CSA Share Agreement

CSA Agreement

Passel Hills Farm LLC promises to provide Member with fresh, local, seasonal food and the Member agrees to receive a portion of Farm’s harvest. Passel Hills Farm LLC practices organic farming but is not certified.

Products and Deliveries Members Should Expect

Passel Hills Farm LLC’s CSA runs for 6 or 18 weeks from May 20, 2023 to Oct 7, 2023. Members are expected to show up at the weekly predetermined pick up location, which will be finalized by email between Passel Hills Farm LLC and Member, to pick up Member’s share of Passel Hills Farm LLC’s harvest. Member will receive on average the size of share that they have purchased.

Member is responsible for observing Passel Hills Farm LLC’s pick up rules:

  1. Return box from the previous week’s collection
  2. Pick up Member’s share within the timeframe.
  3. Be respectful of pick up location’s property.
  4. Follow additional rules at pick up site.

If Member cannot pickup Member’s share, Member must arrange for substitute to pickup share. Member will need to explain the pickup site location and procedures to Member’s substitute and inform Passel Hills Farm LLC that a substitute is being sent. Any shares not retrieved will be discarded or sold to other markets.

Risk of Crop Failure

By joining Passel Hills Farm LLC’s CSA, Passel Hills Farm and Members are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure, due to factors such as inclement weather, pests, and acts of God. If a crop failure does happen, Passel Hills Farm will purchase crops from other local farms to replace up to 50% of the lost crops.

Crop Surplus

Passel Hills Farm LLC also sells produce to other local markets.  When Passel Hills Farm LLC has surplus crops, Members will receive at least a 25% surplus before Passel Hills Farm LLC sells to other markets. Passel Hills Farm LLC does not segregate CSA production, but CSA production does receive our priority.  Other markets will be satisfied after Passel Hills Farm LLC has satisfied Members’ shares.

Members Fees

Selling CSA memberships helps Passel Hills Farm LLC reduce the burden of up-front costs (such as seeds, tillage, and other inputs) before the season starts. We appreciate Member’s commitment to Passel Hills Farm LLC. By agreeing to the terms of service, you are agreeing to pay the membership fee for share. In the event that  Member desires to downsize his or her share after initial purchase, this request should be clearly communicated to Passel Hills Farm LLC and can be granted but a refund will not be granted unless Passel Hills Farm LLC, in its discretion, decides to grant a refund.

Communications Between Farm and Member

The best way to communicate with Passel Hills Farm LLC is via email. Our email is info@passelhillsfarm.com.  Passel Hills Farm LLC will do our best to respond as soon as possible, but please understand that we spend much of our time in the garden growing your food and are not always near a phone. Please contact us with any news of the following: changes to your postal or email address, problems with your drop‐site, or dissatisfaction with your share.

We will communicate with Members primarily by email. When you sign up, you will be added to our distribution list. Please read your email from us. We depend on being able to communicate important information such as necessary changes to your distribution schedule or notices of our farm events. Every week, we will post on our website information about the crops available that week. We will also regularly farm related news.

Indemnification and Hold Harmless

By signing this Agreement, the Member releases, indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless Passel Hills Farm LLC, its owners, agents and employees from any and all claims, damage and/or liability he or she might suffer from being on Passel Hills Farm LLC property, being at any of the CSA pickup locations or from the purchase of a CSA membership.

I agree to purchase the membership share indicated in the order.  I understand that, although unlikely, Passel Hills Farm LLC may change parts of this agreement related to production and distribution from time to time. I understand that Passel Hills Farm LLC will contact me via email in advance of any changes to this agreement.

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