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CSA Policies

Please review our policies before commiting to NFM CSA.

 

    1. Registration, Discounts, and Billing.  Payment must be received before the start of the season to avoid cancellation.  To receive the FREE WEEK discount members must sign up for 28 or 34-week season and the discount is already reflected in the price listed.  IF YOU SIGN UP AFTER MAY 1, PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL UNLESS YOU DISCUSS A PAYMENT PLAN WITH US.
    2. Refunds.  There is a $50 cancellation fee once the season has begun.
    3. Make-up Policy for missed shares.  Norman's offers our members a make-up policy as a courtesy, and reserves the right to deny a make-up based upon availability of product.  THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS FOR MAY SEASON (4 WEEK SHARE) because of the nature of the short season.  1.  If you cannot make your regular scheduled CSA pickup you may come to another CSA pickup the same week (our week starts on Sundays).  
      2.  You may make up one (1) week per 8 week season (Early, Mid, Late), by doubling at a pickup or coming to two pickups in one week.  All makeups must be made within the 8 week season missed.   All other missed shares may be picked up at another CSA location, Roadside stand or a friend can pickup in your name.
      3.  Pickup at roadside stand: Picking up at the stand only the same week you are missing, please only do this if it is an emergency and you cannot make any other CSA pickups (not to mention you have greater options at the CSA).  There are no doubles allowed at the roadside stands and no CSA payments either please.  If you miss more than one (1) share per 8 weeks, you may purchase any other makeups for 50% of the cost after your first makeup share is done.  We allot one makeup share per person because you commit to pick up once per week for 8 weeks at our wholesale cost, makeup is a flexibility we love offering to our customers.  All missed shares are donated to a local food bank.  
    4. Inclement Weather.  CSA pickups will be held rain or shine, however in the event of hazardous weather conditions Norman’s will notify members of pickup cancellation via email notification and Facebook.  If a pickup is cancelled, members will be issued a makeup in addition to your regular makeup we offer.
    5. Designated Pickup Location.  All shares must be picked up at the location selected by member at registration or made up at the roadside markets during business hours.  You can only come to the roadside market on the week you miss your share.  You may come to another location to pickup your CSA as long as it is in the same week.  
    6. Share of the Harvest.  Our shares are designed to divide the harvest fairly among our members.  Small member shares are about 3/5 the size of large shares.  Shares are measured in a series of steps consisting of pints, quarts, bunches, ¼ pecks, and ½ pecks.  Members are expected to honor the designated portions and not overfill.  Members that overfill will be asked to put back produce.  Overfilling diminishes other member’s shares and jeopardizes the system of the CSA.  Members which intentionally overfill or take advantage of the system will have their membership suspended without refund.  Portions and sizes of shares are subject to change throughout season based on availability and supply of product.
    7. Donations. Norman’s donates or composts ALL missed shares on a weekly basis due to their perishable nature.  Our commitment to farmers is made prior to the growing season and does not take into account our member’s weekly plans or personal conflicts.  We ask that our members honor their commitment to participate in our CSA program and accept that any missed shares will not be credited back to the member at the end of the season.
    8. Crop Failure.  CSA 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 Norman's will distribute available product fairly amongst its members and if necessary reserves the right to discontinue make-up shares.

     

    NORMAN'S FARM MARKET RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE CSA POLICIES WITHOUT NOTIFICATION.

Notice about turkey pick ups today November 20th, 2016

    For anyone who is picking up a turkey order today at Westwood middle school and ordered a 14 to 16 pound turkey please come between 12:15 pm and 1 o'clock.   Thank you we real

2017 CSA Season is NOW OPEN! *DISCOUNT INSIDE-DON'T MISS IT*November 19th, 2016

  Dear CSA Member, We are so excited to roll out our 2017 CSA Season!  We are opening registration up before Thanksgiving, to give you a little more time to sign up at a discounted rate. &n

Tilden Middle SchoolNovember 18th, 2016

NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - SEE YOU IN 2017! 11211 Old Georgetown Road Rockville, MD 20852 Hours of Operation: Open Daily 9am-7pm (weather permitting) CLOSED DURING THE WEEK WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION

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