One aspect of any CSA is that members support their farmer by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, disease, early frost, crop failure and so on) and rewards (the bounty from a good season). CSA farmers plan for such contingencies and use growing techniques that protect the harvest, minimize risk to members, and optimize the rewards. As a member, you agree that there is no guarantee on the exact amount or type of produce you will receive in your share. But by participating in the SICSA, you are supporting the farmer as well as a more equitable food distribution and you are helping to create a more environmentally just, economically fair and healthy society.
In addition, membership requires that you work 5.5 hours per share during the season.
Site work hours are from 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursdays at the distribution center.
Other volunteer opportunities, to insure the smooth running of the SICSA, are available for those who would like to be involved at the decision-making level and have more time and energy to offer. These opportunities include site coordinators, social media updates, membership coordinator, recruitment, publicity, special events, farm work parties, and fundraising.