Paying the whole cost of a share upfront may be difficult for some community members who would like to join a CSA. Your group may be able to work together with your farmer to develop payment plans allowing members to pay in installments, in order to make payment feasible for as many people as possible. One of the advantages of CSA for farmers is receiving income when they need it to prepare for the season. However, most farmers recognize that this is often hard for members to do and are willing to be flexible. Below are some options for how payments over time can be structured.
Many CSA groups have chosen to create a sliding scale payment option for their members. Sliding scale structures can be as simple or as complex as your group feels is necessary to meet your communities needs.
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