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2011 Chicken and Egg CSA Shares now available!

November 17, 2010

This is pretty big news! Harv and I are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer Serious CSA shares. A CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is when you buy a share from a farmer at the beginning of a season. Then you pickup food every week from the farmer. It’s sort of like a magazine subscription, only with local food. It’s a great way to get to know more about where your food comes from and to buy healthy food grown in a responsible way.

In 2011, we’ll be producing pastured chicken and eggs. Please check out our new brochure and membership form. We’ve learned a lot this first year of farming, and we are quite proud of our delicious and healthy chickens. Our approach is to start small and build up slowly. When you join Serious Farms as a CSA member, you help us to know how many chickens and eggs to grow next year. A farmer’s nightmare is a bountiful harvest going to waste because we grew more than we could sell. So a CSA overcomes that problem.

We are only offering 15 shares for 2011. So we suggest signing up early.

Here are the basics-

$351 gets you 6 months of chicken (4 chickens per month) and 21 weeks of eggs (1 dozen per week). What? Not enough you say? Then order more than one share. Two much for you? Then talk to your friends, your family and find someone to split it with. And suddenly we’re more than just producer and consumer. Now we’re talking to each other, and we’re well on our way to being a community of people interested in really good food, produced in a responsible way.

A CSA share makes a fantastic gift. Think about giving your family local, pastured chicken and eggs in 2011. We’d even make you a beautiful gift certificate to give to them!

Here’s the brochure and order form.

Today, we’re heading out to the farm to get the chicken tractors ready for winter, donating our extra chicken feed to a neighboring farm, and talking to a few local restaurants and businesses about our chickens and eggs. Tonight, we’re attending a Lamb-Tasting event at Emma’s, a restaurant in Selinsgrove. (She buys our chicken!) And we’re thinking about what else to start growing. Things that have been on our minds lately are pigs, goats, cows, veggies, and herbs. We’ve learned a lot about mushrooms, and we’d like to start raising those too.

We’ve been doing a lot of outreach lately. We are now up on Buy Fresh Buy Local and Local Harvest. Any ideas for other ways to get the word out?

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