Frontera Audubon will be a pick-up location for the Yahweh All Natural Farm & Garden’s Food to U Basket Program CSA. Read on to see how you can sign up to pick up fresh produce weekly for your family. Everything is handled through Yahweh, therefore questions may be directed to Diana at 956-412-4916. Sign ups are a month in advance, and space is limited. Give them a call today!
19741 Morris Rd
Harlingen TX 78552
Know your farmer Know your food!
Let us grow your vegetables
Food to U Basket Program CSA 2015-16
Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden is owned by Saul and Diana Padilla. A 35 acre diversified Urban Certified Organic farm located in the city of Harlingen TX.
Join the Community Supported Agriculture memberships “CSA” Food to U Basket Program and secure your share of our farm vegetables for 30 weeks.
What is CSA
Community Support Agriculture know as CSA originated in Japan in 1960’S and Europe in 1970’s and began in the United States in the 1980’s. This “movement” provides a direct link between consumers and farmers. The goal of this relationship is to provide solutions to the problems of small farm survival, food quality, nutrition, community building, sustainably and quality of life. This direct marketing method can benefit both farmer and consumer in many ways.
CSA is sometimes known as “subscription farming,” and the two terms have been used on occasion to convey the basic principles. In others cases, however, use of the latter term is intended to convey philosophic and practical differences in a given farm operation. Subscription farming (or marketing) arrangements tend to emphasize the economic benefits, for the farmer as well as the consumer, of a guaranteed, direct market for farm products, rather than the concept of community—building that is the basis of a true CSA. Growers typically contract directly with customers, who are called “members” and who have agreed in advance to buy a minimum amount of produce at a fixed price, but have little or no investment in the farm itself. A grower could maintain small farm profits by selling low cost memberships to customers who then were allowed to harvest crops at below market prices.
How it Works
CSA arrangements are based on a contractual agreement between a farmer and a consumer. This not only provides the farmer with capital to start their business, but who ensures a guaranteed market for their product. Members can rely on fresh, local produce throughout the season.
Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables; interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week or every other week throughout the farming season.
As each crop comes in, throughout the growing season, members receive their share once a week. The size of shares varies in quantity and variety.
6-8 different vegetables, harvested and packaged and delivered weekly (Example: a bunch of carrots, some squash, beets, radish, lettuce cucumbers and tomatoes) they become ready to harvest.
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How much does it cost to become a member?
The share cost is $25 per week delivered to a community pickup site.
15 weeks (6months bi weekly) 375.00
30 weeks (6months) 750.00
Why is CSA better than grocery store produce?
CSA is great for the farmer, who gets a secure income from CSA, and it is great for the consumer who gets fresh seasonal produce. Provides a fair priced: Certified Organic, fresh produce at its optimal flavor.
Benefits of CSA Memberships
. Regular deliveries of fresh, Certified organic local produce
. Pre-purchasing locks in your food cost ahead of time.
. Farm-to-Table delivers guarantee produce at its peck flavor
. You Know Your farmer behind your food
Don’t have to guess what the farm practices are when you know your farmer
We, Saul and Diana, at Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden commit to provide our members with locally grown, certified organic produce. We understand that as a member, you are investing in advance to our farm. We would like our members to know that all members will have first choice in other product we provide to the public.
This includes the choice to purchase farm fresh eggs (while available). We cannot guarantee eggs sales because it depends only on chicken to supply.
Members consist of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers, and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members of “share-holder” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated casts of the farm operation and farmer’s salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. Members also share in the risk of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. By direct sales to community members who have provided the farmer with working capital advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing
How do I Sign-up?
Read Agreement, Completed forms and sign; mail signed form and payment to.
Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden
19741 Morris Rd Harlingen TX 78552
MEMBER SHARES THAT ARE NOT PICKED UP WILL NOT BE REFUNDED OR MADE UP, UNLESS IT IS FAULT OF THE FARMER
The member agrees to pick up weekly produce shares at the agreed upon time and location. If the member does not pick up produce or does not designate another person for pickup, Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden may donate the produce. Members splitting a share must do so on their own. Yahweh’s all Farm and Garden will not be responsible for payment or distribution when a share is split between parties. Likewise, Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden will not be involved in disputed between parties splitting shares. . Member shares will be picked up at specified location for the life of the share designed on the agreement.
****RULES: delivery container “ HELP US KEEP COST DOWN”
- If you forget to bring back your green bag please remove inside grocery plastic bag and leave the current green bag so we can continue to have bags to put your vegetables.
- All Vegetables should be removed from bags, to avoid spoilage
- Vegetables bags are to be emptied & CLEANED before returned to receive the new produce.
- Vegetable delivery containers must be returned.
Return the information below
Community Supported Agriculture Application Agreement
I agree to purchase a share in the Yahweh’s CSA Food to U Basket Program. I have read and agree to follow guidelines and I agree to be understanding of circumstances (acts of God) that the farmer and participating farmers have no control over.
Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden may in some occasion use produce from other farmers with the same practices as Yahweh’s farm.
Community Supported Agriculture Food to You Baskets Season 2015-16
Anticipated start time November 4, 2015
Phone ____________________________ cell# ____________________can you receive text? _____
What is the best way to contact ___________________
Pick up location
Harlingen only: Home delivery available for 5.00 per delivery.
Major Health Food Store 1001 S 10th St # A, McAllen, TX 78501
11am to close ____________________
Weslaco at Frontera Audubon 1101 S. Texas Blvd. Weslaco, TX
10 am to 5:30 pm ___________________
Brownsville Paredes and 802 corner of HEB ____________________
The share cost is $25 per week
15 weeks (6months bi weekly) 375.00
30 weeks (6months) 750.00
We are a very small business and keeping track of payment becomes very time consuming. We will be trying something new this year. Monthly
Monthly: payment options: payments checks can be submitted with application with postdates for each month. This will eliminate any interruptions in your delivery for lack of payments.
Cost is 25.00 dollars per week (example 4×25.00, 5×25.00 or bi- weekly is 2×25.00) how every many weeks in the month paid in advance.
* Monthly: payments have a onetime 50.00 additional charge for processing/registration at signup.
**Returning members will not have to pay a registration fee
Please list any allergies to vegetables or fruits so we can avoid added them in your bag.
I/We the member(s) appreciate locally grown, chemical and pesticide free produce and want to ensure that it remains available in the area by becoming a participant in the Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden CSA Farm to you Basket program. I/We understand that the farmers, Saul and Diana, pledge to do their best to provide the fruit, vegetables, and herbs they produce at the times they estimate and are of the highest quality possible. However, as a shareholder in both the bounty and the risk, I understand that nature ultimately decides what I will receive and when I will receive it. In the unlikely event of dissolution of the CSA by the operators, refunds will be issued on pro-rated basis within 60 days of the date of dissolution.
Sign ______________________________________________ date ___________________
___McAllen, ____Harlingen, ____Brownsville, ____Weslaco
No refunds after 30 days of membership.
Member loses share if misses three consecutive pickups
No deliveries will be made without payments.
Transfer of share
Once CSA begins, Members may transfer ownership of their share with prior notification of the CSA operator and provided that the new owner uses the same pickup location as the previous one. Any prospective purchaser of the share must fill out the application and sign a copy of the agreement, before transfer is finalized.
Financial agreement for sale of share is the holder’s responsibility.
I have read and agree to the terms conditions. By signing this agreement I am entering into a partnership with CSA farm and pledge my support to the farmers while a member. Any farming venture such as crop failure, extreme weather conditions, etc.
Sign ___________________________________________ date _____________________