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Farm Share CSA Application

Subscriptions Period OPEN for 2014 Regular Season. WAIT LIST ONLY

Why should you sign up for our Farm Share CSA?

  • Important Dates
  • Extended Season
  • New Subscribers
  • Returning Subscribers
  • Payment Plans
  • Documents

Regular Season Shares

  • Nov 30 (prior year)- last day current members' spots reserved, open to public after this point.
  • April 15 - Last day to hold spot with deposit, after this point, contact us first.
  • May 1 - Payment in Full Deadline (or plan in place)
  • May 1 - Forfeiture of right to deposit refund (if payment not made).
  • May 1 - Forfeiture of spot held by deposit (if payment not made).
  • First full week of June - Projected first delivery week
  • Last week of October - Projected final week of delivery

Extended Season Shares

  • February - March - Reservations for Spring Extended Season
  • April - Anticipated beginning of Extended Spring - start is flexible
  • last week May - Anticipated end of Extended Spring
  • August 30 - Beginning of reservation period for Fall Extended Season
  • September 30 - End of reservation period for Fall Extended Season
  • last week in October - Anticipated beginning of Extended Fall
  • Week or two prior to Christmas - Anticipated end of Extended Fall

Please note that season start and end are approximations. The fields and crops will dictate actual beginning and end to the season. Please be sure we have sufficient contact information to keep you informed as the beginning and end of the current season approaches.

Spring Extended

Slots 30 --- Season: April-May (FULL 2014)

Cost: $150

Priority for signup is given to prior extended season share holders. If you have interest, contact us and we'll put you on a contact list.

Fall Extended

Slots 40 --- Season: November-December (7-8 weeks)

Cost: $200

Reservations begin in late August.

Priority will be given to our prior extended season share holders. If you have interest, contact us and we'll put you on a our list to contact you when signups begin.

 

Regular Season

You have options to reserve a spot:

1. Go to the form located on the web here. Fill out the form and it will email us with your information. We will respond with confirmation that your spot is reserved.

2. Print the form found here CSA Signup and submit it with your deposit. This provides us with necessary contact information and encourages you to read and understand our farm share agreement prior to committing to this partnership.

3. Find our brochure that may be found at various locations and mail in the back page with your deposit.

Once you have taken one of these steps, we will confirm that a spot is reserved for you. If we are full at that point, we will put you on a waiting list and we will not cash any check remitted until you do have a spot.

In the Spring, you will receive a bill with SASE via the postal service. Fill out the enclosed form and remit payment to GFF.

For Regular Season Farm Share CSA

Prior to end of current season (in Sept/Oct to sign up for following year):

  1. Come to a CSA distribution
  2. Mark your desired share size on our check off list
  3. Hand us your deposit ($25)
  4. Make sure one of us marks the box indicating deposit paid.
  5. Receive bill and share agreement with SASE in Spring of following year
  6. Mail payment and share agreement using SASE to Genuine Faux Farm (or follow agreed upon payment plant)

After this point:

You have options to reserve a spot:

1. Go to the form located on the web here. Fill out the form and it will email us with your information. We will respond with confirmation that your spot is reserved.

2. Print the form found here CSA Signup and submit it with your deposit. This provides us with necessary contact information and encourages you to read and understand our farm share agreement prior to committing to this partnership.

3. Find our brochure that may be found at various locations and mail in the back page with your deposit.

Once you have taken one of these steps, we will confirm that a spot is reserved for you. If we are full at that point, we will put you on a waiting list and we will not cash any check remitted until you do have a spot.

In the Spring, you will receive a bill with SASE via the postal service. Fill out the enclosed form and remit payment to GFF.

The following applies to the Regular Season Farm Share CSA

  1. Contact the Genuine Faux Farm to discuss options.
  2. Follow instructions for subscribing, applying agreed upon payment plan.

We recommend a payment plan that uses the first of the month as a payment date. It is important to us that we help those who need to split their payments up in order to participate. However, we ask that persons who have a payment plan take on a substantial part of the tracking. We do not have a hired book keeper. Thus, the farmer must farm and do the book keeping. Help us to help you. As a result, we will benefit from each other's support.

A Sample Payment Plan

Standard Share cost = $330

  • Payment of $25 deposit on point of signup
  • $50 at first of each month from February - July (adding $5 to one payment)

Large share could be similar, but $90 for five months (+ deposit payment at beginning)

A Second Sample Payment Plant

Standard Share Cost = $330

  • Payment of $25 deposit on signup
  • $150 due March 15
  • $155 due July 15

Large share similar, but $225.00 each payment

File Downloads/Links :

Share Agreement

 

CSA Brochure (MS Word)


Your Share Agreement

As a member of Genuine Faux Farm Community Supported Agriculture, I understand that my share payment does not guarantee an exact amount of produce. I am making a commitment to support the local production of food, and I take part in the rewards and the risks of the growing season. I also understand that my payments are non-refundable. I understand that my share will be delivered at the same time and location each week, unless a change is agreed to at least one week in advance.


The Philosophy of Community Supported Agriculture Farm Shares

Membership in a CSA is, first and foremost, a partnership between the farmer and the share holder. As a share holder, you are being asked to invest in the farm for the growing season. In return, we become your 'personal farmers.' As share holders, you must expect to receive produce when it is in season. If a crop fails, you need to expect to receive very little (or none) of that item. If a crop does well, you will reap the bounty just as we do. Your personal farmers will do everything that they can to insure that you will receive plenty of good food.


Using the Postal Service

Rob is a stamp and postal history collector. Please humor him in using the postal service. In fact, you could humor him further by returning the used envelope he mails to you with the bill. He will add it to his collection quite happily.


 

5/14/14 updated

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