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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Goal- 25 members by CSA day, Friday Feb. 24
Fresh Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally February 21, 2017
CSA week is here! Our goal is to have 25 people sign up this week!
Hi CSA Folks!
On February 24th, we are joining with CSA farmers from across the country to celebrate CSA Day. This is an important time of year for us to get new members signed up because we are in the process of making the investments that will result in a successful harvest many months from now.
According to Small Farm Central, this is the most popular day of the year to sign up for a CSA share and now is when we need your support!
The CSA model is an important model to support our farm. Laura, who runs First Root Farm in Concord, Mass. put it eloquently: "The CSA model was what allowed me to start my own farm business at age 23. Without the sale of CSA shares, I would not have been able to buy seeds, potting soil, fertilizer, or anything else. Six years later, my business is still going strong. Access to capital in the off-season; the meaningful connections between farmers and CSA members; the sense of ownership and pride members feel about their CSA farms--all these things add up to healthy farms, businesses, and communities. The CSA model is good for everybody,"
So thank you for your support on this and throughout the year. It is so important for us and we are thankful to you!
If you are already signed up or just want to help us spread the word, please post about CSA Day on social media: Cane Creek Farm is celebrating National CSA Sign-up Day on Feb 24th. Join me in supporting a local farmer: www.canecreekfarm.net #CSAday
PS We have already had 2 sign up, so 23 more to go!
Update on Incubator farm We are still working on recruitment with several farmers interested. It may be next year before we get the program filled out, but it is not a bad thing to start small and work out the kinks. Click here to get more info about the program.
To download a flyer about the Incubator farm, click here.
Changes at the farm This winter we have put in some new beds for the herb garden. While we don't need more beds for herbs, I wanted more beds to grow flowers and some of our root crops. The carrots and beets, especially, seem to do much better in our beds than in the field. The soil is much looser and allows them to reach down, without so much resistance as they get in our heavy soils.
Volunteer Ruth Dubois made a house for native bees for the farm.
The Organic Growing Class is off to a good start with beautiful weather on the first day. We got to know each other, learned about physical and biological aspects of soil, and planted a lot of leeks and peas. This class is always so much fun because such interesting people attend. If you did not get in on the first day, we can still accept some more people, and make up that first day sometime during the course. Email email@example.com if you want to join us.
Cane Creek Farm featured in Hobby Farms Pick up the March issue and find the farm on the back page "Bottom Line"
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Old IPad (beyond the first generation)
Old Straw bales
Bags of leaves
Contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this email if you have items to donate.
Georgia Organic Conference
Last weekend we attended the GO conference and, as always got a lot of new ideas. Planting small seeds with grits prevents getting seed too close together.
This little cart is made for someone to sit in and pick from low plants, kicking backward to move down the row.