Gravatt 2017 CSA
Gravatt 2017 CSA
Please read all information below carefully. By submitting payment, the member agrees to purchase and abide by the conditions of the membership share listed below.
CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
We are so excited to have you as a member of our CSA. We can’t wait to provide you with fresh produce picked at peak ripeness and taste – from our farm to your fork! We wish to provide you with fresh, local, seasonal food and our members wish to receive a portion of our harvest. This agreement outlines our shared commitment to that relationship.
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” who receive a portion of the farm’s harvest and share in the risks associated with farming.
Gravatt Farms CSA runs for 9 weeks, from early June to early August. Members are responsible for picking up their share of freshly harvested produce and goods. Members will generally receive a full garden basket of vegetables/fruits/cut flowers/etc, with varying varieties and quantities.
Here are some of the goodies members may expect this upcoming summer season: Arugula, Heirloom Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, Heirloom Cucumber, Kale, Heirloom Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Heirloom Okra, Heirloom Peas, Peppers, Heirloom Tomatoes, Heirloom Spinach, Heirloom Squash, Swiss Chard, Watermelon, Heirloom Beans, Heirloom Peanuts, fresh cut flowers, preserves, jams, and recipes from our kitchen.
We promise to do our best to provide members with a bountiful share each week. The quantity of produce, flowers, or other goods may vary from week to week due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors despite our best efforts. By joining our CSA, members agree to share the risk of crop failure with us and other members.
Members are responsible for picking up their share each week from their chosen pick-up site and are responsible for observing the following pick-up rules:
1. Bring your own bag and leave the box/basket at the site.
2. Pick up your share within the timeframe stated. We pick our produce at its freshest for our members and the effects of temperature and weather may cause it to decline if not picked up in a timely manner.
3. Always respect the property, fellow members, parking lot courtesy, posted speed limits, and safety precautions.
The season will begin in late Spring and will last until the end of Summer – roughly early June to August. Start date will be announced in early May.
Members will receive one garden share each week for 9 weeks. Pick-up is on Thursdays in two locations: St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken from 9:00-9:30 am and in Columbia at St. John’s Episcopal Church from 5:30-6:00 pm. Members will select their pick up time.
Membership cost is $160. This includes delivery costs. We will only sell 15 memberships in 2017. Payment is due in full with the signed contract and is nonrefundable.
Members may terminate participation in our CSA program at any time but we do not provide refunds for any unused portions of your CSA shares. Shares are fully transferable, so if a member is unable to use the share for any reason, they may transfer it to another party. Please provide written notice of transfer via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a member cannot pick-up their share, they must arrange for someone else to pick it up. Shares that are not retrieved within the pick-up time will be donated to a local charity or food pantry. Tax receipts for these donations are available upon request.
We take the food safety seriously. For added protection, members should wash all produce before eating.
Please contact us with changes to postal or email address or problems with your share.
Members will be added to our email list. Every week, we will email an update with information about the crops available that week, recipe ideas, and other farm related news. 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. You may opt out of our general email list by clicking the “update subscription preferences” on the first email, but please do not unsubscribe from news about your CSA.
CSA members will assume any and all risks of food allergies or sensitivities when using or consuming our produce and food products.
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