Join our CSA

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2012

angieMarch 15, 2012 0 Comments
Join our CSA

We have an exciting opportunity to share with you.  This year we are expanding our farm and have a limited number of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares available.  We want to offer you, our loyal customers, the first opportunity to participate in this program.

What is a CSA share?

It is simply a commitment to share in the harvest of a local farm – basically a subscription for fresh, local food.  You purchase shares in the spring and receive seasonal vegetables weekly from mid-May to mid-September.  It is a way to guarantee your supply of the freshest, organically grown produce.

How will this work?

 The produce will be harvested each week and can be picked up at our farm on Thursdays from 3 – 6:30pm.  We also will have a drop-off location at Temple Adath Israel, 124 North Ashland Avenue that might be more convenient for some of you (times to be determined later).  You simply sign the weekly pick-up sheet, take your box of glorious vegetables and fruit and leave – it’s that simple!

What are my options?

At this time we are only offering one size share, which will be 10-15 lbs of freshly harvested produce and feed approximately 2-4 adults for one week.  You might want to consider splitting a share with a neighbor or friend if this is more than you would need. For those wanting more, we will also offer to you first choice of purchasing bulk amounts of vegetables in addition to your weekly share.  Just not into eggplant? Then we will have an exchange box for you to trade items, while quantities last.

Farm fresh eggs from Happy Chicks!

Farm fresh eggs from Happy Chicks!

Other options for the share are large, farm fresh eggs from Jan Banks free range chickens and strawberries and blackberries from Black Diamond Farm, both neighbors of ours.  Everything in your share is from farms in Fayette County, giving you the freshest produce and leaving the smallest carbon footprint!

Details A share costs $450.  You will receive a variety of seasonal vegetables.  Early spring will include a variety of greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes, peas, and scallions.  Early summer will include squash, zucchini, cucumber, okra, green beans, beets, and herbs.  Late summer will include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, melons, butternut squash, acorn squash, melons, potatoes, raspberries and herbs. To sign up, please reply before April 1st, 2012.  Availability is limited and will be given on a first response basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

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We’re online…For Pete’s Sake!

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Mar

2012

adminMarch 12, 2012 0 Comments
We’re online…For Pete’s Sake!

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  As a more convenient way to communicate to everyone, as well as keeping printing (and wasting) paper to a minimum, we decided to launch a website.  This is our first shot at it, and comments are welcome if there are things you find which would make doing business easier for you.  We hope this helps you as you plan your own gardens, plan your meals, want to learn more about sustainable farming or just want to keep in touch with the world’s cutest Australian Cattle Dog!