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The Gardens at Shepherds College
CSA Member Agreement 2022
The CSA Concept
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA is a means of providing fresh, high-quality produce to “members” who purchase a “share” of the harvest from a local farmer. Prior to the onset of the growing season, CSA members pay upfront to help cover the cost of growing produce. Once harvesting begins, members receive their weekly “share” of the harvest. Members benefit from receiving locally grown produce, picked fresh when it is most flavorful and highest in nutrients, with no seasonal market price fluctuations. The farmer benefits by planting produce according to a known number of CSA members.
The Gardens at Shepherds College CSA Agreement
The Gardens will provide fresh, local produce to you, the “member” according to the “share” package you sign up for. We grow quality produce using organic, sustainable practices. Hoop houses in addition to field growing methods help us lengthen the growing season. We co-op with a local orchard for apples and a local farmer for sweet corn to provide a larger variety of produce options. Their growing techniques are not organic, but they minimize the use of non-organic products.
Sharing the Risks and Rewards
We will do our best to provide you with a bountiful variety of quality produce each week. The quantity may vary week to week based on weather conditions, pests, or other factors. We are often able to compensate for failed crops by providing other produce that can be harvested or traded with other farmers at the same time. However, the possibility exists that a tornado or other extreme event could destroy an entire crop. By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with us and the other CSA members.
Members are also able to share in the rewards of a bumper crop. During the height of the growing season, you will likely take extra items home in your “share”. That is our way of thanking you for your membership.
This year we are changing to a “pack your own box” style in which you will be able to choose your produce from the selections provided. Based on availability, there will be guidelines given for limits on certain items.
2022 Anticipated Produce
Varieties offered vary based on past performance and some annual experimentation. Heirloom and cross-pollinated hybrids are planted. Produce timing is based on typical weather conditions.
Crops Anticipated Summer 2022
Arugula, beans, beets, bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, garlic scapes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce (buttercrunch, spring mix, leaf, romaine), melon (variety), onions (variety) & bunching onions, parsnips, peas, peppers (sweet and hot), potatoes, radishes (variety), rhubarb, rutabagas, shallots, spinach, summer squash (variety), Swiss chard, tomatoes & cherry tomatoes (variety & heirloom ), turnips and mild salad turnips, winter squash (variety), seasonal herbs (basil, cilantro, chives, dill, marjoram, mint, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme)
CSA Member Agrees To:
1. Bring the CSA box I receive with me each week and comply with current Covid practices.
2. Pick up my share of produce during the timeframe listed.
3. Notify Shepherds in advance if someone else will be picking up my share: email@example.com
If no one picks up my share, it will be donated to a food pantry or shelter.
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm
1805 15th Ave
Union Grove, WI 53182
Pick-up in front of the Miter Center (follow the U-shaped drive halfway around).
It's on the south side of Highway 11; the driveway is called White Ash Road.
Current CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety precautions will be used.
16 weeks of produce during a season spanning 19 weeks: June 14, June 21, July 5–October 11.
A half-share is ½ bushel each pick-up; a full share is 1 bushel each pick-up; reusable boxes are provided at the onset of the season.
Half-share - $400
Full share - $656
To pay by check:
1. Download The Gardens at Shepherds College CSA Information Sheet and Registration Form.
2. Read both documents and fill out the registration form.
3. Return the signed registration form along with full payment, in either one or two checks, made out to Shepherds College, to:
Attn: The Gardens
1805 15th Ave
Union Grove, WI 53182
To pay by credit card:
1. Call 262-878-5620 ext 0, Monday through Thursday between 7a and 3p, with your credit card information.
2. Download this editable form, fill it out and Save.
3. Attach the form in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, contact email@example.com or call 262-878-5620 ext. 6422.