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Farm Share CSA Application

Subscriptions Period OPEN for 2017 Season

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Why should you sign up for our Farm Share CSA?

  • New Subscribers
  • Returning Subscribers
  • Payment Plans
  • CSA Communication

Regular Season

You have options to reserve a spot:

1. Send us an email! Give us your name, your mailing address, type of share and pickup location 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 have multiple options for payment. We can bill you via the postal service or you can come to one of our egg delivery dates and meet us in person to make payment.

To Hold a Spot for Next Year's CSA

  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. either mail payment to us OR come to one of our egg deliveries, chat with us and remit payment then!

OR..You didn't reserve a spot but want to return

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 have multiple options for payment. We can bill you via the postal service or you can come to one of our egg delivery dates and meet us in person to make payment.

  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

Traditional 20 Share cost = $400

  • Payment of $25 deposit on point of signup
  • $75 April
  • $100 May, June and July

A Second Sample Payment Plan

Whole Enchilada Share Cost = $600

  • Payment of $25 deposit on signup
  • $75 May
  • $100 June, July, August, September, October

Let us know what works in YOUR budget.

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 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.

Phone Contact

We will include our phone number in each weekly email so you can reach us if there is an issue. Also, if you want a quick text to your phone on the day of a delivery to remind you, you can give us your cell number and name of your provider service. We can set up a scheduled email to send to your phone on delivery day.


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.


 

2/25/17 updated

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