Community Supported Foods

The Prepared Foods CSA (Community Supported Foods – CSF) at Alice’s Kitchen is designed to provide a delicious and nourishing selection of foods to households of varying sizes and appetites. Members commit to a full 10-week cycle of weekly meal deliveries. Members can only join at the beginning of a cycle on a space-available basis. There are (4) cycles per year.  Members may opt-out one of those weeks at no charge, and are also welcome to donate one or more weeks to a friend or neighbor (with advance notice). Payments (checks or cash) can be made weekly or per cycle. The cost is $85 per week plus tax; delivery may be available for folks on our route for a $3-5.00 charge.  People who do not want to commit to a full cycle of meals can order from our A La Carte program; see the A La Carte section of this website for further details.  For past menus, click here.

Each Wednesday, members will receive an email newsletter from Alice with the week’s meal choices. By Friday 3 p.m., members will place orders for food to be delivered or picked anytime after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Each delivery includes 10 menu items chosen from about 30 selections, providing approximately 20 or more portions, depending on appetite.

The prepared food will be delivered in reusable glass containers and left in a cooler with ice packs or brought inside and placed in a fridge (with member’s approval), or may be picked up at our kitchen. We insure a food-safe temperature at time of delivery; members will assume responsibility for food after the drop-off.  Members will also get a check list of the containers included with each delivery. The previous week’s clean containers and checklist will be picked up with the next delivery. There is no deposit or charge for containers as long as they are returned each week.

Members are also welcome to order additional amounts of any of the week’s food items; we will send a bill for anything ordered in addition to the 10 units.

Contact Alice at (413) 634-5659 or to inquire about joining.  We look forward to feeding you!

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