How Do I Join?

MEMBERSHIP IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 SEASON– Wahoo!!!

How do I join the CSA once the membership is open?

  • Complete a 2018 CSA Agreement. Easiest is to pick one up at Bee Healthy (635 Big Horn Ave-Worland), or request by email (craftterri@rtconnect.net), or request by text (431-1219) and send me your email, or visit our Facebook page and make a request!
  • Return the Agreement with your payment. Either bring it in Thursday at Bee Healthy–I am there to answer questions–or mail it to 1049 Washakie Ten, Worland, WY 82401.  (Installment plans are an option!  See 2018 Share Prices page for Installment plans–2 requirements:  monthly installments and paid in full by July 5th.)
  • Payment Methods:  Pay by check or cash (please do not mail cash), or credit or debit card using the Pay Pal link–If using PayPal, add $10 per share to cover the charge from PayPal, $6.00 for the Leap-Frog Share, and $3.50 for the Monthly Share.
  • Sign up ‘to follow’ the blog at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , our home page.  Box at right hand side!  This will assure you get the message when the garden is ready and also all the other great stuff going on at Lloyd Craft Farms!

JOIN and PAY in full before May 5th and get a $25 Voucher for The Store to use on Pick Up day  ($12.50 for the Leap-Frog Share, $7.75 for the Monthly Share.)  This gives you a gift of free fruit, lettuce, herbs, mushrooms, and produce–ON US!

*Additional Installment Options are listed at the bottom of the 2018 Share Prices page—Remember all memberships need to be paid in full by July 5th, the first Pick Up.  The earlier you join the greater chance of a smaller installment payment, and the more financial help you provide us as we plant the garden.

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT MEMBER, YOU HAVE ALREADY JOINED! SEND ME AN EMAIL TO CONFIRM, or stop in at Bee Healthy Thursday to complete the Extension and pay for your Share.  You, too, can use the PayPal link, pay by check, or cash.

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For ALL MEMBERS:

  1.  Sign up “To Follow” this blog each year. Information is posted on our Facebook page, too.

 

You do not need to be a member to follow this blog–it is open to all interested people! Non-members can order bulk produce through the Canner’s Share in the Spring for canning or freezing when ready in the summer and fall and take advantage of open sales of boxed fruit. I also try to post interesting info…and even have some Farm Tales. Website has veggie info, recipes, and updates on what is happening in the Fresh Food movement.

How will you know about these opportunities if you don’t sign up to follow?!

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NOW–here’s my little blurp on RISK. When you become a member of a CSA we say you “share in the risk”. Don’t let that freak you out! Risk has two dimensions:  the risk for the growing year and the risk for the future of the CSA.

The short-term risk you share as a member is that there may not be as many vegetables as we planned for because of disease, pests, weather related problems, shortage of seed, or miscalculations.  Sharing the risk means that we lay out the best of plans, but if we can’t deliver because of circumstances beyond our control–weather or pests mostly–then you experience that shortage with us.  In 2015 it was no corn because the deer jumped the electric fence and helped themselves.  In 2016 it was limited broccoli and cauliflower in the early part of the garden because of the severe heat.  In 2017 it was corn again, but we purchased corn with the membership money and members got it twice.  In both instances, plenty of other veggies were available, so share sizes were not shorted.

Realistically folks, we hope to be better managers than that–I’d like to think 15 years of farming has tempered us for the storms of the agricultural life, and 6 years with the CSA! Seldom do you lose everything–but it is possible. That is the farming risk we share.

The long-term risk has become clearer as we grow and develop our garden. We need that core of supporters within our community that will grow with us and stick with us financially for the long-term. 

  • We are Food: We think we offer a better alternative than food from our current food chain with its long distances and factory processing, not to mention the conventional practices of large scale production. 
  • We are Local: You can come and see your food being grown. You can ask questions about our practices. You can even volunteer some time to harvest or help with Pick Ups. 
  • We are Fresh: We care about our soil, its health, and the long-term health of our community.

We want to be here for the long-term. For that to continue, we need your commitment each Spring and a commitment to help make us truly a Community Supported Ag.

(Updated 3/13/2018)

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jenean Patrick on March 14, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I followed you and will you send a sign up sheet online?
    J.Patrick

    Reply

  2. Posted by Margaret Rothleutner on January 11, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Terri, I am interested in joining. Please let me know what else I need to do. Thank you.

    Reply

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