Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA)

 

A CSA is an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution.

 

Please, understand that you are supporting more than an individual farm, but a family, creating an opportunity for pioneering agricultural practices to expand to meet the needs of a complex food system.

 

We begin production of your food when you initially sign up. Cancellations are difficult as we have already taken some of the money you paid to begin raising your animals.  For this reason, we are not able to give full refunds should you need ot cancel your share.  If you need to cancel your share, please provide in writing within 14 days of purchase, and a refund of received payments will be issued, with the exception of a $25.00 cancellation fee.

 

Shareholder Commitment

 

In participating with the 2015 Meat Share, I agree to the following:

 

I know farming is seasonal and an unpredictable undertaking, and recognize that I am taking on some rewards and risks of growing our own food.

 

I understand I am investing in quality and value of the animals for myself and my family.

 

To comply with regulations, I understand I must pick up my share at the family farm (or designated p/u location) so come for a visit!

 

If I am a CSA member of Vesta Gardens, I can pick up my share with my regular bounty of vegetables.

 

If I am unable to pick up, I will arrange for friends, neighbours or family to pick up my share. If none of these options are available, I will give my farmers as much notice as I can and make other arrangements.

 

I commit to my farming season by paying a 50% deposit by May 1st and the remaing July 31st.

 

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