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Farmer’s Pitchfork & Brewer’s Mash Rake

Community Supported Farm Brewery

Memberships run June 2019 - May 2020.

csfb@wheatlandspring.com

What’s This?

Fork & Rake is the Community Supported Farm Brewery (CSFB) program created by Wheatland Spring.

You may be familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Fork & Rake operates in much the same way because we’re a brewery on a farm.

Is this a Mug Club?

Nope. Unless you like mug clubs… kidding. The truth is, a brewery on a working farm often has different, longer-term investments and commitments than other breweries because the farming activities needed to grow, harvest, and process crops for the beer must happen well in advance of, as well as during, beer brewing and fermentation. For a bunch of reasons highlighted below that benefit Fork & Rake members and the farm brewery, offering a membership makes a lot of sense. It’s a win-win — just ask your CSA.

How it Works

Step One
A person joins Fork & Rake at the desired membership level for one year. More on that below.

Step Two
The farm uses those membership contributions for two primary things:
First, contributions support purchasing agricultural products and equipment, or making agreements with neighboring farms to buy their crops at harvest.
Second, contributions defray costs of paying local farmers fair wages to help us prepare the land and then: plant, tend, harvest, process, and store the crops.

Step Three
A member enjoys the benefits!

Membership Levels

Level 1 at $150 per year. (June 2019 - May 2020)

- One Member-exclusive Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery branded 1 liter glass growler.
- One 1 liter growler fill pick-up per month for any beer other than Reserve. 1 liter total/month.
- Member-only early access to new releases.
- 15% discount on glassware and clothing at the brewery.

Level 2 at $300 per year. (June 2019 - May 2020)

- One Member-exclusive Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery branded 1 liter glass growler.
- One 1 liter growler fill pick-up every other week for any beer other than Reserve. 2 liters total/month.
- Member-only early access to new releases.
- Limited edition clothing gift with membership.
- 15% discount on glassware and clothing at the brewery.

Land Steward at $600 per year, limited to 40 memberships. 22 available. (June 2019 - May 2020)

- One Member-exclusive Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery branded 1 liter glass growler.
- One 1 liter growler fill pick-up every week for any beer other than Reserve. 1 liter total/week.
- Member-only early access to new releases and limited edition special release invites.
- Limited edition clothing gift with membership.
- 15% discount on glassware and clothing at the brewery.
- The Member is assigned an area of cropland as an honorary land steward. A map in a public space shows the cropland with the CSFB Member name for the duration of the Membership year.

Barrel Patron at $700 per year, limited to 3 memberships. SOLD OUT. (June 2019 - May 2020)

- One Member-exclusive Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery branded 1 liter glass growler.
- One 1 liter growler fill pick-up every week for any beer other than Reserve. 1 liter total/week.
- Member-only early access to new releases and limited edition special release invites.
- Limited edition clothing gift with membership.
- 15% discount on glassware and clothing at the brewery.
- The Member is assigned a specific barrel used for beer aging and a portion of the finished beer is reserved for the Member.
- Additionally, the Member has the opportunity to collaborate with the Brewer in designing a beer for use in the Barrel Patronage program.

Memberships are for individuals and not transferrable. Prices may change year to year.

Why Join?

- Access to member-only releases, events, and specials.
- Receive discounts.
- Support small farms.
- Get to know the farmers and brewer responsible for the beer you enjoy.
- Have a stake in your community.

Why Offer?

- Allows us more flexibility to plan ahead of the growing season.
- Guarantees money for purchasing seeds and other agricultural products months (sometimes years) before the beer is sold and investment returned.
- It’s a great way for us to deepen the relationships with people who also care about supporting small farms and growing a strong rural economy.

Why Not?

Please contact us to become a Fork & Rake Member:

csfb@wheatlandspring.com