the csa!

most likely, this is why you visited this blog, so i better talk about the csa. csa means community supported agriculture, and is a popular way to access  great fresh local vegetables and more.  members pay up front and receive their shares weekly or monthly for the whole growing season, as well as gain the opportunity to do some farm work, learn more about farms and how they work, and build community. fellow workers farm is offering a share in the medicinal herb* harvest.  there will be 6 monthly pickups beginning in may 2009 and ending in october 2009.

there are currently 3 pickup sites-germantown community farm in germantown, wild hive farm bakery in clinton corners, and on the farm in pine plains. i am willing to add an additional pickup site if there is demand, and potentially to deliver to nyc once a month. we offer sliding scale payments, payment plans and 2 work shares.**

we are not certified organic at this time, but i strongly encourage you to come out here and poke around, you won’t find pesticides or herbicides. i am strongly opposed to their manufacture, use, or even the thought of them.

there are options for you to customize your share from a list of what is available each month, and we will offer farm tours, classes, plant walks and a midsummer member potluck. additionally, you will receive a pamphlet of herbal information and a monthly newsletter. wow!

so what are the options? monthly, you can choose to receive:

*basic share-two 1-oz. seasonal tinctures, one 1-0z. seasonal infused oil or salve, two 2-oz. bags dried tea herbs. $150.00-$200.00

*family share-two 2-0z. seasonal tinctures, one 2-0z. infused oil or save, two 4-oz. bags dried tea herbs. $250.00-$300.00

*deluxe add-on will add each month one additional 1-oz. tincture of your choice, one custom infused oil or salve, one garden gnome botanicals skin care product, and a plant. $100.00-$150.00 or one-time only for $30.00.

this makes a great present. individual items and various gift bags can be ordered. call or email for or traci 518-398-1491. i can send you the form to sign up, answer your questions, or get you flyers to help distribute!

i would also like to find herbalists who would like a source of high quality local medicine, and work together to develop a special practitioner share. please share your ideas on how i can best meet your needs in the future.

*”herbs” being shorthand for medicinal and/or nourishing herbaceous plants, trees, fungi, rocks, etc.

**(sliding scale: you decide what works for your financial situation.  payment plan:  we work together to come up with an idea that works for both of us. work share: you do some work on-farm to pay for part of your share. it’s negotiable, and you must apply.)

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