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.
Shortly before the season begins and throughout the season, I may log in to my membership to schedule vacation holds. I will schedule vacation holds at least two weeks in advance. At this time I may also schedule replacement boxes for when I’m back from vacation.
I understand that the farm cannot accommodate delivery changes that are requested less than two weeks in advance. Since I will make my own delivery changes at least two weeks ahead of time, I will not be contacting the farm office with vacation hold requests.
Half Shares and Fruit Shares
If I’m signing up for a half 10-week share, I realize I will receive my share every other week, not 10 weeks in succession. If I’m signing up for a fruit share, I realize that it is also delivered every other week. I will be given my delivery schedule before the season starts.
Since the farm has already invested in growing a whole season’s worth of vegetables for me, I need to experience at least four deliveries before requesting a refund due to dissatisfaction with the CSA program. If I relocate or have a family emergency, I am eligible for a pro-rated refund. A cancellation fee of $30 will be deducted from my refund.
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 minus a $30 administrative fee.
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 that might compromise the quality or quantity of my share.