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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Community Supported Agriculture CSA

CSA Open House - Saturday, 2/18 10 am to 2 pm Bad Seed Farmers Market 1909 McGee KC
Come on by and check out the local farmers offering CSAs.

What the heck is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture. They’ve been around a long time and in today’s climate of savvy consumers they are making a resurgence. Basically a farmer offers a specific number of shares to the public. A share usually consists of a combination of produce/fruit/berries/flowers/eggs/meat depending on what the farm produces.
The consumer shares in the rewards and risks of farming: there are bumper crop years and lean years. Often the consumer will also get to share in the labor a few hours a month. This allows families to be a part of where their food comes from and provides valuable teaching opportunities to their children.
Fresh, local food on your table is beneficial to you, your health and your environment.

This is our first year to offer CSA’s to the public. We are keeping our subscriptions low so we can give our families the best service possible.

We do not use HERBICIDES, PESTICIDES OR CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS. We practice sustainable, responsible gardening. We use many heirloom seeds and practice “seed saving”.

Our chickens are “true” free range—they have the run of the farm. Our eggs are rich, colorful and full of nutrients. Our happy hens run with an assortment of roosters

Subscriptions: May 1—Oct 31, 2012.
Full Share w/work shift: $350+ tax 7-9 veg & 1 doz eggs per week This should feed a family of 4.
Half Share w/work shift: $175+tax 4-6 veg & 1/2 doz eggs per week
Most folks like to have a hands-on approach to their food. If you would like to be involved we will schedule you a work shift in the gardens. Work Shifts: Full share: 12 hrs Half share: 8 hrs per season. Work shifts are optional; subscriptions are a little more if you choose not to work on the farm.

Pick up stations are Farmers Market-Liberty Square, Farmers Market-KC-Bad Seed, Mother Nature Health Market-Liberty, Heritage Home Place-Cameron and at the Farm. Your pick up site will be determined when you sign up.

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