Advance Payment Details

The sustainability of our CSA model depends on all members being paid up at least a month ahead of each pickup, so that we have the necessary money in the bank to pay our vendors when they deliver and to buy food in advance for winter shares, trades and additional purchases. 

Our 48 pickups are spread out over 52 weeks of payments, so each Monthly payment covers four weekly shares, each Quarterly payment covers 12 shares and each Semi-Annual payment covers 24 shares. Because several months have more than four weeks of pickups, this makes members on these payment plans behind on their payments.

For example, if you signed up to start a full share April 1st and paid that day on either the quarterly or monthly payment plan, by the end of December, you would have paid for 36 shares, but you would have received 40 shares, leaving four shares unpaid ahead. Semi-annual full-share payments cover 24 weeks, but members receive 27 weeks before their second payment is made.

To resolve this shortfall, any members who are not paying annually or whose accounts are not paid ahead by a month will be invoiced or have their payments adjusted: Members paying on the monthly plan will be invoiced for one monthly payment; Members paying quarterly or semi-annually will need to reset their payments to an earlier date. You'll need to let us know at least a month in advance of your annual commitment date if you wish to stop your membership so we can halt your recurring payments and allow you to use the weeks paid in advance. 

If your account needs adjustment you will be notified by email.

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To Betty and me, Fair Shares means security and fairness. It is great to know that every week we will be able to move product and receive a fair price for it. I am proud to be part of the Fair Shares team.

Alan Nolte, Nolte Hills Farm, Morrsion MO
Nolte Hills Nursery