How Do I Join?

MEMBERSHIP IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2018 SEASON– 

How WOULD I normally join the CSA?

  • Complete the 2018 CSA Sign Up Form on-line.  (page under the CSA tab)
  • Pay using your debit or credit card using our PayPal link.  If you want to avoid the PayPal fee, send me a check to 1049 Washakie Ten.  If you opt to mail a check, send me an email so I can look out for it:  craftterri@rtconnect.net.
  • Sign up ‘to follow’ the blog at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com .  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!

 

All memberships paid in full before we start in July.  Not sure whether weekly or every other week?  Consider the Leap-Frog for $200 and then upgrade to a Weekly anytime before August 15th.

 

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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 5/26/2018)

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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