BRADY FARM CSA MEMBERSHIP
The Brady Farm uses a multi-producer CSA model. This means that we partner with other local farms to produce the variety and availability of items to satisfy the needs of our CSA program. The Brady Farm will grow roughly 75% of what is grown for the CSA, and focuses on growing popular vegetables and items that are easiest for us to grow. As an urban and organic farm, we face unique growing challenges and acknowledge that other farms can do a much better job growing certain crops. Our CSA seeks to satisfy the wide range of customer interests, while growing smarter, and supporting other local farms.
We grow year-round at the Brady Farm by using our three high tunnels. Our main crops throughout the year include: beets, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green beans, herbs, lettuce, okra, onions, peppers, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon, yellow squash, zucchini and flowers. We grow many other things, in smaller quantities.
In 2020 we will partner with the Southwest Community Learning Farm, refugee farmers from RISE, and other local organic farms. We will also grow some crops ourselves at Greyrock Farm.
Starting in 2020 we will also offer a Grocer's Box, which will include other popular items that cannot be grown locally. We offer this in recognition that people nourish themselves and their families in many ways, and our ultimate goal is to help people eat more fresh produce. Our farm and other local farms cannot provide all the items that people want and rely on. We're happy to extend our program to meet people where they are and feed them as best we can.
We pledge to use sustainable and natural practices to grow fruits and vegetables at the Brady Farm for our CSA members, and surrounding community.
We pledge to partner with other local farms that use sustainable and organic practices to supplement product quantity and variety to meet the demands of CSA members.
We pledge to respect and promote the well-being of our customers, staff, neighbors and land.
We pledge to find and use innovative techniques and business models to keep our products as low-cost as possible to meet the needs of our members and community.
By subscribing to the Brady Farm CSA program, customers pledge to support the farm and farm staff by making timely payments and communicating changes in advance. Subscribers pledge to support the farm even if the weather or other unforeseen events limit crop availability. While the Brady Farmers will work diligently to protect crops and reduce risks from weather, pests, theft, and equipment malfunction - CSA members pledge to accept the risks of farming and the variability that comes with it.
Payments, Refunds and Cancellations
Member shares are not intended to be pay-as-you-go. By signing up for a membership, you are agreeing to pay for the entire season. Installments are designed to help families manage their budget, and the farm relies on members' commitment to a full season.
Brady Box, Farmstand & Regional Box Shares:
CSA shares not paid in full can be paid in two installments due June 1 and August 15.
SNAP and other benefit-based forms of payment may be used to pay for pro-rated box shares when it is picked up at the Brady Farm, Regional Market or Cafe Sankofa. EBT will also be available at the market stands.
Refunds and Cancellations
Membership in the CSA is a commitment to pay for and regular shares of vegetables and fruit. Refunds or cancellations will only be given in extreme circumstances, and will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Any refunds or cancellations will be prorated.
Picking Up Your Share
Shares will be available for pick up at the farm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We also have multiple pickup locations on Wednesday located around the Greater Syracuse Area.
To switch locations, notify the Brady Farm 24 hrs before the scheduled pick up day.
Late or Missed Pick Ups
If you are unable to pick-up your share, you may send someone else to pick it up. You must notify us in advance if someone else will be picking up your box or items. There are no refunds for missed or forgotten shares.
Home Delivery is available on Wednesday for the Brady Box and Regional Box shares, and on Thursday for Grocer's box customers. It is the responsibility of the customer to provide a secure location for the box to be left if the customer is not home.