I/We appreciate locally grown, pesticide-free produce and want to ensure that it remains available in Central Illinois by becoming a shareholder/shareholders in Prairieland Community Supported Agriculture. I/We understand that the PCSA farmer(s) will do their best to provide the sustainably produced fruit and vegetable varieties they propose at the times they estimate. However, as a sharer/sharers in both the bounty and the risk, I/we understand that nature ultimately decides what I/we will receive and when I/we will receive it.
PCSA assesses new shareholders a one-time $16 fee to cover the cost of a CSA cookbook/information packet which explains CSAs and seasonal eating in addition to providing recipes for enjoying your produce. We have found that shareholders who know how to store and cook their produce are much more likely to renew. Without renewing shareholders, PCSA cannot build a sustainable, local organic food production system.
For households splitting a share, there is an additional $5 fee to cover the organizational costs PCSA incurs with a split share.
Sign-Up and Payment Deadline:
If you cannot pick up your share at the specified time, you can designate others to pick up your share. Simply have them give your name at pickup. PCSA reserves the right to donate any shares not picked up by 7 pm to charity. We also may sell a small number of these shares each week to individuals on our waiting list and treat the proceeds as donations.
For 2012, we are continuing our sponsored share program for low-income individuals, so that they, too, can have a voice in our local food production system.
If you are interested in assisting with fundraising, grant writing, writing articles for the newsletter, preparing educational materials, organizing internal or external education programs related to sustainable farming, assisting with the sponsored share program, or taking excess produce to area charities, please consider donating your time, talent, or other resources. If you are able, we ask that you consider making a financial donation to help us in our effort to make pesticide-free food available to more of our community.
Finally, if you are a member of an organization that would be interested in helping sponsor a share or shares for (a) low-income individual(s), please let us know by filling out the appropriate blank in the reservation form which follows. Thank you.
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