Flatbush Farm Share - WINTER SHARE 2011-2012 Sign Up

OUR MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED, BUT PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST - SPOTS SOMETIMES OPEN UP!
FLATBUSH FARM SHARE will offer four kinds of product shares:
• The full vegetable share will include 6-10 lbs. of storage vegetables and up to 1-3 packages of frozen vegetables, with salad and cooking greens as weather allows. The single shares will be half these amounts. The vegetables will be lightly washed and free of excessive mud and dirt. Leaving the vegetables slightly dirtier helps preserve quality and freshness. Our own vegetables have been frozen by Farm to Table in their freezing facility.
• The yogurt share includes a 16 oz. container of our whole milk yogurt and EITHER a 8 oz. Greek yogurt OR 16 oz. smoothie. We will alternate the Greek and the smoothie.
• The cheese share includes a piece of hard cheese weighing between 0.35 and 0.50 lbs, depending on the cheese AND a fresh cheese 8 oz.
• The egg share includes a dozen eggs.
• The Tempeh share includes your choice of classic soy, oats & barley, white bean, and yellow split pea 1 lb. packages, $8.00 each.

BECOMING A MEMBER
To become a member of the Flatbush Farm Share, you must purchase a share and commit to 4 volunteer hours per season. Just fill out and send in this form. There are two share sizes. A Single Share is enough for 1‐2 people. A Full Share is enough for 3‐4 people.

PICKING UP YOUR SHARE
Our distribution site for the winter is the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church, located at 424 East 19th Street and Dorchester Ave, at Church Ave ‐‐one block from the Cortelyou Ave stop on the B or Q trains and two blocks from Flatbush Ave on the 41 routes. There is some street parking. The Farm will deliver our produce every other Saturday from November through January (12 weeks, 6 deliveries), and pick up is between 9:30am‐12:30pm If you do not pick up your share, we will donate it to our partner Food Pantry program. You will not be reimbursed for any shares you do not pick up, so if you cannot come, and do not want your share donated, find a friend to pick up your share for you! Pick‐up days are: Saturdays Nov. 19th; Dec. 3rd & 17th; Jan. 7th & 21st; Feb. 4th.

VOLUNTEERING
We are entirely run on volunteer labor. Winter share membership means committing to a 2 hour Saturday volunteer shift. Volunteer activities mainly include setting up, facilitating, and cleaning up the distribution site on pick‐up day. Additional volunteer work may include doing outreach, contributing articles to our newsletter, translating, organizing group activities, or serving on the planning group. Once you sign up for our CSA, we will contact you about setting up your volunteer schedule. Please respond to the volunteer question on this form, so that we can assign you an appropriate site task.

SLIDING SCALE PRICE STRUCTURE
Our prices are based on member income levels and household size. Level 1 is reserved for anyone on public assistance or who receives SNAP (food stamps); Level 2 is for low to mid income households and is also below the farmer's price, which adds to our subsidy demand. UPDATE: We are now able to accept EBT payments for both veggie and extra shares.

Please understand that if you sign up for Level 1 or 2, you are taking a very exclusive spot: Our limited funding only allows us to support about 26 members at each of these levels. If you have the resources, please pick Level 3 or 4! Our mission is to make fresh, organic food more accessible to low income members of the Flatbush Community. However, even the prices for levels 3 and 4 are less than those in our local supermarkets. Please note that members at Level 1 can use food stamps for part or all of their membership; members at Level 1 and Level 2 can pay in regular installments throughout the season. At Levels 3 & 4 members must pay in full upfront by November 2nd at the latest.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What counts as income? Wages, social security, parental support, public assistance, student loans, unemployment benefits, retirement benefits. If you aren’t sure, please ask!

Splitting a share with someone not living in your home? Please consider your combined incomes!

How do FFS prices compare? Our price comparisons have shown that at every price level, you pay significantly less for the same produce, item for item, than in a regular grocery store ‐ our farmer watches prices and stays 15% below market.


DETERMINING YOUR PRICE LEVEL
How many Household Members do you have?
-1- Household Member
If you are a SNAP recipient, your level is : Level 1
If your income is Under $35,000 your level is : Level 2
If your income is Under $50,000 your level is : Level 3
If your income is Over $50,0000 your level is : Level 4
-2- Household Members
If you are a SNAP recipient, your level is : Level 1
If your income is Under $41,176 your level is : Level 2
If your income is Under $58,824 your level is : Level 3
If your income is Over $58,824 your level is : Level 4
-3- Household Members
If you are a SNAP recipient, your level is : Level 1
If your income is Under $50,000 your level is : Level 2
If your income is Under $71,429 your level is : Level 3
If your income is Over $71,429 your level is : Level 4
-4- Household Members
If you are a SNAP recipient, your level is : Level 1
If your income is Under $63,636 your level is : Level 2
If your income is Under $90,909 your level is : Level 3
If your income is Over $90,909 your level is : Level 4
-5- Household Members or more
If you are a SNAP recipient, your level is : Level 1
If your income is Under $ $87,500 your level is : Level 2
If your income is Under $125,000 your level is : Level 3
If your income is Over $125,0000 your level is : Level 4

DETERMINING YOUR PRICE
Please note that members at Level 1 can use food stamps to pay for part or all of their veggie share and extra shares; both Level 1 Level 2 members can pay in regular biweekly installments throughout the season. At Levels 3 & 4, members must pay in full upfront by November 2nd at the latest.

Level 1
- Single Share : $56 ($4.67 per week)
- Full Share : $100 ($8.34 per week)
Level 2
- Single Share : $95 ($7.92 per week)
- Full Share : $170 ($14.17 per week)
Level 3
- Single Share : $128 ($10.70 per week)
- Full Share : $230 ($19.17 per week)
Level 4
- Single Share : $137 ($11.40 per week)
- Full Share : $245 ($20.42 per week)


MAKING PAYMENTS
All share payments must be paid separately to the individual farmers or through NYCCAH. This will require that our members make separate payments / checks for each share order.

• Vegetables: Pricing is based on the sliding scale described above. Please make checks payable to "New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)".
• Yogurt : Cost weekly for the share will be $6.48, making the total cost of the share for the six deliveries $38.88. Please make checks payable to "Argyle Cheese Farmer".
• Cheese : Cost of share is $10.80, which would make the total cost for the 6 deliveries $64.80. Please make checks payable to "Argyle Cheese Farmer".
• Eggs : The cost will be $4.50 a dozen, which would make the total cost for the 6 deliveries $27.00. Please make checks payable to "Brookside Farm".
• Tempeh: $8.00 per pound. Please make checks payable to "Grown In Brooklyn, LLC".

If you are completing this form online, please bring payment to a weekly pick up and submit to the sign in desk, or mail payment to the following address by Nov 2, 2011. If you do not fill out the online form, then you must submit the application form along with the payment. Please be sure the Name or Memo on the checks reflect the first and last name of entered in this form.

Flatbush Farm Share
c/o Natalia Sucre
395 Stratford Rd., Apt B4
Brooklyn, NY 11218

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    Membership Agreement

    I commit to membership in the Flatbush Farm Share for the 2011‐2012 season (Nov.‐Feb.). As a member, I commit to supporting the farm through timely payments, and I commit to supporting the CSA by completing 2 hours of volunteer time over the 2010 season, either at the distribution site or in another way. I understand that if I don’t pick up my share, my food will be donated to a local emergency food provider. CSA members join with their farmer in both the risks of farming (crop failure, poor weather, etc.) and its benefits (a bountiful harvest season). I understand that my share will vary from week to week, generally consisting of 6‐10 lbs. of different seasonal vegetables, and that there is no guarantee on the exact amount or contents of my share. The shares will vary in weight and size depending on the time of the season. I pledge that the price level I have selected is reflective of my income bracket, including alternative income, such as public assistance and family support. I understand that there is limited (hard‐earned!) funding for Level 1/2 shares, and signing up for Levels 1/2 necessarily reduces the number of low‐income shares available for others. *If signing up to pay through a biweekly installment plan either at level 1 or 2, I pledge I will pay in full for any pick‐up I may miss. In addition, I understand that if I miss any ONE of the SIX pick‐ups, my remaining share will be resold unless I notify the CSA coordinators by writing to membership@flatbushfarmshare.com or leaving a phone message at 212‐825‐0028 ext. 231 within a week. By participating in this CSA, I am bringing healthy, locally grown food to the neighborhood, supporting sustainable agriculture, building community, and making the world a better place... Sign me up!
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    Check Out

    Please note that this order form only reserves your place in line. It is not completed until we recieve the appropriate payments. Please refer to the above information regarding who to make the check out to and where to send it. And please consider donating to help support our low income members by going to our fund raising site here : https://ioby.org/project/keep-our-csa-winter-share-affordable-all MAKING PAYMENTS All share payments must be paid separately to the individual farmers or through NYCCAH. This will require that our members make separate payments / checks for each share order. • Vegetables: Pricing is based on the sliding scale described above. Please make checks payable to "New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)". • Yogurt : Cost weekly for the share will be $6.48, making the total cost of the share for the six deliveries $38.88. Please make checks payable to "Argyle Cheese Farmer". • Cheese : Cost of share is $10.80, which would make the total cost for the 6 deliveries $64.80. Please make checks payable to "Argyle Cheese Farmer". • Eggs : The cost will be $4.50 a dozen. Please make checks payable to "Brookside Farm". • Tempeh: $8.00 per pound. Please make checks payable to "Grown In Brooklyn, LLC". If you are completing this form online, please bring payment to a weekly pick up and submit to the sign in desk, or mail payment to the following address by Nov 2, 2011. If you do not fill out the online form, then you must submit the application form along with the payment. Please be sure the Name or Memo on the checks reflect the first and last name of entered in this form. ALSO: Please print this form and either mail it in with your payment or bring it to distribution. Our sponsor organization requires the print record. Thank you! Flatbush Farm Share c/o Natalia Sucre 395 Stratford Rd., Apt B4 Brooklyn, NY 11218