The 2014 season for Harmony Acres Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) begins in a few months. Regardless of the snow and below average temperatures the growing season will arrive. The work for a productive start is already underway. Questions about what type of season we’ll have will be answered in due time. With exceptionally fertile soil, the support of Tillers International and great shareholders I look forward to the coming season.
We have allowed plenty of time for renewing shareholders, so now we welcome open enrollment. Our season runs for 23 weeks (Late May through Late October), shareholders are permitted 21 pick-ups during the season. Pick-up locations are Mon.-Sturgis Drop, Thurs.-On Farm, and Friday at the Vicksburg Farmers Market. Shareholders love our Market Style pick-up. Each week’s harvest is prepped and displayed for shareholder selection. The shareholder has a wide variety of choice in selecting each weeks share. No one gets stuck with items they don’t like or won’t use. You take what your household will utilize.
Sound ecological-biological farming methods (exceeding certification requirements) are used to maintain the excellent soil we are stewards of. Most of our cultivated land was cover cropped and had prep work done to ready for spring. When the season permits, the land will again produce a bounty shareholders will be the beneficiaries of.
Harmony Acres CSA has requested that shareholders contribute a bit of volunteer time to the farm. Last year we had excellent contributions from many shareholders and are happy to continue this casual request for volunteers. We have no requirements for work. In the future as the CSA grows we may add a work share for a few at a discounted rate. Pricing remains the same: Full Share $400.00, half share $200.00. Enrollment closes when we reach our planned goal of 25 shares, or May 1st. Pre-Payment of the share is requested for the farmer to make needed purchases for the farm, meet financial obligations and continue the development of the farm.
A sustainable and vibrant CSA is the goal of our farm. It continues as our primary focus. Other venues of distribution will be continued till the CSA has grown to a sustaining size. Our shareholders are our most important customers. You will always receive the best, and have top choice in direction and support of the farm.
Please renew or join today!
Farmer Pete Robertson agropraxisfarm at gmail dot com, 269 659-7481