Monday, February 04, 2008

New Partnership with Fertile Ground CSA!

Exciting new partnership formed with Fertile Ground CSA!

We have launched a partnership with a new local CSA (community supported agriculture) called Fertile Ground CSA! Angie Koch, who has recently completed a year-long intensive farm internship at the Everdale Learning Centre near Guelph, is the driving force behind Fertile Ground CSA. With the launch of this CSA project she is realizing a lifelong dream of growing good food for others in a sustainable way. Angie is now renting several acres of land just outside of Waterloo, planning to grow fresh produce, herbs and flowers for about 25 share members this summer/fall with the help of other assorted farm hands, friends and volunteers.

The CSA model of food production connects farmers directly with the people who eat the food they grow. Members purchase a share in the harvest and are treated to the fresh, locally-grown vegetables in season each week. Our model offers a combination of diversity & choice which we think you'll find appealing. Drop offs will be held weekly at Little City Farm (downtown Kitchener), every Tuesday from 3:30-6:30 pm, from July through October (18 weeks). We are hoping to create a neighbourhood feeling to this CSA, encouraging members to walk, bike or carpool when they come for their produce. The Little City Farm partnership will include hosting the pick-up days, helping on the farm, and creating newsletters with updates & seasonal recipes for share members.

Vision of Fertile Ground CSA:

Fertile Ground offers people a taste of the joys of farming. We are committed to providing our customers with the freshest, highest-quality produce we can grow.

At Fertile Ground, we believe in:

  • growing organically as the best way to nourish ourselves, our customers, and the earth, for years to come
  • distributing all of our produce through local food systems
  • striving to give back as much as we take

We are excited about getting our hands dirty and working the ground in ways that root us in hope and cultivate our wonder. We are committed to inspiring people to get excited about their food.

If your interest is piqued, please visit more details, including registration form and an expected crop list.

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