Flatbush Farm Share Summer 2017 Sign Up Form

Summer Share Prices and Info


3/31 update: we are sold out of level 1 vegetable shares.  If you are eligible for level 1, you can either sign up and pay at level 2 instead or join our waitlist here.  If you join the waitlist, we will contact you if any more level 1 spots open up. 


Welcome to the Flatbush Farm Share Summer 2017 CSA! Please read all the important information below carefully before signing up for your share. We look forward to having you join us!


Main vegetable share: Our main partner farm is The Farm At Miller's Crossing.  Two sizes of shares are offered: a double share and a single share.  We generally say the double share is a good size for 3-4 people and a single share for 1-2. Both sizes of shares are smaller when the season starts and get larger as the season goes on. Below are two weeks of shares from last summer season:


 

single vegetable share

double vegetable share

 

 

 

Week 3

·         1 head lettuce

·         ½ pound spinach

·         1 bunch parsley

·         1 pound shell peas

·         1 bunch baby bok choy

 

·         2 heads lettuce

·         1 pound spinach

·         2 bunches parsley

·         2 pounds shell peas

·         2 bunches baby bok choy

 

 

 

 

Week 15

·         1 pound potatoes

·         4 ears corn

·         1/2 pound green beans

·         1 pound onions

·         1 bunch lactinato kale

·         1 head garlic

·         1 pound slicer tomatoes

·         2 pounds heirloom tomatoes

·         2 pounds potatoes

·         8 ears corn

·         1 pound green beans

·         2 pounds onions

·         2 bunches lactinato kale

·         2 heads garlic

·         2 pounds slicer tomatoes

·         4 pounds heirloom tomatoes




Fruit and other extra shares: We also offer single and double shares of fruit, shares of eggs, and jars of honey. 

Beef  shares and maple products are also available and payment is handled directly by The Farm at Miller's Crossing (our partner vegetable farm). Instructions for ordering beef and maple will be in our newsletter. 

Volunteering: We are entirely run on volunteer labor.  Our core volunteers write our newsletter, communicate with our farmers, organize our special events, plan for the future of the CSA, and much more!  Please let us know below if you'd like to be involved.  In addition, everyone who signs up for a membership must commit to  4 hours of volunteering at CSA distribution or in some other form. Failure to volunteer will make you ineligible for future CSA membership!

Pickup dates and location: Our pickups occur on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. Our season starts on May 31st  and continues for 22 weeks to October 25th.

Our pickups will be at the "gray house" on the property of the Flatbush Reformed  Dutch Church at the corner of Church and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn. 

About our sliding scale:   Our mission is to make fresh, organic food more accessible to those of all income levels in the Flatbush community.  We offer sliding scale pricing for our  vegetable  and fruit shares.  These prices are based on member income levels and household size.  Eggs and honey are priced the same for all levels. 

Use the information below to determine your level  Please understand that if you sign up for Level 1 or 2, you are taking a very exclusive spot: Our funding only allows us to support a limited number of members at these spots. If you have the resources, please pick Level 3 or above!  


One Person

 

Two people

Annual Income

Level

 

Annual Income

Level

 

Under $21,000

Level 1

 

Under 24,706

Level 1

$21,000- $35,000

 Level 2

 

$24,706 - $41,176

 Level 2 

$35,000 - $50,000

 Level 3

 

  $41,176 - $58,824

 Level 3 

   $50,000 - $70,000

Level 4

 

   $58,824- $82,353

Level 4

Over $70,000

Level 5

Over $82,353

Level 5

 

 

Three people

 

Four or more people

Annual Income

Level

 

Annual Income

Level

 

Under $30,000

Level 1

 

Under $38,182

Level 1

$30,000- $58,824

 Level 2

 

$38,182- $63,636

 Level 2 

 $58,824 - $71,429

 Level 3

 

  $63,636 - $90,909

 Level 3 

$71,429 - $100,000

Level 4

 

$90,909 - $127,273

Level 4

Over $100,000

Level 5

Over $127,273

Level 5

 




Share prices: The form below will calculate your total cost, but below are the prices for single and double shares of vegetables and  fruit.

For vegetables - 22 weeks, starting May 31st 

Level

Single share

Double share

5

$415

$730

4

$389

$704

3

$363

$668

2

$248

$466

1

$178

$344


For fruit - 21 weeks, starting June 7 


Level

Single share

Double share

5

  $120.50

$241

4

$120.50

         $241

3

$120.50

         $241

2

$95.50

         $191

1

   $95.50

$191


 Eggs and honey - 22 weeks

Eggs

6 eggs at each distribution

12 eggs at each distribution

18 eggs at each distribution

24 eggs at each distribution

All levels

$57

$114

$171

$228



Honey

Per jar

All levels

$8.50




Payment info: If you are a level 3, 4, or 5, all payments for all shares must be received by May 13th. A deposit equal to half of your vegetable share cost must be received by April 19th (though you are welcome to pay for your entire share by the deposit deadline). 

For levels 1 and 2, you can prepay your share, pay for your share weekly with EBT, or pay for your share weekly with cash or check. For weekly payers (either cash or EBT), we will give you a receipt of your payment every week. It is your responsibility to hold on to all receipts. 


                 To prepayall payments for all shares must be received by May 13th. A deposit equal to half                       of your vegetable share cost must be received by April 19th (though you are welcome to pay for                    your entire share by the deposit deadline)

 

                 To pay weekly with EBT: veggies and all extra shares can be paid for with EBT. We do ask                         that you send us a $10 deposit by April 19th to reserve your spot in the CSA. If this deposit is a                      financial hardship, please let us know. 

 

                To pay weekly with cash or check: Vegetables, fruit and eggs (up to 12) may be paid weekly at                  distribution (note: if you want more than 12 eggs/week, the additional eggs must be paid in                            advance). Please send us a $25 deposit by April 19th to reserve your spot in the CSA. Honey must                 be paid entirely in advance; payment must be made by April 19th.

 

            The weekly payments work like an interest-free loan - the CSA prepays the entire cost of your share            to our farmers, and you pay the CSA back over the season. Therefore, you are responsible for paying            back the entire cost of your share - so even if you miss a week of pickup, you are still responsible for            paying that week's cost. 



 How to pay: You can make a payment using your bank's version of person-to-person payments (PopMoney for Citibank and TD bank, QuickPay for Chase) or send us a check or money order. Specific instructions will be in your confirmation email.  IMPORTANT: If the name on your payment does not match the name on your signup form, you must let us know (by either emailing or including a note with your payment) so we are able to match the payment to the account in our records.


Cancellation and refund policies: If you  cancel your share after the final  deadline (May 13th or later), you are responsible for finding a buyer, re-selling your share, and collecting any money from the new buyer. Because your money will have already gone to the farmers, the CSA cannot give you a refund. 

 

 If you cancel your share before the final  deadline (before May 13th), we will refund your money and give your spot to someone on our waitlist. There will be a $25 admin fee for refunding and cancellation.


Outstanding balances:  If you are a former member with an outstanding balance, this balance must be completely paid before your  membership is finalized. If you have any questions on your balance, please email info@flatbushfarmshare.com. 


 

Questions? Please contact us at membership@flatbushfarmshare.com, and remember that whoever is answering your email is a volunteer too!


 

Pricing Level



Your Info






 Please add any additional email addresses here - for example, other family members who may pick up your share and should be added to our general email list.






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Level 5 Vegetable Share


Level 4 Vegetable Share


Level 3 Vegetable Share


Level 2 Vegetable Share


Level 1 Vegetable Share


Level 3-4-5 Fruit Share


Level 1-2 Fruit Share


Eggs  (for all levels)




Note: Level 1 and 2 weekly payers can make weekly payments for 6 or 12 eggs/week. If you are a weekly payer and would like more than 12 eggs/week, the remaining eggs must be paid for by May 13.
Honey
Honey costs $8.50 per jar. If you would like honey, please write in how many jars you would like over the season. For example, if you want one jar at the first week and one jar at the last week, write in "2". We will follow up with you so you can tell us which weeks you want your honey.
Volunteer signup
We are a volunteer-run organization and can only exist if everyone helps out. We ask all members to commit to a four hours of volunteering ( two shifts of two hours). These shifts are generally quite fun - a great way to meet your neighbors and fellow volunteers, and first dibs on any leftovers! If you are unable to do any shifts during distribution (for example, because of physical limitations) we will work with you to find another way you can help the CSA. CSA members who do not fulfill their volunteer commitment will be barred from joining the CSA in future years!

Here is the link  to sign up for your volunteer shifts. Please make sure you have signed up for two shifts! Write in the box below what dates you have selected (you can trade shifts with other members later in the season). If you cannot do any distribution shift and are not signing up, please write "none" in the box below. If you will fill your hours through volunteering with the core group, write "core".

final payment and member agreement 


If you are able to make a donation, please enter the amount in the box above WITHOUT a dollar sign. For example, if you want to donate $25, write 25.


Weekly payment details




Membership Agreement

By checking the box below, you agree that you have read and commit to the following:


I pledge to:
Select the price-level that most accurately reflects all my sources of income
Pay in full before the start of the season or pay weekly installments at each distribution as determined by level and payment method I have selected. 
Complete 4 hours of volunteer work , either at distribution or another area of need.  Note: failure to complete a volunteer shift will make you ineligible for future CSA membership!
Accept the risks involved in farming faced by all our farmers

I understand that:
Distribution occurs  on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm for 22 weeks starting on May 31st.
If I have an outstanding balance, this balance must be paid before my membership is finalized. If the balance is not paid by May 13, my share will be cancelled and given to someone on our waitlist
I am responsible for remembering the date and time of distribution.
If I don't pick up my share in the allotted time, it will be donated to a local food pantry or sold
If I  cancel my membership on or after May 13, I am responsible for finding a buyer and obtaining any payment. I understand my money will have gone to the farmers and the CSA cannot give me a refund.
If I cancel my  membership before May 13, I will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. 



WEEKLY PAYERS
In addition to the above, I understand that:
I must pay in full for any pick up I miss
I must submit payment on the day of distribution to pick up my share
If I miss more than two consecutive pick ups, I will immediately write to Membership@flatbushfarmshare.com to explain whether or not I plan to continue with the share; if I do not do so, I understand my membership will be cancelled without refund and the balance of my share will be sold 
I am responsible for holding on to all receipts from my weekly payments. If there is a discrepancy between what I think I've paid and what the CSA records say I've paid, I am responsible for producing these receipts to correct the record.

CSA members join with their farmer in both the risks of farming (crop failure, poor weather, etc.) and its benefits (a bountiful harvest season). I understand that my share will vary from week to week, and the shares will range in weight and size depending on the time of the season. 

By participating in this CSA, I am bringing healthy, locally grown food to the neighborhood, supporting sustainable agriculture, building community, and making the world a better place... Sign me up!

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