Communicating with Us
The best way to communicate with us is via email. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible, but please understand that we spend most of our time in the field growing your food and not at our desk. Please contact us with any news of the following: changes to your postal or email address, problems with your pick-up time, or dissatisfaction with your share. (We also thrive on positive feedback so let us know if you are enjoying your share!) We will communicate with you by email. When you sign up, you will be added to our distribution list which we will use to communicate important information such as changes to the distribution schedule or to our farm events. Every week we will email an update giving you information about the crops available that week, recipe ideas, or other farm related news.
Volunteering in the field
Volunteering at the farm is not required to purchase a share. However, we offer a CSA member sign up to volunteer for hours during the growing season. Please indicate on your form if you would like to sign up for this option.
Farm policies are created by the Board of Directors in close consultation with the Farmer. Our policies are designed first and foremost to protect the health and sustainability of the farm, staff, and sharers and to ensure fairness to all members.
Children are encouraged to visit the farm with their families. Children require special attention and supervision when they visit the farm. Children under 18 should be escorted by an adult at all times. If you are coming to work on the farm with any children under your supervision, your first responsibility is to oversee their actions. As much as you may want to engage in the task at hand, if the children you are supervising are not engaged in the task, we need you to stay with them and ensure that they do not roam away or damage any of the farm’s crops or property. In addition, please remember that children may be more sensitive to the dehydrating effects of sun, heat and wind but not be as aware of it. Please ensure they wear sunscreen, protective clothing and drink adequate amounts of fluid on visits to the farm.
Dogs at the Farm
We love dogs. However, dogs are not permitted on the farm for safety reasons. This is a GAP (good agricultural practice) policy.
Farm Machinery Safety
Please be mindful when farm machinery is being used. Driving tractors around people can be difficult. Please keep children away from the machinery, and step far away from tractors should they be driven where you are picking in the fields.
Poison Ivy & Ticks
Participants will be discouraged from entering forested and stone wall areas on the farm. All participants will be shown poison ivy if required and will learn to identify it. No staff or volunteers will lead children into areas with poison ivy.
All participants should be aware of the possibility of ticks while at the farm. We encourage participants to wear light clothing that covers their legs and feet and ask all parents to conduct “tick-checks” after their children have been on the farm.
Rain is not considered dangerous, and our CSA operates rain or shine. In the case of hail, high winds, thunder, lightning, extreme heat, or other dangerous weather, all participants, staff and volunteers will make their way to the carriage house. CSA pickup will be rescheduled if The National Weather Service projects 40% or higher chance of dangerous weather within a 2-hour range of program hours.
Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Sturdy closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. In hot weather, a hat is recommended. Bring a water bottle too.
Other procedures and rules to be followed:
All participants will respect the safety and wellbeing of others at the farm. No verbal or physical abuse will be tolerated. There is no smoking allowed on the farm.