Flexible "Sea Salt" Program
A CSA Program for Local Food Delivery by Boat
We know you love visiting our colorful floating markets. To help our captains and food producers build a consistent flow of product week after week, we need your support. Committing your financial support means the farm boats can make their commitments too.
CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) programs have become a popular way for small farms to sell to consumers each season. Consumers pay upfront and receive weekly allotments of fresh food from the farmer. We are taking the CSA idea a little further. We call it CSALT (Consumer Supported Agriculture Logistics Transportation)-- pronounced: "Sea Salt". Our CSALT members are supporting an alternative food distribution system that uses the natural waterways rather than roads. It's a greener way to go and gives you access to food that was otherwise impractical.
CSALT membership subscriptions are a way for you to pledge a certain amount of dollars each week so that we know there's someone waiting at the dock when we complete our voyage. CSALT subscriptions are a bit more flexible than typical CSA programs that are locked to single farmer. Since multiple food producers are supplying the boats, you can choose which products to buy each week. You can also request certain items each week from the various suppliers that stock our boats. CSALT members would have first choice when the boats arrived and would have the ability to special order items. Whistle-stops on some routes may only be open to CSALT members.
CSA subscriptions can be bought at the markets or purchased via PayPal. Each week, you can spend your alloted amount on groceries and have it put on your pre-paid "tab" just like it was done in the old days.