Noci Membership

The front of the Farm is open to the public.  We will soon have our Farm Pantry Retail store built with lots of food and products from our farm. The public is welcome to come out and enjoy the front gardens.

To enter beyond the gates of Noci Sonoma, you must be a member or a guest of a member.  All functions, u-picks, dinners, movie nights, music night, lunches, brunches, pool access, creek access, picnics and so on, beyond the fence are members only.

 

New Members

After you sign up for a new membership, you will receive in the mail a welcome package.  In this package will be your membership cards for each new member.  Couples and families will have multiple cards.

Member Discounts

To receive your 15% off on all products, just present your card at the time of checkout.  

Noci Points

Each month your card will be recharged with Points & Guest Passes.  

You will need your card to purchase products or to come to Noci functions and to bring in guests.

Your card keeps track of all your benefits.  When you checkout at the Farm Pantry, present your cards to use it as payment or for your discounts.  We will deduct your points in exchange for products.


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Membership Points

Membership points come with each membership.

  • 85 points month - points roll over for 12 months - Unused points will be donated to a local charity.
  • Additional Points $50 per 25 points
  • Points can be used to purchase any fresh items Noci Sonoma grows.  This includes all produce, eggs, flowers, greens, fruit, herbs, and starter garden plants.

Some items are worth more points that others.  Such as Noci Eggs. These items will have the points listed as a price on the item. 

Most items are 1 point per 1 pound of product.

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Guest Passes

Each month your guest passes are reset.  Each membership comes with a set amount of guest passes for the month.  

Guest passes are basically day passes. If you want to bring guest to the farm to hangout, go harvesting, go to the creek, have a picnic.

  • One Free Guest Pass Per Visit
  • Two additional guest passes can be purchased for $50 a guest - Each pass is good for 48 hours and comes with 15 points.

To bring a guest, present your member card at the Farm Pantry Retail and we will deduct a guest pass from your account.

 
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Membership Plan Details - Basic Rules

Rules about harvesting:

When you come out to the farm, pick up a harvest basket from the Farm Stand / Farm Pantry or at the Members lounge in the Chefs Garden.

In the harvest basket, there are clippers, garden map, and a radio.  The clippers are for you to harvest and the radio is to contact us at the farm stand or to call a farmer.  If you need help or a ride, just call us.

What can you harvest and how much?

There are some limitations to allow everyone to sample all we have.   Each unlimited membership comes with 85 points towards all fresh items from Noci Sonoma. This includes everything we grow. One point is worth 1 pound of anything, except items marked with point numbers.  Example of a product with point numbers are eggs.  Eggs are 3 points. 

Members can harvest up to two baskets (20 pounds) a day.  Some items will have a monthly harvest limit.  This will enable everyone to try all we have. Come to the Farm Stand or Farm Pantry Store to inquire which items have harvest limits. 

When you're done shopping or harvesting, bring your harvest baskets back to the Farm Pantry Store or Members Lounge to have your harvest weighed and points deducted from your members card.

Why we have limits for the Unlimited Harvesting.

The limits are to enable everyone to share in the harvest.  If the current weight amounts per members turns out not to be enough for the average member, we will add more points to the memberships.  We are simply trying to make it fair for all members.  

Some items we will have an amazing amount of, such as tomatoes.  We will have a list of the extra items and of those items we will up the amounts each member can take. But some items, such as blueberries, we will have a limited amount and we will want everyone to get some.  Those items will have limits.

This is our first year of fully planting out the farm.  We are learning about what amounts of each item to plant. If our members want more of one type of item, next year we will plant more.  We want to provide what you want.  Just let us know.

The memberships are meant to provide food for the individuals, couples, and families members. They are not for people looking to make products or companies looking for cheap wholesale pricing.

GATHERINGS

Noci Gatherings

Each month we will have 4 or more gatherings added to our Calendar.  As we get past our construction phase the dates will increase as we have more buildings up and more gardens completed.

Each month we will email our members informing everyone what gatherings are coming up. On each listing there will be a reservation button. If you would like to attend, please sign up quickly.  There will be limited amount of tickets. 

Pricing

For our standard (non-special event) gatherings, the price is free for all Members.

Special or non standard gatherings and events will not be free.  There will be a published fee for each event or gathering.  

How many people can come to a gathering?

Noci gatherings are not big, loud or crowded.  We make them intimate on purpose. It is your farm, you should be able to enjoy it. Each gathering is 20 or so people.  We post each event on the gatherings section of the site.  You must reserve a spot in advance of each gathering. 

 

 
 

Membership Rules & Policies

 

PRIVATE HIRE

Please honor and respect the privacy of all private events occurring on the farmstead and refrain from communicating any information about the event to third parties.

 

PRIVACY FOR MEMBERS/GUESTS

Members and their guests must not approach, disturb or solicit others with whom they are not personally acquainted. Doing so may lead to suspension or termination of membership.

 

CAMERAS/RECORDING DEVICES

Noci Sonoma reserves the right to ask members and guest to not usecameras, video or recording devices in certain areas of the farmstead. Members are responsible for ensuring their guests also abide by this rule. Noci Sonoma reserves the right to take possession of and confiscate any camera, video or recording device and any photos, videos or other recorded images used or taken while on the Farmstead premises.

 

AUDIO/VIDEO SOUND

Movies, videos, songs, internet calls and presentations must only be played through headphones and should not be audible to any other member or guest present.

 

PRESS/SOCIAL MEDIA

Noci Sonoma has a strict no press policy. Members will be held accountable if they or their guests disclose or identify any other members or guests who are in Noci Sonoma in any press or social media including Facebook, Twitter and on personal blogs. Similarly, members and their guests must refrain from identifying or describing any private hire or member event occurring on House premises.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

Noci Sonoma management and all staff members adhere to the strictest confidentiality standards and pledge to maintain all records and personal information concerning the members and their guests in the strictest confidence.

 

ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES

No member or guest of a member shall use, ingest, possess or distribute illegal drugs while on House premises. If any of the uses above prove true, the membership in question will be terminated.

 

BILLS

All bills must be settled in full before leaving Noci Sonoma. There are no credit facilities. Members are responsible for their guests’ bills if they are

not paid.

 

MEMBERSHIP DATABASE

It is important for us to have your current details, plus a photograph, in our membership database. If your contact or payment details change please let the Membership Department know via House Seven.

 

MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT

Upon approval or renewal of your membership, your membership fees become payable immediately. By providing us with your card details, you accept and consent to your card being charged with membership fees upon your application being approved or renewed.

 

Membership is for a minimum of one month and renewable thereafter on monthly basis. If you have selected monthly [or quarterly] payment and choose to resign your membership [or your membership is cancelled] part way through the year, you will still need to pay for the remainder of the year.

 

Failure to pay the monthlysubscription (or any installment) within one month of the due date after being notified by management will result in the member not being admitted to Noci Sonoma and the membership being terminated.

 

RESIGNATION

Any member wishing to resign his/her membership may do so. Refunds will be at the discretion of the management.

 

SMOKING POLICY

All members and their guests are obligated to abide by Noci Sonoma’s smoking policy then in effect and to all applicable no-smoking governmental laws, rules and regulations. No smoking is allowed on the farm any time. 

 

CONSTITUTION

Noci Sonoma is constituted to encourage non-political, social and recreational activities.

 

LIABILITY OF THE PROPRIETOR

The Proprietor, its servants, and/or agents shall not be liable to any member or guest of a member for any loss damage or injury suffered by them or their property how so ever caused, save in respect of death or personal injury to a member or guest caused by the negligence of the Proprietor, its servants and/or agents. This is not intended to affect any mandatory rights you have under local law that we cannot legally restrict or exclude.

 

INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES

In the event of any dispute arising as to the meaning or interpretation of these rules, the matter shall be referred to the Committee, whose decision shall be final.

These rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with California law

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE MEMBERSHIP

The Proprietor may change the rules of the membership by displaying notification of the change on nocisonoma.com and on the Farm Pantry premises for a period of 7 days. A copy of these rules will be made available to all members upon reasonable notice.

 

NOCI SONOMA FARMSTEAD NOTICE

We want all our guests to relax and enjoy the activities and facilities available at the Noci Sonoma in safety. We have to let you know that the The Farmstead is set in open country with a creek and other natural features that can be hazardous. Guests agree to observe the rules and any signs published or displayed at the Farm Pantry, only swim in designated areas and to take reasonable precautions when travelling around the grounds or using the facilities. The Proprietor is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage howsoever caused, except where any such loss, injury or damage is caused by the negligence the Proprietor, its employees or agents.

 

ANIMALS

No animals will be allowed off leash.

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

Conduct that is prejudicial to the reputation and character of Noci Sonoma may result in suspension or expulsion. Such conduct may include violent or abusive behaviour, the communication of information concerning the club affairs or members or their guests in the club to the media. An expelled member may not return to the club as a guest. A refund of the expelled member’s subscription will be at the discretion of Noci Sonoma. Any member or members who willfully remove, damage or destroy any property belonging to Noci Sonoma or to members or to guests on the premises will be liable to expulsion. Every member binds him/herself to abide by the rules, bylaws and regulations of Noci Sonoma upon acceptance as a member. If the Proprietor considers that any member’s (or his or her guests’) conduct either inside or outside of Noci Sonoma premises is, at its his absolute discretion, contrary to the interests of Noci Sonoma or the Proprietor, the Proprietor may expel the member from Noci Sonoma premises and/or suspend or terminate that member’s membership.