How Our Food Buying Membership Works
What is private food buying membership?: A private food buying membership is also known as a PMA (private membership association). PMAs operate in a manner as to keep private business and private activities a private contractual matter between the association and the members. PMAs are protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments and equivalent provisions of the State Constitution, giving members the right to associate within the venue without governance from State and/or Federal agencies. PMAs operate in a manner as to keep private business a private contractual matter between the association and the members, and they generally follow only their own rules.
What are the membership costs: $1 per year, due at the first order pick up.
Ways to buy: Text (preferable) orders at 276-477-4259, or you can also email your order to email@example.com.
When orders get processed: We have two drops per week, Tuesday and Thursday. All orders are dropped off by 10am Tuesday/Thursday mornings at Wolf Farm Natural Elements. The cut off to place an order for the drops is 10pm Sunday and Tuesday.
What’s available for pick up at Wolfs Farm: Click here for our product list
How do I sign up? Email your full name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then place your order.
Is this a herdshare? No, our membership is not a herdshare. In a herdshare, you are in a contract to get a portion of what an animal produces.
Why do I have to sign up for a membership? We sell raw dairy products and pastured meat that has been professionally butchered, but not USDA inspected. Both of which current laws prohibit or hinder access to the general public, but are legal under a private food buying club.
Is your food safe to eat? Our food is raised in a much cleaner environment than commercial grocery store food and is processed in a low stress atmosphere along with healthier and ethical processing techniques.
What do you feed your animals? All Ashwood Acres animals are fed a non-gmo diet that has been tested for synthetic chemicals.
Is your farm organic? We do not carry the USDA organic label due to the cost associated with it, but our practices meet or exceed that of which the USDA organic label requires.
Am I guaranteed to get products when I want? Yes, as long as we have the item in stock. We have limited amounts of raw milk each week and we sell as a first-come/first-serve basis. We have a waiting list when products are limited.
Can I sign up whenever I want? Yes, there is no enrollment period, but we do have limited resources.
Is the membership fee refundable? We will refund a membership fee as long as no orders have been placed, but you will not be able to purchase items marked “membership required” once refunded. Once an order is placed, the membership fee is non-refundable.