How to pay for your CSA using SNAP Benefits
We accept food stamp payments for the CSA through Farm Fresh RI.  We don't have a way to accept payments at the CSA pickup, so, to make CSA payments you can go to one of the farmers markets that Farm Fresh runs, and make payments with them.  They will give you coins that you can then bring to us.  You can make payments on your own schedule, but we ask that payments are made throughout the season, rather than all at the end.  Here is a list of markets where you can make payments:

The Winter Farmers Market at Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St., Pawtucket
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
November 7 to May 29, 2010

Slater Mill, Downtown Pawtucket
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
June 7 to October 25, 2009

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Parking Lot
60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
May 9 to November 21

Armory Park
Parade St And Hudson St, Providence
Thursday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
June 4 to October 29

Algonquin House
807 Broad St, Providence
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
July 11 to October 31

Wriston Quad, Brown University
Thayer St And George St, Providence
Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
September 9 to November 4

Kennedy Plaza, Providence
Friday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
June 12 to October 30

Lippitt Park
Hope St & Blackstone Blvd, Providence
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
June 6 to October 31

RIC:  College Rd. And Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence
Wednesday: 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
July 8 to October 14
Note
We decided to add 5 more weeks in the fall to the CSA.  The share now runs from the second week of June until just before thanksgiving.  In the past we have run a separate fall share.  This year the 5 weeks at the end of the season will replace the fall share
What’s a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  It is a way for farms to sell directly to customers.  Each CSA farm organizes their CSA slightly differently, but most CSA’s ask customers to pay ahead of time for a weekly share of the harvest.  At Scratch, this model allows us to do all of our marketing in the winter when we have time, and ensures that we are able to sell all of our produce, because it is already sold.  This frees us up to focus on what we love and are good at...farming!  Our CSA members pay on a sliding scale in order to make it affordable to as many people as possible.  To join we ask members to pay a $50 deposit, then pay the rest in two installments, one at the first CSA pickup, the last half-way through the season.
The CSA
When you join our CSA, you become a shareholder in the farm for a season.  Your membership directly supports the farm’s operation and entitles you to a weekly share of our produce.  As a CSA member, you also ensure the livelihood of small-scale organic farming in Rhode Island and actively support a local economy that promotes both agricultural and economic sustainability.
The Breakdown
The CSA season lasts twenty-five weeks, from June 9th through November 24th.  Full shares (for 3-4 adults) are available on a sliding scale from $600-$850.  Half shares (for one or two people) are available for $350-$600.  We also offer additional shares of meat, cheese, eggs, pickles, and fruit, details are on our member contract.  By using a sliding scale we hope to attract customers who otherwise would not be able to afford a share and may never be exposed to the delights of directly supporting a small farm.  If you have the ability  to pay the maximum amount please do, you will be directly subsidizing low income shares.
The Shares
Each week you will receive a portion of all that’s ripe and ready in our fields. Due to the nature of the growing season, shares will be lighter in the spring and heavier in summer and fall.  While content will vary from June to October, we estimate we’ll have 8-10 different items each week, with plenty of weekly favorites and some delectable rarities. Produce pickup will be Monday afternoons, 4-7 pm, in the Armory neighborhood of Providence at 186 Carpenter St.  
Sample Shares:
        June:
        Beets,
        Peas, 
        Salad Mix, 
        Cooking Greens, 
        Herb bunch,  
        Radish or Scallions, 
        Garlic Scapes, 
            



here is a link to our CSA brochure! It says almost exactly the same things as this page, but it is laid out in brochure format and has the member contract in it too! 
 brochure.pdf

Visit us on Facebook, one of our CSA members posted pictures of her half share for many of the weeks of last summers share


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September:
Tomatoes, 
Cooking Greens, 
Eggplant,
Peppers, 
Cucumbers or Summer Squash,
Melon,
Basil, 
Potaoes or Salad Mix,
Tomatillos or Husk Cherries