Hello CSA Members and friends of the farm:
I am trying so hard to get things ready to launch for this week. As I do this I am reviewing all of our information and our 'policies' and I am reflecting on what is working, what is not, and what we can do differently. I would love your feedback.
What do you think about this new payment policy and below it, the new draft of the membership agreement? These are working documents - so please let me know the good, bad and ugly. Thanks!!!!
*NEW in 2015*
All accounts will have one annual invoice. There will be no monthly invoices. There is one annual cost for your CSA share. It is based on an assumed or approximate weekly amount, but the price is an annual price.
You are invited to pay this invoice in full with money order, email transfer, cash or cheque prior to the start of the season on April 6th 2015. Doing so provides you with a $25 savings.
Payments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
1736 Church St.
Port Williams, NS
If paying in full does not work for you, you are welcome to pay whenever you are able. It is expected that you will pay regularly and that you will pay in full for your CSA membership as soon as possible and most certainly in advance of receiving food from the farm.
As a member of TapRoot Farms Community Shared Agriculture Farm I agree to:
ensure my CSA share is picked-up at the location I have selected
keep my account in good standing
review weekly emails for important notices
communicate with the farm regarding concerns or celebrations or changes of email or phone contact information
maintain an open mind, ask questions, and give the farm the benefit of the doubt
try new things, share ideas, and recognize that I am a part of a community striving toward a healthier vibrant local food system.
As a member of TapRoot Farms Community Shared Agriculture I understand that no refunds will be provided. It is up to me, as a member to find someone to take over my commitment to the farm if I choose to stop my share for whatever reason. Otherwise my share will be donated each week to a family in need.
As a member of TapRoot Farms Community Shared Agriculture I am aware and appreciate that administration costs (HarvestHand (the CSA database) and CSA related book keeping is not included in the cost of my share and is an annual $25 per member per year fee is added to each invoice)
All members will receive regular email communications from the farm and by agreeing to this membership agreement, you are giving us consent to send you a weekly newsletter and other email communications as required.
All members are welcome to visit the farm anytime for self guided walk abouts.
Thank you for your commitment to TapRoot Farms! We look forward to a wonderful season sharing food together.