Policies and Conditions


Participants must be current Brown students (undergraduate, graduate, or RUE), faculty, or staff.  All participants must purchase at least one produce share.

Brown Market Shares is only open to current Brown students, faculty and staff. Market Shares is NOT open to alumni or members of the local community who do not meet one the aforementioned eligibility requirements, as the mission of Market Shares is specific to Brown's campus and community and because we rely on university funding and resources to operate. There are countless other incredible CSAs in Rhode Island that we encourage former Brown students, faculty, and staff to join. These programs are listed on our Local Food Directory page and on Farm Fresh RI's website. If you would like to know more about this policy, email us at info@brownmarketshares.com.

RISD students, please note: As a Brown-affiliated program, Market Shares exists first to offer shares to Brown students, faculty, and staff. Any remaining spots are allotted to RISD students on a first-come, first-serve basis (in line with greater Brown/RISD cross-registration policies). Interested RISD students are encouraged sign up for a share here at any time. You will be notified only if we reach capacity and must move to a wait list; otherwise, the sign-up acts as a binding contract. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at info@brownmarketshares.com.

Policies & Conditions

The deadline to sign up for a fall share was Wednesday, January 25th at 11:59 PMThe deadline to send in your payment or set up a payment plan for a fall share is Thursday, February 2nd at 6:00 PM.

Due to the immense and rapid growth of our program, we are reaching our operational and purchasing capacities. Beginning in the spring 2017 season, we will be introducing a cap on our full cost shares. We will be accepting full cost shareholders on a first come, first served basis for the first 390 shares. If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail info@brownmarketshares.com. 

If you cannot pick up your share on a given week, you may arrange to have a friend pick it up for you.
However, we start breaking down Market Day at exactly 6 PM each week, and all food that has not picked up by then will be packed and donated by 6:30pm. You cannot pick up missed shares later and you cannot take extra produce the following week. You will still be responsible for paying for missed weeks.

You may cancel your produce and/or additional shares and receive a prorated refund until Saturday, February 18th at 11:59 PM. You may also add additional produce or supplementary shares during this period. After Saturday, February 18th at 11:59 PM, you will no longer receive a refund for cancelled produce and/or additional shares and you will still be responsible for paying for cancelled shares.