c-2019 LotFotL CSA Terms and Conditions Contract

2019 LotFotL CSA Terms and Conditions Contract 

I do hereby affirm my desire to become a member of LotFotL Community Farm in 2019.  I am comfortable with the farm communicating changes, updates, and announcements about my shares via email.

Payment Commitments: In signing up for a CSA share I am committing to investing the full cost of my share into the farm. Whether I pay in full or in installments, I am liable for the full amount of the share. I understand that the farm plans its vegetable and meat production and makes investments based on these commitments, so it is imperative that I fully pay for my share.  I understand that this is an investment, so some years the return is especially high and some years it may be a bit lower than hoped.

Cancellation: In the event that I feel I must discontinue with my share and I can’t find anyone to step into my place, I understand that there is $150 cancellation fee for veggie shares (or 25% of the cost on any other shares) regardless of when I cancel. In the “Choice” CSA program members will be charged 1/8 of the total cost of their program.

Pick up Commitments:

Traditional Shares (Veggie, egg, chicken, and meat): I will pick up food from the specified location and follow the directions given at the site (checking the roster list and only taking what is listed after my name). I understand that LotFotL is not in a position to give credit or replace unclaimed boxes. Unclaimed food at the end of pick up day will be donated by the drop site.

Home delivery Shares: If I have chosen home delivery (for meat shares only) I will supply a visible cooler in a designated place to have my meat left in when it is delivered. LotFotL reserves the right to cancel a delivery due to inclimate weather. In the event of unsafe delivery, a new delivery day and time will be established in partnership with you to ensure your order safely reaches you, and the farmer safely makes it home thereafter.

“Choice” CSA Program: I understand that this program is designed to feed members on a weekly basis and works best if members pick up once a week. Members must arrive between the listed pick up times at their site to receive their food.

South Shore Market Shares: If I have chosen a South Shore Market share I will pick up my items at the farm stand between 8am and 12pm.  I understand that LotFotL is not in a position to give credit or replace unclaimed boxes. Unclaimed food at the end of pick up day will be donated by the drop site.

Farmer/Member Commitment

Veggie CSA’s: I’m willing to share in the risks of investing in an organic farmer and will not hold Tim Huth or LotFotL legally accountable for extenuating circumstances that may minimize the return on my investment. I am expecting a season’s worth of produce of reasonable quantity and quality as appropriate return on this investment.

Meat CSA’s:  I understand that each box will be built from sustainably raised meats from local producers. Winter and Spring mixed meat boxes will be different and LotFotL reserves the right to determine their contents based on availability and food costs. Chicken shares will consist of 1 frozen chicken approximately 4 to 5 lbs. I am expecting a season’s worth of sustainable meat as appropriate return on this investment.

“Choice” CSA Program: I’m willing to share in the risks of investing in an organic farmer and will not hold Tim Huth or LotFotL legally accountable for extenuating circumstances that may minimize the return on my investment. I understand that each week will make available vegetables and fruit that are in season, so, as the seasons develop so will the heartiness of the vegetables.  I understand that sustainable meat will be available from LotFotL and/or other local Wisconsin or regional producers. Other food will be sourced from local Wisconsin or regional businesses/farms. I am expecting a season’s worth of food of reasonable quantity, quality, and variety as appropriate return on this investment.

Pork:

I agree to pay the Total Cost of the following: Berkshire Pork is $3.95/lb hanging weight + processing costs + $25-$50 slaughter fee. The hanging weight on a whole hog usually comes in around 170-190lbs.

  • You pay LotFotL the slaughter fee and hanging weight charges.  You pay Sorgs for processing costs.
  • Home delivery in the Milwaukee and Greater Milwaukee areas can be arranged for $0.25 a mile (some restrictions apply). Pick up at Sorg’s is free.
  • I understand that the farmer will reach out to me personally with details about delivery, cutting order, and/or pick up as the butcher dates get closer.

Farm Communication: By signing up for the CSA, I understand that I will be added to the weekly email list. This is how LotFotL communicates updates and changes, as well as what will be in/available for shares each week.

Thank you for choosing LotFotL Community Farm!  We look forward to growing with you this season.