Farm Share Policies

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 FARM SHARE POLICIES

SHARE PICK UPS: All members receive a pre-stocked bag weekly, and must pick their share up every week at their designated location. Shares can only be picked up at these times, but you may send a friend to pick yours up if you cannot make it. If you do not pick up your share, you cannot double your share the next week. There are no make ups or refunds for shares not picked up. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER:  Farm share pickups are held rain or shine, however in the event of hazardous weather conditions, ECO will notify members of pickup cancellation via email notification and members will be issued a makeup option.

CANCELLATIONS: If there are cancellations by ECO due to weather or other conditions, ECO will make up the week missed by providing additional produce the next week or additional weeks in the season. In any case of an unscheduled cancellation, ECO will let members know by email.

CROP FAILURE AND RISK: ECO’s farmers and staff do their very best to provide consistent, high quality produce to every farm share member, every week. However, the farm share members share in the risks as well as the benefits of the growing season.  Risks in farming include pests, drought, excessive rain, wind, and crop failure. In case of shortage in supply ECO may change the variety and quantity of produce, and/or will distribute available produce fairly among its members according to share size.

PAYMENTS: All farm share members must pre-pay for the season, except SNAP/WIC eligible. Members must commit to paying any balance in full by the due date. Payments can be made all at once or in two installments: 50% each by April 15 and May 1 with checks made payable to ECO City Farms.
If paying by SNAP or Maryland WIC, members can provide a $20 deposit and pay monthly.  Deposit is due on the 20th of the month before the month you want to start buying, and is returned at end of season.

There are no refunds for shares not picked up.

Funding for this project was made possible by the Local Food Promotion Program managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service.

How do I sign up or get more information?
To sign up, complete and sign the 2016 ECO Spring-Summer Farm Share Application and return with payment. For more information and questions, contact Amanda at ECO City Farms at 304/703-2380 or amanda@ecocityfarms.org.