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Community Supported Agriculture

Abbott Farms CSA program is a 20 week membership share.Our season begins the first week of June and goes through the end of October, weather permitting.

CSA

Abbott Farms 2019 CSA- Guidelines & Contract

Please be sure to read through our guidelines very carefully before submitting your application.

The Abbott Family Farm has been producing quality produce for 5 generations. What started as a subsistence dairy and crop farm back in the 1800’s is now a full service U-pick farm offering families a fresh, nutritional variety of fruits and vegetables  harvested weekly at their peak. We pack the produce into boxes for every member and have them ready for pick up on appointed days and times. Our harvest season runs 20 weeks from June through October.

CSA is a partnership between the members and the farmers. At the core of CSA is the idea that members support their farmer by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, disease, early frost, crop failure, and so on) and rewards (the bounty from a good season!). Therefore while Abbott Farms will act in good faith to provide fresh produce for the 20 weeks, there is a no guarantee of quantities or contents of weekly shares.

 

Members Responsibilities

Stay Informed! The single most important responsibility of all members is to educate themselves about the working of the CSA program by thoroughly reading through the website and reading the weekly Abbott Farms newsletter sent by email and posted on our Facebook page. You will find a harvest schedule, tips on storage and care of produce, and much more information about how to get the best use of your share.

 

Pick Up Your Share

As a CSA member you must pick up your share on your chosen pick up day and time at your chosen location. To ensure the freshest produce we will only harvest prior to your designated pick up day. Please choose from one of our two available pick up days and locations. If you are unable to pick up that day you may designate an alternate to pick up your share that week. Please just email or call us with their name. Our goal is to have you enjoy your share each week; we will work with you if you give us enough advance notice. If you do not pick up your share and do not designate an alternate to do so for you, you then forfeit your share that week and it will be donated to the local food bank. There is no refund for unclaimed shares.

 

Pick up days are; Tuesdays at the Baldwinsville Farmers Market or Wednesdays 3-7pm at the Farm Store.

 

Be An Active Participant In The Program

We encourage all our members to become active participants in the CSA Program. You can do this by staying up to date with news from the farm (by reading the weekly newsletters) and keeping in touch with the farm. Communication is critical! Please email us often with your suggestions, comments, or concerns. This is one of the greatest perks of CSA you can actually talk to the farmer who is growing your food! We also invite you to visit the farm and see what is new and exciting in the farm market.

 

Our Shares

Abbott Farms CSA Program is a 20 week membership share. Our season begins the first week of June and goes through the end of October, weather permitting.

Full Share: The largest share offers on average 18-20lbs. of produce each week. Ideal for families of 4 or more.

Half Share: On average 8-10lbs of produce ideal for families of up to 4.

Individual Share: On average 5lbs of produce. The perfect size for a single person or couple.

You will also be the first to sample new products in our farm market.

 

Complete The Application Form

Thank you! Please complete the contract and membership form and return it with your payment (cash, check, or credit card) to Abbott Farms 3275 Cold Springs Rd. Baldwinsville, NY 13027. After we receive your application we will process it, and then send you an email to verify our receipt of your signed contract. Once we are ready to harvest we will email you or call to remind you that pick up begins that week. THANKS!!!

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 315-638-7783 or email us at aabbott@abbottfarms.com Either Warren, Alice or Mike will be able to answer any question you may have.

Download and print the membership form and contract pdf below.  

Fill out and sign, emailing it back or drop it off at the store.

You can pay here in the online shop, or come in and pay at the store.

Abbott Farms 2019 CSA Membership Form

Member Name__________________

Email Address__________________  

Phone________________________

Mailing Address________________

City__________________________

State__________ Zip____________

 

CSA Share

__ Full Share, family of 4+ $625

__ Half Share, family up to 4 $350

__ Individual Share, single or couple $175

 

Pick Up Day

Pick up days are very important. To ensure the freshest produce we will only harvest prior to your designated pick up day.Please choose from one of our 2 available pick up days. You must pick up your share on the day you have chosen each week. If you do not pick up your share or make no arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you, you then forfeit your share for that week and it will be donated to local charities. There is no refund for unclaimed shares.

______Tuesday at

            Baldwinsville Farmers Market

______Wednesday 3-7pm at

            Abbott Farms Market

 

CSA Contract

By signing this contract you are agreeing to participate in the Abbott Farms CSA. You understand the guidelines explained above and are willing to accept the risks. You will pick up or arrange for pick-up of your share each week. You understand there are no refunds. I appreciate locally grown produce and want to ensure that it remains available in my area by becoming a shareholder in Abbott Farms Community Supported Agriculture Program. I understand that Abbott Farms will do their best to provide sustainably produce fruit and vegetable varieties at the times they estimate. However, as a shareholder in both the bounty and the risk, I understand that nature ultimately decides what I will receive and when I receive it.

 

Signed_______________________

Date_____________________