Now that you’ve decided to join us, please take a moment to thoroughly read our CSA agreement so you are well informed of how our CSA works.
Angell’s Farmstead will provide you with fresh, local, seasonal food and you, the Member, wish to receive a portion of our harvest each week. This is NOT a contract but an agreement that outlines our shared commitments to the Farmer/Member relationship. Be sure to click the box below after you’ve read through it. Thank you!
Your seasonal commitment. By joining the CSA, you agree to buy a share of our produce each week during the 10-12 week growing season – this varies upon weekly and biweekly memberships. And, because we’re a small operation running a tight ship, we take your commitment seriously. We do not refund the seasonal membership fee.
Your Farmer’s commitment. We agree to provide you with clean, nutritious produce throughout the season you signed up for. We are a small sustainable farm which means we practice sustainable farming methods using the high-tunnel system and traditional open air crops. Therefore, you may occasionally find a stowaway or soil in your produce. We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week of the growing season you are signed up for. The quantity of produce however, may vary from season-to-season due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors despite our best efforts. By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the risks with us and other members.
Cost and payment. Up front, you agree to pay a non-refundable $30 membership fee which goes towards the cost of seeds and supplies needed for the season. If you’ve joined in the middle of a season, your membership fee will be pro-rated accordingly. Once the season’s harvest begins, the cost of your weekly share depends on share you selected: Weekly/$25, Bi-weekly/$30, and any additional items you’ve added on to your share.
Contents of vegetable share. Weekly and bi-weekly shares contain the same items unless you choose extra items. Our system allows for you to add extra items to your share however the contents of the share cannot be removed. If you have special needs or allergies, we may be able to substitute an item if we have the availability. Everyone receives a share of what we harvest that week. The good news is that as the seasons change, the variety and diversity in the share will also naturally change.
Picking up your share. You agree to pick up your share each week from your assigned pick-up location (see list here). Payment must be made prior or upon pick-up. If you’re unable to pick up your share, you may pick up at the farm that same day or have a friend pick up your share on your behalf.
Vacations and delivery suspensions. If you are out of town and need to cancel your share for the week, we encourage you to find a friend who could pick up and use your share that week. However, if you can’t find someone to look after your vegetables, you can temporarily suspend your delivery. We just ask that you do let us know by 9:00AM on the Sunday before the delivery date in question to ensure we do not harvest your share.
Unforeseen events. Mother Nature is unpredictable. In cases of severe weather or pest plagues, we reserve the right to cut back on available shares, delay CSA delivery, skip a week’s delivery, or halt a CSA season entirely. You can rest assured, however, that we will never ask you to pay for a share that we cannot deliver.
Communication. We’ll be in touch often via email to give you time-sensitive alerts on your deliveries and payments, as well as updates about the farm and growing season. As a member of our CSA, you agree to read these emails and let us know if you have any questions. We’re always happy to hear from you!
If you have any questions about this agreement, please reach out to us and let us know.