Joining the CSA

 

Our passion at Mulberry Family Farming is to provide the community with the freshest, local, and seasonal food possible. If you, the member, wish to receive a portion of our farms harvest this agreement outlines the shared commitments of that relationship. 

 

I. Becoming a member of our farm

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm, you, and your family. By becoming a member, you are investing in a portion of the farm's harvest in 2018. The CSA will run from June until October. Members are responsible for picking up their shares during their chosen pickup time. Shares will generally be 7-12 items that make up a 5-10 lb box of produce. The boxes will vary in size and variety based on the season. Listed below are some of the vegetable varieties we plant and when they are typically available. 

 

II. Our Growing Ethics 

 

At Mulberry Family Farming we strive to ever improve our sustainable growing practices. Although we do not seek official USDA or third party certification, we believe in customer certification. Our practices utilize local materials to build soil health and never use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. We only source seeds from distributors that pledge not to sell GMO's. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have about our growing and sourcing practices. 

 

III. Crops expected this year*

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Each year we plant dozens of different varieties for many reasons, one being the excitement that follows intriguing edibles from the field all the way to the table or market. Variety also increases harvests when mother nature is unpredictable, and she usually is.  

IV. Shared Commitments of our CSA

 

Sharing Crop Surplus - As a CSA member you are part of the farm family. Because of this, you will reap the benefits of a bountiful harvest. If a surplus of produce is available, you will receive additional produce at no cost and have first choice of excess for preservation. 

 

Sharing risk of crop failure - We promise to do our best to ensure you have a diverse bountiful share. However, quantity and diversity of produce will vary from week to week depending on weather, insect pressure, and other factors in defiance of our best efforts. By joining our CSA you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with the farm and other members. In the unlikely event of a crop failure procedure is as follows:

 

-If only a small portion of crops fail we will offset for failed crops by providing your share with other crops. However it may not be feasible to find certain crops in the case of widespread failure or due to a lack of local growers raising produce to our promised standards. 

 

-In the very unlikely event that a large or complete portion of crops fail due to unforeseen circumstances, we may not be able to deliver a complete or any shares at all, although this is very unlikely. 

 

V. Share Pickup Options and Procedures

 

YOU are responsible for picking up your share every other week from your selected pickup site:

 

There are two pick up locations:

Right here at Mulberry Family Farming on Wednesday evenings from 4-6PM

King's Daughters Farmers Market on Thursday from 2:30-4PM

 

Pickups at the farm begin June 13th and are picked up every other week through September 5th. Pickup days are 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22, and 9/5. The Fall box can then be picked up September 25, 26, or 27th.

Pickups for King's Daughters Farmers Market begin June 7th and are delivered every other week through August 30th. Pick up days are 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, and 8/30. The Fall box can then be picked up at the farm September 25, 26, or 27th.  

 

On pickup days we will do our best to remind you it is CSA day by sending  you a text message. 

 

If you cannot pickup your share, we suggest having a friend or family member pick it up for you. If you will be out of town, please feel welcome to gift your share to a friend. Just have them let us know they are picking it up for you. Please be sure to inform them of the pickup location, time, and procedure. 

If you wish to change the your pickup site during the course of the season, you must contact us at least a week in advance of when you would like the change to take place. Shares not retrieved within the pickup window will not be available for picking up late. 

 

* We take the safety of your food seriously. For your added protection, wash all produce before eating. 

 

VI. Member Fees

 To join our CSA family we ask for a $50 deposit to secure your membership. The remaining balance of $200 is due by your first pickup in June. Need to spread payments out over the season? We can do that too! $50 deposit secures your membership. Then a payment of $125 would be due at the time of your first pickup followed by another $100 payment at your first pickup in August. To secure your membership please contact the farm at mulberryff@gmail.com or call Casey at 606-465-2889. 

Bi-weekly Share

Enjoy a basket of fresh veggies every other week during our primary growing season. Pickups begin mid June and go through October. 

 

7 Baskets Total + Fall box

~ $30 per basket with a bountiful box of both fresh and storage crops in the Fall. 

If you are interested in becoming part of our farm family by joining our CSA please get in touch for payment options and any other questions you may have. 

Email: mulberryff@gmail.com

Phone: 606-465-2889

 

Farm pick up and visit hours:

Wednesday evenings from 4-6 pm

74 Muncy Ln 

Ashland, Kentucky 41102

Contact us: 606.465.2889

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