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Hudson Farm's CSA Member Agreement for 2017

We, the farm, wish to provide you with fresh, local, seasonal food and you, the member, wish to receive a portion of our harvest. 

This agreement outlines our shared commitments to that relationship.

Section 1.  Introducing the CSA

A.  Becoming a Part of Our Farm

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and you as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” of this CSA farm who receive a portion of the farm’s harvest. 

Our CSA runs for 26 weeks, from May to October.  Members are responsible for picking up their shares in a timely manner.  You will generally receive 7-10 lbs of produce, but this may vary based on seasonal availability.  Detailed information regarding pick-up is discussed below in Section 3. Variety and quantity may vary as described below in Section 2.

B.  Our Growing Practices

The farms/producers we source from are all employing sustainable growing practices, although they do not all have official USDA certification.  Hudson Farm's CSA, is managed by professionals who have been trained in organic growing practices, and will be responsible for securing commitments from each of our contributing producers that these production guidelines are being followed; in order to ensure that your products are as safe, healthy, local and environmentally friendly as possible.  We are very happy to answer any questions that you might have about our sourcing guidelines here at Hudson Farm's CSA.

C.  The Products We Expect for 2017

The chart below outlines some of the farm products we hope to deliver and when you may see them in your share. This chart is our best estimate of availability, based on last year’s CSA and this year’s crop schedule, but of course weather, pests, and other events will affect actual production.

 

 Month       Expected Harvest 
 May  Lettuce, Scallions, Pea Shoots, Kale, Radishes, Broccoli, Green Beans, Peppermint, Garlic Scapes, Turnips, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Edible Flowers, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Jam and Artisan Breads

 June  Green Tomatoes, Cabbage, Scallions, Swiss Chard, Snow Peas, Carrots, Kale, Radishes, Broccoli, Lettuce, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, Peppermint, Garlic Scapes, Turnips, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Edible Flowers, Basil,  Cilantro, Jam and Artisan Breads

 July  Beets, Tomatoes, Peppers, Cabbage, Scallions, Thyme, Swiss Chard, Sweet Corn, Carrots, Eggplant, Kale, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, Peppermint, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Edible Flowers, Basil,  Cilantro, Jam and Artisan Breads

 August  Garlic, Sweet Corn, Squash, Zucchini, Leeks, Beets, Tomatoes, Peppers, Scallions, Thyme, Swiss Chard,  Nasturtium, Eggplant, Radishes, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, Peppermint, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Edible Flowers, Basil,  Cilantro, Jam and  Artisan Breads

 September  Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Rosemary, Dill, Melons, Oregano, Local Honey, Garlic, Sweet Corn, Squash, Zucchini, Leeks, Beets, Tomatoes, Peppers, Scallions, Thyme, Swiss Chard,  Nasturtium, Eggplant, Kale, Radishes, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, Peppermint, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Edible Flowers, Jam and  Artisan Breads

 October  Apples, Celery, Broccoli,  Acorn, Butternut, and Spaghetti Squash, Pumpkins, Leeks, Beets, Tomatoes, Peppers, Scallions, Thyme, Swiss Chard, Kale, Radishes, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, New Potatoes, Free Range Eggs, Jam and  Artisan Breads



Section 2.  Our Shared Commitments

A.  Sharing in the Risk of Crop Failure

We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week.  The quantity of local produce however, may vary from week-to-week due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors despite our best efforts.  By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with us and other members. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, our procedure is as follows:

If only a small portion of crops fail, we compensate for the failed crops by filling your share with other crops grown on other area farms that are ready for harvest at that time, and who adhere to our production practice standards. This may not be a feasible option for all crops because of cost or widespread failure. 

If a large or complete portion of crops fail due to unforeseen circumstances, we may not be able to deliver any product in some weeks, although that is a very unlikely event.

B.  Sharing in the Reward of Crop Surplus

In addition to our CSA, our farm sells to farmers markets, restaurants, etc.   Although production is not segregated, our CSA receives priority. After filling our CSA share with the week’s harvest first, the remainder is sold to our other markets.  If the harvests are particularly bountiful, your CSA share may receive additional produce at no additional cost.

Section 3.  Picking Up Shares

A. Drop Sites

We are no longer offering the delivery option, as it was not in demand, therefore you are responsible for picking up your share each week from your selected drop site: 


Delivery Location

Address

Day

Time

Starlings Coffee and Provisions

1599 Washington Street East

Charleston, WV 25311

Thursday

4:30-6:30pm

 

You are responsible for observing our drop site rules, which are as follows:

1.       Pick up your share within the time frame stated. Although we deliver high-quality produce to the site, it will decline quickly if not picked up as soon as possible, especially fresh herbs, lettuce, flowers, etc.

2.       Be respectful of our drop site hosts’ property.

3.       Follow additional rules posted at your drop site regarding parking, etc.

If you cannot pick-up your share, you must arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. If you are on vacation or out of town, feel free to “gift” your share to a friend – just have them let us know when they come to pick it up. You are responsible for explaining the pick-up location and procedures to your substitute.

If you wish to change your drop site during the course of the season, you must contact us at least a week in advance of when you would like the change to take place. Shares that are not retrieved within the pick-up time will be donated, sold or given away.

*We take the safety of your food seriously.  For your added protection, wash all produce before eating.

Section 4.  Member Fees

A. Membership Options

The chart below outlines the cost of membership for Hudson Farm's CSA, based on past membership status. 

[Note: The 2012 through 2016 returning members will be offered a discount due to their loyalty and commitment to our CSA.  We hope that our new 2017 members understand this and are happy to join a program that takes care of its customers, with the knowledge that these sorts of courtesies may be extended to them in the future as our Hudson Farm's CSA  family grows!]



Type of member
 Cost if paying with monthly check
Spring season
May - July    
 Harvest Season
August - October
 Full Season 
May - October
Full Share Returning Member
(subscription from 2012 - 2016)
 $125 / month
 $375   

 $375

 $725
This option is a $75 discount off the total price for returning members paying up-front for a full season!

Full Share New Membership
(became member in 2017)
 $145 / month  $435  $435

 $800
This option is a $70 discount off the total price for new members paying up-front for a full season!
 Half Share Returning Member
(subscription from 2012 - 2016)


 $70 / month  
--
 
--
 $420
 Half Share New Membership
(became member in 2017)
 $80 / month  
--
 
--

 $480



B. Payment Options

After you submit the Membership Application Form, you may choose to submit payment from the following payment options.  By submitting a membership application from, you are agreeing to pay the membership option you selected and adhere to the terms of this agreement. 

 The following will be your payment options:

        I.            If you chose to pay the entire season’s membership fee upfront, you may:

a.       Send us a check for your total amount due; or

b.       Pay via Paypal here (below the Membership Application on this page).

      II.            If you chose to pay the membership fee in installments, please mail and enclose 6 checks dated:

May 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

July 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

Make all checks payable to Hudson Farm's LLC.  

Mail the check to Hudson Farm's at 69 Silo Street, Charleston, WV 25312.  

No refunds will be issued after April 15, 2017.

Section 5.  Communicating with Us

The best way to communicate with us is via email: hudsonfarmscsa@gmail.com ,but please feel free to contact us via phone if you have any time-sensitive issues: (304) 552-6557. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible, but please understand that we spend a great deal of time outside growing your food, and not at our desk. Please contact us with any news of the following: changes to your postal or email address, changes to your drop-site location, problems with your drop-site, or dissatisfaction with your share.

When you sign up, you will be added to our distribution list. Please read your email from us. We depend on being able to communicate important information such as necessary changes to your distribution schedule or to our farm events. Every week we will email you with information about the crops available that week, recipe ideas, or other farm related news.

By filling out the Membership Application Form, you agree to purchase the membership share you indicate. Please note that, although unlikely, the farm may change parts of this agreement related to production and distribution from time to time. We will contact you via email in advance of any changes to this agreement.

Hudson Farm's CSA Membership Application



Thanks so much for signing the membership agreement!

The last step is to submit payment. 
Simply click the paypal link below to pay with a card or mail in your check(s). 

As always, thanks for your support! 





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