Abma’s Farm CSA Membership Agreement
Please read this carefully and keep for future reference.
Becoming a CSA Member
We are pleased to offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) memberships for the 2020 growing season! When you join, your membership fee covers our production costs of planting, growing, and harvesting. In exchange, you receive a weekly share of freshly picked produce grown on our farm. Each week’s assortment will differ depending on what’s growing and being harvested. As a CSA member, you become the ‘farmer without the work’, sharing in the risks and rewards of farming while supporting your local farm family.
The CSA membership season will run 18 weeks from May 26 to September 30, 2020. Members are responsible for showing up at the farm each week to pick up their share. Detailed information regarding pick-up is discussed below. Variety and quantity may vary as described below.
Our Farming Practices
Here at Abma’s Farm, we are fully committed to protecting our land, our soil, our water, and our environment. We utilize sustainable agriculture techniques to grow and produce our homegrown fruits and veggies. Choosing us to provide you with sustainably grown, local food means choosing the best for you and your family. For more information about how we utilize sustainable farming methods, please visit our website at www.abmasfarm.com.
We grow on 32 acres of land in Wyckoff, NJ and 240 acres in Hillsborough, NJ.
Picking Up Your Share
You are responsible for picking up your share on time each week on your selected day and time. You are responsible for observing our simple, common sense rules, which are as follows:
If you cannot pick up your share, you must arrange for someone else to pick it up for you on time. Shares that are not picked up within the pickup time are forfeited and will be donated to Star of Hope Ministries, located in Paterson, NJ.
The best way to communicate with us is to reach Kayt at [email protected] or 201-891-027 ext. 103. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible.
Terms and Conditions
This Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA”) Agreement governs the terms and conditions of the relationship between Abma’s Farm (“the Farmer”) and the CSA Member (“Member”.)
III. Farmer Responsibilities
In accordance with the above described philosophy, the Farmer works dutifully and in good faith to bring the Member the freshest produce possible picked specifically for the Member.
VII. Switching Pickup Days
A) Members can switch pickup days throughout the term when necessary. The Farmer asks that Members limit the amount of times this is done. A switch may be made from Tuesday pickup to Wednesday pickup of the same week, and vice versa. Notify the CSA coordinator via email [email protected] or phone at 201-891-0278 ext. 103 prior to noon on Monday of the week you wish to switch pickup days. Requests made after noon on Monday will not be granted.
In the case of personal, family, illness, or work-related emergencies, shares that are not picked up are considered Forfeit. We encourage Members to ask their family or friends to pick up their share. Members may also notify the farm if they would prefer to donate their weekʼs share.
In the extremely unlikely event that severe weather, disease/insect damage, or other natural disaster results in a level of crop destruction that prevents the farm from continuing its weekly distributions, Farmer will notify member immediately and will communicate frequently with the Member to ensure that the Member is apprised of any potential disruption to their service. Member assumes the risk should Farmer be unable to provide a portion of the Memberʼs shares due to any inherent risk of farming.
By checking the box and paying, I agree to purchase the membership share I have chosen and abide by the terms of this agreement. I understand that, although unlikely, Abma’s Farm may change parts of this agreement related to production and distribution from time to time. I understand that they will contact me via email in advance of any changes to this agreement.