Our Sliding Scale Pricing & Payment Options
A crucial part of our mission is to be able to provide our delicious chemical-free produce to all of our community members, regardless of income level. We provide several payment options to make this possible:
Half and Full veggie shares are available on a sliding scale, with suggested amounts that range from $17 - $45/week ($380 - $1000/season) based on income. Please consider a payment that is towards the higher side if you and your household are financially able to do so. If you aren’t sure, check out the chart and guidelines below then sign-up here.
Payment in full gives the farm financial security and stability, but for those who need it we also accept payment plans with a minimum deposit of $200 and balance paid by August 1st. To pay in installments, fill out this form. Please make checks payable and mail to: "Rock Steady Farm & Flowers" 41 Kaye Road, Millerton, NY 12546.
We accept EBT/SNAP benefit cards at all CSA locations for a reduced cost of $20/weekly box. No upfront payment required, but please fill out this form to receive farm updates and resources. One time drop ins are also available for EBT/SNAP recipients, first come first serve.
We partner with non-profits, such as the North East Community Center and Ancramdale’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors, who also sponsor CSA boxes using our produce for low-income families in Dutchess and Columbia County. If you would like to receive one of these shares, please contact our partners directly, or email us to put you in touch with the right people.
We offer a limited number of work shares each season, when our payment options are still not affordable, or for those who want to feel even more connected to the farm and learn new skills. We ask for 6 sessions of five hours of work in return for a discounted share price. The jobs will include harvest, washing, packing and weeding. If you want to spend your time with a different skill you possess, this is also an exciting option. Graphic design, carpentry, and fundraising have also been great work share options. Fill out this formto inquire about work share availability and possibilities.
We also provide fully subsidized “solidarity shares” for immigrants, refugees and those registered below the federal poverty level. Individuals can get on the waitlist by filling out this form. We hope to grow our capacity to serve in this way, and are working towards a 2019 fundraising goal of $60,000 through generous donations and grants. Click here to donate!
Sliding Scale Chart
Navigating how much you can afford
Below is a short list of guidelines that we're hoping will be helpful as you navigate the question of how much you can afford.
Consider paying more on the scale if you: Own the home you live in, have investments, retirement accounts, inherited money, travel recreationally, work part-time by choice, have access to family money and resources in times of need, have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.) Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, we ask you to recognize this as a choice.
Consider paying less on the scale if you: Are supporting children or have other dependents, have significant debt, have medical expenses not covered by insurance, have tuition/educational expenses, receive public assistance, have immigration related expenses, are a senior citizen.
*The scale is intended to be a map, inviting each of us to take inventory of our financial resources and look deeper at our levels of financial privilege. It is a way to work towards economic justice on a local level. While we ask you to look inward but please don’t stress about it. Pay what feels right.
*Thank you to Underground Alchemy, Soul Fire Farm, Radherb, Third Root, and the Kula Center for their inspiration, dedication and work with developing sliding scale models.*