Below you will find our terms and conditions for joining our CSA. Please read through this document in its entirety to be sure you understand how our CSA works.
I acknowledge that by signing up for a New Ground Farm CSA Farm Share, I implicitly agree to the following terms and conditions:
1. Payment(s) – I understand that I need to pay the share in full before the first distribution.
2. I understand that I am committing to the pickup (distribution) day/time/location that I choose when I sign up. If I fail to pick up my produce within the window and from the place that I chose at signup, my box will likely be donated that day. If something comes up that prevents me from picking up my box, I will make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick it up for me.
3. I understand that during the first few weeks of the season, I should expect less produce, with this balancing out as the season goes on. This is due to the fact that there are fewer types of produce that can grow in the early season.
4. As a member, I share in the abundance of our harvest, as well as in the risks that come with farming. When joining this CSA, I agree to accept the fact that with natural systems, there can never be guarantees, and I agree to accept the consequences that come with taking this risk. In the case of a failing or damaged crop, I understand that New Ground Farm will do their best to either, 1) replace that crop with other quality vegetables from our farm that are ready for harvest at that time, or 2) substitute items from partner farms. In the case of substitutes, New Ground Farm will clearly identify those items, the farms they come from, and how they were produced (i.e., organically, no-spray, or otherwise).
5. If I am for any reason dissatisfied with my CSA membership this year, or it is not what I expected, I will communicate that to my farmer, so they can try to address it. If I am still not satisfied after communicating with my farmer, New Ground Farm will arrange a refund on a pro-rated basis if deemed necessary.
6. I understand my email address will be the primary way the farmer will communicate with me on a weekly basis during the season. It is my responsibility to read these emails if I want to stay informed of what is happening on the farm.