Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fox Creek Farm CSA Program & Raffle

"Fox Creek Farm of Gallupville Community Supported Agriculture Presentation and Raffle on Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 p.m.

Come learn more about Community Supported Agriculture from Sara and Raymond Luhrman of Fox Creek Farm. On this night we will open the raffle for a 2011 CSA membership, valued at over $560, to benefit the Schoharie Free Library. The drawing will be on May 12th. Tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20.

What’s great about Community Supported Agriculture?

 Better Health: Meet the challenge of eating lots of vegetables every week
 Better Taste: There’s no fresher locally grown organic produce available. Watch the kids change their attitude about veggies!
 Preserve local farmland: Keep Schoharie beautiful, support a viable family farm and provide employment in the community
 Help the environment: Fox Creek Farm uses organic practices that don’t pollute our water, air and land. Maintaining soil health while feeding people great produce is our top priority
 Build Community: CSA brings together a diversity of people all interested in good food and where it comes from

CSA membership is an excellent way to support local agriculture, reduce food miles, and to provide healthy, fresh and wholesome vegetables for you and your family or friends. It also connects you with the place your food is grown and with the people who grew it.

A share in the CSA entitles the winner to a vegetable pick-up weekly in season at the site of their choosing. The vegetables are all produced organically on our farm in Gallupville. The farmers plan a week’s share to be enough for a family of four or two vegetarian adults. The vegetables are what is in season and what is split evenly over all the members. Members assume some risk because of weather or crop failure, but Fox Creek Farm, going on its 8th year, has an excellent record of maintaining satisfied members by growing a variety of crops with careful practices.

Sites include Gallupville, Altamont, Delmar, Schenectady and Delmar. The new CSA member must simply pick a permanent site on the membership form and pick-up their vegetables at the designated time (usually 4-6:00 p.m.) and day (either Tuesday or Friday, dependent on site). The season runs from about the beginning of June until the end of October.

There is no work requirement; however, the new member is entitled to all CSA activities and events including our Garlic Harvest Festival, potlucks and workshops. We also have an extensive U-Pick, free to members, with cherry tomatoes, flowers and culinary herbs. Membership also gives you access to one of the most beautiful, least known spots in Schoharie County, where you can picnic, hike, or see how your food is grown anytime during the season.


Buy Local, Eat Well, Be Healthy, Protect the Environment"
Sara Luhrman

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