COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
10130 WINCHESTER SOUTHERN ROAD
STOUTSVILLE, OHIO 43154
I. MEMBER INFORMATION
Name (Primary Shareholder) __________________________________________________
Name (Co-Shareholder) ______________________________________________________
Home Phone: ______________________________Work Phone: ____________________
E-mail : ___________________________________________________________________
II. SHARE SIZE AND TYPE(S) PRICING
____ FULL SHARE VEGETABLE $578.00 ____HALF SHARE VEGETABLE $327.80
____ FULL SHARE FLOWERS $189.00 ____ HALF SHARE FLOWERS $94.60
____FULL SHARE FRUIT $343.40* ____HALF SHARE FRUIT $186.00 *
____ TOTAL FULL SHARE $1110.40 ____ TOTAL HALF SHARE $608.40
**IF signed with payment plan ON OR BEFORE 9/24/2016 YOU CAN DEDUCT 10% OFF THESE PRICES, SO WE CAN GET NEXT YEARS SEEDS ORDERED!
*LIMITED AMOUNT, THESE ARE THE HIGHEST RISK. ONE LATE FROST WOULD WIPE OUT THE FRUIT SHARE FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON.
You may elect to purchase a full share veggie and a half share flower, or mix what products you and your family would enjoy most.
III. PICK UP LOCATIONS: Please note we are not in control of these markets and locations are subject
to change, such as if Upper Arlington is closed down you will have to pick up at Clintonville.
________ Clintonville (Saturday 9-12)
__________Pearl Alley (Friday 11-1)
________ Upper Arlington (Wednesday 3:30-6)
__________ other location/farm pick up
WE WILL DO NEIGHBORHOOD DROP OFFS WITH A 10 MEMBER DROP SITE, GET 9 OF YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER AND WE WILL DROP AT YOUR HOUSE.
We will also attempt to join other markets this winter, we will inform everyone when those are available, please check one above.
IV. GENERAL INFORMATION
a). WHAT IS COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE? Community supported agriculture (CSA) is an alliance between farmers and their community. Families and individuals who join the CSA receive a share of produce each week during the growing season (mid-May thru October). This share will consist of weekly baskets of fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers depending on the type of share that you pick. This insures high-quality, exceptionally fresh produce and plants to members with delivery within 12 hours of harvest. In exchange, members sign a contract for the season, agree to pay in advance and may elect to help with some of the work of the harvest by distribution of the produce to the pickup areas. Both partners share in the risks and rewards of small-scale farming such as weather, insect damage and bumper crops.
b). WHAT IS MY SHARE OF THE HARVEST? The weekly harvest share includes an average of 6-9 items for full shares and half portions for a half share( less at the early and late season, more in the mid season). A full share should be ample for a family of 4 or 2 adults that cook at home regularly and eat a lot of vegetables. A half share may work better for a family of 4 that do not cook at home regularly or eat as many vegetables. The share sizes and variety will vary thru the season due to growing conditions and climate limitations. Here are some examples.
May-June , sugar snap peas, cabbage, pok choi, other Chinese cabbage.
July-mid SeptemberGreen beans, tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, zucchini, cucumber, pickles, eggplant.
Fall Green beans, winter squash, pumpkins, gourds,
Fruit shares would receive strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, and apples (on 10/2/08 we have a 5 year lease on a 5 acre apple orchard). *Extended life long lease.
Flower shares will receive flats or hanging baskets in the late spring, and mums in the fall
c). WHAT ARE THE RISKS? Because this is a community support venture and although the farmer is committed to the best of his ability to produce and harvest fresh high-quality produce, there are risks in agriculture such as weather, insects, wildlife damage, and crop yield which need to be shared by the share members. Your payment therefore entitles you to a share of the actual produce harvested by the farmer during the relevant growing seasons.
As a member of Paige’s Produce Community Supported Agriculture venture, I understand that my share payment does not guarantee me an exact amount or type of produce. By becoming a member of this CSA, I am supporting the local farmer as well as more equitable food distribution and I am helping to create a more environmentally just, economically fair and healthy society. I also understand that I will be sharing in the rewards (the bounty from a good season) and the inherent risks of the growing season (in poor weather, drought, early frost, insects, deer, late frost, etc.) By virtue of this I understand that my payment is non-refundable.
In addition, I commit to pick up my weekly share at the designated time (within one half hour of the close of a market) and place. I understand that if I am out of town or otherwise unable to receive my share at any time during the season, I am responsible to contact a friend or neighbor to gather my share of the produce for that week. If I cannot contact the farmer or someone to pick up that week I understand that my share will be forfeited for that week.
In paying the share fee and signing this agreement, I am agreeing in principle to the conditions stated above and understand I am legally bound by its terms.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed this agreement on this______ day of_________________ 20___
Please print, sign contract and mail with your check to:
10130 Winchester Southern Road
Stoutsville, Oh 43154
Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns
Brian, Kelly, Maddie “Paige”, and Greta Helser