Our 2015 garden season is fast approaching and I am excited to tell you about a new price structure and other good stuff pertaining to Kate’s Garden & CSA.
I am taking a huge leap of faith in lowering the subscription rate this year and am offering half shares too! I hope in doing so that I encourage more subscribers to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase “home-grown” produce for their families. As a valued returning participant in the gardens, your support allows me to continue following my passion of developing a strong local food system which in turn builds a strong community.
The challenges of farming continue to affect small producers all over the country. Small farm America is dying. Too much work, not enough pay and frustration over having to compete with Big AG is causing this! We are often asked why we continue to farm when we don’t bring in an honest profit and the work is physically hard! I can only speak for myself, but here are my top 4 reasons.
- It is my desire to be a good steward of the land. Nothing seems more beneficial than to raise wholesome, nutritious food that can be shared with friends and family.
- I happen to believe that fresh, locally-grown, organic fruits and vegetables are indispensable for optimal nutrition and health.
- I have a strong desire for self-sufficiency for myself and for the community.
- It is simply the joy of the whole gardening process that keeps me happy and grounded…working the soil, patiently watching the growing process, the taste of the first ripe tomato, and the harmony of the seasons.
I know that I cannot feed the world, but it is so rewarding to me to know that I am in some small way helping to keep myself and my community sustainable, healthy and strong.
Only with your support can I continue in this endeavor. Please let your friends and family know that there is an opportunity to join the CSA this year, as I am depending on having more mouths to feed! I believe the price is more than fair and the Thursday pick up usually works for most, as it is before the weekend and at the end of the day.
All of the information on this year’s CSA is posted on my website along with a downloadable registration form which you will need to print out and mail back with your deposit. If you haven’t already done so, be sure and sign up to receive my newsletters and blog posts, otherwise you will not know what is happening here in the gardens, and you don’t want to miss out on all of the recipes!
Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be joining us for another year. That way I know how many openings I will have for others to join. Registration and deposits are due by April 15th. Bodie, Barb and I are looking forward to seeing you all in June. I will be posting more news as the season comes closer.