Farmers' Market Box 12/16

December 16, 2009 0 Comments

Please note: Due to the Holiday there will be no Farmers Market Box next week
This week!!!
**All produce is subject to farmers market availability**
baby bok choy – Yasutomi Farm
baby carrots – Jaime Farms
celery root – Rutiz Farms
rosemary – Rutiz Farms
walla walla onions – Weiser Farms
delicata squash – Windrose Farms
Italian flat leaf parsley – Rutiz Farms
Assorted lettuces – Coleman Farms
Baby Gold Turnips – Jaime Farms
Peewee Heirloom Potatoes – Weiser Farms
Clementine Tangerines – Polito Farms

Some weeks the bounty is plentiful, others can be a struggle. Shared risk is what it is like to be part of the farm. These farms raise food that is good for the soil, good for biodiversity and good for the community.
By definition, CSAs are composed of  “a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers becoming partners, providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. ”
Essentially you are shareholders pledging a shared cost of the farms’ operations. Each one of your individual investments yields a share of farm crops, including a closer connection to freshly picked organic and sustainable produce that hasn’t traveled thousands of miles nor has it been sitting on grocery shelves for days and weeks.
As a shareholder, you are demonstrating respect for the earth by taking responsibility for sustainable farming practices, energy efficinet production and distribution while also contributors to paying farmers decent fair wages, and elevating environmental consciousness.
Starting our version of CSA has allowed us to unleash biological and social forces that we didn’t expect to grow so quickly. We appreciate everyone’s dedication and commitment to this program and ultimately to the farms you are supporting. In the new year we will be adding local purveyors and artisan producers to the program to reach out further into the community and to provide an array of farm oriented products to you outside of produce. The whole farm….
Happy Holidays!!!

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