The Terp Farm Flower CSA includes a bi-weekly share of fresh, locally-grown flowers.
The CSA runs for 16 weeks from mid-June through September. Terp Farm is the University of Maryland’s hands-on resource for education of sustainable food systems. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a locally based distribution system that creates a direct link between farmers and consumers. Individuals pre-purchase a “share” of the farm’s harvest in the spring to help the farm reduce the burden of up-front costs before the season starts. Please note that CSA membership is closed for the 2017 season; however, flowers are still available for sale at the farmers market weekly.
Type of Share: Cut-flowers
Share Size: 8 bouquets total (approximately 12–16 stems per bouquet)
Timeframe: 16 weeks, from June 14–September 26, 2017
Pick-up: Bi-weekly at the Farmers Market at Maryland from 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Total Amount Due: $96.00 per share
Purchase membership at the Farmers Market at Maryland
Wednesdays 12:00–3:00 pm • Cole Student Activity Building
or email email@example.com
Terp Farm’s Mission
Its four-season vegetable production provides produce to UMD’s Dining Services and donates to food-insecure members of the campus and College Park communities. Terp Farm’s developing cut-flower project aims to produce specialty cut-flower varieties for bouquets and bulk stem purchases by the UMD community, including students, faculty, staff, and departments. Our flower production upholds the farm’s values of sustainabilityby rejuvenating the environment and the community we belong to.
It’s also a way for the farm staff to better know how to prepare for the harvests ahead. This mutually beneficial partnership helps ensure a more secure market for local farmers while also providing members with consistent access to sustainably grown crops.
Risk of Crop Failure
By joining Terp Farm’s CSA, the farm and its members are agreeing to share in the risk of crop failure due to factors such as inclement weather, pests, and disease. In the case of a total crop failure, partial refunds will be prorated according to the bi-weekly schedule.
Communications Between Terp Farm and Member
The best way to communicate with Terp Farm is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us with any news regarding changes to your email address, problems with your pick-up, or dissatisfaction with your share. We will communicate with members primarily by email. When you sign up, you will be added to our distribution list—please read your emails from us. We depend on being able to communicate important information such as necessary changes to your pick up schedule or notices of our farm events. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for information about the crops and other farm related news.