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This is the membership agreement between us, your farmers, and you, our member.
You will be directed to payment information after this form is submitted.
Here's the deal.
The basics are:
Start date for the Winter CSA will be January 9th.
The final pickup of the season will be April 3rd.
CSA Pick Up will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Flag & Wire in downtown McMinnville.
Your share will be pre-packed in a box labeled with your name. At pick up, you will unpack your share into your own bag or container to transport it home.
As your farmers, we pledge to do the following:
We will strive to grow a diverse range of high quality produce. By using practices including crop planning, succession planting, organic soil amendments, and non-chemical methods of controlling pests and weeds, we will mitigate the risks from weather, pests, and other challenges associated with growing vegetables using organic methods.
We will write a CSA newsletter every week outlining the veggies you can expect at pickup, helpful recipes, and ideas for preparing your produce. This newsletter will be distributed via email and arrive at least 1 day before pickup every week.
One of your farmers will be present at each pick up barring extreme circumstances. We will be there to visit, chat about farm happenings, and help troubleshoot any challenges you're facing with unfamiliar veggies or using up your share.
We are excited to offer some extra flexibility with pickup this year: if you are unable to pick up during the normal Wednesday time, your share will be available to pick up out of a reach-in cooler the following day (Thursday) during Flag & Wire business hours (7am-5pm). Shares will be cleared out of the cooler Thursday evening. Please be respectful of our lovely hosts & do not contact them about CSA concerns or try to pick up before or after hours. They are extending this offer as a very kind convenience to our community.
CSA is a partnership and thus there are expectations for our CSA members. By signing this form and joining our CSA, you agree to and understand the following:
Mother Nature is our boss. Farming is heavily dependent on weather and climate conditions. On rare occasions, despite best-laid plans, there may be a crop failure. Bugs and other animals can access our fields, sometimes damaging or destroying crops.
You are responsible for bringing your own bag or container to CSA pickup to transfer your share into. The tote your share is packed in should not leave Flag & Wire.
You understand that CSA Pick Up time is a set window, 5-6:30pm on Wednesday, and you agree to not arrive before or after that timeframe (your share will not be available outside of those hours).
If you do not pick up your CSA share on Wednesday between 5 and 6:30pm, you have the option to pick it up the next day (Thursday) during Flag & Wire hours ONLY (7am-5pm). Your share will be removed and donated on Thursday evening if not picked up.
You recognize that our CSA pick up space is a private workspace that is generously being shared with us. Arriving early/late to pick up or bothering Flag & Wire staff with questions/requests is not appropriate. If there are problems you will contact your farmers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your payment holds your place in the CSA. Your share is not secure until we have received payment.
There are no refunds or discounts on CSA shares.
We are all a part of the same community and will treat everyone with consideration and respect at CSA pick-ups and other farm events.
Your farmers value feedback. We need to know how things are going and love to have input on how to improve the CSA. Remember that your farmers work long, hard hours and put a lot of time, energy, and emotion into producing the healthiest, tastiest produce we can. Please keep this in mind when you offer feedback. Feedback offered in writing is greatly appreciated so that we can respond in our own time. Thank you!
In essence, we promise to grow the best possible produce for you in our little slice of Yamhill County. You agree to help take on some of the risk associated with farming by paying for your vegetables up front & agree to abide by the guidelines laid out above. We will work to ensure your investment turns into valuable, delicious, and healthy vegetables. We will strive to make the community of our members strong, vibrant, and fun.
Sound like a good deal?
Let's shake on it!
Beth Satterwhite & Erik Grimstad