Greetings from Ffynnon Farm!
We are busy planning and planting for the 2017 CSA season, and we’re inviting you to join in our bounty by becoming a shareholding member of Ffynnon Farm. If you were a member last year, we’d like to thank you for helping us to a successful first season. This year, we’re adding more variety, more choices, and quite simply, more food to your CSA share!
If you don’t know what a CSA is, the concept is simple: it’s subscription farming. Community Supported Agriculture members purchase a share in a farm’s production at the beginning of the growing season. This enables the farmer to purchase seeds, starts, and supplies without going to a bank for credit. In turn, the shareholder receives the freshest possible vegetables, fruits, and herbs each week without the overhead or markup of a grocery store or farmers’ market. Members pick up their shares each week at locations in their neighborhoods.
This year, members can choose from either a full or half share, and an extremely limited number of egg shares (some of which are already taken!). We are busy putting more of our pasture land into production, so that each week our harvest will be bigger and contain more variety than before. This new acreage joins our existing produce gardens, strawberry fields, and our heritage orchard. We’ve added the half-share option in response to popular demand. A full share is designed to meet the needs of a family of four or five veggie lovers or two to three vegans; a half share will provide for an omnivore couple or individual.
Farming is an inherently uncertain business. For that reason, we like to know how many shareholders we’ll be serving as early in the season as possible. To that end, we’re offering a discount of $50 off a full share and $25 off a half share to members who join and pay at least half down by April 30. That’s almost two weeks of a full share for free!
For more information and to sign up for your CSA share, please visit ffynnonoregon.com/csa. From all of us at Ffynnon Farm, we’d like to thank you in advance for letting us play with your food.