Monday, January 24, 2011

CSA subscriptions are back for 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Just last week I discovered a most optimistic forecast in a fortune cookie: “In 2011 the rabbit carries you into radical joy.”

It’s true – after a couple of hard winter months, it’s starting to feel a little lighter, a little greener, and much happier than I can remember for a while. The farm is full of joyful promise: I’ve completed my 2011 farm plan, ordered all my seeds, and finished updating our website. And now I hear we’re going to get some decent weather with the possibility of a few sunny days. Wow – radical joy!

On behalf of all the small Island farms, I want to thank you for your commitment to local sustainable agriculture. Truly, YOU sustain us; you have helped champion our dream to build a local food system that nourishes both the individual and the community.

At GreenMan Farm, we are celebrating 15 years of feeding our island. And I’m delighted to let you know that we will be offering CSA shares once again this year. We’d like to offer you – our most loyal fans – an incentive to join (or renew) with our CSA: sign up within the next month and we’ll be happy to send you $20 in “Moolah”, our farm scrip that you can use anytime during the 2011 growing season in our farmstand or our booth at the farmers market. Please check out our new “CSA Harvest Share” page on our website []. There you can read all about our CSA program and even download the enrollment form.

I am so thankful for all the blessings that have allowed us to bring back the CSA. I know it is going to be another wonderful season here at GreenMan Farm - I hope you will enjoy it with us. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you and your family the best food that sunshine, soil, rain and love can grow!

Your farmer,