Hello member - soon to be friend,

Below contains the agreement held between us when you sign up to a Raw Milk, Wild Yogurt or Raw Milk Kefir Share. If up have any questions or concerns then do give me a ring on 07594533648 or email me on kees@stroudmicrodairy.co.uk. A pdf version of the agreement below can be found by clicking here.

Stroud Micro Dairy CSA Agreement

Please read this carefully and keep for future reference. 

This Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA”) Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the terms and conditions of the relationship between Stroud Micro Dairy (“the

Farmer”) and the CSA Member (“Member”.)

I. Terms of the Agreement

The terms of the Agreement between Member and Farmer are contained within this

agreement. The Member receives a Share of Raw Milk, Wild Yogurt and/or Raw Milk Kefir for one year (52 weeks) as specified by their payment and the amount of Milk, Yogurt and/or Kefir the have chosen at sign up.

II. Philosophy of this CSA

Community Supported Agriculture is a relationship beyond a simple exchange of

organic produce for cash. It is based on mutual respect between CSA members and the farm community. It is very important that Members be mindful of the following: A) The Farmer relies on income from the CSA to operate the farm.

B) It would not be possible for the Farmer to supply Raw milk or Raw Kefir without the support of the CSA members.

III. Farmer Responsibilities

In accordance with the above described philosophy, the Farmer works dutifully and in

good faith to bring the Member the freshest produce possible and fulfill their share to the best of the Farmer’s abilities. Given the seasonal fluctuation of milk supply and that the farm is in its first year there may arise a situation where a share or shares may not be fulfilled.

IV. Member Responsibilities

To receive the freshest produce possible from the Farmer and with a recognition that

the Member’s share will be available to the Member as agreed upon, it is important the Member pick up their share on their appointed day and time.

V. Abandoned Shares

It is our policy to process any abandoned raw milk into other dairy products by the end of the two day collection slot (the includes the collection day and back up day a specified at sign up), unless the Member has contacted us and received confirmation to pick up at another time. Yogurt and Kefir will get donated if the expiry date is with 5 days.

VI. Vacation Hold

We encourage Members to gift their share to their family or friends when they know they will be on holiday. This is a great way for members to share the CSA experience. Please explain to your family or friends how to pick up your share, the day and time of pick up. Members may also notify the farm if they would prefer to donate their weekʼs share.

VII. Refunds and Cancellations

A) Memberʼs Policy. Member may cancel their Full Share upon written notice to Farmer two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of the Memberʼs term. Member will be assessed a twenty pound (£20) cancellation fee to cover administrative costs.

C) Farmerʼs Policy. At the Farmerʼs discretion, Farmer may cancel this Agreement for Memberʼs failure to follow their responsibilities contained in this Agreement. In the event of cancellation by the Farmer, Farmer reserves the right to decide whether to refund any pro rata share of Memberʼs fees. Member will be notified in writing of the reasons for the cancellation.

VIII. Risk

As stated above in Paragraph II, one aspect of a CSA is that Members support their Farmer. To do so, the Members share in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, disease, flooding, crop failure, TB and so on) and rewards (delicious fresh milk). Farmer purposefully plans for such contingencies and uses various

techniques that protect the cows and pasture and minimize risk to members. In the extremely unlikely event that TB, a restriction placed on the sale of raw milk along with severe weather, disease, or other natural disasters prevent the farm from continuing its weekly supply, the Farmer will notify the Member immediately via e-mail and will communicate via e-mail frequently with the Member to ensure that the Member is apprised of any potential disruption to their service. Member assumes the risk should Farmer be unable to provide a portion of the Memberʼs shares due to any inherent risk of farming.

IX. Communication

Please reach us by email at kees@stroudmicrodairy.co.uk or by phone at 07594533648