May 15 has passed…and hopefully no more hard frosts after the first week
of June. I will start planting the seed crops for beans, corn, cucumbers and
squash. I have adapted my one row planter for mounting on my Garden Tractor. I
have plates for the planting of the vegetables listed above. I have previously
prepared the planting areas by rotor tilling and have used the my tractor
mounted row marker to lay out the rows to be planted. My nest order of business
is to load the seeds into the seed hopper of the planter (shown below).
Then I will start planting the rows with the planter as shown below.
By 5-6 June the plants will start sprouting up as shown below in photo from June 2010:
Posted by Billy
@ 04:02 PM EST
Osma Acres Farm
53464 Osma Acres Road
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-483-0586, Cell: 906-281-4949
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
website : http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M26682/
CSA / FARMSHARE AGREEMENT
This is a simple Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA) Agreement between Osma
Acres Farm (OAF) and:
As a member of the
farm you are entitled to share in the Produce Harvest proceeds with the
following understandings and guidelines:
1. OAF is a local, shareholder financed,
privately owned farm. Any product that originates from our farm and/or
associate farms is processed 'on the farm'. Unless otherwise stated all
products are 'Farm Fresh', and not processed by a licensed facility. Associate
farms have agreed to follow the same guidelines as we do. Unless otherwise
noted their identity will be kept confidential.
2. OAF is not a retail store. Farm
products are only available to current shareholders. The proceeds of the farm
are available for the shareholders only and are not for resale.
3. OAF will provide its shareholders
with the best possible product at time of delivery. Proper packing,
preservation, materials, and industry accepted techniques will always be
followed in the preparation of product to its shareholders.
4. OAF follows the strictest health and
safely guidelines as set forth by the appropriate authorities at the time of
this writing of the contract/agreement. OAF has established guidelines,
policies and procedures for member activities associated with the farm. This
document will be provided to new members, it will also detail produce ordering
and distribution processes for the members.
5. OAF is responsible for all taxes,
license, liens, mortgage, insurance, and fees associated with the farm and releases its shareholders of any/all financial
responsibility/liability associated with the farm.
6. Any monetary exchange for products
from OAF is considered reimbursement for the care, housing, feeding, watering,
weeding, cultivating, protection, fertilization, on farm processing/packaging,
and health related issues of the farm and/or farm products. No product from OAF
is for resale.
7. As a shareholder I/we agree to
all of the above. I/we release OAF of all liability associated with any/all
products we accept from the farm and releases OAF of any/all financial
responsibility/liability associated with our participation in activities at
8. I/we accept the requested
product(s) from OAF as is. I/we also acknowledge that at any time we are not
satisfied with this agreement, or OAF is not satisfied, it may be terminated by
either party with written notification. This agreement expires on 1
is prepayment for produce that the member will obtain during
the 2011 harvest season.
Member Agreement Option Selection,
check option box below:
[ ] Full
Fee $50 = produce at Local Retail Prices LESS 10%
[ ] Half
Fee $25 = produce at Local Retail Prices LESS 10%
You can print this form on
your computer from :
Posted by Billy
@ 11:00 AM EST