Field Edge Flowers LLC CSF Agreement
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This Community Supported Flower (“CSF”) Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the terms and conditions of the relationship between Field Edge Flowers LLC (“the Farmer”) and the CSF Sharer (“Sharer”.)
I. Terms of the Agreement: The terms of the Agreement between Sharer and Farmer are contained within this agreement. The Sharer receives a Flower Share for a number of weeks specified by their payment and Order Form.
II. Philosophy of this CSF: a relationship beyond a simple exchange of organically grown flowers for money. It is based on mutual respect between CSF Sharers and the farm community. It is very important that Sharers be mindful of the following:
A. The Farmer relies on income from the CSF to operate the farm.
B. The Farmer plants and tends crops for months before the Sharer sees them in their Shares. Each Share represents hours of work spent seeding, transplanting, weeding, growing, and harvesting your prepaid Shares.
III. Farmer Responsibilities: In accordance with the above described philosophy, the Farmer works dutifully and in good faith to bring the Sharer the freshest flowers possible.
IV. Sharer Responsibilities: To receive the freshest flowers possible from the Farmer and with a recognition that your share will be available to you as agreed upon, it is important that the Sharer pick up their share on their appointed day and time.
V. Abandoned Shared: It is our policy that any abandoned Shares be donated by noon the following day, unless Sharers have contacted us and received confirmation to pick up at another time (two days in advance of pick up day.)
VI. Vacation Hold:
A. Sharers are limited to a maximum number of one (1) vacation hold per 8 week term. Please notify the Farmer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days before you wish your Share to be held.
B. When Sharers have exceeded their one (1) vacation holds or have forgotten to give us adequate notice for a vacation hold, we encourage them to gift their Share to their family or friends. This is a great way for Sharers to share the CSF experience. Please explain to your family or friends how to pick up your Share, the day and time of pick up. Sharers may also notify the farm if they would prefer to donate their weekʼs Share.
VII. Refunds and Cancellations
A. Sharerʼs Policy. Sharer may cancel their Flower Share upon written notice to Farmer three (3) weeks prior to the beginning of the Sharerʼs term. Sharer will be assessed a twenty dollar ($20) cancellation fee to cover administrative costs.
B. Farmerʼs Policy. At the Farmerʼs discretion, Farmer may cancel this Agreement for Sharerʼs failure to follow their responsibilities contained in this Agreement. In the event of cancellation by the Farmer, Farmer reserves the right to decide whether to refund any pro rata share of Sharerʼs fees. Sharer will be notified in writing of the reasons for the cancellation.
VIII. Risk: As stated above in Paragraph II, one aspect of a CSA is that Sharers support their Farmer. To do so, the Sharers share in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, disease, early frost, crop failure and so on) and rewards (the bounty from a good season). Farmer purposefully plans for such contingencies and use growing techniques that protect the harvest, minimize risk to Sharers and optimize the rewards: growing a wide variety of crops, cover copping, crop rotation and irrigation. In the extremely unlikely event that severe weather, disease/insect damage, or other natural disaster results in a level of crop destruction that prevents the farm from continuing its weekly distributions, Farmer will notify Sharer immediately via e-mail and will communicate via e-mail frequently with the Sharer to ensure that the Sharer is apprised of any potential disruption to their service. Sharer assumes the risk should Farmer be unable to provide a portion of the Sharerʼs Shares due to any inherent risk of farming.
Communication: Please reach Mel by email at email@example.com or by phone at 978-331-0811.