Common Contracts
Community Agreements: Reversing NIMBYism
(for example of an urban ag project that could have benefitted f...
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7 Sample Contractual Provisions Handout

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7 Sample Contractual Provisions Handout

  1. 1. Common Contracts Community Agreements: Reversing NIMBYism (for example of an urban ag project that could have benefitted from this, see: http://www.networx.com/article/gowanus-residents-protesting-community-g • “Good Faith Agreement” o Purpose: All parties execute this good faith agreement, which is effective immediately. This agreement has been developed through discussion with the community since 2011 and is intended to serve as a living document that <Name of the farm> and the community mutually agree to revisit and amend as necessary. o Clauses: § Parties’ Promises § Problem Resolution Strategy (e.g. mediation terms, when legal action will be taken) § Process for reviewing and revising the agreement Common Farmers Market Rules and Regulations • Definitions Matter (What’s a farmers market? Who’s a vendor? What can be sold? What constitutes a stall?) • 14 common provisions: organizer/sponsor; market manager; market rules; 3rd party carrying rules; application process and fees; criteria for selecting vendors; vendor rights; length of market; market organization membership; required documents and permits; rule and law compliance; enforcement procedures; hold harmless and indemnification; food safety and sampling. * Vender Rules and Indemnity Agreement Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership Contracts • Often function as both an introduction to the farm’s philosophy and/or methods, and a binding contract • Common provisions: share allocation process; nonrefundable cost of shares (full, ½, ¼); share size explanation; distribution or pick-up arrangements; communication policy; workshare and volunteer policy Common Agricultural Contracts • Production contracts (sales; personal service; bailment) • Farm Leases (cash-rent; crop-share; hybrid) • Lease-to-Own contracts for equipment • Insurance (an ABSOLUTE must)

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