Additional Membership Information
Pets: If you choose to bring a pet with you when you come to pick- up, we ask you to keep your pet in your car during your visit.
Shadow: We have a black, medium- sized dog whose name is Shadow and who is very friendly with both children and adults. In fact, he is one of the main attractions for the children of the CSA. However, we should warn you that he also considers himself a guard dog. If you are one of the first arrivals during harvest times, he will bark ferociously! Please know that he is all bark and will not bite or attack. If you have any kids, or visitors, that are nervous around dogs, please let us know and we will make appropriate accommodations.
Children: We certainly welcome children and encourage you to bring them along when you come to pick up produce or come out to help harvest. All in all, we ask that parents keep an eye on their children while they are here, especially the very young ones.
Visitors: We love to have people visit during the season during harvest hours. If you are bringing a large group or would like to come during off hours, please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plant Hazards: While we strive to keep the gardens completely weed free, we still fall short of that goal (maybe some day!). As a result, it is possible that you will accidentally harvest some weeds. While most of the common garden weeds are quite edible, some of them may not be. If you have any questions about whether an unfamiliar plant is a crop or a weed, please ask!
Likewise, there is Poison Ivy and Stinging Nettle present along some of the wilder margins of the property. The stinging nettles produce a burning, bumpy rash that goes away after a few minutes. Poison Ivy can produce an oozy rash that lasts for days if you are highly allergic. In any case, neither of these plants should be a problem if you stay in the mowed areas and in the gardens themselves.
Insects: Mosquitoes, gnats and ticks can be an issue. We recommend that you not use DEET based repellents on your or your children’s skin. If you do use a bug repellent with DEET, we suggest that you put it on clothing and shoes (for ticks). Unfortunately, ticks can be a real hazard in the spring in this part of the country. The tick population tends to fade away by the end of June and most years they are not much of a problem at all.
Satisfaction Guarantee: We are dedicated to growing beautiful, healthy, and delicious vegetables, flowers, berries and herbs without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. We make every effort to be available to answer questions and respond to member needs. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your membership please contact us immediately and we will refund your money for the remaining weeks of the season.