Angelic Organics Shareholder Agreement
I Am Prepared
I have thoroughly familiarized myself with the Angelic Organics CSA program at the main Angelic Organics website.
A Shared Commitment
When I sign up for a CSA share, I dedicate myself to being a shareholder for the season, thus providing the farm a secure market — a welcome measure of certainty in the fickle world of farming! The farm, in turn, dedicates itself to me, providing me with a varied, nutritious vegetable diet.
Shared Risk; Shared Reward
The farm does its very best to bring me a beautiful and bountiful box each week, but since the farm’s boss, Nature, provides no guarantees — the farm can’t offer any either. One of the premises of a Community Supported Agriculture program is that I share, through the vegetables, the farmer’s experience of Nature’s blessings and mischief. However, I realize that for decades the farm has routinely provided bountiful shares to its shareholders.
A primary feature of CSA is seasonal eating — I will receive primarily greens in the early season such as lettuce, spinach and broccoli, fruiting crops such as tomatoes, melons and sweet corn in the mid season, and storage crops such as carrots, potatoes and winter squash in the late season. Each box contains 9-12 seasonal vegetables and herbs.
If I don’t read all of my correspondence from the farm and if I don’t read the weekly Farm News, I am not fully participating in the Community Supported Agriculture program. I will make sure to read Farm News so as not to burden the farm office with extraneous questions.
Half Shares and Fruit Shares
If I am signing up for a biweekly 10-week share, I realize I will receive my share every other week, not 10 weeks in succession. If I am signing up for a bi-weekly 10-week fruit share, I realize that it is also delivered every other week. I will be given my delivery schedule as soon as I sign up.
Rescheduling Fruit Shares
If I have a fruit share and I need to reschedule a fruit delivery, I will endeavor to reschedule my fruit box at least 2 weeks before my scheduled fruit delivery. I recognize that the farm orders the fruit boxes that far in advance. If I cancel my fruit share less than 2 weeks in advance, the farm will have already ordered my fruit box and will inconveniently need to seek another outlet for this extra fruit box.
I realize that constructive criticism, tactfully presented, is welcomed by the farm, as the farm is always striving to improve its services to shareholders. I will only offer constructive criticism if I am current in reading farm communications, as my concerns are likely to already be addressed by the farm in its correspondence.
The farm office conducts all communications to shareholders with respect. I promise to conduct all communications to the farm with respect. I know that the farm is on my side and wants the best outcome possible for my CSA experience. I will not be rude, mean or hostile in my communications with the farm. If the farm office considers my communication to be rude, mean or hostile, the farm has the right to immediately cancel my share and refund my pro-rated share price.
Count Me In
I would like to be a shareholder in the Angelic Organics Community Supported Agriculture Program. I understand that Farmer John and Angelic Organics will do their best to provide a bountiful, nutritious harvest as scheduled, and I agree to excuse them for any mishaps or catastrophes that might compromise the quality or quantity of my share.