Lewellen Farms CSA Member Agreement

Member Agreement


Lewellen Farms llc

John Lewellen

4145 CR 411

Mckinney, Tx 75071

469-675-0079 Cell

lewellenfarms@gmail.com

Section 1.  Introducing Our CSA Farm

A.  Becoming a Part of Our Farm

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and you as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” of this CSA farm who receive a portion of the farm’s harvest. 

You are purchasing a CSA membership. This acts as a gift certificate useable at the Lewellen Farms table at any farmer's market we attend.

B.  Our Growing Practices

 

We grow all our produce in a no-till system that focuses on soil health. We like to say, “the only thing we spray is water”. Growing this way allows the fungi and microbial life to team up with our earthworms to give the plants what they need. The result is a healthier plant that is higher in nutrients, taste better and stays fresh longer. For more information about production practices please ask. We’d be happy to tell you more.

 

Section 2.  Our Shared Commitments

A.  Sharing in the Risk of Crop Failure

We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week.  The quantity of produce, however, may vary from week-to-week/month-to-month due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors despite our best efforts.  By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with us and other members.

In the unlikely event of a crop failure, there is no need to worry. Your CSA membership does not expire.​

B.  Benefits to a CSA Membership include:

  • Home grown produce without the work.

  • Regular pick ups of high quality, locally grown produce.

  • Produce picked & delivered fresh at the peak of flavor & nutrient value, the healthiest option.

  • An opportunity to try a variety of produce with instructions on storage and ideas on preparation.

  • Pre-purchase of produce locks in food costs, early purchase can qualify for a discount.

  • An opportunity to connect with the farm.

  • An opportunity to participate in an ecologically conscience agricultural program.

  • Helping our local economy by supporting a small, family owned farm business

 

Section 3.  Picking Up Shares

 

You are responsible for picking up your produce at the markets we attend.

We are unable to deliver produce at this time.

Section 4.  Member Fees

 

By selling membership in advance of the growing season, CSA reduces the burden of up-front costs for the farmer. Your membership fees provide us with money to purchase seed and equipment before the season starts, and we appreciate your commitment.

By paying for your entire share up front you ensure your spot in Lewellen Farms CSA and you will receive discounts, and we can plan more accurately for our needs and your wants. You may pay through our website or send us a check made payable to Lewellen Farms. If you chose to pay the membership fee in installments, please contact me to set up the appropriate schedule to ensure your weekly supply of produce. By submitting an agreement form you are agreeing to pay the membership fee for the share you indicated above.

Section 5.  Communicating with Us

 

The best way to communicate with us is via email.  Our email is lewellenfarms@gmail.com and the best times to reach us by phone is after 10am and before 4pm. Our phone number is 469-675-0079.  We will do our best to respond as soon as possible. Please contact us with any news of the following: changes to your postal or email address, problems with pick up, or dissatisfaction with your share.

We will do all communication through our private Facebook group Lewellen Farms Community (you will be added upon receipt of payment). When you sign up, you will be added to our distribution list. Please engage us on our community page. We depend on being able to communicate important information such as necessary changes to your distribution schedule or to our farm events. Throughout the week, we will post updates giving you information about the crops available that week, recipe ideas, or other farm related news.

By signing below, I agree to purchase the membership share indicated in Section 4. I understand that, although unlikely, the 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.

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