Monday, February 16, 2009

Nashville Urban Harvest Spring Plans

Nashville Urban Harvest is pleased to announce the return of our Spring-Summer CSA for the 2009 growing season. All produce in our CSA is grown locally at the West Nashville Community Farm, an urban farm devoted to practical education and awareness around sustainable agriculture and a vibrant local food system. For more more details please download the attached documents or visit http://nashvilleurbanharvest.org/pages/CSA-2009.

Please email csa@nashvilleurbanharvest.org for additional questions.

What is a CSA?

CSAis short for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a system that
links local growers with local communities. Individuals or families
buy a share of the vegetables and fruits that will be grown over the
season at our farm, starting in mid to late May for the middle
Tennessee region.

Why should I buy into Nashville Urban Harvest's CSA? I can just go to
the grocery store!

First, we use sustainable agriculture practices—no chemical pesticides
and improved soil health means better health for you and your family.
Second, the cost of your share supports our work directly, covering
the cost of seed, salary, and farm equipment. Most importantly, your
food is local and fresh. We pick it on Tuesday and you pick it up on
Wednesday!

What comes in my share?

Each week your share will have a mix of enough veggies for 3-4 people
for the week. A typical box has a variety—a salad mix, spinach, peas,
radishes, and a mix of greens including Swiss chard, kale, and arugula
in early summer; and tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes,
herbs, peppers, garlic, onions, and carrots in mid-summer. Each weekly
box typically contains 5-10 different types of produce, according to
seasonal availability.

What is the cost?

Our 15 week spring-summer CSA begins when the crops are ready for
harvest, and we plan to have the first harvest ready on Wednesday, May
13th. The CSA will run through August 19th or 15 weeks after the start
date. The cost is $375, with a $30 discount for shareholders who sign
up and provide payment by March 4th. We do not offer half-shares, but
we welcome shareholders who wish to split their shares with others.

We also plan to offer a fall CSA—look for information as we enjoy the summer!

There are also subsidized shares available for families with a low
income. Please see the separate application attached or email
csa@nashvilleurbanharvest.org.

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