Those of you who know us well, know that we truly believe in our product. We do not skimp on providing the soil with the nutrients it needs in order to grow produce that is more than just fiber. We desire to feed our soil and animals for that matter, additional nutrients like Sea 90, kelp, fish emulsion, calcium, magnesium, green sand, rock phosphate etc., in order to pass on food to our family and yours that we know is highly nutritious and fortified with the trace minerals your body needs to thrive. What would it look like if we could get the majority of our nutrients like calcium and magnesium from our food? What if glands and organs like our thyroid and liver functioned properly because we ate foods that did what they were suppose to, because they were grown in the way God intended them to be grown, thus allowing them to do what God intended them to do for our bodies?!? Novel idea I know.
I often tell people I would eat the weeds that grow in our garden beds, because I know they are super nutritious due to the fact that Curt takes much care to amend our soil with as many nutrients as he possibly can. He never skimps or scrimps on this area of our farming. My bank account can testify ;-) This is something he truly feels is most important. It is not enough to just not use harsh chemicals to fight pests and weeds, it goes far beyond that for us. It is about health. It is about growing food that will nourish and feed your entire body not just fill your belly.
I say all that to say, we are looking to farm for those people who share in this passion for health with us. If you just need certified organic produce, that can be purchased at the local grocer. We want to really know the few people we farm for. This year’s CSA will be a little less formal. It will be a lot more flexible and those few families who get on board will have much input in what goes into the ground as well as the flexibly of telling me what you want each week, depending on what is ready for harvest. We will most likely have only 2 pick up locations with the farm being one of them and Indian Trial being the other.
Keep in mind, CSA's are a shared risk. Like those of you who were apart of our CSA (or any other farm’s CSA) last year, know we saw a lot of rain - it hurt us all! Each year has it’s share of trials whether it be a drought, record high temps and even too much water. Some crops may do great one year and completely flop the next, You never know. When you join a CSA , you have skin in the game. Please do think of these things before you send us your request to join our 2014 CSA. I recently told Curt I think we should start calling ourselves ‘Personal/Private Farmers’ ;-) Silly I know, but that is the best way to describe what we want to do. We want to be your family's personal farmer.
We will structure the CSA into two phases. It will run a total of 16 weeks. Eight weeks for spring/summer produce, then eight more weeks providing summer/fall produce with a potential break in deliveries. We will only offer Full Shares this year. The price will be $560 for the entire season. Half ($280.00) will be due up front as a deposit, the other half is not due until we deliver your first bags of produce. It will be on a first come first serve basis.
For those of you who have allowed us to farm for you in the past, we cannot say THANK YOU enough. We have had some of the most supportive and gracious customers and we are most grateful to God for that!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us at 704-385-8632. We want to secure these spots soon, since now is the time we have to start sprouting seeds and we would like some input from those of you that we will be farming for.
For His Glory Alone,
For His Glory Alone,