Free weekly CSA Delivery in the Skaneateles area (13152) Time to sign-up for the 2012 Schoolhouse Farms CSA! Learn more when you Google Schoolhouse farms or visit us at this link.
Keep it local and support your neighborhood farmer A weekly deliverable share of 7-8 items that begins in June or as soon as weather allows and runs until Mid-September or so. It is a collection of Schoolhouse Farms grown produce that varies as does the harvest ! Starting with greens and other early season fare and continuing with heirloom tomatoes, beans, squash and a host of other items as they mature. Great local pesticide free products from growers you know and live in your community.
A CSA from Schoolhouse Farms
We have always looked for an approach to farming that best reflected our vision and values …so we have chosen to be a CSA farm. We believe that Community Supported Agriculture can restore the vital link between consumers, farms and their farmers, and the natural world, and we believe that restoring that connection is more important than ever at this time in history.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
A CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season. The arrangement guarantees the farmer financial support and enables many small- to moderate-scale organic family farms to remain in business. Ultimately, CSA creates “agriculture-supported communities” where members receive a wide variety of foods harvested at their peak of ripeness, flavor and vitamin and mineral content.
“We cannot move back to a rural society. We have to create a new relationship between the citizens and “their” farmland that will make the benefit of the farm experience available for anyone who seeks education, recreation, or therapy. Every community needs to incorporate farms not only to have fresh local food, but also to have available educational facilities. The extermination of farms on the East and West coasts of the United States is leaving a vast, thinly populated, highly mechanized and chemicalized agriculture in between. This has many detrimental consequences, environmental, educational, and social.” ~Trauger Groh, Farms of Tomorrow Revisited.
Why Participate in a Schoolhouse Farms CSA?
Eat fresh ~ experience food with higher nutrition and better taste. Eat organically ~ and keep chemicals off the land, out of the water, and off your plate. Eat locally ~ and save the expensive fossil fuel miles (about 1300) that it currently takes to get a pound of food to the American table. Eat heirloom tomatoes ~ and support our planets seed heritage. Support a small farm and its farmer ~ and preserve beautiful farm landscapes, wildlife habitat, and a more secure local economy. Connect naturally to the source of your food and to each other in the spirit of community. Know your farm…know your farmer CSA has been called “farming with a face on it.” You’ll have a very direct relationship to the farm and farmer growing your food, and an opportunity to be closer to the source of your food than ever before.
Support for agriculture
If agriculture is replaced by agribusiness, what will be the effect on human health and the environment for future generations? Unchecked, agribusiness has already produced factory farming, genetically engineered foods, and the suicide seed. The average child receives four times more exposure than adults to at least eight widely used pesticides in food. You, the consumer, are voting every day with your food dollar. As a shareholder, that food dollar is maximized for you, for the farmer, for the land, and for the environment.
How does CSA work?
The CSA customer becomes a member payment early in the year. In return, the shareholder “shares” in the season’s harvest by receiving a weekly box of fresh delicious, quality produce throughout the growing season. Shareholders, inevitably become allies of the farm and farmer they support. By simply sharing in the harvest, they provide a dependable market for the farm’s production. They give their farmer the opportunity to focus on the art and science of farming ~ of caring for the land while growing the most healthful and highest quality food. In this way, shareholders also support the land and the environment through the beneficial practices of their farmer.
CSA has its risks!
Yes this is an investment and with it comes a risk. Mother Nature is ultimately in charge and as such has final say as to how things grow. We have modified aspects of our small operation every year in an attempt to reduce the negative impacts weather can bring. However, it is not perfect science so on occasion things don’t go as well as planned and the dividends maybe a little smaller then we would like.
Season: June through September
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 20
Full Share: 2012 – $550.00 season – Contact us about contract and payment schedule Home delivery in 13152
Work Req? No
Applications are still available for remaining dividends. For more information on Schoolhouse Farms and its CSA program call 673-0744 or visit borodinomarket.blogspot.com.
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