Members’ Agreement

The Tellurian Fruit Gardens CSA is a direct relationship between farmer and member. This MoU outlines the shared commitments and expectations involved in that relationship.

 

As a CSA member of Tellurian Fruit Gardens: 

  • I agree to receive the TFG newsletter.
  • I understand that ‘name you price’ is an experimental sales model aimed at collectively subsiding ethical food for those is financial hardship and;
  • I agree to pay at least the default price if I can afford it.
  • I agree to collect my fruit box from my hub within 48hrs and that if I fail to do so, my hub host reserves the right to give it away/donate it to charity etc. (I understand I can call my hub host or my farmer and ask for leniency in outstanding circumstances).
  • I understand that I have the right to ask TFG questions about farming methodologies.
  • I understand that I may express my preferences as to the contents of my box but;
  • I agree to receive what I am given
  • I understand that if I don’t like something I receive I can gift it to someone.
  • I understand that the contents of my fruit box will change as the season progresses.
  • I understand the principles of CSA (Teikei).
  • I understand that buy purchasing a CSA Share, I am in effect sponsoring TFG to grow my fruit and;
  • I understand that factors out of TFG’s control may affect the quality or quantity of that fruit (e.g. hail, too much rain in spring, pestilence).
  • I understand that I am part of a community that can collectively share the above risks, as opposed to just the farmer and;
  • I understand that this means I may have to share in adversity as well as abundance.
  • I understand that there are many ways to preserve fruit when it is plentiful in preparation for when it is not.

 

As your fruit farmer, I:

  • Agree to communicate regularly with members.
  • Understand my role in the education of members
  • Understand that transparency is accountability.
  • Agree to minimise carbon footprint where possible (e.g. reduce packaging). 
  • Agree to maintain organic certification
  • Will strive to grow the highest quality and most nutritious fruit as possible
  • Agree to farm ethically eg. to treat all parts of the ecosystem with respect
  • Agree to continue to educate myself and stay knowledgeable about ‘best practice’
  • Value the input of my CSA community and;
  • Understand that I should be flexible and receptive to community expectations.

 

Likely crops for 2018-19 season.

Month Harvested

Expected Crops

Dec 2019

Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Peaches, Nectarines

Jan 2020

Apricots, Plums, Peaches, Nectarines, Apples

Feb 2020

Plums, Peaches, Nectarines, Apples, Pears, Nashis

March 2020

Plums, Apples, Pears