Saturday, August 1, 2009

Market Research

To all you knitters/crocheters/spinners and felters out there - I would like to do some market research. If you could help me out - that would be great!!

I would like to start a CSA and would like to know if there would be interest to make this possible. What is a CSA you ask ?

You may be familiar with a CSA for farm that grow produce, but if you are not, here is the basic idea. A CSA is a way to buy direct from the farmer. A farmer offers a certain number of “Shares” to the public. Typically, the “share” consists of a box of vegetables but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a “share” (aka “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Much like the traditional CSA, a Fiber CSA is a way to receive harvest direct from the the farm as well. We will be offereing "yarn shares", "roving shares" and "mixed shares". We also will have full and partial shares. You can purchase more than one share of course! Each share will have a minimum of 2 pounds of processed fiber (either yarn or roving) and will be in different natural colors from the alpaca. We'll limit the number of shares so each person gets a fair share! You will also receive monthly farm email newsletter about the happenings on the farm and be the first to know about special offers from our online store.

Proceeds from the share(s) go back into the farm in the form of feed and care for our animals.

Of course we are a family friendly farm and no animals are harmed to get our "crop". It is much like getting a haircut !!

If you are interested in learning more - please contact me --- rose [at] I will be putting additional details on our website within the coming days and link to purchase.

In the meantime - PLEASE answer my survey. . . . thanks!!!


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