The sun is shining, it is t-shirt weather in the big greenhouse and of course that makes us want to grow. We opened up our 2016 Vegetable CSA for purchasing shares just before Christmas and are starting to have signups come in. A few things I want to remind you all of.
1st) If you are planning on joining us again for another season that is great, but don't delay getting your application submitted with a down-payment. A payment is required to hold your spot. We only take maximum 25 members at Musquodoboit Harbour and 30 in Truro. If you have already sent in your application you can mail a cheque, call in a credit card, or e-transfer your payment.
2nd) Remember as a returning member you will receive a discounted share price.
3rd) Please read over the contract, we have made a couple of changes this year.
4th) All we hear about is the rising cost of fresh foods. Well guess what? Our fresh vegetable shares are not going up this year but our ability to provide a great selection of awesome certified organic veggies has.
And we hope to be your farmer again this year!
sincerely, Frank, Lisa, Julie
Here is what this year's contract says;
Contract (Estimated Start Date the week of June 1st based on weather and run for 22 weeks)
I, the undersigned, accept the following conditions:
I will pick up my produce share at the farm or drop off point for each delivery as pre-arranged, or make arrangements for someone else to pick it up on my behalf. If I miss a pickup I can come to the farm within 48 hours and pick up my share there, otherwise my share will be forfeited.
I will pay up front, either in full or up to 4 bi-weekly instalments with all payments due by your 1st delivery.
I acknowledge that pests, disease, and weather are part of the inherent risks involved and can affect the variety of products. I agree to share in these risks and understand that I will receive my fair share of the harvest. I understand that I may have the option to exchange some of my produce items using the exchange basket based on harvest each week or substitute for some of our naturally raised pork.
Payment methods include: Cash, Debit, Cheque. For Visa or MasterCard payments you must add 3% to the total amount. For example $437.00 paid by Visa will be $450.11.
Make cheques payable to: Cochrane Family Farms
If paying by cheque, please send full payment (in one instalment or up to 4 post-dated bi-weekly instalments, 1st cheque dated for day sent in) All payments are due in full by start of CSA delivery. Please include ALL post dated cheques with your registration.