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Farm Share CSA Application

Subscriptions Period OPEN for 2016 Regular Season.

Why should you sign up for our Farm Share CSA?

  • Important Dates
  • Extended Season
  • New Subscribers
  • Returning Subscribers
  • Payment Plans
  • CSA Communication

Regular Season Shares (Large, Standard, Split, Alternating Week and Group)

  • 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 - Forfeiture of right to deposit refund (if payment not made).
  • May 30 - Payment in Full Deadline (or plan in place)
  • Week of July 4th *may* not have a distribution, see your weekly email
  • First full week of June - Projected first delivery week
  • 4th week of October - Projected final week of delivery

Extended Season (Fall) Shares

  • August 30 - Beginning of reservation period for Fall Extended Season
  • October 15 - 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.

Fall Extended

Slots 50 --- 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. Send us an email! Give us your name, your mailing address and size of share you want to reserve. We do our best to respond within 24 hours of receiving an email. If you receive no response, please assume that we may not have received your contact and try again.

2. 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. Send us an email and we'll get right back to you!

2. 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 = $340

  • Payment of $25 deposit on point of signup
  • $50 at first of each month from February - July (adding $15 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 = $340

  • Payment of $25 deposit on signup
  • $160 due March 15
  • $155 due July 15

Large shares could be similarly split.

Weekly Emails During Distribution Season

We send out an email each week, typically the day before your CSA distribution. These emails provide you with important announcements, a list of of anticipated veggies that will be in your shares, recipe ideas and sometimes a pun (or two). This is our primary method of keeping our share holders in touch with what is happening on the farm and with your personal farmers. We do our best to help you use your shares and plan for what is coming. If there is more than one family splitting a share, please make sure we get all of the emails as soon as possible so we don't leave anyone in the dark!

Our Blog

We maintain a blog (try the tab at right that says "News") that gives us an opportunity to give more detail about farm doings, among other things. Sometimes there is humor, sometimes it is serious and sometimes it's just a bunch of pictures. We strongly encourage members and interested parties to follow the blog, which you can do by adding your email to the form at the top right of the blog. You will get a quick notice whenever a new post appears - and that is all. We will not flood you with an excess of contact.

Facebook

Yes, we are on Facebook. We don't focus on it, but we are there. If this is your cup of tea, you can find us there and you will find links to our blogs and occasional posts and pictures that focus on the farm. We are investigating creating a GFF Group on Facebook as well, so contact us if that interests you.


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.


 

4/14/16 updated

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