Some of you may have noticed we are now starting a wait list for our summer shares. This is great news for ICF but may be a disappointment to you.
We are fortunate that by May 1 we are usually sold out of our over 600 shares for the summer season. It's been a busy late winter-early spring as we sign up members. We announce early share sign-up in January and offer a small discount to members who pay in full in the first month. We don't advertise but rather rely on word-of-mouth for member referrals. This buzz is also good for ICF.
Co-op members may ask to be automatically renewed and those members are signed up first in January. Even at this late date, we would do our very best to squeeze in every co-op member possible.
All this said, we do reach a limit in terms of how many members we can support with produce for the summer. Waiting until May to sign up increases the possibility of being added to a waiting list. Sometimes we have people drop out after we get started in June and we can reach to our list. Sometimes folks on the waiting list can't join until the winter share season.
Please do sign up to be on the waiting list at this point. We need to know how many people we're working with going forward. If you've already signed up, thank you! Thinking ahead, if you are a co-op member, make sure you are on automatic renewal. Not a co-op member? Join anytime here.
We'll be announcing the first pick-up date very soon! Watch this space.