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CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members participate in their own food supply by committing to share in the harvest of a local grower. By joining a CSA, you express your support for locally grown, ecoganic food, and to the farmers who grow it. A CSA creates a unique relationship between the consumers and the producers—nowadays, not many people actually know the farmer who picked the tomatoes they are eating!
Members purchase shares in the winter, signing up for spring, summer and fall shares separately. Each week from June through mid-November we harvest and distribute the vegetable shares. The variety of produce and bounty depend on the season. At the beginning of the year, quantities tend to be smaller, with a focus on salad and greens. Toward the middle of the season, the variety and quantity is at its greatest. By the end of October, the range of vegetables has decreased dramatically. For many members, it is a completely new experience to follow the growing season so closely. We write regular newsletters with food preparation tips, recipes, crop news, and other items of interest.
For more information about our prices, share sizes, and pick-up locations and to download a registration form (when available), visit our registration page.
Who Should NOT join the CSA?
We've learned that people who fall into the following categories are not a good match for the CSA program:
* Anyone who is away on vacation many weeks (it's your responsibility to have someone pickup your share if you are gone).
* Anyone who thinks this is a good way to save lots of money. It isn't. We offer good value at a fair price.
* People who don't really like to cook or who don't eat at home often.
* People who don't like vegetables or who don't like trying new foods.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
steadycam3 wrote:Cheryl, I dont think these things are cosmos. they get 8 feet tall. The bloom is similar but the plant is quite different. My neighbor has cosmos, orange but they are different. I got these seeds from a trade years ago. The seeds dont look like cosmo seeds either. And, yes, Cheryl, the plumeria smells heavenly but not like popcorn to me. They are the lei flowers in Hawaii and I cant say what the fragrance reminds me of.
This message was edited Jul 2, 2012 10:49 PM
They grow wild in the Himalayas. The British took them and the Cosmos you see now days was bred from them.