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Community supported agriculture (CSA)

From: EcoSteve
Sent on: Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:38 AM

I am forwarding a message about a CSA.  For those who do not know about CSA's.  You pay a monthly amount for shares of food.  If the crop is good you get more for your share, and if bad less.   You receive proportional to the harvest. If tomatoes are a bumper crop expect a lot of tomatoes for your share, etc..

I do not personally know about this particular CSA, but it is worth checking out.  If other members have knowlege of this CSA (good or bad), please inform the rest of us/


Subject: Omnivore CSA from Fickle Creek Farm: Warm Season 2012

Omnivore CSA

Warm Season 2012

from Fickle Creek Farm


Hello from Fickle Creek Farm. 

We are happy to announce our Warm Season Omnivore CSA for 2012.  Why an omnivore CSA?  We feel that this is a great way to eat a diversity of high quality, fresh farm products all season that are grown and raised not only locally, but on one farm. You will eat as we do ourselves as the season progresses, quite a strong farmer-community connection!  We are proud of the way we grow our produce and raise our animals - naturally and always with a mind toward humane treatment of livestock, low-input practices, and environmental sustainability.

We appreciate your support of small-scale, local farms through participation in Community Supported Agriculture!

Your Farmers, Ben and Noah, Bryan, Tracy, Dave, and May


Warm Season 2012:    18 deliveries, 21 April through 18 August

Sign-up deadline:         Saturday 14 April 2012

First delivery:               Saturday 21 April 2012


Delivery Details:

Saturdays 8am - noon, pick-up from one of four farmers' markets:

                Chapel Hill Farmers' Market              University Mall         Chapel Hill(website)

                Durham Farmers' Market                   Foster Street           Downtown Durham (website)

                South Durham Farmers' Market         new market             South Durham(stay tuned!)

                Western Wake Farmers' Market        Carpenter Village    Morrisville(website)

Sundays 3 - 5 pm at Fickle Creek Farm in Efland NC (website with directions)


Shares include an average of $35 in farm-fresh food each week:


~$15 of seasonal produce, all grown naturally without herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers

~$15 of meat, all from animals raised humanely without confinement, antibiotics, or hormones.  Cuts include beef (ground, roasts, steaks), chicken (shole or cuts), and pork (sausages, bacon, chops, roasts)

~$5 in a dozen eggs, typically jumbo, from hens that range freely on pesticide-free pastures and in woods


Information about our farm and practices: 

Questions about our Omnivore CSA:  [address removed]


      Cost for One Share is $35 per week:     Produce = $15/wk (no tax) = $270.00     Meat = $15/wk + 2% sales tax = $275.40     Eggs = $5/wk (no tax) = $90.00     TOTAL = $635.40  

Please return this form with information filled in below and payment to us via post or at market with your payment of $635.40.

Please make checks payable to Fickle Creek Farm.

To send by post:  4122 Buckhorn Road, Efland  NC  27243

Deadline is Saturday 14 April 2012.


Thank You!


Your Name:  _________________________________

E-mail:         _________________________________

Telephone:   _________________________________

I will pick up my share at:

                _____    Chapel Hill Farmers' Market

                _____    Durham Farmers' Market

                _____    South Durham Farmers' Market

                _____    Western Wake Farmers' Market

                _____    Fickle Creek Farm on Sundays 3 - 5 pm:   




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