2018 CSA Membership Agreement
By purchasing a CSA share, I agree to accept the risks and rewards inherent to farming. I understand that Kingfisher Farm will work in good faith and by dint of hard labor and financial investment to produce the best possible crop using organically based, synthetic-free, ecological-minded, sustainable growing methods. I also understand that crops may be damaged by natural forces beyond the farmer’s control, and that my share may be affected by such damage.
I understand that my share will be divided into 20 portions, available weekly beginning in early June and continuing through late October. I agree to abide by the guidelines specific to the pick-up location I have chosen. I understand that the price I pay for my share is an investment in the farm’s operating budget, and that it cannot be refunded after July 1, 2018. I have read the CSA refund policy below, and I accept it.
I understand that my membership includes opportunities to visit the farm during normal hours of operation for myself and members of my immediate family, for purposes of helping with farm tasks, harvesting surplus crops, and enjoying the natural beauty of the hillside farm and its organic practices. We especially encourage kids to come out to the farm and pick and taste and enjoy — my own kids are frequently at the farm and are gradually taking on more and more responsibility for it as they get older.
I will receive a 10% discount on any additional produce I pick or purchase from the farm – this holds for visits to the farmer’s market or coming out for u-pick opportunities.
I understand that the weekly email update is the farm’s primary vehicle for communicating with its members. I will try to read it even if it is boring!
Please send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. In most cases, I will be able to respond within 24 hours. For immediate assistance, call my cell at 315-790-0328.
Refunds & Cancellations (not to talk dirty, but…): If you cancel your CSA membership before July 1, we will refund $20 for each week remaining in the CSA season as of your cancellation date. Share prices cannot be refunded after July 1. (We truly do rely on CSA funds to operate the farm and get us through to where farmer’s market income is starting to pay the bills, and we know you are on board, and cannot thank you enough, but do need to make this piece clear. Thanks!).