Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
CSA Purchase: Terms & Conditions
By purchasing a CSA share, I acknowledge that I have carefully read, and understand, the terms of this agreement.
I will act within these guidelines throughout the CSA season.
Please understand that by joining our CSA you make an investment in our Cooperative’s farmers and therefore share the intrinsic risks and benefits of small-scale organic farming. Weather conditions and crop failure may affect the variety of produce received in any given year. Your initial investment provides the capital necessary for LFFC farmers to provide you with a season of organic produce. Because your investment is used to finance a season of crops, please understand that we cannot issue refunds, under any circumstance.
I agree to share in the inherent risks of organic agriculture with the farmers of Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. In turn, I expect the staff and farmers of LFFC to provide the freshest product possible at current market prices. I agree to be responsible for picking up my share during the hours the site host has allotted for pick up. If I am unable to pick up my share, I agree that my share will be donated at the site host’s discretion. I agree to check the sign-in sheet at my pick up site before I take my share and to only take what I am listed as having paid for. I also agree to read the list of items provided via e-mail and take only what is on that list.
If I am found taking what I have not paid for, I voluntarily forfeit my share. I agree to only open share boxes that I have paid for. If I do not like an item, I agree to make use of the SWAP box, leaving one unwanted item behind before I take another item (Swap boxes aren’t available in the winter season). I will not rummage through another shareholder’s box, and if I am found doing so, I voluntarily forfeit my share. I agree to transfer my vegetables into a bag and leave the share box to be recycled by LFFC when I pick up my share. I will fold up my box and stack it neatly at my pick up site.
I understand that I may request a maximum of 2 (two) delivery holds per season and that Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op may offer replacement boxes, or store credit equal to the amount of the shares put on hold. I further understand that any credits awarded will expire in 6 months of the date issued. I agree to give Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA 2 weeks’ advance notice for my hold requests. For any additional weeks that I will not be able to pick up my shares, I agree to the following:
- I will donate my share to a friend or relative.
- I will check with the other members at my site to see if they are interested, or know someone who would like it.
- I will contact my site host to see if they will donate it for me.
Site transfers will be granted once per season, per shareholder. All site transfers thereafter will be subject to a $25.00 administrative fee. I agree to abide by acceptable standards of conduct while at the site host location. In essence, I will treat other members and the site host in the same manner that I would like to be treated. I agree that I will not engage in rude, offensive or disruptive conduct at the site host location. I acknowledge that any theft of and/or destructive conduct towards the property of other members, LFFC, or the site host will result in the non-refundable termination of my membership, and that LFFC reserves the right to terminate my membership without refund for any reason, except those reasons prohibited by law.