CSA Share Agreement & Online Membership Form
Our CSA runs for a total of 5 months, from November through March and consists of 5 Meat Boxes. Delivery will occur the first week of every month, the particular day to be announced once the program is filled and a route has been made. Delivery dates and times will be arranged with you via our newsletter and will be the same every month unless otherwise specified. Pickup from the farm is also an option and can be arranged with us.
It is expected that members will be home to receive their Meat Box, or will leave a cooler out for drop-off. If drop-off does not work for a particular month, please contact us ahead of time to make alternate arrangements.
If there has been (1) no contact with Monarch Acres to arrange for an alternate plan; (2) no one is home to receive the box and; (3) there is no cooler, the Meat Box will be dropped off regardless and it then becomes your responsibility.
We, at Monarch Acres take all measures possible to ensure the health and safety of our animals, but there are no guarantees. At the core of the CSA is the idea that members support their farmer by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, disease, predation and so on). Monarch Acres will work in good faith to fulfill each month’s box, but we can provide no guarantees as to cut make-up of each monthly share.
Be an Active Participant
We encourage all of our members to be active participants throughout the course of the CSA season. You can do this by emailing us suggestions or concerns, coming out to help with the farm work and even offering up any hints, tricks or recipes. We need your feedback and suggestions to continue to improve, so we encourage you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Farm tours are also encouraged! They can be scheduled ahead of time.
The Meat Boxes
Each of the standard five boxes will have one dozen free range eggs, one pasture raised chicken and an assortment of pork cuts. Every CSA Meat Share includes one holiday turkey (if desired) which will make up a portion of the December box, the rest of the box consisting of either a roast chicken or a variety of pork cuts depending on your preference. Each Meat Box weighs between 15-20 pounds and is valued at $110.
If you choose the Pork Only (no chicken) option, your Meat Share will consist of one dozen free range eggs and an assortment of pork cuts. Again, each Meat Box weighs between 15-20 lbs and is valued at $110.
Example Meat Box:
1 dozen free range eggs
1 roast chicken
1 lb bacon
2 pkg sausage
2 pkg ground pork
1 lb ribs
We currently offer one size CSA Meat Share, with add-ons available if you’d like more of something each month. Each of the 5 Standard Meat Boxes are worth $110, totalling $550 for the full CSA Share. If you choose add-ons, we will calculate your new total and be in touch.
We accept cash, cheque, or e-transfer. Payments can be made either upfront or over the course of two or three payment installments.
A deposit, the equivalent of one box ($110) is due upon signup to be a CSA member.
- the remaining $440* can be paid on or before September 1, 2018
- OR equally divided and paid September 1, 2018 ($220*) & December 1, 2018 ($220*)
* prices shown above are for a standard CSA membership
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns around payment of the share. If you have an alternative payment schedule in mind we are happy to accommodate.
Online Membership Form: