CSA SIGN UPS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2023 SEASON. Martenette Farms CSA Service Agreement

Our farm is small and we strive to provide a wide range of certified organic vegetables and fruits 10 or more months of the year. Because we grow on less than two acres, we limit the number of CSA members that we take on each year. This allows us to give priority to our members. What our members do not take, we sell through Lima Family Farms' store, the Duke's Farmers Market, Bone In Food, a delivery service and through our online store.

This Service agreement aims to educate members so they can get the most out of their share. Please read and respond via email that you have read and understand this agreement. If this is not completed in 14 days of purchase, your share will be refunded.

How to order Every week we send an email newsletter with a link to our website that gives a list of our available products. Orders can be made on our website. Members choose what they want each week and the price of that order gets deducted from their CSA account. Our newsletter goes out on Friday afternoons at the same time that ordering for the week ends. When the email goes out, usually at 7am Sundays, all orders will be for the following Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, in that order. Delivery dates and time frames are written at the top of the ordering webpage as well as in the check out page.

Martenette Farms is comprised of 1 full time farmer (Andrea), 1 part time farmer (Tony), 1 10-hour a week paid helper and a handful of sporadic volunteers. We try our best to reach out to members about ordering and deadline but ultimately it is the member’s responsibility to remember to order. We recommend setting an alarm in your phone to remind you to order each week. Members who do not order or communicate for the first 3 weeks of the CSA will be refunded their share.

Balances With your delivery, you will get an invoice and Andrea will write your balance on the bottom. We will also use a google drive that lists the balances of members by customer number. Your customer number is given by the website but your balance is not held on the website.

CSA balances roll over from season to season, so there is no need to worry about using it all up before the end of the main season. Delivery is free and we have options for reusable totes and minimal plastic. Our CSA is not for everyone. While most people love our produce and our system, some would prefer more variety, more consistent sizes and flavors of vegetables and more fruit. We strive to make everyone satisfied, so in the event that someone would like to drop out of the CSA, please see our cancellation policy.

Communication Starting in 2023, Andrea will be trying to read and respond to emails 1-2 time a day. As such, email communications will be limited. If a member needs immediate attention, phone calls are best. 818-568-3106.

Cancellation Policy If you would like to cancel your membership for any reason during the season, Please email martenettefarms@gmail.com. We will check your balance and subtract the CSA member bonus you get at the beginning of the season and refund the rest through a credit card refund, venmo, paypal or a check within 2 weeks. So for example, if you purchased a $400 share, you receive a $60 bonus on your share, so your starting balance is $460. June and July, you spend $250 of that, so your balance is $210. You decide to move out of state and would like your money back or you didn't realize that Martenette doesn't grow pumpkins and you want your money back. You would receive $210-60= $150 back. This policy is only valid until the 1st of August of the season of purchase. Refunds are not available after that.

What we grow Items listed below will not be available every week of the season. We do our best.

Spring Beets, Carrots, Hakurei Turnips, Radishes, Arugula, Baby Chard, Baby kale, Lettuce, Green Beans, Peas, Spring Onions, Berries, Herbs, Zucchini, Mushrooms( we partner with Noble Mushrooms, who makes mushroom blocks. These are not certified organic. We also grow wine cap and shiitake mushrooms from organic spawn but they are not certified organic)

Summer Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Cucumbers, Okra, Chard, Kale, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Celery, Eggplant, Peppers, Herbs, Flowers, Onions, Microgreens, Herbs, Mushrooms( we partner with Noble Mushrooms, who makes mushroom blocks. These are not certified organic. We also grow wine cap and shiitake mushrooms from organic spawn but they are not certified organic)

Fall/Winter Beets, Hakurei Turnips, Radishes, Arugula, Baby Greens, Spinach, Onions, Garlic, Scallions, Celeriac, Pumpkins, Rutabaga, Turnips, Winter Radishes, Pea Shoots, Microgreens, Winter Squash, Flowers, Fennel, Broccoli, Radicchio, Mushrooms( we partner with Noble Mushrooms, who makes mushroom blocks. These are not certified organic. We also grow wine cap and shiitake mushrooms from organic spawn but they are not certified organic)

Specialty Items We have a small flock of laying hens that we are planning on expanding. We will have a small number of eggs available for CSA members on a first come, first serve basis. Our chickens are not certified organic. They are given organic feed, fresh pasture and lots of organic vegetable scraps. We are considering certifying our flock in the near future. We also purchase berries, stone fruit and oats from other local farmers that are either certified organic or organically grown and these are available for CSA members throughout the year.

We deliver with about 12 miles of our farm at 756 Amwell Road weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays June through November. We deliver every periodically in December, January and February and hope to offer occasional deliveries in March, April and May. Pick ups are not available on Farm at this time as we do not have the driveway capacity for that. We have pick ups at the Duke's Farmer's Market on Sundays from 10-2. We also deliver to Ocean Grove with a radius of about 5 miles on Fridays June through October and we offer Friday pick up at Dutch Hill Farm Market and Meat shop in Spring Lake.

CSA example

Share size= $400

CSA Bonus = $60

Total Share Balance $460

Week 1 Order

Arugula (1/3 lb) $4

Salad Mix (1/2 lb) $5

French Breakfast radishes $2

Bok Choy (1 lb) $3

Eggs (dozen) $6

Scallions $2

2 bunches carrots $4x2

Total $30

New CSA balance $430

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your membership for any reason during the season, Please email martenettefarms@gmail.com. We will check your balance and subtract the CSA member bonus you get at the beginning of the season and refund the rest through a credit card refund, venmo, paypal or a check within 2 weeks. So for example, if you purchased a $400 share, you receive a $60 bonus on your share, so your starting balance is $460. June and July, you spend $250 of that, so your balance is $210. You decide to move out of state and would like your money back or you didn't realize that Martenette doesn't grow pumpkins and you want your money back. You would receive $210-60= $150 back. This policy is only valid until August of the season of purchase. Refunds are not available after that.

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