I commit to membership in the Matawan CSA for the 2023 season which is planned to run for 24 weeks starting Friday, June 4 (pro-rated members start after this date) and ending Friday, November 12. As a member of the CSA, I will receive a weekly share of produce. The shares will vary by size and weight depending on the season.
One aspect of CSA is that members support their farmer by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, disease, early frost, crop failure and so on) and rewards (the bounty from a good season.) CSA farmers purposely plan for such contingencies and use growing techniques that protect the harvest, minimize risk to members and optimize the rewards: growing a wide variety of crops that thrive in different types of conditions, cover cropping, crop rotation, and irrigation. Moreover, the CSA builds relationships of trust between the farmer and the community group. On the whole, members should get a wide variety of vegetables in generous amounts. Therefore I agree that while John Krueger will act in good faith to provide fresh organic produce for the duration of the season, there is no guarantee of quantities or contents of weekly shares.
The Matawan CSA is operated entirely by volunteer effort, & each member share is required to contribute at least 1 volunteer shift during the 24 week season. Please note that if members are scheduled and cannot come, they are responsible to find a replacement by emailing the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
and confirming with the Volunteer Coordinator that a replacement has been found.
CSA updates are sent via email. I will check my email at least 2x weekly for CSA updates.
Yes, I will notify anyone that is picking up my share of the rules including how to sign in and park.
I agree to take only the produce/goods that are part of my share, and only in the amounts designated.
I am fully aware that it is necessary to inspect and wash all produce thoroughly before consuming. Farmer John Krueger, his workers, his farm, all CSA members and administrators, Susan Mann, and the pickup location we use to pick up our shares and their administrators and employees have no liability in terms of the safety of the food or the premises.
On Pickup Day, I will park in pickup location’s assigned parking section only. I will not double park, or block other drivers.
I am also fully aware that when driving, parking and picking up my CSA share at the pickup location in Matawan, NJ I do so willingly and the business owners have no liability.
I agree to not hold the pickup location, the farmer, or business owner for any injury to me, my family, guests, or damages to any of our property that might occur at the pickup location.