Which payment option is right for you?
Your ability to pay may depend on your personal circumstances each year. Below is a guide to assist navigating the questions.
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.)
Consider paying less on the scale if you: Are raising children or have other dependents, have significant debt, have medical expenses not covered by the province, have educational expenses, receive public assistance, have immigration related expenses, are a senior citizen, have limited access to family wealth and support during times of need .
The scale is intended to be a map, inviting each of us to take stock of our financial resources and understand our financial privilege. There is absolutely no pressure to go above our ‘market price’, choose what resonates with you. We hope those members who need to use the discounted price and do so with comfort and with the knowledge of full confidentiality.
We are a community and what we want most out of this model is to be there for one another when needed. This is a small step towards economic justice at the grassroots level.
Please note as we are not a registered charity, any donations are not tax deductible.
*Thank you to Rock Steady Farm & Soul Fire Farm for inspiration in developing a sliding scale CSA models.*