2010 medicinal herb csa is now accepting members!

hello!

maybe you have heard of our medicinal herb csa?

it is a great way to access medicinal herbs which are local and naturally grown and harvested.

csa stands for community supported agriculture and it is a type of farming where persons buy shares in the farming season up front, then share in the bounty with a weekly or monthly regular pickup of goods-most often vegetables but producers of  meats, herbs, grains and even fiber are using this model to get out there into the world. your main benefits are significant cost savings, connection with the land and grower, a snappy informative newsletter and the opportunity to participate in workdays and events on the land.

the herb csa is a good way to try new things and build up your herbal medicine cabinet. we take requests for what to grow, choose themes to build your monthly share on and you can ask questions, meet plants and make special orders at the pickup.

an example of one basic share

our season runs from may until october and the pickup is once a month.  current pickup sites are germantown community farm and wild hive farm bakery (clinton corners). we may add a third pickup site if demand warrants and shares can be shipped for a small cost.  there are a few share options-basic, which includes two 1-oz herbal tinctures, two bags of tea herbs which are 2-4 oz each and one 1-oz herb-infused oil or salve.  family size, which includes two 2-oz tinctures, 2 6-8 oz bags of tea herbs and a 2-oz oil or salve. and deluxe, which is an add-on option which includes an extra tincture, a skin care product and a plant or seeds. that option is available on a one-time only or a monthly basis.

the cost is sliding scale which means there is a suggested range, and you choose how much you can pay in that range-this is to make it more accessible to all. the cost is:

basic-$150.00-$200.00

family-$250.00-$300.00

deluxe-$25.00/month or 150.00/season

there is one basic size workshare available-you must commit to 20 hours/season of work on the farm. please inquire to apply.

you can purchase a share* at my local harvest store:


*(sorry, sliding scale option is not available on local harvest as they take a cut.)

or you can send a check with your name, address, e-mail, when you wish to pickup and which size of share you want to:

traci picard

4872 state rte 9 g

germantown ny

12526

for questions or for more information you can e-mail fellowworkersfarm@gmail.com or call traci at 845-514 3519

also see: germantowncommunityfarm.blogspot.com

and, if you are interested in a vegetable csa please allow me to recommend fog and thistle farm-located here in germantown. we will share our pickup site and time! how convenient! contact: fogandthistlefarm@gmail.com

and for a grain share-wild hive farm csa! a very innovative program. http://www.wildhivefarm.com

many salves await you!

2 thoughts on “2010 medicinal herb csa is now accepting members!

  1. Where are you located? I am writing a news brief for the local papers and magazines about our CSA apothecary and I am trying to find others doing the same in our area but so far no luck. I am not sure if there is any one else in the state of VA that is doing it. I want to be able to give a plug to any one in the area and I want to be sure my info is correct. So glad you are supporting the CSA model with your herbals
    Warmest Blessings
    Sam

  2. hi sam
    we were located in the hudson valley of ny but moved our apothecary back to providence rhode island last summer and i am currently and briefly exploring the plants of new orleans.
    not sure how helpful that is!

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