Hellgate CSA Member Agreement
By becoming a Hellgate CSA member you understand and agree to the following:
Your shares are available for pick up on Tuesday's at our regular distribution times. Shares which are not picked up are donated to a local food pantry.
The CSA collects funds and pays the farmers in advance for the season so that they may have the funds needed to produce our food. All sales are final and nonrefundable. If you need to cancel your share, you are responsible for finding a buyer, re-selling your share, and collecting any money from the new buyer.
CSA members are required, as part of their commitment to the CSA for the season, to sign up to volunteer 1 shift for every vegetable or fruit share that they purchase (i.e., if you purchase both fruit and vegetables, you will be responsible for 2 shifts). This is a community effort and we cannot make it happen without everyone's help.
Our CSA is run on a volunteer basis, so members are encouraged, but not required, to volunteer as much as they can beyond the requirement. Please see volunteer page for more details.
Guidelines for splitting a Hellgate CSA Share
Some CSA members find that a share is too much food per week. These members may split a CSA share in whatever manner they choose. A share partner is allowed to pick up the fruit or vegetable share and the share partner may also perform the volunteer shift required of all CSA members. The share partners may split a share but share partners do not jointly own a membership. The following restrictions apply to share partners:
- A share partner cannot purchase a separate vegetable or fruit share using the original CSA member's log-in and password. Log-ins are not transferable.
The partner will need to have their own account.
Civility within the CSA
We ask that all CSA members treat other members politely. Abusing--verbally or online--a fellow CSA member will result in expulsion from the CSA.
You understand, agree, and support the concept of Community Supported Agriculture:
“CSA members are in a partnership with one or more local farms. CSA members buy shares from the farms, and in return, the farms supply the members with fresh, local, in-season produce and other farm products. This gives the farm working capital at the start of the growing season to buy seeds, equipment, and labor for the coming year.
CSA members share some of the risks of farming with their local farmers, thereby ensuring the survival of the farm. If it’s a bountiful year, the CSA members share in that bounty. If the farm suffers from bad weather or a tomato blight, CSA members assume some of the loss, ensuring that the farm survives. Both the farm and its CSA members do their part to maintain a healthy local foodshed.”