Sign-Ups for 2013 Harvest Season FAQ
WE STILL HAVE A FEW SHARES FOR SALE!!
Updated Info is posted here:
Read this whole page to get all the info on how anyone & everyone can sign up for membership in the upcoming harvest season.
Email to get your name on the mailing list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign -Ups OPEN NOW for Returning Members. Returning members are anyone who has ever been a member with us in any of our 4 Summer or Winter seasons. Sign-ups are done on an appointment basis. Check facebook page, blog page and email updates for available appointments. Sign-ups will be open to new members starting Mon March 4th.
All summer sign-ups take place at Ryan & Yolim’s loft, the unofficial headquarters for the Southside CSA. 140 Metropolitan Ave. Between Berry & Wythe. 1st Floor. [Next door to Nitehawk Cinema]
How to Sign-Up
Sign ups are scheduled through an appointment process. Sign up to get invites/notifications via Facebook or email.
During your appointment you will choose your package, make a payment, and sign up for your volunteer shifts. You will leave with a physical receipt and receive an email invoice; Southside CSA will have a physical invoice on record as well. All of this writing and typing takes a bit of time. We try to get you in and out in fifteen minutes. It goes faster when people have thought about their payment and volunteer options before their sign up appointment. It can take half an hour if you have lots of questions.
What to bring : CASH, DATES, & EMAILS
$$ — Most importantly, checkbook or cash. (Sorry, no creditcards, paypal, or other non-physical payments)
Payment & Deposits. List of prices & packages here. The whole purpose of a CSA is to get $$ to farmers in these lean Winter months, therefore the bigger a deposit you put down now, the better it is for our farmers. In order to encourage people to pay in full, we offer reduced admin fee to those who pay in full at sign-up. New this year, we have 2 extended payment plans that come with varying admin fees. We prefer that people pay at least 50% of their payment in the deposit. However, we offer two extended payment plans for those who do not have that amount of cash ready. Times are tough and we value very highly having happy members being able to support their local food system.
- Pay in full = $20 admin fee
- Deposit & payment in full by 4/29 = $25 admin fee
- Deposit with 4-5 payments & balance due 6/15 = $35 admin fee
- Deposit with 7-8 payments & balance due 8/15 = $45 admin fee
Dates for Volunteer Shifts
It is a good idea to have your calendar (for all members in your “share family”) with you to ease scheduling volunteer dates. You will be signing up for a distribution shift, a soup kitchen shift, and a community shift. We understand that it is hard to predict your future schedule, however, it is even harder to run an all-volunteer CSA without a schedule so we insist on early sign up. We are working hard to make it easier to reschedule shifts.
Emails – You will be provided with an email receipt.Please bring the emails of all your share members so they can be added to the email list.
- Please note, there will be a $5 fee for late payments
- There will also be a $30 fee for bouncing cheques (this is what we get charged by our bank).
- Also, Southside CSA reserves the right to refund your deposit, minus the administration fee of $20, and to sell your share to another member if you fail to pay in a timely manner.
Contact info: email@example.com