The Handshake Basket

My Dad & Me Family Farm is operating at 110%. The challenge is making the farm pay adequately enough so that we can be here long-term for our wonderful farm friends. In order to do that, we will be implementing some changes for all new members. Old members that gave us our start and have stuck with us through thick and thin will be allowed to continue under the old system for now. Newcomers will be required to make a weekly commitment.

This is very similar to a CSA box where you purchase a set amount each week and the farmer chooses what he wants to put in your box. With The Handshake Basket, individuals commit to purchasing $50 worth of products each week but they are allowed to choose which products they would like to put into their basket. Also, with the $50 weekly commitment, individuals will receive a $5 discount for spending at this level. Old timers are already receiving this discount for spending at the $50 level but, for them, it is voluntary. But for new members, the $50 per week is required. (Technically it would only be $45 per week considering the $5 discount.) All new members will be given 2 weeks off where they will not be required to spend anything at the farm. This will allow for vacations or travel.

All weekly milk slots are currently full but, new comers will be given first priority to sign up for weekly pick-ups when permanent slots become available. Until then, new comers will be able to purchase milk on a will call basis. At present we do have extra milk but, we cannot take on any more permanent milk slots because the availability will be dipping in the fall and we do not want to overextend and thus not be able to meet demand. All other farm products are available in plenty for new comers to purchase.

Please let us know if membership with My Dad & Me Family Farm is right for your family. If so, we would love to have you join us. When would be a good time for you to come by the farm? The best times for us are between 10am and 3pm Monday through Saturday. Click here to send us an e-mail and let us know your choice of day and time and we will do our best to accomodate you. Look forward to meeting you!

Countryside OrganicsWe are excited to announce that as of January 1, 2013, the cows at My Dad & Me are now 100% grass-fed! We are using New Country Organics feed exclusively for all of our grain-fed animals now (layer chickens & broiler chickens). As a dealer for New Country Organics, we also have organic animal feed available for purchase. Contact us and ask for a price list & availability.