Farm Fresh 2U CSA Member Agreement for 2018

We, the Tug Valley Area Farmers and Williamson Health & Wellness Center, 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.

Introducing the CSA

Becoming a Part of Our Farm

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farmers 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 16 weeks, from June to September. Members are responsible for picking up their shares in a timely manner. You will generally receive 7-10 lbs of produce each week, but this may vary based on seasonal availability. Information regarding pick-up is discussed Here. Variety and quantity may vary as described Here.

Our Growing Practices

The farms/producers we source from are all using sustainable growing practices, although they do not have official USDA certification. Farm Fresh 2U CSA, is managed by the Williamson Health & Wellness Center Community Agriculture Employees.

These employees will be responsible for securing commitments from each of our contributing Farmers to ensure the highest quality, fresh produce each week. Several of our 2018 producers will include Chattaroy Tomato Company, Jason + David Stacy, DeBoard Coops & Farm, Pleasant Valley Produce, Romans Farms, Starr’s Honey Farm and others. We are very happy to answer any questions that you might have about our sourcing guidelines here at Farm Fresh 2U CSA.

The Products We Expect for 2018

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.

  • Lettuce
  • Green Onions
  • Peas
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans
  • Turnips
  • New Potatoes
  • Free Range Egg
  • Cucumbers
  • Jam
  • Artisan Breads
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Swiss Chard
  • Snow Peas
  • Carrots
  • Kohlrabi
  • Herbs
  • Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Cabbag
  • Green Onions
  • Thym
  • Swiss Chard
  • Sweet Corn
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Green Beans
  • Kohlrabi
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppermint
  • New Potatoes
  • Free Range Eggs
  • Edible Flowers
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Jam
  • Artisan Breads
  • Garlic
  • Sweet Corn
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Green Onions
  • Thyme
  • Swiss Chard
  • Eggplant
  • Radishes
  • Green Beans
  • Kohlrabi
  • Cucumbers
  • New Potatoes
  • Free Range Eggs
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Jam
  • Artisan Breads
  • Local Honey
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Rosemary
  • Dill
  • Melons
  • Oregano
  • Local Honey
  • Garlic
  • Sweet Corn
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Leeks
  • Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Scallions
  • Thyme
  • Swiss Chard
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Green Beans
  • Kohlrabi
  • Cucumbers
  • New Potatoes
  • Free Range Eggs
  • Edible Flowers
  • Jam
  • Artisan Breads

Our Shared Commitments

Sharing in the Risk of Crop Failure

Our farmers promise to do their 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.

Sharing in the Reward of Crop Surplus

In addition to our CSA, our farm sells to farmers markets, restaurants, etc. Although production is not limited to the CSA, it will be top 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.

Picking Up Shares

If you do not have access to transportation, and need to have your boxes delivered to your home, we can work with you to make this happen. The below locations are some of the drop off spots that we have delivered to each year. These can vary based on participation and population of alternative drop offs.

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

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.

Be respectful of our drop site hosts’ property.
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.

Williamson Health & Wellness Center

182 East 2nd Avenue Williamson, WV 25661

Thursday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Public Library

Helena Ave, Delbarton, WV 25670

Thursday at 1:30 pm

Parking Lot of Matewan Train Depot

328 WV-49 Matewan WV 25678

Thursday 2:30 pm

Cheech’s

RR 65, Lenore, WV 25676

Thursday 1:30 pm

Other potential drop off locations include Pikeville, Kermit or Dingess based on demand

Thursday

Membership Options

The chart below outlines the cost of membership for Farm Fresh 2U CSA, based on past membership status.

[Note: 2016 and 2017 returning members will be offered a discount due to their loyalty and commitment to our CSA. We hope that our new 2018 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 CSA family grows!

Full Season

New Member

$350
  • June September
  • Full Amount

Full Season

Returning Member

$300
  • June September
  • Full Amount

Full Season

New Member

$160
  • June September
  • Half Amount

Full Season

New Member

$25/Week
  • June September
  • Full Amount

Full Season

Returning Member

$20/Week
  • June September
  • Full Amount

Full Season

New/Returning Member

$10/Week
  • June September
  • Half Amount

Full Season

SNAP New Member

$18/Week
  • $272 upfront
  • June September
  • Full Amount

Full Season

SNAP Returning Member

$15/Week
  • $272 Upfront
  • June September
  • Half Amount

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:

  1. If you chose to pay the entire season’s membership fee upfront, you may:
    A. Send us a check to the Williamson Health & Wellness Center for your total amount due
    B. Pay via Paypal here (below the Membership Application on this page).
  2. If you chose to pay the membership fee in installments, please mail and enclose a check by the 1st of each month beginning June and ending September.

Membership Fee Due Dates

  • June 1, 2018
  • July 1, 2018
  • August 1, 2018
  • September 1, 2018

Make all checks payable to Williamson Health & Wellness Center  

Mail the check to P.O. Box 509 Williamson, WV 25661

No refunds will be issued after May 15, 2018.

Communicating with Us

 

The best way to communicate with us is via email: kdeboard@williamsonhealthwellness.com, or by calling (304) 235-3400. 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 mailing 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.

Thanks so much for signing the membership agreement!

The last step is to submit payment. 

Simply click the paypal link to pay with a card or mail in your check(s). 

As always, thanks for your support!


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