Three Springs Community Farm
Member Agreement & Pledge Form
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We are pleased to offer annual Farm Memberships with Biodynamcially grown produce, goat dairy products, meat (limited amount of pork & goat), flower bouquets and herbs from our farm in Bodega, Sonoma County, delivered to various locations in the Bay Area as well as for pickup at our farm. To decide if membership is right for you and your family at this time, please review our materials in the online google drive folder. If you decide to join, please fill out this 2022 Member Agreement & Pledge Form (questions below).
Member Agreement Terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     --This Farm Member Agreement represents the commitment the Farmers and the Farm Members make to each other.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
--The Farmers pledge to do their best to produce healthy, fresh, abundant Biodynamically grown produce, and deliver it weekly to central distribution points in the East Bay, San Francisco and Sonoma County. The produce will be distributed through Members-only Farmstands or pre-packed share boxes depending on the site.  
--The Farm Members pledge to support the farm through collectively funding the annual operations budget and learning about and collectively meeting other farm needs (communication, understanding farm practices, etc.).          
--Our system of Farm Membership pledges is based on a "give what you can, receive what you need" system where the community as a whole pledges to meet the annual farm budget. The Farmers pledge to share the farm's budget needs honestly, incorporating Member feedback and suggestions as appropriate. The Members pledge to honestly evaluate their needs and financial capacities and pledge accordingly. Thus, each member commits an appropriate share of the budget and receives the produce their family needs.      
--If the Member Pledges added together do not equal the annual operations budget, we will conduct 2nd and 3rd pledge rounds via email until the budget is met; or reduce the budget.    
--The Farm Membership is a yearly commitment and is non-refundable. In spite of this, if a change needs to be made please contact the Farmers to discuss options. We ask that you continue your membership until your replacement can be found.  
--The Farmers pledge to use Biodynamic farming practices, to continually evaluate the farm's environmental, economic & social sustainability, and to actively work to reduce the use of off farm inputs of any kind. Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides will not be used. Farm Members may ask to review the Farm's practices at any time.      
--The produce season runs for approximately 36-40 weeks (depending on weather) from mid or late March through early December. During the season we will be closed (no delivery) for 3 weeks of vacation. We will attempt to give extra during the weeks prior to vacation weeks.    
--All of the produce delivered is grown on our farm unless otherwise specified. Members may as a group decide to make arrangements with other farms for additional items. These will be an additional charge paid directly to the producer.    
--We plan for an abundant harvest for our members. Our harvest will, however, start slower in the spring, gain momentum in the summer and fall, and shrink again in the late fall. There will be storage items such as winter squash, garlic and onions. Seasonal flower bouquets will also be included. Other products from the farm are distributed equally among the members.    
--The Farmers promise to do our best to provide you with bountiful shares. However, the quantity and quality of the produce may vary due to extremes of weather, insects or other factors beyond our control. By becoming Farm Members, you are agreeing to share not only in our bounty, but also in the risk of crop failure, with us and the other Farm Members.    
--Food safety is of utmost important to us. We follow strict sanitary protocols which we are happy to share with Members. Please be advised that some items will not be pre-washed, so we recommend you wash your produce as you wish at home to ensure it is bug and soil free.  
--Since we do not use any synthetic inputs, and wait an appropriate time after applying field sprays before harvesting, the choice to wash or not is yours.    
--To ensure sufficient harvest for all our members we plan and hope for overproduction. Some of the produce will be made available to members who wish to preserve the bounty. Some will be fed to our farm animals to supplement their feed. The collective Farm Membership may suggest where other excess produce should be marketed or donated.  
--Farm Members and your guests are welcome and encouraged to visit the farm to volunteer, hike, picnic, or camp in our campground. Please contact the Farmers in advance of your first visit.
By Writing My Name Below, I Agree to the Farm Membership Agreement Terms for the 2022 Season: *
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First Adult First Name *
First Adult Last Name *
First Adult Email *
First Adult Phone Number *
Second Adult First Name
Second Adult Last Name
Second Adult Email
Second Adult Phone Number
Other Adult Household Member Information (Name, Email, Phone)
Mailing Address *
Mailing City *
Mailing State *
Mailing Zip Code *
Children's Names
Preferred Pickup Location *
--The Farm Operations Budget divided by 80 Member Families is an average pledge of $3,275 per Member Family per year  
--Sliding Scale System: please pledge an amount that works for your family budget while taking the Farm's budget needs into consideration. Pledges that are greater than the average amount will help to support Memberships for lower-income families. The minimum annual pledge amount is $1000.  
UPDATE 5/9/2022: Our low-income memberships are closed for the season due to our current budget shortfall. We are accepting pledges of $1,800 or greater per season at this time. Please contact Willow at willowvioletsummer@gmail.com or 707-876-1860 if you are in need of financial assistance as there may be a way to find a sponsoring donor.
--Our Bookkeeper Joy will contact you to arrange for monthly or quarterly payments.  
--If, on the other hand, you wish to make your annual payment all at once at the start of the season, please send a check or checks to:                                                                                                                   Three Springs Community Farm                                                                                                                                                            PO Box 44                                                                                                                                                                                  Bodega, CA 94922    
--Note: A minimum amount of $1000 per year to Three Springs Community Farm is required to establish your Membership    
--If you wish, you may give the remainder as a tax deductible donation to Three Springs Community Farm Foundation to support our educational programs. Thank you!  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please list your Membership Pledge amount for the season (annual amount):           *
Please list the portion of your Pledge you wish to donate to our education programs, if applicable (Check payable to Three Springs Community Farm Foundation, PO Box 44, Bodega CA 94922)
Goat Dairy products & limited meat are included in our program (vegetarians and vegans may of course opt out). We require Dairy & Meat Herdshare agreements for those wishing to receive these products. There is a one-time herd purchase price of $50 for each ($100 total). This payment will roll over to future seasons if you maintain your Membership. Please print out the herdshare agreements and mail them with a check to PO Box 44, Bodega CA 94922.                                                                              
I wish to participate in the Dairy products *
I wish to participate in the Meat products *
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