CSA Agreement


Farm Contact Information:


Obercreek Farm

59 Marlorville Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

email: info@obercreekfarm.com

phone: 845-632-3888

Obercreek Farmstand

89 New Hamburg Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-218-9262

2019 CSA Season Length/Pickup Days

Our CSA Season runs for a total of 22 weeks from early June to the end of October/beginning of November. Members are responsible for picking up their share on their designated pick-up day which may be either Wednesday's between 4pm-7pm or Saturday's between 9am-Noon at: Obercreek Farm Stand: 81 New Hamburg Road, Wappingers Falls NY 12590. Members will have the ability throughout the season to utilize U-Pick herbs and flowers during their CSA Pickup hours. For insurance and liability, members will be required to bring their own clippers, knifes and containers to harvest herbs and flowers.

The exact date of the start and finish of our 2019 CSA will be announced via email blasts, website and social media, in early May for the start and once again in September for the finish.

Harvest expectations:

Our CSA season is 22 weeks long. In it you will see a range of different vegetables available. We have provided a quick outline of what and when you may see different vegetables in your share. We plan and plant an abundant diversity of produce, however, situations outside of our control such as weather, insects and production complications can reduce overall quality and quantity of the produce you will receive.:

Early Summer: Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Dandelion Greens, Fennel, Garlic Scapes, Green Garlic,  Red Radishes, Turnips, Bok Choy, Mizuna, Daikon Radishes, Kohlrabi, Scallions, Summer Squash, Beets, Carrots, Spinach, Red/Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Frisee, Radicchio. Escarole, herbs* and flowers*

Mid-Summer: Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Red Radishes, Turnips, Scallions, Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers, Scallions, Red/Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Frisee, Escarole, Radicchio, Green Beans, Bok Choy, Mizuna, Summer Squash, Spinach, herbs* and flowers*

Fall: Lettuce, Chard, Kale Dandelion, Onions, Beets, Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, Fennel, Red Radishes, Turnips, Winter Radishes, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Winter Squash, Kohlrabi, Garlic, Collards, and herbs*

items marked with a * are U-Pick crops.

Quantities:

Vegetable Share Members will receive 8 items weekly in addition to seasonal U Pick Flower & Herbs

CSA Pickup Procedures:

The exact date of the start and finish of our 2019 CSA will be announced via email blasts, website and social media. Please check these areas frequently to make sure you don't miss any important information.  Prior to your first pick-up you will receive an email with any specific information you may need for picking up at the farm such as Bags, Clippers, vase etc. We will also explain the setup, market style, signage and more. Once you arrive, you will be required to sign in first, before proceeding to pick-up your share. This provides us a record of who has come, and who we are waiting for. You will then be able to proceed as instructed. Please remember to be considerate of other CSA members and if you require any help or have questions, a farmer or farmstand associate will be present to help you.

What if I go on vacation or am unable to pick up my share?

If a member is on vacation, or unable to pickup their share due to prior conflict,  you may have your friends or family pick up your share that week. Please explain the responsibilities and procedure during pickup to the one getting your share to ease confusion or wait times. If you are unable to make arrangements,  Obercreek Farm is partnered with several food banks, monasteries and churches in our area in which, at our discretion, some or all of any unclaimed shares will then be donated. We are not able to hold any produce for you to pick-up at a later time or day.

Payment:

All payments are non-refundable. The farm has the right to terminate any memberships at any time, with or without reason. You may find someone to take over your share if you are unable to continue yours.

Communication:

Feel free to reach out at any point with questions, comments or concerns. You may email us at info@obercreekfarm.com or call our office at 845-632-3848 or our Farmstand at 845-218-9262.

Summary of Terms and Conditions:

As a member, I understand and recognize the inherent risks of farming and mother nature’s effect on production. There are no guarantees on the exact amount or type of produce I will receive throughout the growing season.

I am responsible for learning how the Obercreek Farm CSA works and the specific pick-up procedures, picking up my share on the designated day and time and sharing this information with those who my pick up my share for me. All parties who split a share understand that they are entitled to just one share in common and is to be collected on the agreed upon day. If I do not pick-up my share on the designated date and time agreed upon, I forfeit my share for that day.

I understand that if I cannot continue my share, that all payments are final and I will not be refunded the share price. The farm hold the right to terminate membership with or without reason and will not issue refunds for the remainder of the season.