Member Handbook

Membership Benefits

Your commitment to supporting the farm for the entire growing season allows us to concentrate on our mission to provide our community with high quality food while sustaining and improving the surrounding ecosystem. It also allows us to remain viable even if we are challenged with the unavoidable risks associated with farming such as severe weather events or uncontrollable pests.

In exchange for your financial support, you can expect to receive a generous share of the season’s finest produce for 20 weeks.

Your support also helps provide families in need with healthy, fresh, delicious produce through donation to local food-sharing organization and our partnership with the Monadnock Farm Share Program.

Payment Plans

We offer flexible payment methods and schedules. However, if you sign up for a season, we require payment for the entire season. If you don’t see a payment plan or method that is comfortable for you, please let us know so that we can discuss options.

Reducing Waste

In an effort to reduce waste and environmental impact, we provide handmade Hungry Bear Farm bags from repurposed materials at the start of the season. Please bring a bag or other container with you each time you come to pick up your share. We do not typically have extra bags at the field. We ask that our Peterborough and Temple members remember to turn in their exchange bags each week so we can refill them.

Pickup Options:

Market-Style Field Pickup: Mason, NH

Our market-style field pickup affords you the most flexibility and an opportunity to visit a working farm. In addition to the week’s designated items, members also choose from a wide selection of “choice items”. We frequently offer fresh-cut herbs and greens at the field on pickup day.

In order to make our Tuesday pickup days at the field convenient for everyone, we offer a wide 9AM to 6PM pickup window. Selection usually takes our members about 15 minutes, if you pick up your share at the field, please allow enough time to finish choosing your items by 6 PM.

Boxed Share Pickup

Peterborough
Aesop’s Table Cafe, Depot Square
Wednesday, between the hours of 8 AM to -3:30 PM.

Temple

The Root, Route 101, Wednesdays.

If you are not able to collect your share on pickup day, we encourage you to ask a friend or neighbor to collect your share for you. If you do this, please let us know so that we know whom to expect.

Shares not claimed at the end of each designated pick-up day will be considered available for donation.

Feedback

We are continually updating our processes and welcome helpful feedback on how we can improve our member’s experience.