the land. CSA allows us to deepen and develop these connections by sharing some of the responsibilities and many of the joys of food production. Investing in our farm prior to each season of food production allows us to make it through winter, purchase seeds for the upcoming season and any tools or amendments necessary to continue to do this work in a sustainable way. We then show our thanks by growing great food for you, with passion and sincere gratitude.                                                                                   PICK UPS:

@ WEDNESDAYS 100-MILE MARKET (People’s Food Co-op)


TRADITIONAL C.S.A SHARE                                        


18 weeks of FARM ARTS (May 26àSep.22). Each week you can look forward to our selection made just for you of the freshest, seasonal produce, grown using organic methods, which you pick up at either of our Kalamazoo markets. The tried and true way of C.S.A.  Limited availability.


$300 or $500

A pre-pay system that gives us the benefit of start-up season monies and gives you the option to shop at our market table cash free throughout the season, when you want and where you want. We keep the books of how much you’ve spent, but unlike the traditional style, we do not set aside produce or eggs or jams for you, it is a first come first serve membership system.

CONTACT US FOR MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT FORMS AND WITH YOUR QUESTIONS    269.352.4711     SEND CHECKS/CASH WITH MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT FORM BY FEBRUARY 1st 2013 TO: 10400 s. gurd road, dowling, michigan 49050        visit us on facebook

Elder Fire Farm Arts

Membership Agreement Form CSA 2013






We grow produce specifically for you—specialties and staples that might not be available forother market goers or market style share members. This is a veggie heavy share that ranges in size each week depending on what’s in season.                                 

Choose your weekly pick up location:

      _____100 Mile Market/Wednesdays/3-7pm(Peoples’ Food Co-op of Kalamazoo)

507 Harrison St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

_____Kalamazoo (Bank St.) Farmers’ Market/Saturdays/7:30am-12:30pm

1200 Bank St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

MARKET STYLE (___$300 or ___$500)

Come to either market to buy produce, eggs, jam, whatever’s on our table whenever you want during next year’s market season. We do the bookkeeping each market and keep track of your balance.

Member Agreement

☯  Depending on share type, I will receive a full, weekly share of Elder Fire produce that will vary in size and weight depending on the time of the season.

☯  I agree to support the farmers by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, hail, crop failure, pest problems, etc.) and the rewards (fresh, local, organically grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, etc. the harvests of a good season). I understand this principle and agree that there is no guarantee on the exact amount or type of produce I will receive in my share. By participating in CSA I am supporting the local farmers (and our foodshed), as well as allowing for more equitable food distribution.

☯  By purchasing a traditional C.S.A share, I commit to picking up my share weekly and understand that if I, or a designated other, is unable to pick up my share it cannot be saved or picked-up at a later date unless prior arrangements have been made with the farmer. As a market style member, I understand the value of my share can be redeemed only during the 2013 growing season and that produce is not set aside for me each week.


Member’s Signature                                                                              Date

Please make checks out to Elder Fire Farm Arts and mail to 10400 S. Gurd Rd, Dowling, MI 49050

BY FEBRUARY 1st 2013          

*Enclosed is my check(s) of:  In Full ($300/ $500 or $350)______     OR       Initial Payment of $________with post-dated checks for the following amount $_______ $________=$300 $350 $500