C H I C A G O L A N D' S  L O C A L  F A R M   C O A L I T I O N

Our Pledge

We are The Band of Farmers. Our relationship with our CSA members is at the heart of everything we do. The Band of Farmers Pledge is a commitment by the coalition’s farmer-members to a set of principles addressing business practices.  It lists the core of principles of this organization. 
While the coalition does not require of its farmer-members a particular set of farming practices, we are committed to transparency.

If a CSA member has an unresolvable issue with a Band of Farmers member that it views as not honoring the Pledge, the CSA member may write the Project Coordinator of Band of Farmers to register a complaint. 

  The Band of Farmers Pledge

As Band of Farmers CSA farmer-members, we agree to operate transparently and to treat our CSA members and fellow farmers with respect. To this end, we pledge that:

      • We grow or produce a majority of the products in our CSA Shares, and will inform our CSA members of the source of any products not grown or produced on our farm.

      • We will be forthright in our communications with our CSA members, including in our Band of Farmers profile.

      • We will communicate regularly with our CSA members.

      • We will be responsive to questions, concerns, and other input, and will resolve member complaints fairly and promptly.

      • We will respect and cooperate with our fellow coalition members, engaging in collaboration rather than competition when the opportunity presents itself. 


C H I C A G O L A N D' S  L O C A L  F A R M   C O A L I T I O N
A project of Illinois Stewardship Alliance

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Mailing Address:  Band of Farmers:: c/o Illinois Stewardship Alliance:: 230 Broadway St :: Suite 200:: Springfield, IL 62701 

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